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by flcracker9
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: first airboat
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: first airboat

should i keep quick slip or polly the boat Again, that all depends on what you use it for. If you don't plan on running much dry ground, slick bottom is fine. The more dry you run, the more often you will have to reapply the slick bottom, and slick bottom does nothing to protect you hull. If you pl...
by flcracker9
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: anyone running a 350 with 2.1 box?
Replies: 42
Views: 1900

Re: anyone running a 350 with 2.1 box?

Birddog247 on this site runs an old 350 that he pulled from a van, 2:1 gearbox, 2 blade R, on an aluminum hull, and I've yet to see him sruggle on the hill with 2-3 people. The belt box in question weighs more than his gear box, but the combo operates the same. Set-up would dictate how it performs, ...
by flcracker9
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: anyone running a 350 with 2.1 box?
Replies: 42
Views: 1900

Re: anyone running a 350 with 2.1 box?

500lbft/ 400hp turns way way less prop and makes way less thrust than 400lbft/500hp according to my AC pocket protected fuzzy math excel calculator the engines have equal power and both exceed waterthunder thrust expectations :salute: I challenge any CM calculators to prove me wrong!! :stirpot: :fi...
by flcracker9
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat fuel question???
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Airboat fuel question???

Need more info, how is it mounted? Electric fuel pumps are designed to push fuel, not draw it from the tank. The closer to the tank you can mount it the better. Does the tank have a pickup tube that draws from the top, or is the outlet mounted low (gravity fed). I run a Carter on one boat (car motor...
by flcracker9
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: first airboat
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: first airboat

Looks like a great little boat, should serve your purpose well. If your future plans are just riding with your wife, it may be all the boat you'll ever need. Would be a nice frogging boat also.
by flcracker9
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cool Video
Replies: 65
Views: 9775

Re: Cool Video

digginfool wrote:Would not have wanted my fat pig of a boat up in there!! I don't care how much HP my engine is making. If your boat got stuck, I'm not going!! LOL



I said the same thing to him Greg, if Kyle's boat got stuck going to the treehouse, mine might as well stay on the trailer (lol)
by flcracker9
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Blueprint 383 rebuild.
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Blueprint 383 rebuild.

I had the same issue with a Blueprint 383 we purchased (used). The #7 piston had a broken ring land when we tore it apart. I replaced the piston, but honed all 8 cylinders and installed all new rings and bearings (crank and rods), reassembled, set the timing at 34 degrees total, and it's been runnin...
by flcracker9
Wed May 29, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Good place to get oil pressure reading on 470
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Good place to get oil pressure reading on 470

Like Rick's, mine is on the side of the case just below the base of #2 & #4 cylinders (IO-0470-L). A little tough to see and get to.
by flcracker9
Tue May 28, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 1436

Re: Gear Box or Not

What prop is on it now? If it was a 350ci, I would suggest a 70" Q prop, and keep the rigging light and it would run the hill ok. Being a 305ci, I would venture to say a gear reduction of 2:1 and a 78" - 80" 2 blade would be needed at a minimum for it to perform anywhere near what you...
by flcracker9
Wed May 22, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building a 70k airboat
Replies: 36
Views: 2387

Re: Building a 70k airboat

Different strokes for different folks as they say. I understand a lot of folks don't have the means/ability/room to build and work on their own boats, but in my case, I take a lot of pride in the fact that I build most of my own stuff, from my airboats to my trucks and cars. I make a pretty decent l...
by flcracker9
Wed May 22, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 63
Views: 3187

Re: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors

call me CM curious at this point SG keep your man-card punched! don’t be drinkin that CM kool-aide, that’s all smoke n mirrors, high rev low torque blah blah, never see those guys deep in the sheet where the real AC guys hang, they’re all the time gettin towed in, rebuildin their junk, spewin ani-f...
by flcracker9
Mon May 13, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Leave the pcv valve on or take it out pros and cons
Replies: 54
Views: 3588

Re: Leave the pcv valve on or take it out pros and cons

kwanjangnihm wrote:I had to read this thread a few times, but finally have a visual of how a CM pcv valve works!! :toothy7: :stirpot:

Image



Kwan, you're killing me! I think this one went over a few peoples heads lol
by flcracker9
Mon May 06, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cool Video
Replies: 65
Views: 9775

Re: Cool Video

Great video Kyle, glad to be a part of this again, looking forward to Earth Day next year!
by flcracker9
Thu May 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Best carb for dd350 marine engine
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Best carb for dd350 marine engine

670 Holley Street Avenger on my Son's direct drive, no issues at all, turns a 70 Q 2900rpms all day long.
by flcracker9
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Air filter size
Replies: 13
Views: 617

Re: Air filter size

We run a "Cadillac batwing" style cleaner on my Son's small block. Should he get caught in the rain, he can just spin the air cleaner 180 degrees so the intake duct faces the back. Not the best setup, but works fine.

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by flcracker9
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Reflecting on Maiden Voyage
Replies: 17
Views: 858

Re: Reflecting on Maiden Voyage

As far as who to call? My suggestion is to join one (or more) of the many airboating clubs in Florida. Post on here when and where you are riding, to see if any others may be riding that particular day. Another good source is Southern Airboat Facebook page if you do the Facebook thing. Always better...
by flcracker9
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 8398

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Glad it's working out to your expectations, lot of time and money but looks like it was worth the effort!
by flcracker9
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2019 Mack's fish camp ride and cookout
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: 2019 Mack's fish camp ride and cookout

If you haven't seen this, here's a link to Mutual of Omaha's show they did with Tom Shirley. I've watched it many times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMcWRt0KL88&t=188s Man have times changed. Wouldn’t see that on prime time today. Those boys got balls the size of Texas. Thx for sharing. We a...
by flcracker9
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: need reduction info
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: need reduction info

I'm at work, but if you don't get an answer by this evening, I'll measure mine
by flcracker9
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2019 Mack's fish camp ride and cookout
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: 2019 Mack's fish camp ride and cookout

If you haven't seen this, here's a link to Mutual of Omaha's show they did with Tom Shirley. I've watched it many times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMcWRt0KL88&t=188s
by flcracker9
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2019 Mack's fish camp ride and cookout
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: 2019 Mack's fish camp ride and cookout

[quote="Slidin Gator"]Finally, it looks like I have another book to read, I just ordered a copy of "Everglades Patrol".

I read it a few years ago, great read!
by flcracker9
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Macks fish camp
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: Macks fish camp

Sorry I couldn't make it this year (I made it the last 2 years), sometimes life (and work) gets in the way! Looks like ya'll had a great time. Looking forward to next year's get together!
by flcracker9
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 8398

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Sounds like your initial disappointment turned 180 degrees! There was no doubt in my mind it would perform much better than your previous setup! Like mentioned previously, I think there's still some left on the table as far as the camshaft selection, but sounds like your pretty happy with the water ...
by flcracker9
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 8398

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

As far as BPE goes there are guys who get by running them but more have problems as they are not built for the severe duty application an airboat exposes it to. My neighbor runs the same BPE383 so they will work if you take timing out and run blended fuel. Usually it is the Pistons or flat tappet c...
by flcracker9
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 8398

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

We found the same thing tearing down our Blueprint 383, broken ring land on #8, piston skirts were scuffed pretty bad, only difference was ours has Keith Black hypereutectic pistons. We were able to minimize the damage and got by replacing the 1 piston, and bead blasted the others, replaced the cran...

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