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by BigDaddyT
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: MEET NACHO
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: MEET NACHO

It boggles my mind how many socialists advanced from the primary and gave republicans a run for their money. At 8pm last night, let's just say that there was some puckering going on.....
by BigDaddyT
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: GM HEI Billet Distributor - Asian
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: GM HEI Billet Distributor - Asian

Thanks for the advise Swamp. I am almost to the point of cranking the engine this next weekend but was waiting on the distributor pigtail and vacuum advance lockout to arrive. I will check my posts while in their replacing these parts. Then hopefully everything will go as planned.
by BigDaddyT
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Tank Location
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Fuel Tank Location

On my 15.11 it's under the engine On Blu's 13.6 Pred it's slightly forward of the engine. If you have a way to slide it to use as a tuning tool that would be awesome. My bet is the sweet spot will be slightly forward of the engine if a rear steer. Almost under the operator. You don't want to be rid...
by BigDaddyT
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Tank Location
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Fuel Tank Location

boatair wrote:If you plan on running much dry ground I would leave it under the engine stand.


Boatair, Probably won't be running much dry ground. Mostly getting to and from the water. This is just going to be a pleasure/ride boat. No hunting.
Thanks for the information.
by BigDaddyT
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Tank Location
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Fuel Tank Location

Because the weight of the tank changes constantly IMO it is usually best to keep it near the center of gravity of the rig or slightly ahead, it's much easier to tune the way your hull rides with constant weight such as batteries and rigging position. hull jacks can be a huge help also in the quest ...
by BigDaddyT
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Tank Location
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Fuel Tank Location

The 30 gallon fuel tank on my 13’6” Cottonmouth w/ 500 caddy is positioned under the front driver seat. Seems to work well and keeps the boat from being stern heavy. Thanks for the info Christie. That is the information that I was looking for. Sounds like your rigging is setup very similar to what ...
by BigDaddyT
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Tank Location
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Fuel Tank Location

I am in the process of re-installing everything back into my boat. I have different rigging than what was in the boat originally. The fuel tank was mounted under the engine stand with the old rigging but I'm not sure that is the best location for it. I do not know how the boat rode with it mounted b...
by BigDaddyT
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Thank you for all the help
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Thank you for all the help

I just wanted to post and thanks everyone who has helped me over these last two years rebuilding my engine and boat. I am just about ready to get everything put back together. It has been a long haul but I have learned a lot from all of you and just wanted to say thanks. Hopefully over the Christma...
by BigDaddyT
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Thank you for all the help
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Thank you for all the help

Thanks Deano. I am looking forward to riding the river with all of you. I do sincerely appreciate all of the help that I have been given over these last couple of years. As everyone knows, putting one of these things together is like a jigsaw puzzle. Not everything works out like you planned on the ...
by BigDaddyT
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Thank you for all the help
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Thank you for all the help

Thanks Swamp. I took the shaft out of my old distributor to make a priming rod so I will stick that on a drill and let er roll till she squirting oil out of her ears.... Thank you for all of your help. Looking forward to hitting the water soon.
by BigDaddyT
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Thank you for all the help
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Thank you for all the help

I just wanted to post and thanks everyone who has helped me over these last two years rebuilding my engine and boat. I am just about ready to get everything put back together. It has been a long haul but I have learned a lot from all of you and just wanted to say thanks. Hopefully over the Christmas...
by BigDaddyT
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac 472 Water Temp Sensor Location
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Cadillac 472 Water Temp Sensor Location

The 'capillary tube' associated with remote temp gauges is actually a different critter than the plastic tubing you reference, which is used on pressure gauges. While that can be a valid concern at times with the plastic tubing, that is generally a pressure gauge consideration. Simply running that ...
by BigDaddyT
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac 472 Water Temp Sensor Location
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Cadillac 472 Water Temp Sensor Location

