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by SeatCover
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 540 flywheel ring gear
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: 540 flywheel ring gear

If the flywheel and gear aren't chewed up, put the gear in the oven and the flywheel in the freezer and it will slide right on.
by SeatCover
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Crowds on Lakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

Re: Crowds on Lakes

Welcome aboard Jeff, where are you located?
by SeatCover
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New prop help
Replies: 15
Views: 1261

Re: New prop help

E85 and a blower should solve the problem. Maybe a bigger fuel tank?
by SeatCover
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: lycoming 0-320 prop recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: lycoming 0-320 prop recommendations

I run a 72" whisper tip narrow on the same setup, turns 2850 on the 2 mark, pushes like a tractor. Ma4spa carb
by SeatCover
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 0290 help
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Lycoming 0290 help

Probably easier to try to and get a lighter hull and rigging. Otherwise you can have the case machined for bigger jugs and crank. And theres lots of other things that make a good airboat run right, the right prop, right thrust angle, what bottom is on it and if the bottom is true,maybe a Jack or 2, ...
by SeatCover
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Name this Motor.... No Nameplate
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Name this Motor.... No Nameplate

Can't you pull a hub bolt and tell by the size if it has an 360 crank in it?
by SeatCover
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: TURD Talkin
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: TURD Talkin

That's an old school palm beach style dogleg steering. Tightest I've ever driven. Can't beat a riveted hull.
by SeatCover
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: HI-AMP FMD
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: HI-AMP FMD

It's a sacrificial anode.helps prevent electrolysis on your hull.For boats that normally stay in the water. A big tour boat is the only airboat that I would think that ever needs one (Stays in water).Any boat that touches salt water should have one for sure. Ive probably changed a 1000 of them thing...
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Video request
Replies: 49
Views: 3807

Re: Video request

2 ounces a gallon and this was on an old c10 Chevy. Engine builder said to do it so I did. Ran like a bat outta hell and never skipped a beat. Truck had a low gear in the ass and never fouled out 1 plug.
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Video request
Replies: 49
Views: 3807

Re: Video request

It's expensive but a little maxima 927 castor oil smells real good. Used to run it in a 383 with the gas and had great results. Never folded a single plug/ 2 years.
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: freedom ride water?

That's all I need, thanks there mojoe. Hope to meet ya out there this weekend. Look for the blue and gray flames on a 12' gilleo. See ya...
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: freedom ride water?

So help me out folks... never been down there and dont know where to go. Gps coordinates would be great. Do I need the guzzler f 250 4x4 or can my little ranger get it done? Dont wanna get stuck pullin out. Thanks.
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: freedom ride water?

I know its gonna be a ass ton of boats this weekend, wheres the best place to launch? Camp mack?
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: freedom ride water?

Kwan can you post up the link for the water down there? I have never been on the Kissimmee chain, is there any water in the marsh? I think with all the rain there may very well be.
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Video request
Replies: 49
Views: 3807

Re: Video request

by SeatCover
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub
Replies: 25
Views: 1632

Re: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub

Heat and candle wax.
by SeatCover
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Unloading airboat
Replies: 27
Views: 2473

Re: Unloading airboat

Make sure to have a safety chain as well, I know my boat slides off the bunks real easy.
by SeatCover
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: buying a flordia build
Replies: 6
Views: 845

Re: buying a flordia build

Diamondback, Alumitech,Hamant,Panther,GTO,Mamba,JB, just to name a few. Lots of great builders here in florida.
by SeatCover
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Part number for starter
Replies: 19
Views: 2356

Re: Part number for starter

I run a toyota cressida starter, it is bigger than the one I replaced, I think from a celica? The bigger (longer) starter is definitely better. Bring your old one to napa and have em pull a few off the shelf, you will know what ya need. Stay away from the cheapos at advance or discount, unless your ...
by SeatCover
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 320 starting procedure
Replies: 27
Views: 2595

Re: Lycoming 320 starting procedure

Hold up, I think you may have an alternator that needs to be excited, is there a hole on the back of alternator with a spade connector? I had a mud truck years ago that was like that. There should be 2 spade connectors in the housing, plug it in each one and check your battery volts while running vs...
by SeatCover
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 320 starting procedure
Replies: 27
Views: 2595

Re: Lycoming 320 starting procedure

You have a delco 1 wire alternator, I dont know exactly what whoever was thinking? If that red wire touches anything it will be bad news for the diodes in the alternator. Looks like the black wire is what goes to the hot wire on the starter, but looks a bit small for an alternator that puts out 70+ ...
by SeatCover
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Noob engine choices, what makes a good motor
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Noob engine choices, what makes a good motor

Yep seen many a ls 5.3 on a boat straight outta the truck, change the cam and carb it. DO NOT change the thermostat unless building the motor back up again, newer engines are built to run hot. And keep it under 5500 rpm.
by SeatCover
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Rubber pads between rigging and deck
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: Rubber pads between rigging and deck

Sidewalls from an old tire
by SeatCover
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Ducted fan on jon boat 14x36 will it work?
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: Ducted fan on jon boat 14x36 will it work?

Find an airboat hull and slap a jet ski motor in it. I have a 12x7 with a yamaha 760 in it, it will run 2 inches of sand bottom all day until you stop, then you need at least 8" to pop back on a plane. Great gas mileage, electric start,stick steering, low maintenance, can build for pretty cheap.
by SeatCover
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: The dreaded question...
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: The dreaded question...

My little 12' boat weighs around 700 pounds I figure, if I keep it in skinny water and keep my foot out of it she sips fuel. I logged almost 65 miles in one day, burned around 10 or 11 gallons. And that was some dry running and quite a bit of deep water too. Cruise at around 1800 in deep water, abou...

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