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by AirPat
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

Swamp hunter. Motor is still in the boat. I pulled the oil pan and looked around the best I could and didn't see anything alarming. Motor was still holding good oil pressure so I'm just going to hope for the best. Thanks for the advice though. Hate to say it. But if the motor is coming out of the bo...
by AirPat
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

Ok. The pistons are not flat top. They are Sylvia-o- lite pistons like the one in the picture. The boat is in storage so I'm going to swing by there tomorrow and get casting numbers. I checked into them before purchase and referenced an old thread on here and am 99.9 percent sure they are the 10.1 h...
by AirPat
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

Sorry guys. Been bowed up at work trying to get concrete placed. Harvey jacked our schedule up and now it's make up time. Working late and going in early. Should have some time this evening to get the info.
Thanks for the replies.
by AirPat
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

Thanks for the responses. let me see if I can answer some questions. Motor was rebuilt by myself about 3 years ago. Had block, heads and crank at machine shop to bring into spec. Block is .30 over. I believe the pistons I used were sylvalite? Idk I will have to check when I get home. I wrote everyth...
by AirPat
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

Anyone know what could cause this? I was loaded down with feed during Harvey floods pushing cattle to high ground. Three burned up plugs all next to each other. Pulled head and found no scratches in cylinder walls. A few nicks in one piston. Re assembled and did compression check and all checked out...
by AirPat
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy low compression in one Cylinder
Replies: 2
Views: 930

DD Caddy low compression in one Cylinder

Gotta a question for you guys. I had a blow by issue with my Cadd motor and blowing quite a bit of smoke out of the breathers but none out of the exhaust. Did a compression check and discovered one cylinder with about 30 psi and one with a 110 psi that are not next to each other but on the same side...
by AirPat
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Replies: 20
Views: 3097

Re: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

I would be interested in helping out and riding around to learn the area. Spend most of my time from West Galveston bay South to Rockport. Due to the nature of my profession I would need some time to plan to be there.
by AirPat
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Airboats coming to the GatorFest this coming weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 1770

Re: Airboats coming to the GatorFest this coming weekend

Lucked out this year and will be hunting a friends ranch in the double bayou/ Anahuac area. Don't need the boat to hunt but was thinking about bringing it down to go to the party. I have a few questions. Where is the best place to launch? Can you get to the party via boat? Look forward to meeting so...
by AirPat
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: anyone been bowfishing??
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: anyone been bowfishing??

Just got back from a trip to LA. 40 reds in the boat and limited out in 4 hours. Went Friday night with these guys. http://www.wildnightsbowfishing.com/. Good guys and they have some nice rigs.
by AirPat
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: GOT GREEDY
Replies: 16
Views: 2117

Re: GOT GREEDY

540 I was the one who passed you in the refuge.. if you where there Sunday afternoon. How'd you do on the reds. We ran into the cow traps looking for teal and only saw a few.
by AirPat
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Anyone live in the beasley/needville area?
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Anyone live in the beasley/needville area?

Just moved from Rosenberg to Sugarland.
by AirPat
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Texas
Topic: Edna, Tx Ducks
Replies: 3
Views: 2305

Edna, Tx Ducks

Last weekend on a friend's ranch in Edna, Tx. 8 different species of ducks. Blew head gasket in my boat opening day and caused the mains in the block to go bad. Fished all summer and not a single problem and boom on the trip out opening day. So now I learned my lesson, I bought 2 blocks and am build...
by AirPat
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Texas
Topic: Opening Weekend Teal in Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 2000

Opening Weekend Teal in Texas

Anybody got plans this weekend? I have to work Saturday but I'm going to hit it Sunday and Monday. I'll be running around the Freeport area. Just got my boat running 100% last weekend and haven't got much chance to do any scouting. I know where i am going to hunt Sunday morning and i hope to spend t...
by AirPat
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Dieseling problem on caddy
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Dieseling problem on caddy

Thanks for the help. I am running a edlebrock carb and intake. The prop never turned backwards but what is detonation? I was told to set the timing at 0 by the cam manufacturer. Let me make sure I got it right becuase basically i don't know sh*t. This is the first time i have built a motor and I bas...
by AirPat
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Dieseling problem on caddy
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Dieseling problem on caddy

I am almost done with my first rebuild. I finally got my cooling system set up and prop back on (thanks for the help). Now I have a dieseling problem. After running the motor for a while on the trailor it stayed at a constant 160. I shut it down and it kept running for a good 20 sec dieseling.Timing...
by AirPat
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Epic Airboat memorial run Brazos river to Gulf of Mexico.
Replies: 144
Views: 9307

Re: Epic Airboat memorial run Brazos river to Gulf of Mexico.

I live about 5 minutes from the Brazos river and 59 where it crosses in Richmond. Anything you need let me know. There is not a ramp there but Gas or supplies no problem. I also keep a ski boat on the San Bernard which is about a 30 min ride down the river and intercoastal to the brazos. Good luck.
by AirPat
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Another Caddy cooling question
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Re: Another Caddy cooling question

Has anyone used a be cool radiator? What is the difference between the 400.00 radiator at Diamondback and the 200.00 I can find on the web or Summit. I saw someone mention a 99 f350 radiator for a V10 for 125.00 thats aluminum and has 3 rows. Will that work? I want to protect my motor so i want a go...
by AirPat
Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Another Caddy cooling question
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Another Caddy cooling question

I finally got my motor put back together after my first rebuild and to my suprise it fired up on the first crank. ( i was nervous as hell) The oil PSI is at about 60 but I can't seem to get the bugs out of the cooling system. I searched it but still have a couple of questions about the cooling syste...
by AirPat
Fri May 08, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 1st Time Caddy Build
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: 1st Time Caddy Build

10-4 on the Cloyes. That is what I have.
by AirPat
Thu May 07, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 1st Time Caddy Build
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: 1st Time Caddy Build

I appreciate all the info. I was unable to start the build becuase the rod bearings I recieved with the crank are damaged. The company is sending over another set. James, The gaskets are Fellpro. I am not sure what you are talking about on the cam. I had the machine shop call Potter for any special ...
by AirPat
Fri May 01, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 1st Time Caddy Build
Replies: 9
Views: 930

1st Time Caddy Build

I am finally picking my motor up from the machine shop today after a long wait. I am going to start to assemble the motor tomorrow. I have never built a motor before so I am looking for any pointers you guys have. I have bought about every book there is to buy on this motor and have read countless p...
by AirPat
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What pays your bills?
Replies: 125
Views: 6153

Re: What pays your bills?

Commercial formwork superintendent for cast in place concrete structures. Currenly on a high rise in downtown Houston.
by AirPat
Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Machine work advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Machine work advice needed

I did all the take down and he will re assemble. I don't really want to buy another motor for the reason Jeff gave. I got screwed on this one and don't want it to happen again. I bought the boat in October and was told it was a cadd 500 in good condition. I have had it in the water 1 time and found ...
by AirPat
Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Machine work advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Machine work advice needed

I have my motor (cad 472) in the machine shop and wanted to see what you guys thought about what the guy is telling me. This is my first time to rebuild a engine so I don't really know if this is a fair deal. It's going to be around $1,500. I am considering converting to a 500 with a new crank and p...
by AirPat
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Texas
Topic: Texas Pics
Replies: 8
Views: 3373

Re: Texas Pics

Unfortunately no hunting in Mexico this trip. I will be fishing atleast two of the days and partying all of them. Thanks on the comments about Gauge (the dog). He has turned out to be a pretty good bird dog and a hell of a friend. This is his 2nd season and he improved greatly over last year. The ai...

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