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by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Back up fuel pump save
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Back up fuel pump save

I carry about 12' of 3/8" hose and an outboard sqeeze-ball. It is enough that I can sit in my seat, pump the bulb and drive. I had carried it for so long the buld was hard. I thought I might take it out, instead just bought another one. A month later had a buddy out fishing lose his pump, set-u...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 211
Views: 24351

Re: Redfish Reports

Fished Sat evening a lot of bait action, beatiful evening but was hard to hook-up. Sunday morning was slow till the water was low. Caught 5 between 24" and 32" within an hour out of a few sandy holes.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Whats needed to run dry
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Whats needed to run dry

You may get better infomation if you list the size and weight of the hull.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Worth the trouble
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Re: Worth the trouble

I just fisnshed a 6.0 with less HP than that and it will take me and 2 others and all our fishing/camping gear just about anywhere. My boat is 14x7-6 alumitec with poly. Main difference is I run a 2.68 and a 79" 3 bld R. It is pitch at about 2.5 based on the marks. I ran a 2:1 for several years...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LS fuel injection, Fitech Ultimate LS system
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: LS fuel injection, Fitech Ultimate LS system

Well a guy that doesn't spend much time on here (2wheeler) bought that system for an 09 6.0. Install it and it ran but not the best (he was one of there many test subjects) It took them 6 month to work out the issues. He finally got it running they way he wanted. They offer that system with a short ...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 211
Views: 24351

Re: Redfish Reports

We fished the last weekend and in September did very well alot of overslot fish. Struggled to get a few in the slot. Most of what we caught was at the late turn of high tide. We ventured in the back of a creek that at low water has about a 10x20' hole. My buddy said there was no water there. I said ...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Reduction Gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Reduction Gearbox

Deano I just looked at some notes I had and you are correct it need an adapter plate to work with a caddy. But because of the length of the splined input shaft and the softdrive plate slides on the spline the is no spacer required for flexplate. I found 3 different companies th t made adapters plate...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Reduction Gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Reduction Gearbox

I ran one for about 3 years was used when I got it. Had been through 3 differnt friends after being purchased used form Airboat pro's. I had been running a DD Caddy for a few years and had a stock 5.3 sitting in the garage. I couldn't pass it up for what they guy wanted. One step deeper into the add...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Need Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Need Recommendations

Anything used scares me any more. I am certainely more of an alumninum hull fan, but for fiberglass hulls. Ricochet, Paul Jackson ( Paul builds a very nice rigging as well), Jimmey White, Marty Bray (Can get a matching rake). Maybe Big Casino will chime in, he has I thinks 14' Marty Bray with a matc...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 320 starting procedure
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Lycoming 320 starting procedure

Look under aircraft power at the top, there is a operation manual and parts manual for that motor.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Jegs blue print enginr
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Jegs blue print enginr

I just budget built a 6.0 that is around that HP, I bought used and redid top end. I have a 2.68 with a 79" 3 bld R it is on a 14' Alumitec runs fairly well. It is certainly not purpose built, might blow-up tomorrow. Had a stock 5.3 that had 113K before it was on 2 different boats over 300hrs o...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: AIRGATOR, LS2 6.0, SENSINICH R SERIES, ROTATOR 2.38, NEED ADVICE
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: AIRGATOR, LS2 6.0, SENSINICH R SERIES, ROTATOR 2.38, NEED ADVICE

I run a 14' alumitec/airgator. Just put a 6.0 (maybe 400hp) on it and I run a 79" 3 bld R with a 2.68 stinger. Runs good way better than my stock 5.3.It is carburated for now FI after fishing season Yes you need the adapter or a dished flexplate. JW Wheel and TCI make several differnt options.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: DuckNutt 500 Caddy Build Complete
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: DuckNutt 500 Caddy Build Complete

Very Nice
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 intake - Stock vs Edelbrock?
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Caddy 500 intake - Stock vs Edelbrock?

