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by Slidin Gator
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Engine oil

Don't get your A's and W's mixed up Gonna keep runnin aeroshell and keepin my A&W just like it is ........... :toothy7: Let me help you out Kwan, you were looking for this: :cheers: https://southernairboat.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/rtMedia/users/2619/2020/11/AW-Logo.jpg?1605745763 The thing is, the...
by Slidin Gator
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Tungsten poly screws
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Tungsten poly screws

If you can coat the whole hull with tungsten, then I might be in. Otherwise, tungsten sticking out past poly in the weeds sounds like a bunch of brakes to me.

Brakes are for cars.
by Slidin Gator
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Dynafocal mount ring for 0360 Lycoming
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Dynafocal mount ring for 0360 Lycoming

NIGHTHAWK wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:42 pm
Can anyone tell me where to get a cylinder temp guage for this 0360 Lycoming. Looking for the 2" round mechanical. Thank's to anybody that can help me.
NIGHTHAWK,

I posted some info on Rick's thread:
viewtopic.php?p=701104#p701104
by Slidin Gator
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Engine oil

If you want to get away from aeroshell, look at Philips Victory, it's an aviation oil and I find it for 60-70% the price. I just bought two cases of the Philips 100AW to try (I have been running Aeroshell 100W forever). I will let you know in 10 years if it made any difference vs. aeroshell. :dontkn...
by Slidin Gator
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 fuel injection
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: 520 fuel injection

Look at the overhaul manual, you can find a copy posted here:

https://www.southernairboat.com/pdf/air ... ental/520/

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by Slidin Gator
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Need advice on finding a powerful LED headlamp for airboating.
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Need advice on finding a powerful LED headlamp for airboating.

The 50 watt halogen bulbs are much more durable vs. the 100 watt bulbs. Back in the day I used to run a 55 watt, sealed beam halogen car headlight for cave diving. I shoved it into a toilet bowl plunger full of silicone and pushed it with a 16 volt Nicad battery pack using Army surplus wet cell batt...
by Slidin Gator
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint remover
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Paint remover

Methlylene chloride is the active agent in good aircraft stripper. Same as the old furniture stripper. Neutralized by water. Government removed it from hardware store and big box stores because too many dumb ass people were using improperly and dying as a result. HD, Following Kwan's lead here, but...
by Slidin Gator
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Suggestions on how to paint GPU?
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Suggestions on how to paint GPU?

jopete wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:45 pm
i went to lowes and bought several cans of .99 cent flat black, drank a few beers, and went crazy painting.

ducks/frogs seem to like it!!!!!!!
jopete, think you might be on to somthin?
by Slidin Gator
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: JAMIE CLONINGER
Replies: 17
Views: 3600

Re: JAMIE CLONINGER

Following is the direct link to the comment page on this issue. https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=352&projectID=49334&documentID=107460 NPS has my input and I plan to attend one of the virtual meetings. Even if you live in Alaska and have never been to the Big Cypress, you have a say....
by Slidin Gator
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 145
Views: 27654

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

That L83 will make 700hp or so without too much work if you throw a turbo on it. I was looking at that motor as a backup plan. Lots of support for the L83/L86 in stand alone. Just dont be shy about calling for a tow :D Brain fart, it's an L33. We are not doing turbo here, towing is not much of an o...
by Slidin Gator
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 145
Views: 27654

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

Still hedging my bets on power: Option #1 is Fishsticker giving up on that turbo motor. :stirpot: (Seriously, I ain't doing that, but I'll make him feel good by takin it off his hands for a price) Option #2 is the Gen 3 5.3 in my son's truck, I mean why not, I got my last 2 buggy motors out of truc...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 0470
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: 0470

Get yourself an IR thermal gun for $50 or less at the autoparts store, something to take notes and take the boat out. Get the engine hot and take measurements everywhere, at the spark plugs of each cylinder and around the oil circuit. Check it while it is running and right at shut down. At 60 hours,...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Maintaining Bolt Torque
Replies: 18
Views: 1264

Re: Maintaining Bolt Torque

Is there any potential for approval of a U Bolt fix? ... if we replace the 30 T Bar "clips" on the odd stringers with longer ones that weren't tapered. SS Sq U Bolt.JPG Leave Existing Crossmembers as attached with jack blocks and 5-16 DSC05863 (2).JPG Yeller, From my perspective, that solution has ...
by Slidin Gator
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 0470
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: 0470