Nothing wrong with using electric; it's my preference to avoid the capillary tube alternative which can be a PIA. Nor is there anything wrong with using the vacuum switch port closer to the head, as that helps prevent the sender from swimming at times. It will read a little warmer than the original...
by BigDaddyT
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac 472 Water Temp Sensor Location
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Cadillac 472 Water Temp Sensor Location

I am using electric what are you using Sent from my E6833 using Southern Airboat mobile app powered by Tapatalk Sorry for the delay Outlaw. Been real busy at work and haven't been on in a while. Like Swamp eluded to, I am using an VDO marine electric gauge. I bought them about a year ago in anticip...
by BigDaddyT
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac 472 Water Temp Sensor Location
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Cadillac 472 Water Temp Sensor Location

pontoon outlaw wrote:Mine is on the right head looking at the front of the motor

Sent from my E6833 using Southern Airboat mobile app powered by Tapatalk


Thanks Pontoon. That is where I am going to mount mine also.
by BigDaddyT
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac 472 Water Temp Sensor Location
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Cadillac 472 Water Temp Sensor Location

Thanks Swamphunter. That is where I was leaning to install it. Just seems a lot easier location. I am using an electrical gauge. I'll get some of the APR thread sealant you recommend.
by BigDaddyT
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac 472 Water Temp Sensor Location
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Cadillac 472 Water Temp Sensor Location

I am in the process of finishing my build after two long years with the help of many on these forums. I have three locations where it appears that I can mount the water temp sensor, on the pipe boss to the left and under the thermostat housing, in the valley between the thermostat and the distributo...
by BigDaddyT
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cadillac engine
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Cadillac engine

Not sure who Billy Brooks is but Buddy Branch in Brooksville is a master on the Cadillac engine for airboats. His number is 352-797-9910. He is a great guy and will treat you right.
by BigDaddyT
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac - Oil Pressure Low RPM Variance
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Cadillac - Oil Pressure Low RPM Variance

Thanks for posting this advice Swamp. Every time I log into SA, I get valuable information from it's members. :thumbleft:
by BigDaddyT
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pick up tube
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: Pick up tube

Depends on what you are looking for. You can use these which are pretty pricey: http://www.fueltankparts.com/replacement-pickup-tube-thread-in-18-long-cut-to-length-637.html or these: https://www.westmarine.com/buy/moeller--24-fuel-pick-up--14070825?cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-GSC%2520-%2520Product%2520Typ...
by BigDaddyT
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: MTS VT59 Shaft Rocker System with ARP Studs Clearance Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 2731

Re: MTS VT59 Shaft Rocker System with ARP Studs Clearance Issue

Looks like I have a solution to the problem with the help of Deano, Swamphunter, Buddy Branch, and others who commented. After talking to everyone it was determined that my head bolt holes were not threaded to the base of the hole. In discussion which Buddy, he was kind enough to let me know the exa...
by BigDaddyT
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Nat Geo and USGS Maps Available Free Online
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Nat Geo and USGS Maps Available Free Online

Good to know One Eye Gator. I'll check it out.
by BigDaddyT
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Nat Geo and USGS Maps Available Free Online
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Nat Geo and USGS Maps Available Free Online

For those of you , like me, who don't have a GPS onboard your boat, I ran across this site from National Geographic and the United States Geological Survey which provides detailed topographical maps which can be downloaded and printed for your area. Simply narrow your search and click on the red dot...
by BigDaddyT
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: MTS VT59 Shaft Rocker System with ARP Studs Clearance Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 2731

Re: MTS VT59 Shaft Rocker System with ARP Studs Clearance Issue

Which of these bolts would be more acceptable? I'm not sure if zinc plating is ok in an engine even though they come in Grade 8 and F911. Grade 8 - http://www.allensfasteners.com/detail.asp?Product_ID=0029 Grade F911 - http://www.allensfasteners.com/detail.asp?Product_ID=0049 ARP Black Oxide Flange ...

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