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by keys2pines
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A shut down coming soon
Replies: 33
Views: 2441

Re: 3A shut down coming soon

I'm sure it's closed, it was 11.6 this morning, and it's still storming out there right now. Now we have the tropical depression coming too.
by keys2pines
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Old Possum Van
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Old Possum Van

That's fantastic!
by keys2pines
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Yamaha ring free. Fuel additive
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Yamaha ring free. Fuel additive

Carbon builds up a low rpm, idling, putting around etc. I would almost guarantee "airboat use only" engines are very carbon free. They are run too hard.
by keys2pines
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A shut down coming soon
Replies: 33
Views: 2441

Re: 3A shut down coming soon

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." We have to reduce pollution from all sources entering the water system. I think FIU or FAU had a study that I read last year saying septic tanks were a big nitrogen contributor and help fuel the algae blooms. We had the same problem in the...
by keys2pines
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A shut down coming soon
Replies: 33
Views: 2441

Re: 3A shut down coming soon

:rebel: Keys2pines I know you are trying to be helpful but those are words that should never be spoken on here and I sure hope you are wrong. :rebel: once again that is north side of the alley and should have nothing to do with the south side but it does :dontknow: I hear you, but the only thing wo...
by keys2pines
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A shut down coming soon
Replies: 33
Views: 2441

3A shut down coming soon

Just a heads-up if anyone wants to ride 3A this weekend would be the time. The water level is only a few days away from the closed action line. I watch it everyday, and it went from 11.27 Wednesday to 11.40 today, it was 10.5 a few weeks ago. The cutoff is 11.60 http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/repo...
by keys2pines
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Holley Sniper, Fitech, FAST, MSD efi
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Holley Sniper, Fitech, FAST, MSD efi

Keys the 2 barrel is the way to go man, I'm tellin ya! Wish they had it when I first bought mine 4 years ago. I know it is, I just really don't want to spend the money right now. I'm going to tear the boat apart soon, have Fenner straighten the bottom, and probably put a sheet of 1/4" poly on ...
by keys2pines
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Holley Sniper, Fitech, FAST, MSD efi
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Holley Sniper, Fitech, FAST, MSD efi

Running Fitech 4bbl on mine, no issue on cold starts, still tuning for throttle response. Probably because I have a DD and the 4bbl is a bit much, but I get some hesitation if I accelerate too hard.
by keys2pines
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351w carb tuning
Replies: 21
Views: 1146

Re: 351w carb tuning

After looking at it today, the secondaries are opening at the right time. Pretty much right at WOT they open all the way up. Does turning a 66in warp drive at 6 degrees seem right? Or should I be getting more out of a prop that size. The engine runs flawless, idles great and has great throttle resp...
by keys2pines
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351w carb tuning
Replies: 21
Views: 1146

Re: 351w carb tuning

hdsadey would be the one to talk to
by keys2pines
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 14 lives saved with Airboat in two days
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: 14 lives saved with Airboat in two days

Awesome!
by keys2pines
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive
Replies: 17
Views: 952

Re: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive

First off I started this thread off in Airboat Talk since it includes both types of power. That being said I wanna know why everyone thinks automotive thrust bearings can't handle the pressure of a prop like aircraft thrust bearings? Other than the fact that aircraft have a floating thrust bearings...
by keys2pines
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 2155

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Sounds like it has a hook in the bottom. Mine did the same thing until I put a jack in it. The jack helped a lot, but my bottom is still not straight. I still get hop, a little trim tab takes care of it, but it doesn't run on the nose anymore. I would definitely put a straight edge on the bottom and...
by keys2pines
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Manifold air speed
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Manifold air speed

hdsadey wrote: Not sure it would act right after being on a Ford motor! Lol :shock:

Lol! I'm contemplating running a velocity stack, saw some good dyno results with them. Or possibly a restrictor plate, just curious if it would help any. I really don't want to throw $800 around just yet.
by keys2pines
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: navigation gps
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: navigation gps

I use navionics on my phone, and I use this to keep it in place https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ICAI44S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=
by keys2pines
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Manifold air speed
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Manifold air speed

That's awesome! You're using a performer air-gap right? I ran my tach wire through the center of the intake manifold, under the runners, keeping it away from the spark plug wires. I think you should send me your 2bbl for testing, see if the results are repeatable on a chevy :D
by keys2pines
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Manifold air speed
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Manifold air speed

Damn man! I had the same idea after seeing the 2 barrel fitech. Now you have me thinking about changing mine!
by keys2pines
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LOW TORQUE LS Engine Build
Replies: 51
Views: 4357

Re: LOW TORQUE LS Engine Build

Figured I'd stir the pot, been a few days and I was enjoying this thread lol

by keys2pines
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: R.I.P. " FEELIN FROGGY "
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: R.I.P. " FEELIN FROGGY "

Rest in peace, prayers to his family.
by keys2pines
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Blueprint 383 rebuild.
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Blueprint 383 rebuild.

Nice! hopefully won't need your services, but you'd be top of my list if anything goes wrong on my bottom end.
by keys2pines
Wed May 29, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: PROP or ENGINE SHAKE???? above 4,000rpm
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

Re: PROP or ENGINE SHAKE???? above 4,000rpm

The spark plugs will tell you. Mine were wet on one cylinder which was the one where the coolant was getting by. It slowly got worse until it was smoking. At first, it would not smoke only sputter every now and then. I first stopped to see if the prop was ok because I thought it was wobbling or sha...
by keys2pines
Tue May 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: LS DD maiden voyage
Replies: 305
Views: 19516

Re: LS DD maiden voyage

Sorry to dig up an old thread, but curiosity got me and I got bored after two pages. Was waterthunder able to develop a thrust bearing to run a DD LS? I had been wondering the same thing. I thought I saw a post back on FB a while ago where WT said they had a meeting with a big name manufacturing co...
by keys2pines
Sat May 11, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Air fuel ratio for direct drive
Replies: 86
Views: 3779

Re: Air fuel ratio for direct drive

My old notes say go back to 36 and try 38. But Hdsadey is right, give it time to settle first before changing anything. Just don't give it too much time, you don't want her to settle on old lady going to church mode. My experience with automotive EFI systems is about 30 miles of driving is pretty s...

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