Whats your plugs look like? Worn out pistons will cause high oil temps too. JD, 220 F is not out of spec, but it is running hot. Normally you should be in the 180-200 range. Blow by in general that will make your oil run hot, at 60 hours it's possible the rings were not seated properly and are now ...
by Slidin Gator
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Maintaining Bolt Torque
Replies: 18
Views: 1264

Re: Maintaining Bolt Torque

Your welcome Yeller. Not that it matters to you much more much but here's the skinny in case it helps someone select metal for a build. You didn't get many responses because most boats are built with beams and channels made to "Aluminum Association" standards, which have constant thickness flanges,...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Plug wire damaged
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Plug wire damaged

Pretty much the same as pulling the cap off an old car distributor. Loosen the nuts on the actual mag hold downs though and you are in deeper.
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Palm Beach Hulls
Replies: 68
Views: 12367

Re: Palm Beach Hulls

Water is pretty damn high on the big lake, the biggest hazard is all the damn raccoons hanging in the bushes. Luckily they are high enough in the willows with these front drivers we can duck and let the riders deal with the coons. :cheers: Kwan, That ain't a damn zip tie and I'm not going back to th...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Plug wire damaged
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Plug wire damaged

Yes, you can replace the wires without pulling the mag or changing timing on Bendix mags. Pull the plate off where the wires go into the mag and things should be obvious. The following should answer your specific question: Bendix 20 Mag - Plug Wire Harness.pdf The threads below may help understand t...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Maintaining Bolt Torque
Replies: 18
Views: 1264

Re: Maintaining Bolt Torque

Given the issues you have shown, I'd start looking for a 176.700 approved aluminum welder to eliminate this particular issue for you so you can get back to making money with this boat.
by Slidin Gator
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Headsets
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Headsets

Momex, What are you looking to achieve? I have a set of the Sena headsets from Ben Bad and they do work really well, the coms are clear and the mic does a great job of canceling noise and picking up the voice. They are perfect for coms between rider and driver and they work well between boats very r...
by Slidin Gator
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Palm Beach Hulls
Replies: 68
Views: 12367

Re: Palm Beach Hulls

https://southernairboat.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/rtMedia/users/2619/2020/10/Stossel-Hull-Hell-Yah-600x800.jpeg?1603072587 https://southernairboat.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/rtMedia/users/2619/2020/10/Pile-A-Hogs-983x800.jpg?1603072619 https://southernairboat.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/rtMedia/users/...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Kubota Diesel Mini Airboat - Will it work? - What Prop?
Replies: 28
Views: 1346

Re: Kubota Diesel Mini Airboat - Will it work? - What Prop?

Maximum Hp is roughly related to maximum thrust. If you will double check Your Kubota turbo curve (forget about V whatevers) you will see that Hp is close to peaking at 3,600 RPM. It does not continue to climb, it will be on the way down before it crosses torque at 5252. If you could build that Kubo...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Kubota Diesel Mini Airboat - Will it work? - What Prop?
Replies: 28
Views: 1346

Re: Kubota Diesel Mini Airboat - Will it work? - What Prop?

Had to really spin it to get anything out of it. Barhopper, That's kind of the plan here, find a prop that runs reasonably efficiently at high RPM. I wouldn’t waste the money on a Ivo. That’s old technology. I had a stacked Ivo 15+ years ago. It worked ok but nothing great. Barhopper is correct the...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 525
Views: 63175

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

$1100 bucks and some sweat equity aint bad at all to replace a blown motor!! :salute: How much is a man's ego really worth :scratch: Bad news: Blah Blah Blah I pulled it back to the truck and brought it home. Blah Blah Blah ... getting another disposable motor. Blah Blah Blah That's 2 tow runs (tha...
by Slidin Gator
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 46
Views: 4580

Re: Need 500 piston

That's pretty funny. There was one of those for sale in Hernando years ago that I considered buying. I intended to cut a big slot out of the roof behind the front seat and make a hauler for my blower Valkyrie. I'm not big on trailering a bike, but that would've been badass going down Main Street du...

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