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by boobidges
Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 4CYL LYCOMING QUESTION?????
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Re: 4CYL LYCOMING QUESTION?????

H series is pretty much its own thing.lotta stuff special only to H
by boobidges
Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: decking a lycoming
Replies: 22
Views: 1699

Re: decking a lycoming

Franklins all have lower compression pistons.already checked.guess its just that much better than lyc. And cont.lol.jurnigan decked my Pe-90 for $160 and took care of the studs.have you priced large journal rods? It was definitely cost effective.plus im told they have end play and with the known cra...
by boobidges
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: decking a lycoming
Replies: 22
Views: 1699

Re: decking a lycoming

That's why i asked.pe-90 had to be decked.cheaper than rods.guess its cam and pistons
by boobidges
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: decking a lycoming
Replies: 22
Views: 1699

Re: decking a lycoming

Just pistons? Was thinking cam,pistons and decki
by boobidges
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: decking a lycoming
Replies: 22
Views: 1699

decking a lycoming

I have a le-90 that's decked 1.25 but want to build an o320. What should i deck it?
by boobidges
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Whats your favorite maker for airboats
Replies: 81
Views: 5848

Re: Whats your favorite maker for airboats

Might as well throw Hairdoo out there.his boats ride as good as they look!
by boobidges
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Riveting up a new hull.
Replies: 24
Views: 2583

Re: Riveting up a new hull.

Paul J uses self tapping screws.says they hold tighter,they're def cheaper,and they go in quick and easy
by boobidges
Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Grass Rake Ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: Grass Rake Ideas

An old airboater once told me that grass rake is removable because its made to be destroyed rather than your boat.on a sled if the grass rake doesn't fold it'll cost you a bow cap.anything you put up front is drag.pure and simple.for a pipe rake i like a mixture of 3/4 and 1/2 emt.and i like them sh...
by boobidges
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0290 lycoming value
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

Re: 0290 lycoming value

There are different o290's.if its a ground power its worth less than an aircraft.big hp difference.if its an 0-290 g its an aircraft and could make as much as 150 hp stock.they're actually decent little engines.they are expensive to work on.best advice would be to run the # on the top of the case th...
by boobidges
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Am I the only one who kinda likes the sound of a waprdrive?
Replies: 30
Views: 3298

Re: Am I the only one who kinda likes the sound of a waprdri

Yeah.hunting favor eggs in Louisiana about 13 yrs ago starter came off one of our boats.boat was a 12ft sage with a built 260 turning an 8 blade.cut both wires and only put a few nicks in a couple blades.the foreman stood on the front of grants boat and hand propped an o-540 with an 8 blade.the man ...
by boobidges
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Am I the only one who kinda likes the sound of a waprdrive?
Replies: 30
Views: 3298

Re: Am I the only one who kinda likes the sound of a waprdri

I think its the greatest prop ever made.I've seen starters,cooler lids,cans,shirts, towels........you name it go through a warp drive ,and guess what,it still makes that reassuring buzzing sound..and if im not wearing hearing protection,i hear it after i shut it down.its kind of like it's still tell...
by boobidges
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Subaru Power ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1950

Re: Subaru Power ?

Between 10 and 12 feet.guessing the engine makes 100up plus or minus.little light fiberglass hull would be sweet
by boobidges
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: 8'x4' mini
Replies: 45
Views: 16723

Re: 8'x4' mini

very nice mini.i built a 4x8 for my son a couple years ago.lot of fun.i really like your reduction.very ingenious.i put a 20 hp onan on mine and it was heavy.made the boat kinda tipsy and it never really performed direct.when i was a kid growing up in the everglades road sign rudders were the norm.t...
by boobidges
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Dan's build
Replies: 198
Views: 46370

Re: Dan's build

whats the purpose of reversing the normal engine mounting arrangement?usually you do a single in the rear and two up front?ive never really paid attention to an 084 build but i want to do one
by boobidges
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: line x on cage and stand
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: line x on cage and stand

It would hide all the cracks and bad welds.
by boobidges
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: who knows the difference between a 180 and a 200
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: who knows the difference between a 180 and a 200

Obvious HP (stupid spellcheck)
by boobidges
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: who knows the difference between a 180 and a 200
Replies: 3
Views: 518

who knows the difference between a 180 and a 200

Besides the obvious up,and the angle valve cylinders what's the difference?they're both 360 cubic inches.
by boobidges
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Possible old Cloninger hull
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Re: Possible old Cloninger hull

The scrap monster was rough on those old boats
by boobidges
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Possible old Cloninger hull
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Re: Possible old Cloninger hull

Looks Taylor-ish.but all those guys built similar looking hulls.and there are a lot of homemade knockoffs out there
by boobidges
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: v-6 on AB
Replies: 22
Views: 2353

Re: v-6 on AB

i know a guy with a 4.3 and reduction on a decent sized rivermaster with a wide prop and it seems to run real good.saw another on a smallish full deck at the swimming hole with a real small/slick belt reduction.the guy said it ran very good.i guess 4.3 makes 195hp stock.ive always wanted to build on...
by boobidges
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: mini airboat hull questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Re: mini airboat hull questions

Definitely go 6' wide.planes easier.
by boobidges
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: New to this....new hull being built.....need to find engine!
Replies: 15
Views: 3165

Re: New to this....new hull being built.....need to find eng

The 440 kawi is a much overlooked engine.we used to fly them on ultralites years ago.double check that up estimate before you buy.even at 40-50up should make a decent little boat
by boobidges
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: corvair 6 cyclinder power plant
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: corvair 6 cyclinder power plant

My dad ran one with a turbo charger for a long time back in the 70' s.short prop,48" wood.11'x6 1/2 sled.good old boat.if you can look up "Banks Maxwell" they made a lot of stuff for the corvair and will provide an excellent reference.he said you had to keep the blower assembly on it ...
by boobidges
Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: sateland is not close
Replies: 1
Views: 650

sateland is not close

In florda stateland is not close it is restricted only frogers,gator hunters,and miccosukee members are allowd on state land.
by boobidges
Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Front Engine Stand legs on a Sled
Replies: 36
Views: 4199

Re: Front Engine Stand legs on a Sled

have you talked to Lee about it?

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