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by Airboat_Fever
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Best way to remove old poly bolts?
Replies: 36
Views: 2998

Re: Best way to remove old poly bolts?

i used an air impact on the phillips side and dad was on the inside with a socket and a wrench it worked pretty good but it definitely requires 2 people.
by Airboat_Fever
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 4.3
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: 4.3

You'll spend $450 for at most 20 hp and 20 ft lbs of torque if you put a low end after market cam in it. But if you insist on one i would put an Edelbrock Rollin' Thunder cam in it. But all in all for dd these motors are pretty much at best in stock-ish form.
by Airboat_Fever
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 8th Annual USAA Swap Meet
Replies: 12
Views: 2286

Re: 8th Annual USAA Swap Meet

i may be looking for a new/different hull for cheap come the end of Feb. if anyone has one.
by Airboat_Fever
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: How fast is your boat?
Replies: 37
Views: 2632

Re: How fast is your boat?

Faster than i need to run to strike mullet
by Airboat_Fever
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: what kind of paint do i use on my block and cylinders?
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: what kind of paint do i use on my block and cylinders?

VHT header paint its good for like 1200 degrees just put it on with the motor hot
by Airboat_Fever
Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: New 4.3 build
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: New 4.3 build

How good are the thrust bearings in the 4.3's, should i make the "WaterThunder" modification to it or just leave it be?
by Airboat_Fever
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: CCA videos in jeopardy!
Replies: 39
Views: 4810

Re: CCA videos in jeopardy!

yes i agree i heard this news earlier today and i agree with you mudbass i dearly enjoy these videos and we cant let buzz get down because of a bird.
by Airboat_Fever
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: New 4.3 build
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: New 4.3 build

Dave I may just have to take you up on that offer.
by Airboat_Fever
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: New 4.3 build
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: New 4.3 build

well we took the motor apart today and its not a vortec but its got a roller cam. it had a little water on a few of the cylinders but it has minor rust on the cylinder walls so it will have to be honed or bored out but it doesnt look like its deep. The rest of the motor looks CLEAN!
by Airboat_Fever
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Whos Running a 4.3 DD
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Whos Running a 4.3 DD

Whos got one and how do you like it? How does it run on the hill,water, mud, etc.?
by Airboat_Fever
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: New 4.3 build
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: New 4.3 build

how about a prop? I know i need a composite but what about a woody?
by Airboat_Fever
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Rigging building tips
Replies: 9
Views: 2359

Re: Rigging building tips

I would recommend brazing it if possible I've never MIG welded EMT but I have done a fair share Stick welding 1/2in EMT and i found it best to use 3/16in. 6011 rods with low heat 50-70 amps and pushing the weld rather than pulling it so that you can keep the heat in front of the bead you wont burn a...
by Airboat_Fever
Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: New 4.3 build
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: New 4.3 build

i think that this one is a Vortec but im not 100% sure on that i know from research that the marine 4.3s are fairly stout being in stock-ish form. the cams for the 4.3s are expensive and not that much gain. Who sells block hugger style headers for these little motors? If the v-6 doesn’t do what i wa...
by Airboat_Fever
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: New 4.3 build
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

New 4.3 build

Ok guys I recently acquired a 10.6x7ft apache hull that had poly and rigging for a sbc a reduction. I'm planning to run a 4.3 chevy DD, are there any specific performance upgrades that i can do to up the low end torque for DD. This boat is going to be strictly a 2 person play boat i would like to be...
by Airboat_Fever
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Woody alright?
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: Woody alright?

yes you should be fine
by Airboat_Fever
Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: would a 72 inch 3 blade h be enough prop for 500 caddy
Replies: 20
Views: 2927

Re: would a 72 inch 3 blade h be enough prop for 500 caddy

ive seen them on DD caddys before but cant recall one with a reduction. But, then again most of the caddys that ive seen or messed with have been DD. I would imagine that it should be fine either way.
by Airboat_Fever
Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: apache 12x 7 is she a dragger
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: apache 12x 7 is she a dragger

well it will work but a sbc is all you will need or if you can get an a/c motor like an 0-470 or 0-540 it should go anywhere you desire to point it.
by Airboat_Fever
Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: apache 12x 7 is she a dragger
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: apache 12x 7 is she a dragger

it should be fine with either power plant. ive rode on both a/c and c/m powered apaches. for what its worth im in the process of building a 10' 6'' apache with a small block chevy
by Airboat_Fever
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: 4X8 Wood boat build.
Replies: 62
Views: 14435

Re: 4X8 Wood boat build.

how did you bend your cage hoops?
by Airboat_Fever
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 12 ft airgator
Replies: 25
Views: 5845

Re: 12 ft airgator

x2 yobee might be right i hadnt thought about f/g panther boats
by Airboat_Fever
Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 12 ft airgator
Replies: 25
Views: 5845

Re: 12 ft airgator

airgator did build glass boats but they had laps in the sides. that looks similar to the lamb hull i'm working on currently
by Airboat_Fever
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 12 ft airgator
Replies: 25
Views: 5845

Re: 12 ft airgator

not to get off topic but is that hull glass or aluminium?
by Airboat_Fever
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Does anyone know about a 1983 Dixie Airboat
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: Does anyone know about a 1983 Dixie Airboat

if i had the money to buy it i sure would! i just looked at it and from the pics it looks good.
by Airboat_Fever
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Florida Airboating News & Events
Topic: USAA low country boil?
Replies: 3
Views: 3972

Re: USAA low country boil?

bump
by Airboat_Fever
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Fresh Cedar Key Mullet
Replies: 25
Views: 2386

Re: Fresh Cedar Key Mullet

thanks for the info waterbugger i was unaware of that

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