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by Wild Bill
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Electric mini,
Replies: 4
Views: 2770

Electric mini,

Couldn't resist!
:thumbleft:
by Wild Bill
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Back to my Continentals!
Replies: 103
Views: 19360

Re: Back to my Continentals!

Hi, sold it before I ran it so I don't know how well they worked.
by Wild Bill
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Airboat Engine Builds - Automotive
Replies: 74
Views: 7762

Re: Airboat Engine Builds - Automotive

Don't you need brass freezeplugs too?
by Wild Bill
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Rotator gearbox?
Replies: 11
Views: 2311

Re: Rotator gearbox?

Our local speed shops stock redline shock proof and I thought it worked great! Box did eventually break however narrow gear and BBC stroker and a prop strike Or two might have had more to do with it. Don't know all the details! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M8dQZyr74qM
Sorry about the thumb!
by Wild Bill
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: cam for 4.3
Replies: 10
Views: 2393

Re: cam for 4.3

Thought of doing something like that with the efi intake, would have saved me $200
by Wild Bill
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: cam for 4.3
Replies: 10
Views: 2393

Re: cam for 4.3

I know not a carb thread but was wondering if you guys saw the Holley 300 CFM 2 BBL I made out of an old 600 double pumper i had laying around. Could do the same thing with a vacuum secondary. Needed room for the HEI and didn't need the 600 CFM, Just another way to give you many 2BBL CFM options. ht...
by Wild Bill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 2015 LS AIRBOAT ENGINE SPECIALS (ADDED HP & TQ NUMBERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 18865

Re: 2015 LS AIRBOAT ENGINE SPECIALS (ADDED HP & TQ NUMBERS)

I've always loved Tony's banter...
by Wild Bill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: sbc crank play
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: sbc crank play

Normal end play should be .005 - .007"
Being able no notice it by hand mean you have a problem.
by Wild Bill
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: '73 Caddy 500 parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

'73 Caddy 500 parts

Not for a boat but need your advice. Going into a GMC motorhome, want to run regular gas. 1973 with soap bars and small chamber heads. Was planning to run original Pistons, good idea? Look great cyl to wall clearance looks fine, one hole had a broken ring but no scoring so must have happened shortly...
by Wild Bill
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 500 caddy cam upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1633

Re: 500 caddy cam upgrade

Lock out distributor, didn't even notice when I threw it on the bench. No vacuum advance, pulled cap off and solid shaft, 7 pin module. No centrifugal advance. Perfect for a locked in dd caddy. Now have to look for a distributor or module to time this one. Efi distributor I imagine.
by Wild Bill
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Happy Birthday to John Fenner
Replies: 24
Views: 2763

Re: Happy Birthday to John Fenner

Happy birthday John, all the best. Thanks for all your help.
Many more happy years!
Bill
by Wild Bill
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 500 caddy cam upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1633

Re: 500 caddy cam upgrade

Wash it up and get into it Monday, see how it looks. Guy said 70000 miles and it lived in a warmer climate than I do. Hoping for the best! Hei sitting on bench but haven't taken the cap off yet. Points dist still sitting in engine.
Thanks for the tips!
by Wild Bill
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 500 caddy cam upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1633

Re: 500 caddy cam upgrade

Thanks for the links, couple I haven't seen. Picked up the 72 because it had a trany, stub axle and bracket and horse shoe mount. Makes it simple! Pretty much relocate front mount hole in crossmember. Yeah I'll ring and bearing it, springs, sitting on a stand now. Carb will have a remote air filter ...
by Wild Bill
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 500 caddy cam upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1633

Re: 500 caddy cam upgrade

Hey Deano, not an airboat question but I know where to find caddy pros. :D Just picked up a 72 500 for my new 77 gmc motorhome. Stock 3.07 ratio for the time being. Pretty much stock. The stock 72 cam sounds pretty close to the mts 5 cam if I advance it 4 degrees. Don't want to go crazy at this poin...
by Wild Bill
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Already time for a 496 rebuild
Replies: 37
Views: 6079

Re: Already time for a 496 rebuild

You mentioned going cheap on the initial build, there wasn't anything wrong with that package.
That's all. You messed up IMO.
Water under the bridge, quit bringing it up and I'll quit responding.
That's all
by Wild Bill
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building A Budget
Replies: 42
Views: 3943

Re: Building A Budget

I'll still get my AC's done. Yeah im just saying I wish I had your budget! :lol: O470 together but with the retirement property, building wood chipper and brush cutter, bought a 77 GMC motorhome that I have to get useable by summer (I completely gutted it) and im buying my first caddy, 72 Eldorado 5...
by Wild Bill
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Already time for a 496 rebuild
Replies: 37
Views: 6079

Re: Already time for a 496 rebuild

I recollect I charged him $6900 for a 3 blade Superwide with Powershift hub I bought off dan the man, think I paid $1500. Crated them and shipped to sensenitch to check, I think they charged him $100 for their services. Box I got off a guy called himself gatorgetter, don't know history of box. Ran f...
by Wild Bill
Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Already time for a 496 rebuild
Replies: 37
Views: 6079

Re: Already time for a 496 rebuild

Sorry to hear of your loss.. Lets see, you went cheap? you got a great deal, don't know what the ignition timing was at after your truck driver hauled the engine around the deck of his goose neck by the distributor ( you did say the cap was broken right? And my buddy witnessed it). YOU DIDN'T CHECK ...
by Wild Bill
Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building A Budget
Replies: 42
Views: 3943

Re: Building A Budget

Now that's a budget build, or at least I wish I had your budget...
by Wild Bill
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 4.3 boats
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: 4.3 boats

Hey, I'm doing a FI Vortec, but it's not a boat. It's a woodchipper. And it's not dd, it's getting a TH400 behind it for reduction running in reverse. Just thought I would share. Just need about 50-60 hp at 2200 rpm.
by Wild Bill
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Wiring

You did ask for any suggestions . Lol
by Wild Bill
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Back to my Continentals!
Replies: 103
Views: 19360

Re: Back to my Continentals!

Just an update.. Airboat pretty much on the back burner. Bought an acreage on Vancouver Island overlooking the straight and Washington State. Beautiful views, 700' from the ocean, sick of 5' of snow and 40 below so shitloads of work to do. Bought a Woodmaxxx wood chipper, PTO design but I have to bu...
by Wild Bill
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: deer fakes dead
Replies: 9
Views: 2535

Re: deer fakes dead

That was cool!
by Wild Bill
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: magneto versus electronic
Replies: 60
Views: 7735

Re: magneto versus electronic

If you wanted electronic ignition with a backup reliability source you could run electronic on one set of plugs and an impulse mag on the other set. But other than a battery dying and possibility of harder hand propping I would stack up the Ford EDIS system against a mag for reliability any day, no ...
by Wild Bill
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Still waiting for first "official" cold front
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Still waiting for first "official" cold front

We had 3 days rain then it dipped down to -5 f. Then it snowed. Glad i put on studded tires this winter. Normally 25 minutes to work, 80 minutes with the idiots coming home. Had 14" snow in last 2 weeks, expecting another foot tomorrow. Bought a acreage on Vancouver island yesterday. Trip out, AC me...

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