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by hdsadey
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Rigging Time
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: Rigging Time

I hear ya! Already owned the bender for another long term project, not to mention mine cost me 3k. If it wasn't for that I'd be using conduit!
by hdsadey
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Rigging Time
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: Rigging Time

First pic I used to roll the hoops, Harbor Freight tool. Second was used for the tight radius bends, Ercolina TB50 die bender. First one is cheap, second not so much!
by hdsadey
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Levitator 6.2 LSA help
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Levitator 6.2 LSA help

Around 50 hours I would suspect it's not an air entrapment issue. Unless this has been a problem since new. Obviously the degas tank needs to be the highest point in the system. Caps should be able to hold 16 psi, factory is 13. If it's not showing an overheating issue then it shouldn't be building ...
by hdsadey
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Levitator 6.2 LSA help
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Levitator 6.2 LSA help

Did you lift a head? Pushing compression into the coolant? I had a supercharged 5.8 Shelby engine with 20 psi of boost keep lifting the heads with the stock Ford torque to yield bolts. The engine builder refused to acknowledge that it needed ARP studs. It would idle fine but when you took it upstair...
by hdsadey
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 500 Cadillac Crankshaft
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: 500 Cadillac Crankshaft

How bad is the gouge? Is it standard or undersized? It can possibly be repaired. We send all of our cranks that need help out to Steve's Custom Crankshaft in Clearwater. Just received back a 258 Jeep crank that had the thrust surface wiped out, and I mean 1/8 of material missing kind of wiped out! S...
by hdsadey
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Levitator
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Levitator

If your still coming to Venice I work at the only engine machine shop in town. If you have access to Facebook, I have a ton of videos of dyno sessions with everything from LS, SBC, BBC, SBF, BBF, Mopar, etc. Venice Auto Marine is how you can find us there. We are located at 331 Camion St just off U....
by hdsadey
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: I'm Going Back to the Gator Country
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: I'm Going Back to the Gator Country

I am born and raised in Venice circa 1975. Still living here. ALOT has changed in 8 years, at least from my perspective. Getting awfully busy here not to mention damn expensive! Myakka river is off limits to airboats north of U.S. 41 bridge. South is fine but relatively no marsh. Me and the old man ...
by hdsadey
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: SWFMD Feral Hog Hunts
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: SWFMD Feral Hog Hunts

And if you read in the regs. they stipulate No Airboats among other forms of transportation. Total B.S.
by hdsadey
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint remover
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Paint remover

Methlylene chloride is the active agent in good aircraft stripper. Same as the old furniture stripper. Neutralized by water. Government removed it from hardware store and big box stores because too many dumb ass people were using improperly and dying as a result. The badass stuff can still be obtain...
by hdsadey
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Important
Replies: 30
Views: 2172

Re: Important

I guess 47 years of lying doesn't count! Continually sold this country out to foreign powers his whole career! He's part of the problem not the solution!
by hdsadey
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Seat Upholstery????
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

Re: Airboat Seat Upholstery????

Thanks guys I'll be making some phone calls next week.
by hdsadey
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Seat Upholstery????
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

Airboat Seat Upholstery????

Does anybody have an upholstery shop they trust to make seat covers? I spoke with Buttraxx today and they informed me that they're 4 months out on delivering orders. The girl said that Covid has been unbelievably busy for them, which is wonderful but I'm about 6 weeks from completion on the new boat...
by hdsadey
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Got a SS welding question...
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: Got a SS welding question...

3/16 sir spaced at 4 inches
by hdsadey
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Got a SS welding question...
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: Got a SS welding question...

Thanks Rick! Welds ain't as pretty as I'd like but they'll do the job. Pic after pickling.
by hdsadey
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Got a SS welding question...
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: Got a SS welding question...

Just finished up tiggin my cage and rigging! Man that stainless moves A LOT with heat!!!! 100% argon for shielding. If you got a sizable chunk of aluminum or copper that you can visegrip to the tubing it'll help act as a heat sink and reduce the warping. After I'm using pickling paste to clean up th...
by hdsadey
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: B&S Trailer in Reddick Fl.
Replies: 2
Views: 624

B&S Trailer in Reddick Fl.

Just picked up my new trailer from B&S Trailer in Reddick Fl. on Friday. I have to say I'm very impressed on the quality of their work. Aluminum I-beam, stainless hardware, torsion bar axle, and LED lights. Price came in just under $2300 out the door. Real nice folks to deal with. I just finishe...
by hdsadey
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: old mags
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: old mags

Ted where do you get the pacemaker set up? I've tried researching it with no luck. Does the timing advance?
by hdsadey
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: In search of prop
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: In search of prop

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by hdsadey
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ford thermostat filler neck
Replies: 0
Views: 910

Ford thermostat filler neck

Since Ford isn't such a popular performance engine, Chevy guys get all the cool parts, I had to build my own thermostat housing. Only one company makes any sort of piece to adapt a Moroso filler neck designed for a Chevy and is $179. I ordered raw materials from Online Metals, 1/2 6061 3" wide ...
by hdsadey
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need some advice on poly install
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Need some advice on poly install

Roger that!
by hdsadey
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need some advice on poly install
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Need some advice on poly install

.125 bottom 5086. .100 sides 5052 325 lbs. so I was told. Thanks for the advice! I'm trying to take the measure twice cut once approach!
by hdsadey
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need some advice on poly install
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Need some advice on poly install

So I have my new hull ready for poly. Steel flex is on and cured. Planning on bolting the leading edge and riveting the remainder. The hull is a Circle H 12 x 8. The flat measures 64" across where it is broke. 64" is front to rear. I'm planning on running the poly all the way to the rake. ...
by hdsadey
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aluminum hull refit
Replies: 14
Views: 2253

Re: Aluminum hull refit

Right one is an old Panhead that I am converting to a hardtail for a guy and left is one I built for myself years ago. 107 Ultima 6 speed Ultima hardtail frame custom everything else. 500 miles into it the chain came loose and ripped the rear fender down into the tire a locked it up. 12 years ago an...
by hdsadey
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aluminum hull refit
Replies: 14
Views: 2253

Re: Aluminum hull refit

Fresh coat of Steelflex on my new Circle H 12x8 before the polymer goes on!
by hdsadey
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Top Speed
Replies: 15
Views: 3480

Re: Top Speed

75 mph 13' Big O with a DD 408 Windsor with a tail wind on I-75!!! :lol:

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