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by flcracker9
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 94
Views: 4514

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Gotta be pretty happy with that final "wet" weight? Can't wait till you water test it. Pretty sure you're gonna sh_t a twinkie when you see how fast it jumps up on a plane compaired to your old 302. Keep up the posts!
by flcracker9
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 94
Views: 4514

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

The numbers look great, I think you'll be pleased with the performance. What carb was on it for the dyno run? I don't have any experience with Water Walker, but if I was in your shoes, I would take Slidin Gator's offer on testing it with the 72" Q after you test run it with your WW. I also have...
by flcracker9
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Airboat News
Topic: Milk Bus on Lake Kississimee
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: Milk Bus on Lake Kississimee

Damn transmission is stuck in gear, won't move now!
by flcracker9
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Heat Extractor
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Heat Extractor

I've run one on my 0470 for the last 2 years. When I installed it, I was hoping to see a little reduction in oil temp, but I didn't notice any difference (it runs about 180 - 190 with or without it). I've left it on in hopes it helps the middle cylinders run a little cooler but I don't have a cyl he...
by flcracker9
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Continental overhaul
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Continental overhaul

Another guy that comes highly recommended and great to deal with, Justin Ficken 407-509-4383
by flcracker9
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Continental rebuild
Replies: 62
Views: 3104

Re: 520 Continental rebuild

You have to take them apart and clear all oil from them, if too tight, you knock the tips out of the tubes and trim the tubing to suit. That's the route I tried to take on the pushrods, but for the life of me, I couldn't get the ball end out of the pushrod. My pushrods look like the ball ends were ...
by flcracker9
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Continental rebuild
Replies: 62
Views: 3104

Re: 520 Continental rebuild

Valve lash is adjusted by disassembling the hydraulic lifters and removing all oil and assembling virtually dry, wd 40 to not gall the plunger or bores, once back together rocker arm shall have roughly .028 to.110 lash for that engine, been a while, check specs in slidin gators link I just went thr...
by flcracker9
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: carburetor
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: carburetor

diamondback0320 wrote:you will be very satisfied with (gmac 76)..good people & does the job right!


What he said!!! I had my carb rebuilt by Greg (GMAC 76) and his work is top notch!!!
by flcracker9
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 94
Views: 4514

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

The 72 Q two blade would be a very good test prop. A strong DD Caddy can whip up a 74 with quite a bit of pitch. Based on that I would guess your 408 and a 72 would come in around 1.5 mark for a starting point. After 50 to 100 hours of run time things will loosen up and you should gain about 50rpm ...
by flcracker9
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 94
Views: 4514

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Spoke with Andrew at Water Walker today, ordered 2 new Signature Series blades since the ones I have are 16 and 12 years old and showing their age. Gonna talk to Mike Broadway at Competition Motorsports in Sarasota about putting it on his dyno to get real power numbers. I'm getting ahead of the gam...
by flcracker9
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 94
Views: 4514

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Did this thread die or is it in testing? Not that it matters that I also thought a ford granada windsor had a chance on a airboat? About 20-30 years ago? It's in progress. There's no reason it won't perform to the op's expectation. My Son has the same hull, with a DD 385" sbc and it runs great...
by flcracker9
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 94
Views: 4514

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

[quote=" The port matching that Rich refers to involves making sure the dimensions of the the intake manifold and head ports match up with the gasket cut out. This is a good move for any application and basically consists of some work with a burr grinder to taper the port edges to get a good ma...
by flcracker9
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear reduction to belt drive
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Gear reduction to belt drive

Prop?
by flcracker9
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 94
Views: 4514

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

I've read several articles on porting BY NO MEANS AN EXPERT!!! The all said intake ports need some type of texture to help atomize the fuel. Mirror smooth will produce fuel droplets on the walls because there is no turbulence. Now the did say the the exhaust can benefit from a smoother surface due ...
by flcracker9
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 94
Views: 4514

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Once it's all said and done, let me/us know when you plan to go to Kissimmee, would like to join you to see how it performs. We go there often, great place to ride. If you aren't familiar with Kissimmee and the marsh, we can show you around.
by flcracker9
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 94
Views: 4514

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Glad to see the build coming along. Your 408 will come in weighing less than my Son's iron head 383, and you'll have more torque also. Can't wait until you finish. I know how my Son's boat goes with the same hull as yours, no reason your boat won't perform better than ours, which we are happy with. ...
by flcracker9
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 94
Views: 4514

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

The last place I worked, the owner had a brand new GT350R. It was one nasty sounding ride! He took it to Sebring for a track day and it was an animal. Might work well with a gearbox. It sure would wind up quick! Don't know if the Voodoo is a better design than the Coyote, but I agree, that flat pla...
by flcracker9
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 94
Views: 4514

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

You're gonna sh*t a twinkie when you romp on it for the 1st time. It will allow you to add pitch, but the biggest improvement you will notice is how much quicker it winds up compared to your stocker (as long as your cam is ground to hit max torque in your target range). It will jump out of the hole ...
by flcracker9
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: any built a dd sled ....in progress of finishing my just curious if they slide right with carmotor
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: any built a dd sled ....in progress of finishing my just curious if they slide right with carmotor

I have one sitting in the back yard that does it pretty good. I don't know the horsepower, but it's a home-built 385" SBC, stock Vortec heads and roller cam, 12' Big O hull with poly, 70" Q turning 2800 - 2900. [quote="Slidin Gator"] I don't know what the hang up is with ya'll c...
by flcracker9
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: dry ground with 350 dd with 300 hp is it possible
Replies: 27
Views: 3059

Re: dry ground with 350 dd with 300 hp is it possible

I have one sitting in the back yard that does it pretty good. I don't know the horsepower, but it's a home-built 385" SBC, stock Vortec heads and roller cam, 12' Big O hull with poly, 70" Q turning 2800 - 2900.
by flcracker9
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Direct Drive
Replies: 31
Views: 1553

Re: Direct Drive

1" IS huge, I was just curious, sounds like you know the in's and out's between the 2. As Swamphunter45 said, a custom cam would be the way to go to ensure your torque curve is where it needs to be. I acually went this route with a Foxbody stang my Son and I are building for the strip. It has a...
by flcracker9
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Direct Drive
Replies: 31
Views: 1553

Re: Direct Drive

Thanks for the input gator. Do you have any suggestions for better cam companies? I've looked through Howards, Lunati, Crane, Eglin, even thought about calling Bullet to see if they might have a custom grind. Was planning on port matching only, Edelbrock makes a set of E-street heads in 170cc intak...
by flcracker9
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Direct Drive
Replies: 31
Views: 1553

Re: Direct Drive

Haven't decided yet. Thinking a Comp Cams Xtreme Energy XE250H. Short duration with a pretty decent lift, but gonna consult with the techs at Comp to see if there is a better option because of the displacement. Should weigh in close to the 302 with iron heads by the time I bolt on aluminum set. A 4...
by flcracker9
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Chuck Norris Airboat
Replies: 19
Views: 2134

Re: Chuck Norris Airboat

Chuck is no stranger to bad-azz AC boats! :slap: :toothy7: :thumbleft: :salute: :rebel: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--5T0f26YV9A/U2z9huBWs0I/AAAAAAAAsBU/OOOSRSDAbvw/s1600/INVASION+U.S.A.+(1985)+2.jpg https://southernairboat.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/rtMedia/users/15/2018/07/chuckn-800x498.png lol, nev...

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