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by digginfool
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Does the dark side really have cookies????
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Does the dark side really have cookies????

Second on the 5.3. My buddy just recently put a 5.3 on a 14 ft Panther with stainless rigging. I think he paid about $700.00 for the engine, I gave him a cam I had out of my LSA, he bought a Holley FI system and bought headers from Norman Clay. All in he's got less than $3,500.00 into the engine and...
by digginfool
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Hull Taper
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Hull Taper

Seven3 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:34 pm
Diggin you have a set of those boxes in yours...better make sure there’s no residue left in them LOL. My new one has a set as well.
If there's any residue in there, I'll have to blame the previous owner. 8) :lol: :lol:
by digginfool
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Hull Taper
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Hull Taper

The older thurman hulls had heavy taper to drop the nose farther, those boats were built specifically to have a proper sized drawer on each side to haul a certain size package(s) that were extracted from certain areas back in the good ole boy days, wink wink. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: This guy.
by digginfool
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Seat setup
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Seat setup

Here's my setup. Triple in the back, side by side driver, double jump in front. I never had to worry about small kids so the rear driver didn't matter to me but I understand the concerns of people that advocate that. The boat is a Diamondback, titled as being 15 feet but the only way you get 15 out ...
by digginfool
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gearbox power reduction question
Replies: 13
Views: 584

Re: Gearbox power reduction question

So what you're saying is you believe that a gear box has more parasitic losses than a transmission, at least 2 u-joints, a differential, axle bearings and tire/surface interface? Or are you saying 500 whp is more than 500 crank hp? If the latter, duh. Do you think so? [emoji12] Sent from my SM-G950U...
by digginfool
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Great Junkyard LS Info
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Great Junkyard LS Info

Ran across this article today and thought I would share. Lots of great info.

https://www.lsxmag.com/tech-stories/eng ... to-riches/
by digginfool
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: gotta rebuild
Replies: 42
Views: 947

Re: gotta rebuild

Tim, here is a link to an article I stumbled across just this morning. It will definitely help you if you choose to go the LS route. My buddy just built a 5.3 and it pushes his 14 ft Panther great. Only mods he made is he put the old cam from my LSA in it and used Holley EFI and runs it through a 2....
by digginfool
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Asking for opinions here
Replies: 20
Views: 1685

Re: Asking for opinions here

Here's a link to the article my buddy had. I was a bit off on the specs. The 5.3 with the LSA cam made 389 HP at 5,600 RPM, not 385 at 6,200. Pretty interesting article. Could give you some good ideas to work from.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hotrod ... rison/amp/
by digginfool
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Asking for opinions here
Replies: 20
Views: 1685

Re: Asking for opinions here

So the LSA's are totally bad ass when set up properly, just a bit pricey for me now but if I had the extra ching it would be an LSA motor. Lots to read and learn on these LS motors, and lots of opinions on what to do here. I'll prob just go w a fuel injected 5.7 and your standard 2.68 box and hopef...
by digginfool
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New and Searching for the right place
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: New and Searching for the right place

Speaking of accommodations, there is also Westgate River Ranch which is just a few miles from Grape Hammock and is a great place to stay; rodeo, saloon, trap and skeet, horseback riding.
by digginfool
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New and Searching for the right place
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: New and Searching for the right place

I would imagine you could get good results with a Google search but another possibility is to call Grape Hammock, which is located at the south end of Lake Kissimmee, and ask them for a reference. I would bet good money more than a few guides work out of that camp. Another option would be to contact...
by digginfool
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

:rebel: You sure you want to run willows with that nice paint job. :rebel: As much as possible, I'll avoid them but unfortunately the trails around my camp are loaded with them. Luckily, I've opened the main trail to camp a good bit but a couple nearby trails that I'll have to use from time to time...
by digginfool
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Gary S wrote:Why the expanded metal? It really chokes the air down.
That's the way Wayne built it, I guess. I know it's not ideal but at the same time there are large openings at the top and on the sides. One thing for sure, it will stand up to the willows a heck of a lot better than wire.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

timmmyy wrote:Boy that boat is looking sweet , what going on with your first boat . for sale ?
Not sure which boat you're talking about, the DB or the Don Davis. I still have the DB and plan to keep it. Got to have something to haul camp supplies with. Sold the Don Davis beginning of last year.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351w carb tuning
Replies: 21
Views: 1644

Re: 351w tuning

Just a thought but perhaps at 3,000 RPM, there's not enough vacuum to open the secondaries. Perhaps a 2-barrel might be the way to go?
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Outside.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Other rudder.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

I'll post some more when I can.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Outside.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

The rudders have been done for a while. I have both sides of each rudder painted.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Just picked up the grass rake today.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

I will be putting a SV 540 on it with a 72" 5 blade RazorX. Here's a side view of the hull.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

This is what it looked like when I bought it. 1989 Thurman with Wayne Cone rigging.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

I've been tinkering around with a project for the last couple years. Most of the time was coming up with a theme for the paint and the wife won that conversation. :lol: Not that I mind, particularly for the way the boat is turning out. The theme is Game of Thrones, Swamp Edition. I found a local who...
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Looking For Everglades Camp Membership
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: Looking For Everglades Camp Membership

The best value out there is the Broward County Airboat and Halftrack Club. They own the Boars Nest camp in Area 2A. You can have full access to the camp by paying your annual dues (which last time I checked was somewhere around $50.00). The caveat is that you must participate in club events, particu...

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