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by makinwaves
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 11173

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

I was with a cluster of boats at the north end of racetrack Sunday watching you go up the bank and across the field. We were impressed.
by makinwaves
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Airboat News
Topic: Milk Bus on Lake Kississimee
Replies: 10
Views: 2003

Re: Milk Bus on Lake Kississimee

It was a milk truck no doubt. Like a previous post states, we used to go inside of it when weather got bad. No windows, just a box. That was mid ‘90s.
by makinwaves
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Avgas Arcadia Bradenton area
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Avgas Arcadia Bradenton area

Arcadia and Wauchula Airports are both AB friendly and take CC’s 24/7.
by makinwaves
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Peace River Post Irma
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Peace River Post Irma

No more debris than usual. Stumps didn’t move. Parking lot was full Saturday afternoon. Waters down nice.
by makinwaves
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Landmarks and P O I's on Kissimmee Chane
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Re: Landmarks and P O I's on Kissimmee Chane

and "camp mack" not macks fish camp
by makinwaves
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Peace river
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Peace river

Nocatee and Arcadia ramps are open.
by makinwaves
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Replacing Gearbox to Flywheel Bushings
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: Replacing Gearbox to Flywheel Bushings

Mine has 3 green and 3 reddish colored bushings.
Your post said the green ones....
The oil that gets on the greens made them soft/mushy,
The red ones were hardened and worn.
by makinwaves
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Replacing Gearbox to Flywheel Bushings
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: Replacing Gearbox to Flywheel Bushings

Got mine from GTO. Next day.
Trust me, change the red ones too.
They've been taking up the slack of the greens.
by makinwaves
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Oil Cooler on 383 ? losing pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

Re: Oil Cooler on 383 ? losing pressure

Cheapest thing to try first is the sending unit.
by makinwaves
Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Front or back seat driver
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: Front or back seat driver

From my own experience riding mostly single from rear Added passenger weighs down the bow. My front drive boat didn't seem to affect the hulls attitude as much by adding weight In the rear seat closer to the middle of the boat. All the above statements are to be considered Depends on what you do mos...
by makinwaves
Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Another cool video
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: Another cool video

Check the one titled "swamp water safari"
where they net a panther and lasso a bear from AB.
by makinwaves
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: RAKE MOUNTED STORAGE BAG
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Re: RAKE MOUNTED STORAGE BAG

I use a cargo net from a minivan.
Has hooks on top corners and loops on bottom corners.
by makinwaves
Wed May 20, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: F***ING LITTERBUGS
Replies: 20
Views: 2631

Re: F***ING LITTERBUGS

I hate cooking over old melted plastic and garbage.
I always bring more trash to the ramp than I take.
Litterbugs definitely suck on many levels.
There will never be a "solution".
by makinwaves
Tue May 19, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Peace River?
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Peace River?

Waters nice and low
Some good slidin
Should be a quite a few boats this wknd
by makinwaves
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Cleaning oil mess without removing paint from glass hull
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Cleaning oil mess without removing paint from glass hull

kitty litter and dawn dish soap
by makinwaves
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Alcohol motor
Replies: 15
Views: 3490

Alcohol motor

My engine builder who drag races asked me why I don't convert the 383 to alcohol and ditch all the cooling system with horsepower gain. I said I don't know. You're my eng builder.
Makes it sound like a no brainer.
Anybody try this?
by makinwaves
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: February 7@ redneck yacht club
Replies: 19
Views: 4605

Re: February 7@ redneck yacht club

i would like to test/tune my ride boat. it's not fast - not meant to be. but it's a good opportunity to learn in a controlled(?) environment - for future faster boat/maybe. so, besides a helmet, what other prep would i need? is there a drivers meeting? or is this just a free-for-all to do whatever? ...
by makinwaves
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Radiator for 2008 American Airboat
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: Radiator for 2008 American Airboat

i just bought a new "inexpensive" one for my 383.
then i took it out again for repairs.
do yourself a favor - spend the extra 50 or 75 bucks on a good rad.
JMO.
by makinwaves
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 383 SBC Carb ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1815

Re: 383 SBC Carb ?

holley 750 DP on a 383 w/2:38box and 80" 3blade. runs great.
by makinwaves
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding around Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva.
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Re: Riding around Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva.

yep, there's guys that run the flats around Matlatcha/ pine island area.
by makinwaves
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Another motor mounting question
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: Another motor mounting question

whether the motor is frontwards, backwards, upside-down, etc - the prop is at the rear.
what do YEW call the "rear" of a transmounted engine in YEW'ER wifes grocery-getter?
i think most here know what the nose of an aircraft is..... what the F-- ever, dude.
by makinwaves
Thu May 22, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Peace River
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: Peace River

my mistake,
lettuce lake RAMP is finished, but not open yet (sidewalks and drainage incomplete) according to the parks dept.
by makinwaves
Wed May 21, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Peace River
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: Peace River

i was told last week the lettuce lake ramp is re-opened (new).

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