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by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Chuck. James Rackley
Replies: 22
Views: 1106

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

A friend of mine spoke with the family last Thursday. They said it was actually his grandson and that he was still in hospital in a bad way. Prayers
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What manufacturers are still out there for glass hulls
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: What manufacturers are still out there for glass hulls

What Deano said! Two hulls to chose from now also with Marty Bray putting the wide and standard boats out. What company has the new Freedom Craft mold ? There are also the Bailey Hulls which are a sort of hybrid of a Lazer and Kennedy. Ron builds a fairly versatile boat that most of the guys up my w...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 118
Views: 6048

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Gotcha brother I'm going stir crazy waiting on the new engine and drive. About another 2 weeks on the Ox box. Hopefully be back out in a month. On the 408 a factory351W OE cam would have been a Hyd flat tappet in the 206 / 212 @50 duration range. There were several options over the years a few degre...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 118
Views: 6048

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

GRIFFIN RADIATOR !!! They suck, in my opinion they are junk. I bought a custom radiator ($650) from them only to have that crap epoxy fail and them do nothing to help me when I called them for assistance. They were useless and failed at making me a "custom airboat radiator" an epic fail! B...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: BLACKWING
Replies: 0
Views: 121

BLACKWING

Maybe one day.....maybe one day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/mi ... spartandhp
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 118
Views: 6048

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

I was not a fan of the cam selection I felt it had more duration than I would have wanted,that said I'm not a Ford guy. When I saw it peaked as high as it did on the Dyno it confirmed it. I even mentioned months ago that I wondered what the numbers would have looked like with less duration in the ca...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Carb question?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Carb question?

My experience has been just the opposite the Edelbrock Thunder AVS series work great for me and I would recommend them. If your near Brooksville give Buddy Branch a call he has all the jets and parts to dial it in. They just started making a 650 annular booster that is awesome for the direct drive e...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What hull do I have? Taylor?
Replies: 21
Views: 659

Re: What hull do I have? Taylor?

Very possible with airboats not all builders assign a HIN or MSO. So what you find is many hulls are sold as a "piece" of a boat that the owner is assembling at home. You then take all the receipts down to the tax collector and complete an application for a State assigned HIN and title. St...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: ideas on what prop
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: ideas on what prop

The old Kennedy is a solid husky hull, common on the Nature Coast for running the coastal marshes.

The NGQ prop would push very well x2
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Carbon Prop Maintenance (refinishing)
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Carbon Prop Maintenance (refinishing)

He is broke down at the right place!

Funny seems I remember Earl and Bill blew a tire there also ??????????? Wildwood Tire Triangle :stirpot:
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Carbon Prop Maintenance (refinishing)
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Carbon Prop Maintenance (refinishing)

I just did a set of S blades at Sensenich only because I was down for a repower and wanted the fresh look putting them back on. They had told me years ago to inspect them before running the boat and if you start to see loose strands or threads definitely refinish. They inspect, refinish and balance ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Polymer replaced
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Polymer replaced

You could try Alumatech in Orlando, Poor Boys up around Steinhatchee, WFO Airboats or Brown Water Airboats in Floral City.
Ain't none of them gonna be cheap its a lot of work
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Airboat News
Topic: AIRBOAT SAVE - 46 Fisherman Rescued
Replies: 0
Views: 121

AIRBOAT SAVE - 46 Fisherman Rescued

Today the USCG and local Fire Departments used airboats to rescue 46 ice fisherman who were adrift.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/dozen ... spartandhp
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Chuck. James Rackley
Replies: 22
Views: 1106

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Prayers for Chuck a man always willing to offer his technical assistance, a sad day.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: everones thoughts on cotton mouth hulls??
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: everones thoughts on cotton mouth hulls??

It should be a real good boat for the intended purpose of fishing and gigging in shallows.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LS 6.2 L build list and advice
Replies: 28
Views: 947

Re: LS 6.2 L build list and advice

CADILLAC Thanks unforgiven, Undecided about carb or efi, thats one reason I started the thread. Would it be reasonable to say if I buy a pull out engine that some of the stock fuel system can be re used for an efi build? If so is it worth it? I stopped reading anything below when I read the above! W...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Outer edges of glass hull sagging
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Outer edges of glass hull sagging

I have seen builders use what were explained to me as "stiffeners" on glass boats before not certain what effect they would have but cant hurt either! We were told years back that they are thin strips of aluminum that bond to the hull and run lengthwise and they get a layer of glass and ge...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 540 short jug info.
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: 540 short jug info.

We alter stroke on engines albeit not A/C but the internal dynamics are the same. When you use a short rod it can add pressure to the skirt of the piston referred to as the side load. As such if the piston is not a very high quality or enhanced design the skirt can crack. A common thing to look for ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New poly
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: New poly

Glad it is moving again Dan hope you get the desired performance.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LS 6.2 L build list and advice
Replies: 28
Views: 947

Re: LS 6.2 L build list and advice

In some areas it can be hard to get good balance work so that sounds like good advice. One of the best in my region just closed up shop.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac - Gear Drive Ratio
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: Cadillac - Gear Drive Ratio

If anyone is in need of a starter for the Cadillac with out a doubt Power Master XS 9511 is the way to go if you can swing the cost. While doing the current de-rig and upgrades we noticed the solenoid post was loose. I'm sure my Gorilla Grip put to much tension on that tiny post so my bad. Called Po...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New poly
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: New poly

You have added weight and with 3/8 usually the countersinking can be set deep which sort of acts like a cheese grader on a heavy boat grabbing ground. It can get better as dirt or sand packs in around the screw heads and the poly gets scuffed. Most likely as stated prior when your poly was applied t...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Head sets
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Head sets

Rick makes a really nice headset
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Airboating Historical Archives
Topic: Walter King
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Walter King

Walt was a airboat racer back in the days when they toured the state on a sort of circuit. (1950s)

He ran his boat quite a bit around the town of Frog City.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac - Gear Drive Ratio
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: Cadillac - Gear Drive Ratio

Never enough power and married to the Caddy!

Looks like a cool build them old trucks are bringing good $ when done up right

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