Search found 3303 matches

by Deano
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any suggestions for legal council for proposed airboat restrictions.
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Any suggestions for legal council for proposed airboat restrictions.

Please elaborate. Got any links? This could effect all of us up the trail.
by Deano
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 500 Caddy Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: 500 Caddy Rebuild

Keeping valve train stock with new springs since I’m gonna stay DD. Anything I’m leaving out? Clarification is in order regarding 'stock valve train with new springs'. Stock design is in fact sufficient for DD RPMs. 40+ year old parts are not. The factory springs were insanely weak, only 65 lbs. on...
by Deano
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 502 power VS torque
Replies: 54
Views: 1209

Re: 502 power VS torque

I comment here only to prevent confusion among those trying to make sense of all this and gain understanding, not to take sides or even join in the debate. As much as I do not want to offend my esteemed colleague, it will help prevent confusion and speed comprehension of this subject to be aware tha...
by Deano
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Update overheat and detonation ! Thank you!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Update overheat and detonation ! Thank you!!!

Glad to hear it. Both, that you got it sorted out and the Thank-You.
Seems like all to often, we never hear back after the fact and are then left wondering about the aftermath.
Glad you got him squared away. That is a really good engine, even if he don't like job you gave him. :lol:
by Deano
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 472 Cadillac
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: 472 Cadillac

The heads that he has leaks pretty bad around the exhausts and some of the spark plug threads are eat up. If that is the extent of what is wrong with them, that falls within the window of what any reputable machine shop can routinely correct. While it may not be the case, if there is not a lot more...
by Deano
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Overheating and detonation
Replies: 33
Views: 997

Re: Overheating and detonation

All the information, pics, videos, literature you can spare is greatly appreciated. Flounder, Go to this link. There is enough info there that you will find more than a little bit that will help your cause. http://www.southernairboat.com/pdf/aircraftengines/lycoming/360/ After you are in that direc...
by Deano
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Overheating and detonation
Replies: 33
Views: 997

Re: Overheating and detonation

Excuse the stupid question, but . . .
You are running AV-gas, right ?
by Deano
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Need help on lake Panasoffkee
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Need help on lake Panasoffkee

I'll respond here largely because no one else has. I don't believe there is a curfew on Lake Pan. Nor would I anticipate you bothering anybody on the east side of that lake. I don't know about launching on that side though, it's pretty undeveloped, afaik. If you go on the west side of the river, the...
by Deano
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Best Compound Leverage Snips for cutting (notching) conduit?
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: Best Compound Leverage Snips for cutting conduit?

I'm with Loudmouse on this one. No need making things more complicated.
A chop saw and angle grinder are far more versatile.
I could see a band saw helping the cause, but never needed one bad enough to acquire one.
by Deano
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Set Up Distributor
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Set Up Distributor

. . . My thinking is that the more centrifugal advance will make it easier to start . . . First off, I concur with LadyBackWater and Aeon. Vacuum advance is for fine tuning under a light load that an airboat will generally never see. Using the lightest springs will allow the timing to come in earli...
by Deano
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Deja Vu All Over Again
Replies: 53
Views: 1652

Re: Deja Vu All Over Again

Diggin, I knew a guy that if not for bad luck, he'd have had no luck at all. Seems like your luck makes him look like he's fortunate. I feel for ya brother. Are you sure an old iron big block wouldn't be worth the trade off to do away with unintended grief ? Evidently, my patience for that **** runs...
by Deano
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Think I blew it up??
Replies: 8
Views: 967

Re: Think I blew it up??

Doesn't sound like putting your gauge(s) a little closer to your line of sight would be a bad idea.
Conversely if that's not possible, putting your line of sight closer to your gauge(s) may not be a bad idea.
by Deano
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lycoming 0290 prop
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Lycoming 0290 prop

I have a 290 that runs amazingly well with plain ol 68x34 woodie. It was redone with 435 A/V cylinders so it may be a little stronger than otherwise. I would confidently say that a plain ol 68x32 or a 66x34 would perform better than your current prop ever has a chance to. I know that isn't what you ...
by Deano
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel injection for 496
Replies: 22
Views: 881

Re: Fuel injection for 496

Just as well . . . I'm sorry to say I the bets off, at least 'til Saturday night. :lol:
by Deano
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel injection for 496
Replies: 22
Views: 881

Re: Fuel injection for 496

. . It seems complex to this old school mind as I would need new fuel pump set up with a return and the wiring then adding bungs etc. . . Reading that, I can't help but point out that you never miss a chance to imply I'm a low tech caveman (and I maybe I am). :wink: I got a pile of rusty junk in th...
by Deano
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220 gpu restart issues
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: 220 gpu restart issues

That there may be part of it. Rigging is having some rust issues and it's all grounded to the rigging You all but answered your own question here, though you likely didn't realize it. Not the rust part, but the rigging being used as the Primary Ground. Also make sure you have a ground from engine t...
by Deano
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel injection for 496
Replies: 22
Views: 881

Re: Fuel injection for 496

There is quite a bit of (what I perceived to be) good, usable information in this thread: https://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=70926&p=683178 I guess how valuable it is to you depends on what you already do and don't know. I found it to be enlightening, but I admittedly do...
by Deano
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Sticky valves
Replies: 17
Views: 571

Re: Sticky valves

Ya, I've always used MMO for such a purpose.
I got in that rut years before I heard of Seafoam.

Maybe I've been lucky but it's never failed to attain the desired result.
by Deano
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0470-13 help
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: 0470-13 help

Not only does your description imply 'them' to be correct, but . . . Every indication here is that you correct. That is the wrong carb and is to big. o470carb.png Additionally, you will find a manual for your 'new to you' engine at this link: http://www.southernairboat.com/pdf/aircraftengines/contin...
by Deano
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Question on 350
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Question on 350

If ur set on a 15' hull then I would do a LS 6.0 with efi, gearbox and 3 blade NGR, R Or JX. A 350 gonna be underpowered on a 15' hull. Can it work YES but not ideal. This is information you can take to the bank. Don't kid yourself about what a semi-stock 350 can accomplish; the laws of physics wil...
by Deano
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Ummm Yep WATCH THE NEWS
Replies: 80
Views: 7462

Re: Ummm Yep WATCH THE NEWS

Yep he sure does owe more then just one boat! He has 44k of my money! Let’s see what mr bone collector has to say about my deal!! He’s had that money since 2015 and I have nothing to share for it! I know of about 6 others in the same predicament! Since I don't have a horse in this race, I have not ...
by Deano
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Looking for an educator.
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: Looking for an educator.

To help you understand how extremely broad your question is, here is a similar analogy . . . I am willing to pay someone who will answer some questions for me on the phone. Looking for someone with experience with both diesel and gasoline powered vehicles. They should be able to discuss the pros/con...
by Deano
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Sunk boat
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Sunk boat

That is an !MPORTANT note to be taken by any newbies ready this post. :!:

The further you get from going in a straight line, the quicker things can happen that can't be recovered from :shock:
by Deano
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Thank you for all the help
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Thank you for all the help

That look's great ! You should be quite proud of yourself. When it runs as good as it looks, you're sense of accomplishment will increase yet again. Don't tell anybody it was your first AB build and they'll never know. 8) I suspect my ol' 472 won't look as strong anymore if yours is right there in t...
by Deano
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Sunk boat
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Sunk boat

pontoon outlaw wrote:
My friend got a Airboat that was sunk just north of the dam at lake Washington he said it was a 0540 . . .

Did he get a clean title with it ? .. :D

Go to advanced search