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by Smuggler
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: A worthy project?
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: A worthy project?

Yes sir still going at it.. Hows your build coming??
by Smuggler
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LQ4 with Long Crank, Fitting to a CH4?
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: LQ4 with Long Crank, Fitting to a CH4?

That is odd.. The added length of the crank should have put you in the exact same spot as a sbc. Are you sure you have the correct flexplate for that year engine with the extended crank? a quick google search said you have to use Pioneer flexplate FRA-452 for that setup. Then the box should bolt rig...
by Smuggler
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: A worthy project?
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: A worthy project?

Thanks! I've had conversations with guys that drove these in Nam. Heard some very cool stories! No poly just a bunch of Quick Slick. It would be real tough to put poly on one of these due to the bottom configuration. Not to mention the glass is so thick on the bottom that I think that's protection e...
by Smuggler
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: A worthy project?
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: A worthy project?

I have one of those hulls myself and Rich is right it's a very heavy hull. That being said it's also a very fun boat to drive and has a awesome cruise rpm of 1500-1600. Mine is 14' and does very well with the wide deck 180 on it but since the bottom is so narrow I'm not sure how it would act with a ...
by Smuggler
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: re-power to a bigger motor
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

Re: re-power to a bigger motor

A SBC is a direct replacement for a 4.3. No cage modifications needed and the same box will bolt right up. The difference between the 2 is from the engine mounts forward. To make the switch you will add about 5" to what you have upfront now.
by Smuggler
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Need Glen Treadwell's phone number
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Re: Need Glen Treadwell's phone number

Yes.. Mark just finished up building me a stroked 6.0 LS a couple months back. I have him stroking a SBC now and when that's done I got another 6.0 and then a LS9 for him to build. He's a strait shooter, does excellent work and his pricing is more then fair!
by Smuggler
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Why do L92/LS3 heads tend to disappoint so often?
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Why do L92/LS3 heads tend to disappoint so often?

I'm no LS expert but I would say the main reason the LS3 heads don't work as well on 6.0s is because that's all people are doing is swapping the heads. The LS3 heads are set up for a cylinder that has a bore of 4.065. With the 6.0s having a bore of 4.00, using the LS3 head will put the valves very c...
by Smuggler
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Tube bending dies - center line radius?
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Tube bending dies - center line radius?

Thanks! It is a nice bender and does a great job. I lucked out and found it on craigslist. It only came with a couple big dies but now I have quite the die collection including some square ones :) . You are correct.. It's amazing how easy you can talk yourself into buying different radius dies :lol:...
by Smuggler
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ls tach issues..
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Ls tach issues..

Your setup is probably sending a 2 pulse signal and that tach set on 8 cyl is looking for a 4 pulse signal. Try switching the tach to 4 cyl and see if that cures it..
by Smuggler
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Tube bending dies - center line radius?
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Tube bending dies - center line radius?

I have a JD2 model 4 and as far as the CLR for 1" dies.. It really depends on the look your going for.. In some places I like to use my 3" CLR die and in some places I'll use my 6.5" CLR die but I probably use my 3" CLR die the most.. As far as 3/4" I only have 1 die and it has a 3" CLR but I found ...
by Smuggler
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Just saw on Facebook my friend Jolly Rodger is gone
Replies: 10
Views: 1322

Re: Just saw on Facebook my friend Jolly Rodger is gone

Damn...So sad.. I'm gonna miss that guy! RIP buddy!
by Smuggler
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Injector Help
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Fuel Injector Help

No reason the injectors gm supplies with the engine wouldnt be enough. He swapped the LSA cam for the LS9 cam. That in its self pushes the duty cycle limits of the injectors GM specked for that combo. Now throw a supercharger pulley swap into the mix and your flirting with disaster because now we n...
by Smuggler
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Injector Help
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Fuel Injector Help

Anytime you change the injector size you should modify the tune. Most of the CTS-V guys that run the LS9 cam and a pulley change like running the ID850s. They claim the ID850s are the smallest injectors they like to run with the LS9 cam and pulley swap. Those injectors come with the accurate charact...
by Smuggler
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 3263

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

Hi Smuggler, Do you use stainless hardware on those trailers? My boat is a 13' diamondback and I primarily use it on the east coast of FL in saltwater... If not included, how much with the stainless? Yes sir every bit of the hardware is stainless steel, all the accessories are aluminum, the ONLY ga...
by Smuggler
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 3263

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

Do you build trailers for all boats , or just airboats? We have done a few boat trailers for boats that resemble airboats but our main focus is specializing in custom airboat trailers. We are building a new shop now and as soon as we get moved in, we should have the room to venture into different a...
by Smuggler
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 3263

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

We are located in Brooksville and our standard all aluminum trailer is $2,350. Here are a couple pics of our standard trailer.. https://tinyurl.com/ycre6lxv https://tinyurl.com/y8lvlnw7 https://tinyurl.com/ycc6az6f For more information give me a call 352-428-9626 or check out our website AirboatStuf...
by Smuggler
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Take out 6.0l with E78 power problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: Take out 6.0l with E78 power problems

The E78 ECM has a torque based control structure for tuning which requires different tuning skills then the prior generation ECMs. The E78 takes a tuner that really knows the system to get it to operate properly.. Since you said there was no one in your area that can tune, I would do a "mail tune". ...
by Smuggler
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Header gaskets
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Header gaskets

Remflex makes some really nice exhaust manifold gaskets. They are a little pricey but IMO they are worth it. They are very thick and high quality. I've used them on a bunch of applications with no issues when other gaskets have failed.. Here is a link to there site http://catalog.remflex.com/categor...
by Smuggler
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: take out motor
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: take out motor

I don't know who would lengthen the factory harness but I've had quite a few extended harnesses custom made from scratch. I usually have them add 4' to the stock length and that is enough length to comfortably place it in the dry box under the rear seat. Hands down Current Performance http://www.cur...
by Smuggler
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: OlfArt- Ken Johnson
Replies: 49
Views: 7489

Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

WOW.... So sad to read this.. He will surly be missed.. Slide on my friend!!
by Smuggler
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Reputable tilt trailer manufacturers
Replies: 16
Views: 2501

Re: Reputable tilt trailer manufacturers

Thanks for the plugs guys!! However for some of the reasons that Prototype listed and some more of my own, I won't build a tilt trailer. There is no doubt that I could, I just won't. I can make unloading my standard trailer easier by using the plastic covered boards and rollers on the tail, between ...
by Smuggler
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Custom Airboat Trailers out of Brooksville
Replies: 35
Views: 11098

Re: Custom Airboat Trailers out of Brooksville

Thanks to everyone for another fantastic year! We greatly appreciate ALL the business and kind words that we have received! :D :D I also wanted to let everyone know that we built another bender for 5 1/2" I beam. We used to be limited to building trailers for airboats under 16' but now that we can b...
by Smuggler
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Custom Airboat Trailers out of Brooksville
Replies: 35
Views: 11098

Re: Custom Airboat Trailers out of Brooksville

Junker you are more than welcome!! Thanks for the compliments and the business, we greatly appreciate it!!
by Smuggler
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any one know this boat and or set up
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Re: Any one know this boat and or set up

diesel250rr wrote:Yeah that's what I was thinking too was wondering more about motor prop and reduction unit I'm a ford guy looking to build a nice ford boat I have a 14 ft combee and a 12 Hamant hulls to work with
That's the "Junk Yard Ford" it's a Scorpion hull, bored and stroked 351W, 2:67 (Belt Drive), 3 blade R

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