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by Deano
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: ISO Sensenich Q to try out
Replies: 22
Views: 306

Re: ISO Sensenich Q to try out

Tim, I don't know that it would make any difference in your specific case, but my situation is a very similar to yours. I'm also running a set of Signatures with my 472 on a 15' Rivermaster which is also a good bit of boat for a DD. I have found that in this case, I get a little more bottom end dry ...
by Deano
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 383 Stoker W/ Gear Reduction
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: 383 Stoker W/ Gear Reduction

Antarctica is the only place on earth (afaik) where propeller pitch has been reported to have changed all by itself. (Obviously this is an unconfirmable rumor since this and other related information has been Classified by the Powers That Be) So. . . . unless your fuel cell is much larger than mine,...
by Deano
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Airboat for floundering POC
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Airboat for floundering POC

No such thing as a 502 Caddy, never was. I thought that fabricated rumor had finally died in the early '90s.
Obviously the seller knows little about the engine. I would hold anything he told me suspect, at least pending verification.
by Deano
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: PHANTOM STARTS
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: PHANTOM STARTS

If I ever had that happen on a given boat and subsequently needed to enter the cage,
I don't think the Ol' Perko switch would provide me with the comfort level I would need to do so . . .

I would likely end up putting the battery across the street! :shock: :lol:
by Deano
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: oil consumption
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: oil consumption

While it may not seem likely, there is the possibility that you unknowingly overfilled it. If so, it would likely expel the excess to a level where it is happy, at which point that expelled volume would subside dramatically. This is something you need watch carefully because if it does not (subside)...
by Deano
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who makes mini airboat hulls ?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Who makes mini airboat hulls ?

Well, there you have your answer depending on whether you were after fiberglass or aluminum. If I recall correctly (and I well may not), the MiniPro molds that Marty was making were 10 1/2' and 11 1/2'. In any case, the later of the two was nearly a foot wider than the other, and would be my recomme...
by Deano
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Torque specs
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Torque specs

Chances are in your favor, that the second of your questions can be answered here: http://www.centurydrives.com/PDF/CH-3%20and%20CH-2%20Instructions.pdf If not there, chances are in your favor that will be in the right neighborhood. You will be doing yourself a favor to view this tidbit of info as b...
by Deano
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel system issues
Replies: 40
Views: 1003

Re: Fuel system issues

Do not underestimate the legitimacy of what is contained in LBW's last post. You need volume, more than you need pressure. They name of the game is' keep the bowl full'. If you have the prerequisite volume, you simply don't need excessive pressure. Well i had a brand 5-9 psi pump and it couldn’t kee...
by Deano
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Gitsu 0520 Crankcase venting.
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Gitsu 0520 Crankcase venting.

I would have to agree with your buddy. The intrinsic problem with the venting hose(s) being at or near vertical, is that when you inevitably get condensation inside them, it has no other option than to run back down into the crankcase. Ideally, although not always possible, a little down hill run wo...
by Deano
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 17
Views: 831

Re: North Korea

This are heating up and becoming more interesting by the day. . . After cross referencing what was visible in the OIG Report, with what was released (a year ago?) in WikiLeaks Vault 7, it appears that the "13 Angry Democrats" that Trump has been tweeting about for a couple weeks may be tho...
by Deano
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Intake installed backwards
Replies: 25
Views: 992

Re: Intake installed backwards

Boxer, no offense, but this is a hard thread to follow and I am really confused (as I think others are) . . . Don't feel like the Loan Ranger, brother. :roll: Even resorting to laying out a best guess scenario based on available information and asking for a confirmation, does not reveal relevant or...
by Deano
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Intake installed backwards
Replies: 25
Views: 992

Re: Intake backwards / Rebuild Forensics

Now that's it's a new day and have had some sleep; what really happened becomes more clear given that we now know what parts were involved and have a chronological sequence of events to work with. It also simplifies things to leave the woody completely out of the equation, since it predated anything...
by Deano
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Intake installed backwards
Replies: 25
Views: 992

