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by hdsadey
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Got a SS welding question...
Replies: 12
Views: 332

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: 12
Views: 332

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: 12
Views: 332

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: 356

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 finished th...
by hdsadey
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: old mags
Replies: 4
Views: 355

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: 280

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: 249

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 and 1...
by hdsadey
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need some advice on poly install
Replies: 5
Views: 885

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: 885

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: 885

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. 57" back f...
by hdsadey
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aluminum hull refit
Replies: 14
Views: 1503

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: 1503

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: 14
Views: 2273

Re: Top Speed

75 mph 13' Big O with a DD 408 Windsor with a tail wind on I-75!!! :lol:
by hdsadey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aluminum hull refit
Replies: 14
Views: 1503

Re: Aluminum hull refit

Roger that. I was told to put steelflex on before poly to help to keep corrosion to a minimum. It came from a guy with a riveted hull. His reason was because his bottom is 6061 alloy and keep the corrosion at bay.
by hdsadey
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aluminum hull refit
Replies: 14
Views: 1503

Re: Aluminum hull refit

Mr. Fenner why the roof coating out of curiosity? I think I know but like to hear from experience.
by hdsadey
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Carb ls
Replies: 16
Views: 1723

Re: Carb ls

I changed out a 400hp 4 barrel FiTech injection unit for a 400hp 2 barrel Fitech unit on my 408 Windsor and picked up 300 rpms without any other changes. Difference being 1000 cfm vs. 500 cfm. On a DD, manifold air speed is crucial for performance!!! 450 Holley 4 barrel would be perfect as Mr. Fenne...
by hdsadey
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly rivits.
Replies: 11
Views: 1338

Re: Poly rivits.

I have one with bolted poly and the scar from the hole in my foot from missing a step on the top of the gunwale and sliding down the inside catching one of the longer 1/4 bolts!!!!! Back deep in the Flying Eagle it happened. Punctured the ball of my right foot and tore it sideways. Had to use clotin...
by hdsadey
Mon May 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Kinda a newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Re: Kinda a newbie

Harmonics? If that were true then LS engines couldn't be used since the firing order is the same. Most don't want to bother with starter mounting since it doesn't bolt to the block like chevy.
by hdsadey
Mon May 18, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Kinda a newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Re: Kinda a newbie

Certainly can't use a Ford engine on a direct drive! :lol:
by hdsadey
Mon May 11, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351 Modified stroked to 444
Replies: 33
Views: 2770

Re: 351 Modified stroked to 444

So we can turn and burn in one day. Naples guy was here a 9 a.m. and done by 4, loaded up and on his way. About an hour to hook up. Warm up session. If solid, readjustment of valves, then tuning. Initial base timing first, jetting is next. Once the AFR's are happy then timing can be adjusted for pea...
by hdsadey
Sun May 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351 Modified stroked to 444
Replies: 33
Views: 2770

Re: 351 Modified stroked to 444

Absolutely. Just did one the other day that a guy bought used and wanted to know hp/tq, make sure jetting was correct (which was fat as a hog), and timing. Had an airboat engine back last year that came out of Naples, that didn't make the power they thought it would. We have the bell housing rings f...
by hdsadey
Sat May 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351 Modified stroked to 444
Replies: 33
Views: 2770

Re: 351 Modified stroked to 444

Well it helps with preventing engine damage. That Blueprint engine that melted down because it was way lean, no adjustments needed back on the boat. Tuned for proper AFR ratio to bolt on a go. Timing is critical for moving power around on the rpm range. Also gives information on for pitching blades ...
by hdsadey
Fri May 08, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351 Modified stroked to 444
Replies: 33
Views: 2770

Re: 351 Modified stroked to 444

I get that you trust him. It would be nice if the rest of the world got to see what kind of power he's makin. Don't want to know the man's secrets just curious of hp and tq. Prop is just an air dyno but can't give hard numbers.
by hdsadey
Fri May 08, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351 Modified stroked to 444
Replies: 33
Views: 2770

Re: 351 Modified stroked to 444

I get that you trust him. It would be nice if the rest of the world got to see what kind of power he's makin. Don't want to know the man's secrets just curious of hp and tq. Prop is just an air dyno but can't give hard numbers.
by hdsadey
Fri May 08, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351 Modified stroked to 444
Replies: 33
Views: 2770

Re: 351 Modified stroked to 444

No dyno time? How do you know if the tune is correct or what kind of numbers it produces? Seat of the pants tuning is wonderful but can leave power on the table.

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