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by Lwells
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Upholstery in South Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Upholstery in South Florida

Isn't there a Lady on this site that also does seats? I don't know anything about her work or prices but I'm going to replace the covers on all three of my big seats this fall so anyone that knows who does good work and reasonable priced please feel free to send my a message for I would appreciate i...
by Lwells
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Sticky valves
Replies: 17
Views: 425

Re: Sticky valves

If you do have a sticky valve then go with marvel mystery oil for I learned from an old military mechanic years ago that using it in with the oil and the gas will keep you from ever having a sticky valve. I had a Cessna airplane that constantly would stick a valve on a 6 cylinder continental and he ...
by Lwells
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Strickly Redfish Boat
Replies: 26
Views: 1569

Re: Strickly Redfish Boat

So, what is the thoughts about a fiberglass boat with poly on it for I have one here that is a good old boat but no aircraft motor on it. I have a complete rigging with a 305 small block chevy so I was thinking about putting the rigging on it and using it to do fishing from. I'm hoping with the righ...
by Lwells
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Brake design ideas?
Replies: 19
Views: 837

Re: Brake design ideas?

Would it be possible to put one or more steel runners under the boat like the blades on ice skates but of course not that tall. It would be just tall enough to cut into the ice and welded to the bottom of the boat and would be cut like the bottom edge of the blade of a skate and would slitely cut in...
by Lwells
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Brake design ideas?
Replies: 19
Views: 837

Re: Brake design ideas?

Would it be possible to put one or more steel runners under the boat like the blades on ice skates but of course not that tall. It would be just tall enough to cut into the ice and welded to the bottom of the boat and would be cut like the bottom edge of the blade of a skate and would slitely cut in...
by Lwells
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Strickly Redfish Boat
Replies: 26
Views: 1569

Re: Strickly Redfish Boat

I was reading this and started wondering if anyone running saltwater with an aluminum boat with polymer had ever removed a portion of the polymer to inspect the boat bottom where I'm sure saltwater gets between the bottom and the polymer. I would have guessed that a fiberglass boat would be better i...
by Lwells
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Continental ????
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Continental ????

Don't most continentals have an id plate on the side of the block?
by Lwells
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: oil temp
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: oil temp

You may have 80 lbs but there could be an air lock somewhere between engine in and engine out hoses or in the cooler so take terrible tends and kjans advice and check temps with temp gun in different areas between engine and cooler while running
by Lwells
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Carburetor help
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Carburetor help

Try it and if too much pressure put a pressure regulator between the pump and carburetor . My other boat had a small gauge in the line also so I could quickly check the pressure.
by Lwells
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Breather tube
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

Re: Breather tube

GMAC: your right and I should have changed it for I know better but didn't think about it since that was the way it was when I bought it. On my other engine I made a canister that I mounted on the engine mounting frame, I made it out of plastic pipe about the size of a bean can and about 8 inches ta...
by Lwells
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Breather tube
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

Re: Breather tube

Mojo, I like that paint spray screen and on the pantyhose, we use to use pantyhose when we thru a fan belt years ago, they would get you home if you could talk a girl out of hers so you could tie them around the pulleys so you had a water pump and generator.lol
by Lwells
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Electric tach
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Electric tach

Doesn't it depend on what type electric tack. Some have a wire that just wraps around one of the plug wires but I'm guessing yours is probably one of the more expensive ones .
by Lwells
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Breather tube
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

Re: Breather tube

They won't build up in the steel wool?
by Lwells
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Breather tube
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

Breather tube

My boat sets all summer under a canopy and when I got it out this fall I went over it real good(i thought) and took it to the lake. Run it about three miles and then idled down for a short distance and looked back and the engine was smoking out the exhaust like a worn out engine, although this one h...
by Lwells
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Gravity Feed Gas Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2468

Re: Gravity Feed Gas Tank

Won't that engine burn around 5 to 6 gallon per hour under high throttle settings?
by Lwells
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: TURBINE AIRBOAT
Replies: 10
Views: 2068

TURBINE AIRBOAT

I was looking at the post of the southern women and Airboats and what got my OLD MAN attention was the post with the Turbine engine in an Airboat. One guy made request for information about it but never got any answers or either I missed it and I too wanted to know about it so I thought I would go t...
by Lwells
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: replacing polymer Who?
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: replacing polymer Who?

Anyone know whether WWW AIRBOAT at Okeechobee does this?
by Lwells
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Redneck Cuisine
Topic: Swamp Cabbage
Replies: 68
Views: 11167

Re: Swamp Cabbage

JEFF, That was fantastic , and I was wishing I was there to eat with you. Your little girl was so cute and mannerly and I loved your place. Thanks, so much for providing me with this, you made an old mans day. : :toothy7: :old_glory:
by Lwells
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: replacing polymer Who?
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: replacing polymer Who?

I too, am thinking about putting polymer on my 16' hamant
by Lwells
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Redneck Cuisine
Topic: Swamp Cabbage
Replies: 68
Views: 11167

Re: Swamp Cabbage

Someone post a picture for I don't know what swamp cabbage is. I'm a KY redneck so this is new to me
by Lwells
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 4344

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

Mojo; I remember a news story in Texas a while back where a guy pulled up to a McDonald's drive thru window and told the girl to give him all the money, she reached like she was getting the money and pulled a pistol and shot his ass . She had a concealed to carry and is a hero in Texas.
by Lwells
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Tach/electrical acting up
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Tach/electrical acting up

I would think your hot wire to the light you took off is grounding against something since when you turn your lights on it blows the fuse but that would depend on whether the light you took off was wired on your switch with other lights. It may not have anything to do with tack problem but I agree w...
by Lwells
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 4344

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

I hope no one took my post wrong and thought I was insinuating for us to make money during peoples time of need but I have worked these disasters before and it is ten times simpler to go in under contract and help due to everything being coordinated and you knowing where your going in and that you h...
by Lwells
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 4344

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

Well, I got to Florida to pick my boat up and then found that they had so many flat bottom boats that they were over whelmed with boats now and also had the Navy there and said their problem wasn't rescue but shelter and water for the people. It seems that southern airboat had alot of willing and ab...
by Lwells
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: airboat rigging
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: airboat rigging

I would think that would depend on your ability to do one or the other better. Good welding is the trick, not which one you should use. That's my opinion for whatever its worth

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