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by Barefootduck
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Nevermind swamp I read what you said in the older post I will try em and see what I can get
by Barefootduck
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:58 pm
Looks and sounds good
It feels like if I floor it the nose tilts down a little and has some drag. Would the stringer jacks help with that or will the engine need to be tilted. I’m hoping to get the stringer jacks installed before my next ride and bring a wrench I can adjust them out on the water
by Barefootduck
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:58 pm
Looks and sounds good
Thanks I think it’s running pretty good
by Barefootduck
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Nice to see her running, nice job :cheers: Watching the video I kept thinking you gotta get your buddies to move them damn kicker boats out of the way, but then I remembered you needed one to tow you back. :banghead: Carry a spare distributor, cap and coil assembly with yah. Those HEI modules will ...
by Barefootduck
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

This was both days the clips of it in the yard was the first time driving it and then I took it to the water and that’s when the coil wire broke. And the clips of it on the water was the next day after I switched out the coils. I have about 3 hours run time on it now
by Barefootduck
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Put a extra coil on I had at the house and started right up. Wish I would have saw it yesterday could have saved me a tow with a butt connector lol
by Barefootduck
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Congrats on the maiden voyage BFD! All that hard work is paying off. :thumbleft: Luckily my buddy towed me back Don't sweat it man, after a few times all CM guys get used to it! :toothy7: Lol so it wasn’t the module the 12v ignition wire going to the coil on the coil side not the harness side broke...
by Barefootduck
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Here are some pictures of the cage itself.
by Barefootduck
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Finished the cage Friday and Saturday I did a lot of buttoning up. Got it ready to fire up and drove it around the yard and decided to do a maiden voyage. Me and two passengers and it ran pretty good. Planned out fairly quick and actually did not porpoise. It felt like if a wave got it started I wou...
by Barefootduck
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

For some reason it’s only letting me post three pictures per post now.
by Barefootduck
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Got wire on the gauge. Used #12 grid wire which was cheap. Only $7 for 100ft It took about 225ft and I have to say hand laying ain’t no joke. First time doing it and the grid wire came in a roll not straight peices. I think it looks pretty good and will do the job. Let me know what you think!! It’s ...
by Barefootduck
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Welding
by Barefootduck
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Rudders mounted. Couple braces on the rudder brackets and and the cage is coming off to fully weld and add the wire and paint then going back on. Maybe next weekend will be the first yard test
by Barefootduck
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Here are two short video clips of the first few test runs. Yes the cage had a little vibration but it isn’t fully welded just tacked together. Also missing a couple mounts. Probably shouldn’t have ran it with the prop but I couldn’t wait. I was sure it was sturdy enough but that is why I didn’t full...
by Barefootduck
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Doess anybody know of a tachometer I could use on the small block 350 that only does up to like 4K rpm? I don’t know how the aircraft engines signal the tach but would be cool to use a 4K rpm tach for this boat
by Barefootduck
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Pics that wouldn’t load into original post
by Barefootduck
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Well got most of the cage put together and bolted the prop on gave er a test run and she launched into the shop lol can’t wait to get the rudders mounted and give it a test run around the yard and see how it’ll run. Think the cage is coming out good.
by Barefootduck
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

kwanjangnihm wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Coming along nice BFD! What year is the vette?
76 with original 350 block and crank. Different heads and intake though It’s my brothers
by Barefootduck
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

top Is after I straightened it out and bottom is right after I bent the hoop and tacked the shape together
by Barefootduck
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Extra pic
by Barefootduck
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Tweaked the cage and got it even. Think the hoops match good and looks straight. Gonna get the rest of the braces and mounts done tomorrow and possibly rudder mounts. Let me know how it looks.
by Barefootduck
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Gonna need some tweaking but at this point if it looks decent holds the rudders and protects the prop and people from the prop I’ll be happy
by Barefootduck
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Cage
by Barefootduck
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

Battery cables in and started the cage and changed my fuel gauge lol
by Barefootduck
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: 350 DD boat

kwanjangnihm wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:45 pm
Looking great BFD!! What gauge cable are you using?
#2 thanks

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