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by airjohn81
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Check your steering
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: Check your steering

my steering broke (dog leg) shooting across a shipping channel an well you can guess the rest of that story.. R.I.P.
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by airjohn81
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Rollbar's (Slow) Mini Build.
Replies: 26
Views: 4633

Re: Rollbar's (Slow) Mini Build.

my profile pic is one of them i had.. that was the re drive one !!
by airjohn81
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Rollbar's (Slow) Mini Build.
Replies: 26
Views: 4633

Re: Rollbar's (Slow) Mini Build.

i had 2 084's on 10x6 mini gore hulls... #1 thing you MUST do is run an oil cooler !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if not they are a valve seat dropping machine !! i modified my intake for a solix 32 pic carb off the vw's w accelerator pump an it woke the lil shit up !!!!(can walk ya through it !!) i also made cus...
by airjohn81
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Retiring and Closing Shop
Replies: 22
Views: 5254

Re: Retiring and Closing Shop

hate to see you go !! but you well beyond deserve your retirement.. you have always helped me weather over the phone or in your shop.. the airboat community is gonna lose a great asset and builder.. thanks for all you've done !!!! have fun with the grand kids !!! :salute: :old_glory: :florida: :rebe...
by airjohn81
Fri May 20, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: need help 12' gpu setup !!
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: need help 12' gpu setup !!

NOPE... moved tank 24" forward full tank .. seemed to loose its slide ( ride the nose some ) an still the same bucking !!!!! bout ready to set fire to this hull !!!!! what do i try now ??? raise the front or rear of the engine !!!
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by airjohn81
Fri May 20, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need help with Steelflex issue
Replies: 16
Views: 1781

Re: Need help with Steelflex issue

definitely need 36-40 grit for it to stick properly !!!! my 2 pennies
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by airjohn81
Fri May 20, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: need help 12' gpu setup !!
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: need help 12' gpu setup !!

moved tank to mid ship an headed to the ramp now... will have a update in a few hours !!
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by airjohn81
Fri May 20, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: need help 12' gpu setup !!
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: need help 12' gpu setup !!

thanks guys.... seems the consensus is weight distribution... gunna level motor an move the tank forward an see what happens.. i seriously thank yall for the advise an opinions !!!!
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by airjohn81
Fri May 20, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: need help 12' gpu setup !!
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: need help 12' gpu setup !!

it is a slick bottom boat an just put a brand new bottom on it !!! thanks for the suggestions.. im thinking possibly a weight problem ??
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by airjohn81
Fri May 20, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: need help 12' gpu setup !!
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: need help 12' gpu setup !!

also from the pics.. I lowered the front of the engine just slightly from level.. in these pics it was raised uup in front .. thanks guys
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by airjohn81
Fri May 20, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: need help 12' gpu setup !!
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: need help 12' gpu setup !!

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by airjohn81
Fri May 20, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: need help 12' gpu setup !!
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

need help 12' gpu setup !!

have a 12 x 7 lazer rear driver, front double w 220 gpu bought the boat setup like this ... hull had a bad hook from stringers done wrong and i stuck to the water real bad an bucks like hell past 1600, 1700 rpm .. violent buck !!! so redid stringers hull is FLAT forward aft dropped riggin back in an...
by airjohn81
Sat May 07, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: NOS 4a084-4 Break-in Proceedure Question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: NOS 4a084-4 Break-in Proceedure Question.

i built the one i had a year ago an just took it easy on it first 5hrs.. changed oil an filter an then never went more that 75-80% throttle or wide open very short burst to get planed out till i hit 35 hrs... then gave that bi^%h hell from there on out.... never had a problem.. but please trust me w...
by airjohn81
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Should this boat run dry.
Replies: 13
Views: 2608

Re: Should this boat run dry.

i had a 454 (400hp/400?tq) 2.09 stinger an 3 blade stump puller w ss riggin... boat was 18' though and wouldnt run dry for CRAP !!!!! changed gear box and added more pitch.... BYE BYE !!! drive that sum bitch down the road !!! the small block should like rpm's a lil more than the bbc i had.. but jus...
by airjohn81
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: ROTAX 582 vs 4A084
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Re: ROTAX 582 vs 4A084

hands down the rotax !!!!!
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by airjohn81
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Chevrolet Spark Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Chevrolet Spark Engine

if you can find one a teledyne 4oa84 i used on mt 10 x6 mini would run all day 35mph deep water an like 4-5 gals to run all day wide ass open !! i still have it.. in the bottom of the alafia river if ya want to try an get it .. lol but seriously it was a monster of a mini engine !!!! i went to a 11 ...
by airjohn81
Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Newbie Question
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: Newbie Question

so how do they work with the hole in the botom... just a newbie curious question... an the boxes sit atop the stringers right or am i missing the hole concept... thansk
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by airjohn81
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?
Replies: 66
Views: 6483

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

OL FIBERGLASS TUB W A 0470 IN THE GREAT OL FLYIN EAGLE... STILL NEED REHAB !!! ADDICTED FOR LIFE !!!
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by airjohn81
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Ripped off in inverness florida
Replies: 35
Views: 5528

Re: Ripped off in inverness florida

by no means a threat !!! but my fingers are crossed that he an his cheerleading wife (or what ever she is) are gunna run across one of the hard working up standing citizens that they have ripped off in a walmart, grocery, ect parking lot.. or even better... in the marsh somewhere an be givin a good ...
by airjohn81
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop Vibration
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: Prop Vibration

i track the blades with a zip tie on the riggin set to the trailing edge of one blade ..rotate around an check others... they have to be SPOT on for 0 vibration
easy way to track em !!! learned that on here!! lol
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by airjohn81
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Starter part number or application
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: Starter part number or application

if it's an 11 tooth bendix gear (i just went through this) that is a mid 80's chrysler K car starter.. go to napa an they can show you the picture of it .... thats the exact starter i just replaced 2 days ago on my gpu.. hope it helps... but that not a toyota... terminals on the wrong side :old_glor...
by airjohn81
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 3.8 ltr engine
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Re: 3.8 ltr engine

WHAT YEAR 3.8L ARE YOU GUNNA USE ?? i have had the idea for that or maybe a 2.8l cause they are pretty light weight ..
by airjohn81
Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220GPU SINGLE BENDIX MAG HELP PLEASE ??
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: 220GPU SINGLE BENDIX MAG HELP PLEASE ??

i did mark the mag in the position it was in (turned left or right when installed) so thats what leads me to be the internal mag timing ... PLEASE HELP lol
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by airjohn81
Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220GPU SINGLE BENDIX MAG HELP PLEASE ??
Replies: 2
Views: 613

220GPU SINGLE BENDIX MAG HELP PLEASE ??

have a 220 gpu w bendix mag... mag got wet (please dont ask how lmao ) we took it apart dry it out an i screwed the timing in the mag... i see the ccw normal/boosted marks, an also the cw normal/ boosted mark... i set the chamferd tooth of drive gear (small one) to the ccw boosted mark and installed...
by airjohn81
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Caddell's Build!
Replies: 193
Views: 26468

Re: Caddell's Build!

nice !! :thumbleft: ive been following this build as i have a 10x6 aluminum deck over that i want to finish but like yours has no turn chines ... im very curious on how it will handle cause ive only had fiberglass tubs an they roll !!!! keep up the great work man !!! cant wait to see videos of her s...

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