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by OneBFC
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 19
Views: 1001

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

why not just use the factory chain and sprocket setup for your final reduction? something like a 14 or 15 tooth on the transmission and a 28 or 30 on prop hub side? pretty much that engine is designed to spin a chain those speeds. would seem straight forward with a little fab work. long prop nets mo...
by OneBFC
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: oxdrive oil change....
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: oxdrive oil change....

75-140 Lucas is what Brian told me to run recently.

I bought a gallon of it so, cant say how much it took. Just fill until it weeps, done.

About 300 to 400 hours on mine so far, solid psru.
by OneBFC
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Turbo LS vs 496
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: Turbo LS vs 496

Don't spring the trap early!
by OneBFC
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Turbo LS vs 496
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: Turbo LS vs 496

Don't even need forced induction to have a 550hp LS. pretty much a normal power level for them these days.
by OneBFC
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Turbo LS vs 496
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: Turbo LS vs 496

Well, it kind of depends on what you use the boat for and what kind of power you are looking to make. The forced induction setup has very high power potential but comes with system complexity that some people dislike. I have always preferred forced induction over displacement. But, its hard to look ...
by OneBFC
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: HELP

Autozone loans tools for free. They have around 150 different tools available.

give them a call, may have what you need.

It is FREE.

good luck.
by OneBFC
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Radiator coolant
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Radiator coolant

well, 50/50 mix of green Ethylene glycol and distilled water is a pretty standard coolant to run.

if you need more cooling capacity, cut the green back to 10% and run a bottle of your favorite surfactant like water wetter or similar.

hope that helps some!
by OneBFC
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Jon boat to airboat
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Jon boat to airboat

it can be done, but friends dont let friends build "airboats" out of narrow beam John boats. the mudmotor will be cheaper to run and go same places that a low power air driven john boat will and do it more safely. Think hard about it before sinking money into this path. Budget, then what d...
by OneBFC
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Jon boat to airboat
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Jon boat to airboat

Man...your forum name is spot on imo.

However, jokes aside, its really not the way to go if you want an airboat.

Budget really dictates what options you have. second to that is what do you want to do with your airboat.

But, for sure, dont waste your time with that jon boat hull.
by OneBFC
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Removing Continental C-125 and putting SBC in
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Removing Continental C-125 and putting SBC in

Sure, I can understand the desire to keep cost down. However, the cost of a used gear box and a stock SBC will be lower than a built SBC and perform much better at the same time. You already need a new prop so no additional cost there. Rigging getting redone, nothing additional there either. From my...
by OneBFC
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Removing Continental C-125 and putting SBC in
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Removing Continental C-125 and putting SBC in

Question I have is, why stay DD?
by OneBFC
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

Pump fuel with ethanol loses about 3 octane points after storage in a vented system beyond a few weeks in a tropical environment.


Swamphunter, do you have a source we can read for this claim?

Thanks!
by OneBFC
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1915

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

Yep, can't fish without GPS trolling motor. I have a sliding mount that helps using them a ton on Airboats as well as regular fishing boats too. Allows you to move the entire motor inside the boundary of the hull so you don't wack it on trees, docks, etc. Deploys just as fast as normal static mount ...
by OneBFC
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Gearbox problems
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Gearbox problems

I sent you a PM Dylan, just in case you missed the little icon.
by OneBFC
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 3975

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/08/27/h ... -youve-got

Rather different picture that article paints. A dang shame really.

They could use teams like yours is a gross understatment.

Hope someone wakes up before more people get hurt.
by OneBFC
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1915

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

Indeed mojoe, didn't meant to imply what you wrote wasn't valid.
by OneBFC
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1915

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

Reality is you need to maintain between 4 and 5 lbs of total boat weight per hp on an airboat to avoid anxiety issues on when and where you can go. Then, you need to make sure you use the right prop and overall setup to properly utilize that power to get proper thrust numbers that also are at the ri...
by OneBFC
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: A man's word
Replies: 34
Views: 2368

Re: A man's word

Well, this turned out rather good for you guys in the end. Glad to see that.

Good luck with the new motor.
by OneBFC
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Question on max engine rpm with reduction belt?
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Re: Question on max engine rpm with reduction belt?

Can you rephrase this part of your last post? I can't tell for sure what you meant. There is no reason to run your engine any faster than the peak RPM versus torque because torque is what will push your boat. I suspect you meant to convey that there is no reason to turn the motor past its peak Hp as...
by OneBFC
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: A man's word
Replies: 34
Views: 2368

Re: A man's word

Well.... You know where his garage is....

Start there.
by OneBFC
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: And The Journey Begins
Replies: 55
Views: 3862

Re: And The Journey Begins

If you are using a narrow band O2 sensor to obtain your AFR readings, the numbers you are getting are worthless. Narrow band O2 only give accurate readings in a "narrow" range around stoich of 14.7. More modern is to use "lambda" value of 1.0 to represent stoich on a wider range ...
by OneBFC
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: And The Journey Begins
Replies: 55
Views: 3862

Re: And The Journey Begins

Well, for sure it's possible to remote tune. Just that your tuner has elected to not support that I guess.

I am sure you will get it sorted.

Best of luck!
by OneBFC
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: And The Journey Begins
Replies: 55
Views: 3862

Re: And The Journey Begins

A quick Goog search and I turned up umpteen pages of tuning options for mefi 6.

This should work for you?

http://www.mefipro.com/index-mpro2.html
by OneBFC
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec motors
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: Ecotec motors

Lower weight always better, regardless of engine choices really. But, you have to think of the 2.0 more like a mild SBC or LS than a "little 4 cyl". Here is my boat with a 3 blade 76 inch maximus prop. Dry weight with no gas, no driver, no tools, cooler, etc is 1729 lbs. We hung the boat o...
by OneBFC
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec motors
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: Ecotec motors

http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/comparing-the-cadillac-ats-2l-turbo-torque-to-the-3-6l-v6/ Interesting comparison. I stipulate that with a tune, the LTG will outperform the LFX handily and also not have to rev to 6800 to do it. 6800 will potentially need a gear ratio greater than 3.1:1 if using c...

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