Re: Intake installed backwards

The stock intake works very well for a DD. It will work even better with a 1" spacer, as it is lacking plenum volume. That is what I've run on mine for years, and debatably works as well as the 2115. It's definitely heavier though. Given the ROI for 2115 upgrades with a DD, I opt to spend that ...
by Deano
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Intake installed backwards
Replies: 25
Views: 992

Re: Intake installed backwards

Sorry to have misled, there is nothing those KB353s. Many of us use those deliberately as they are one of few replacement pistons that do not unintentionally cost you a little compression. They claim 9:1 IIRC, which is a little optimistic but you still are way better off than the other replacement a...
by Deano
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Intake installed backwards
Replies: 25
Views: 992

Re: Intake installed backwards

Please clarify. I'm confused. That piston has a broken ring land. Do you have the heads off ? or is that a pic from before last rebuild? I am hoping it's the later case. Please confirm this scenario . . . -> It was a 472, then rebuilt with the set of pistons we are looking at in that pic. Then you h...
by Deano
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hull Hop
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Hull Hop

LBW, re-reading that I see that I did a less than stellar job of proofreading the beginning of that post. We are in complete agreement. When I changed some wording there before I posted, I evidently omitted part of what should have stayed and I missed it. :oops: The line that reads . . . "Seems...
by Deano
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Caddy running hot sometimes
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Caddy running hot sometimes

Good find. Everyone has an opinion about what is the best. Here is mine. :lol: I run the lower hole plugged (as shown) and run a generic style 160 degree thermostat. I'm partial to Stant when/where its available. It's not necessary to specifically do that if you have a different preference. Sometime...
by Deano
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Caddy running hot sometimes
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Caddy running hot sometimes

Bingo ! 8)
This is definitely a case where 'an ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure' is actually a radical understatement.
by Deano
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Caddy running hot sometimes
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Caddy running hot sometimes

Well, if you can't tell, you came to the right place. Welcome to the Board !

Maybe wasn't warm enough before it to rear it's ugly head prior to this,
but believe me, you want to get that corrected. It's fixin to get warmer yet, even that far north.
by Deano
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Caddy running hot sometimes
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Caddy running hot sometimes

The Caddy big blocks have a dry intake. In this case, that is outside the scope of concern.

May well be the ONLY thing simplified, when considering Cadillac vs the remainder of GMC. :lol:
by Deano
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lucas oil additive raising oil temp?
Replies: 21
Views: 712

Re: Lucas oil additive raising oil temp?

More pressure with the LUCAS is not surprising. I have and do use it for that purpose in certain cases for that specific reason. I suppose more pressure equates to more oil pump draw/load, and could equate to more heat. That concept is not abstract by any means. Now that you mention dieseling, exces...
by Deano
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Caddy running hot sometimes
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Caddy running hot sometimes

The Cadillac Specific thermostat has a plug on it (much like a John Deere) that drops down to plug that hole when the thermostat opens. If a man opts to NOT use a Cadillac Specific thermostat, and instead opts to use A) generic thermostat OR B) none at all OR C) some kind of fluid restrictor to regu...
by Deano
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Caddy running hot sometimes
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Caddy running hot sometimes

OK. thanks. Now we can avoid chasing our tail. No thermostat is the first thing that needs clarified. In the absence of a Thermostat, there is a hole that facilitates coolant flow in the block that HAS TO be plugged. It is directly below where the thermostat is supposed to go, and requires a 1"...
by Deano
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lucas oil additive raising oil temp?
Replies: 21
Views: 712

Re: Lucas oil additive raising oil temp?

How does your oil pressure differ? Before vs After?

I'm hesitant to believe the difference was with the LUCAS; I'd expect something else but anything is possible I guess.
It's good that you noted the difference, but that isn't excessive, imo.
by Deano
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Caddy running hot sometimes
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Caddy running hot sometimes

Automotive Power would be the preferred Forum, but no harm done. The more we know about which Caddy you're running and what config you boat is, the better we can comment. How many CID? DD or gearbox? Boat: length and material? Typical load? Where are you running it (ie, S Fla & Alaska are differ...

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