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by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Last years Gator mount
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Last years Gator mount

I see it as a wall mount in the man cave
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Prayers Needed
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Prayers Needed

Will do please keep us posted
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 6.2 ls engine options
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: 6.2 ls engine options

If you look back through the archive of postings you will find a few postings on this topic. You will see a "formula" and a "blueprint" offered up as advice. Both are good advice and the bottom line is to push a big heavy boat you need big power and multiple wide blades. Being someone who does this ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 26
Views: 1509

Re: Need 500 piston

You can go online and use a "Race Gas Finder" there are Sunoco outlets at almost every Circle track and some speed shops have pumps or can options. You don't need as much as AV gas and those add in boosters well I wouldn't recommend. Four gallons of fresh 93 and one gallon of Sunoco Standard 110 yie...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 26
Views: 1509

Re: Need 500 piston

The non-ethanol fuel is only 89-90 octane and to low. Some places stick 93 decals on their pumps but it is not 93 it is a scam. Almost all of it is 89 straight up. Gator the AV fuel blending will help a little but the Branch shop no longer recommends it in anything but the low compression engines an...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 26
Views: 1509

Re: Need 500 piston

If I had to bet more than 50% of the piston / head gasket and rod bearing problems with a Cadillac 500 are directly fuel related.

Ya best use good fuel and add some race fuel for insurance if your running 8.5 to 1 or higher in the heat with any real timing.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lake Hernando
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Lake Hernando

No marina for fuel. Water is up after last weeks rain so most areas make for good sliding. Some dry spots to beware of and watch for MudBoats / Kayaks on back trails. The area has plenty of hazards, primarily lime stone rock. Many marked with white pvc so be attentive. Closest place to get pump gas ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: How much power to use superwide blades?
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: How much power to use superwide blades?

SwampThang has 3 clean WhirlWind 2.0 blades for sale that would probably work very well for you.

They were on a amped 383 with a 2.68 Ox and worked great. He just upgraded to a full carbon fiber JR blade this weekend.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Laying wire questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1557

Re: Laying wire questions

If you had an open prop an object should strike a blade and in most cases be expelled. With wire big enough to let an object in the article would have a high probability of being retained inside the partial cage and being beaten around like a pin ball. This can lead to one hell of an explosion. A pr...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Fri May 29, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor
Replies: 24
Views: 4646

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Watching you fab up the internal supports had me thinking about the British Mosquito fighter from WWII it was a wood framed aircraft and one of the top night fighters. I'm thinking this kid can build a plane...LOL
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu May 28, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor
Replies: 24
Views: 4646

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Super cool to watch the build take form! Your a great carpenter good job
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu May 28, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advice for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 163
Views: 20904

Re: Advice for buildin aluminium hull.

Look forward to seeing video from your part of the world.

Stay safe
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu May 28, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor
Replies: 24
Views: 4646

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

We use the old Cadillac 500 engines. Back in the 1970's there were a few crop duster planes retro-fitted to use the Cadillac engine.

Imagine putting one of them on a little bigger step type hull in that configuration!

Enjoy your build and always think one step ahead of the next problem!
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu May 28, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 170 with 10:1, nitrous the right way
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: 170 with 10:1, nitrous the right way

Reggie that is a fairly large shot for a small engine. I would not use it unless someone very familiar with your engine internals gave it the blessing. There are two ways Nitrous is introduced into the engine a WET system or a DRY system. The wet system injects the Nitrous and a metered amount of ga...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu May 28, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advice for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 163
Views: 20904

Re: Advice for buildin aluminium hull.

Looks good !

Your weather should be getting very nice now are you planning to go to different regions with the boat this summer?
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed May 27, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor
Replies: 24
Views: 4646

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Real cool little boat their SNOOPY!

It looks part 1/4 midget, part airboat and part WW1 Bi-Plane!!!!!

Enjoy it !
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue May 26, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: TREE HOUSE RIDE
Replies: 161
Views: 20592

Re: TREE HOUSE RIDE

Heck yea ! The passenger even had him a "flip phone" toward the end of the clip. A lot to be said for a simple DD rig and a big old wide prop. That was the best bang for the buck back in the day. In the early 90s Mr Branch was getting good running take out 500 engines for $100 at the U-Pull It. No b...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue May 26, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Alternative hulls for airboats
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Alternative hulls for airboats

We run the Gulf as well, you just need to be weather conscious. If your wanting to make crossings of open water with 3ft seas an airboat is not going to be the tool. The Texas boys run a lot of open area they use big hulls and a deck over design would really add to the safety factor. Over the years ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun May 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Kinda a newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Kinda a newbie

Gear drive NEVER LOOK BACK
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun May 24, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Airboat Sound
Topic: BBC Mufflers
Replies: 20
Views: 7437

Re: BBC Mufflers

The ones you have are really a good muffler. I have heard that some say they get a little louder after years of use due to the internal packing degrading. If it were me I would install a new set of them as the quality of the exterior is excellent in a airboat environment. We ran a MagnaFlow clone an...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun May 24, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Viscosity
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: Viscosity

by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat May 23, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Dry ground setup?
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Dry ground setup?

The Rx to make a big heavy boat move with respect on dry is a 500 inch plus engine such as a "purpose built" BBC or Branch Caddy with a 4 blade prop. I have been down this road as has LBW and there is really no better path. While there are many exceptions to rules or theory, the past experiences of ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu May 21, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 88" JW blades
Replies: 22
Views: 2341

Re: 88" JW blades

They are the JW not the JX interesting

Beautiful boat

I have zero experience in a cold weather configuration. It is interesting to see the rigging and dash configuration opposed to the traditional side or goose neck.

Congrats on your build
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu May 21, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: WaterThunders new Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: WaterThunders new Boat

Another beautiful boat from the Hammants they know how to build a well balanced rig!
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon May 18, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Looking for Marty Bray hull
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Looking for Marty Bray hull

Marty builds the boat to customer specs. rare you find a hull just around unused much less the wide one. Mr. Bray is a fantastic builder and an honest man who stands behind his build. His metal flake hulls cost a few $ more but look amazing. With the COVID19 stuff he may be laying low. They had a ra...

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