The 2 Edelbrocks I had both required a little clean-up to mount correctly. I would have the exhaust crossovers welded and the plenum welded -up. Then have it surfaced. I also made a sheetmetal gasket for the exhaust crossover port to go on the head side of main exhuast gasket. Helped keep less expen...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 0470 PERFORMANCE HELP??
Replies: 19
Views: 2193

Re: 0470 PERFORMANCE HELP??

A buddy had a Lacey Everet built 0470-13 with 520 cylinders, lycoming rods and a few other changes, thing was an animal but was not really for cruising.

I believe that motor came out of a military observation plane Cessna Bird-dog ??
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Stock LS1 aluminum block bottom end internals longevity
Replies: 28
Views: 1634

Re: Stock LS1 aluminum block bottom end internals longevity

5.3 and 6.0 vortec from 2000 on are Iron Block Aluminum heads LS1/Ls6 (5.7l), LS2 (6.0), LS3 (6.2) LS7, LS9 and LSA are Aluminum block and heads, about 100lbs lighter. also LS4 was all aluminum 5.3 for a front wheel drive. Swamp the LT is much like the gen 1 SBC very different than the Gen III/IV LS...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: ISO Sensenich Q to try out
Replies: 92
Views: 2481

Re: ISO Sensenich Q to try out

Go to holly's website and look at the Pump arm for the 50cc pump and see if that is what you have on your carb. The pump size is like that holding tank for fuel needed at acceleration. https://www.holley.com/blog/post/carb_class_giving_the_bog_the_boot/ Explains the the 3 main parts of the pump and ...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: ISO Sensenich Q to try out
Replies: 92
Views: 2481

Re: ISO Sensenich Q to try out

Too much coffee I guess Double posted
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: ISO Sensenich Q to try out
Replies: 92
Views: 2481

Re: ISO Sensenich Q to try out

I was worried about the EFI wiring but have help 2 buddies build EFI boats for the gulf. and my next one will be EFI. Take a pic of Acc. pump looks like 30cc. I am with Deano 50cc pump and bigger jets. I ran the 74HP jets,so a 500 would definitely need a little more fuel. Also the correct pump cam. ...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: PHANTOM STARTS
Replies: 20
Views: 1186

Re: PHANTOM STARTS

I had a ski nautique that the switch shorted in a nasty storm. Was covered, storm blew a limb down that went through the cover. Woke-up to what i thought was a tornado coming. BTW it was the middle of the night. Made family get into the safe room. I kept hearing it and thought it was a repetitive so...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: ISO Sensenich Q to try out
Replies: 92
Views: 2481

Re: ISO Sensenich Q to try out

I had High compression .020 over 472 and a cam. The 500 holley I ran had 74 High flow jets, 50cc pump and 6.5 pv. Ran very well. I tried Holley 650, 750 and 850. Also tried 750 edelbrock. All of them ran about the same when dialed with an A/F meter. None were really better then the rest when they we...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel system issues
Replies: 40
Views: 1341

Re: Fuel system issues

I just put a "y" connection right at the tank with a vent coming off 1 side and the return coming in the other side. I have 1 boat the has been running like that for a bout 5 years. I did turn the vent hose down and put a small screen filter on it.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Stock LS1 aluminum block bottom end internals longevity
Replies: 28
Views: 1634

Re: Stock LS1 aluminum block bottom end internals longevity

The LS platform is a very strong running motor. The only issue with the LS1 is it can not be bored list the other LS and Iron Block. I have helped several buddies put boats together 1 has over 600 hrs after having 113K when wrecked. Did 1 stock EFI, 1 Holley system and 3 carbed. These engines do not...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Quick connect for airboat flag
Replies: 12
Views: 752

Re: Quick connect for airboat flag

I used a combination of a SS spring holder and a quick release. Welded the SS bolt to spring holder and used grinder to cut it down to fit in push-button style quick release. Now have quick release and flag flexes back with no issue and flag can't slide through holder. Had it for over 5 yrs. Got tir...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Intake installed backwards
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Intake installed backwards

Ran a caddy for 10 yrs
It had old 72" 3 bld H series on my 472 was .020 over with a comp cam and 500 Holley 2 brl turned 2900 at almost 3. Ran good for what is was but man that prop would make your ears bleed.

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