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by midnight rider
Mon May 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stephull trailer build advice
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

Re: Stephull trailer build advice

Same as any other airboat trailer. No difference
by midnight rider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Information on airboat
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Information on airboat

I second that
by midnight rider
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Information on airboat
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Information on airboat

It’s a 220 on a deck over hull.
by midnight rider
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Thoughts on 4 cylinder boats
Replies: 18
Views: 1734

Re: Thoughts on 4 cylinder boats

I love little 4 cyl boats. I also had a 160 h2ad like Ricks but it was on a 12’ triple W Hull. I frogged ,gator hunted, and rode just about everywhere I wanted and hardly burnt any fuel. But... the one thing I never could do was go fast. So if your looking for a fast 4cyl combo I would recommend a 1...
by midnight rider
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 540 short jug info.
Replies: 15
Views: 1251

Re: 540 short jug info.

There’s no spacers on mine either. Mine has a 540 crank,cut down 540 cylinders, and a pretty rank cam.
Don’t know what rods he used. But it never gets too hot. Here’s a pic of the cyl length and current oil cooler set up
by midnight rider
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 540 short jug info.
Replies: 15
Views: 1251

Re: 540 short jug info.

Im currently running a short jug 540. They are interesting motors. They are a high reving motor. From 2700-3400 They are a rank. Depending what cam you have and if it has 480 vs cut down 540 cylinders. They like the higher rpms vs the lower.
by midnight rider
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Kamikaze airboat
Replies: 14
Views: 1870

Re: Kamikaze airboat

No he has passed
by midnight rider
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Kamikaze airboat
Replies: 14
Views: 1870

Re: Kamikaze airboat

Here’s a couple more pics along with “THE MAN “ himself. The step guru Larry Williams.
by midnight rider
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Kamikaze airboat
Replies: 14
Views: 1870

Re: Kamikaze airboat

I know this thread is old but with the recent activity I figured I’d update it. We ended up finding the kamikaze thanks to Bruce and tony480 ‘s info. Larry Williams and I went and got it and redid it a few years back. It’s been in a few shows and is now owned by someone else. Here is a pic after is ...
by midnight rider
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What are your must have supplies.
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: What are your must have supplies.

1qt aero shell
Extra alternator belt
Extra headlight lamp
Extra hull plug
Flathead screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
Kleins
Cut off Gatorade bottle to bail water (just in case)
Siphon hose
First aid kit
Frog sack
Tube of lexel
by midnight rider
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info
Replies: 58
Views: 5871

Re: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info

Welcome. That place is paradise. Nothin else like it if you ask me.
by midnight rider
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info
Replies: 58
Views: 5871

Re: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info

Getting low but still rideable
by midnight rider
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: duck hunting
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Re: duck hunting

Rhotenberger is a WMA next to Holey land south of lake O. Sometimes there’s water and sometimes not. Depends on SFWMD
by midnight rider
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0540 SV or AV?
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: 0540 SV or AV?

This is what an angle valve looks like
by midnight rider
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: can anyone tell me what motor this is
Replies: 25
Views: 3515

Re: can anyone tell me what motor this is

But different pistons or stoking it elec ignition etc. there's lots you can do to change hp
by midnight rider
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: can anyone tell me what motor this is
Replies: 25
Views: 3515

Re: can anyone tell me what motor this is

That is a 290 ground power case. Where the flange is cut around the crank gives it away. It was a solid lifter motor, hence the oil lines added. That sump is a common one people would add to those cases in order to put an up draft carb on it. Original had a downdraft carb on it. The tag on it has no...
by midnight rider
Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?
Replies: 10
Views: 1301

Re: advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?

The only 14' ive seen in person has a supercharged geared AC on it. It has full stainless metal work. side by side seating with seating up front also. And it still would walk away from the two 12' steps we were running with him. One had a 470 and the other a 540 both carb. The two 12' are true 70-80...
by midnight rider
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fiberglass deck-over,sled,palm beach style
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Fiberglass deck-over,sled,palm beach style

I would if I had a step right now. Traded my last boat for a flats boat.
by midnight rider
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fiberglass deck-over,sled,palm beach style
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Fiberglass deck-over,sled,palm beach style

Because a step hull rides on two points instead of one big spot it puts a lot of wear on those two points when you run the hill a lot. Doesn't mean you can't tho. Especially if your good with glass.
by midnight rider
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fiberglass deck-over,sled,palm beach style
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Fiberglass deck-over,sled,palm beach style

If you get the chance to ride on a step I would encourage you to do so. They are fast free and slide. And easy to deck over. They were built to run down south but they drive different in that you drive with your foot a lot more then other types.
by midnight rider
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fiberglass deck-over,sled,palm beach style
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Fiberglass deck-over,sled,palm beach style

If your wanting a light, free riding, sliding, deck over that is fiberglass, it's gonna be real hard to improve upon a decked over fiberglass step. A round bottom hull isn't gonna ride Anywhere close to a flat bottomed or a step hull. What your describing is basically why a step was Ever built in th...
by midnight rider
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lake Okeechobee Burn
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: Lake Okeechobee Burn

Deuce they let us know about it at work last week. Said it was FWC initiated.
by midnight rider
Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: what to look for when buying a a/c motor
Replies: 33
Views: 3045

Re: what to look for when buying a a/c motor

Cause we live in fla. lol
by midnight rider
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: what to look for when buying a a/c motor
Replies: 33
Views: 3045

Re: what to look for when buying a a/c motor

Since no one on here knows wild man and I actually do and have actually ridden on the boat and know the motor and I also know that he's busy working 16 hour days trying to restore everyone's power so that they can watch all the football games this season I'm going to bat for him and tell y'all that ...

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