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by Deano
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Holley Dominator Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: Holley Dominator Questions

CMB, you are to be commended for supplying such understandable and insightful answers to the question(s) at hand. :salute: I have to say that reading your post, made me smile and fondly remember when Mike Felber used to post here on a regular basis. His answers to most questions always contained jus...
by Deano
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 25
Views: 1171

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

Just a couple passing comments that I hope will help. First off in my opinion, Russ' comments about steel vs. aluminum is that not only are his observations correct; but correct to such a magnitude and extent, that I wouldn't miss a beat by considering the other. Realistically, anything you use will...
by Deano
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: wrong prop
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: wrong prop

Unfortunately, my being in Central Florida and using a different brand of props, I'm not able to help you directly. Were I you, I would call Patty @ Whirlwind and explain to her what you have, and what you are wanting to do. Their number is (619) 562-3725. She is very knowledgeable and nearly always...
by Deano
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

That sounds like a pretty insightful guesstimation to me. Having a pancake cage with the flag pole mounted on the front rather than the top, I hadn't had that experience. I figured the legal issue was one of liability for whoever made them, rather than the operator. Am still curious though, as it so...
by Deano
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: wrong prop
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: wrong prop

Where are you at? Somebody near you may have one that you could try.

Be aware that in any case, that is a lot of boat for a 350 while being a DD.
It will demand a better match than what you currently have to see it's potential as a DD.
by Deano
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: New
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: New

If you do in fact use a Caddy, do not start with less than a 472. . :idea:
by Deano
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Poloma
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Poloma

Given the reality and influence of the shipping costs involved, your answer could very well depend on where you are at. Flavor, needed length & width, and desired thickness could all have impact on your answer as well. If you are close enough to Pinellas County, FL to pick it up, I would likely ...
by Deano
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

CarMotorBarge wrote:What is the address for the website?
http://www.airboatstuff.com
by Deano
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Radiator coolant
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Radiator coolant

I don't see or know of a reason why the conventional green ethylene-glycol of days past wouldn't be good enough for an old iron big block. That's what I've always run in these old Caddys without a problem. Whoever has it the cheapest suits me fine; at that level it's all the same for practical purpo...
by Deano
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

Whether you contact him first, or last, you owe it to yourself to talk to Chris (aka Smuggler on here), before you commit to anything else. I believe his number is still 352-428-9626 There are many threads here, all positive, that reflect his attention to detail, etc. This is just the first one I ca...
by Deano
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine oil additive
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Engine oil additive

I was told napa and wix filters are the same exact thing when it comes to filters . . . This is in fact true, to the extent that NAPA private labels the filters that WIX manufactures. This has been the case for at least the last forty plus years that I am aware. I've been around multiple fleet sett...
by Deano
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Camo Wraps for Airboat - Vinyl Graphics Kit
Replies: 76
Views: 22725

Re: Camo Wraps for Airboat - Vinyl Graphics Kit

Scarecrow wrote:
mirage wrote:When you get off your boat to piss how do you find it???????
I don't know about you, but I just unzip my pants and there it is. :wink: :lol: :rebel:


:D .. Now that's funny, right there . . . don't matter who you are. .. :lol:
by Deano
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Flying eagle this weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: Flying eagle this weekend?

God Bless You, brother. There were a handful of far less respectful, mentally challenged, and apparently illiterate individuals up here out on the river pretending that they had 32' Chris Crafts. :angry5: The only bright side to that, was that there was not one airboat among them . . . all outboards...
by Deano
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Removing Continental C-125 and putting SBC in
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Removing Continental C-125 and putting SBC in

36" stringer width is standard in most 'glass hulls, as is using a SBC for power. As such it is possible to order one from many of the major airboat builders. In fact, I believe that Classic still lists them in their catalog. Most often, an engine stand is built to fit the given hull and engine...
by Deano
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop Direction SBC 327
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Prop Direction SBC 327

In an airboat application,

Left hand for direct drive and belt drive (CCW when viewed from behind the boat)
Right hand for gear reductions (CW when viewed from behind the boat).

For that engine, I would guess about 72x32 or 72x34, but there are others here with more SBC DD experience.
by Deano
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Flying eagle this weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: Flying eagle this weekend?

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the river is flooding from Nobleton to the 200 bridge north of Inverness. To my knowledge, the river went from initially being idle speed to being closed north of there because of this. It still has not crested going by the Eagle. All of the Citrus County ramps...
by Deano
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat registration
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: Boat registration

Oops ! :oops: My bad . . . you guys are exactly correct. :thumbleft: In spite of reading and then writing 'propulsion' I was still thinking engine type. Mine all read the same as yours do. I guess after I read inboard earlier, some renegade brain cells took possession of my fingers, and went on thei...
by Deano
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat registration
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: Boat registration

What paperwork has the hand made correction on it? Which paperwork matches the Hull Identification Number? Is the Title correct, with the Registration containing the 'fix' ? Or Is the Registration correct, with the Title containing the 'fix' ? I bought a motorcycle one time that had two numbers tran...
by Deano
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Propeller space
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Propeller space

I know of no reason that it would not be; I'd expect 4" would be fine. Additionally worth noting is that front side clearance should be considered as well. Not to imply that is a issue, very likely it is not. However, a person should be aware that the prop pulls the boat forward through the air...
by Deano
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Reduction unit
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Reduction unit

In my opinion, if you intend to carry much more than just a flip phone, you will be wanting/needing one.
Not only is it possible, but is an easy and grief free process. Just write the check, then bolt him up.
by Deano
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

Those are factory replacement pistons for the later 120 cc heads. They are very similar to and are the standard replacement for the OEM pistons used from '74 -76'. They will ultimately yield about 8.25 - 8.5 with the later 120 cc heads. Understand that there are no " 10:1 " heads. This is ...
by Deano
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

When you get back to your notes and can confirm what pistons you have, please identify the head casting number(s) as well. While I most certainly hope it does not end up being the case . . . if by chance you have early 76cc heads and the pistons are KB353s (which are flat tops), there will be little...
by Deano
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

If you are already running good gas, almost certainly to much timing. Possibly running lean as well. Either can and will create/contribute to detonation that you don't want and often can not hear. At that compression, you have to run 93 minimum. If you aren't . . . that will do it to. Detonation is ...
by Deano
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hurricane Damaged Insurance sales
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: Hurricane Damaged Insurance sales

You can bet that if I hear of such a critter, you will be first to know. :salute:

Gary S wrote:From the looks of things you might not have to go to Texas.

.......Unfortunately, there is more truth to that than any of us would care to admit.
by Deano
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Bear is Back ! ! !
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Re: The Bear is Back ! ! !

Good to see you back, you've been missed.

It is even better that you can now justifiably see that build looming in front of you. .. :D

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