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by rost495
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: fuel injection or carb?
Replies: 12
Views: 2396

fuel injection or carb?

Gonna get off my duff and try to get the 454 off and dthe 496 on this summer. Benefits/negatives of above? Is the increase in fuel mileage and reliability and weatherproof issues worth the extra jack? Have a carb that barely is big enough for the 454 from what I understand so adding 200 HP I'd have ...
by rost495
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Sleeping airboaters
Replies: 30
Views: 7196

Re: Sleeping airboaters

Yep, interesting in that I typically sleep during the summer, and hunt during the winter.
by rost495
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Inflatable PFD discussions.
Replies: 30
Views: 2178

Re: Inflatable PFD discussions.

anyone that owns an airboat and complains about cost of PFDs needs a good reality slap IMHO.

Cheapest airboat vs PFD cost. Really?

Even cost of one tank of fuel these days vs PFD?
by rost495
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Jacksonville Area help?
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: Jacksonville Area help?

Bryant, thanks for the PM. Lets hope he has time and can work it out. I know he'd love it and he'll be so far away from stuff like this at times over the next 4 years I'd like to see him have all the fun he can when he has time.

Jeff
by rost495
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Jacksonville Area help?
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Jacksonville Area help?

I know I"m asking a lot. But I have a nephew about to head to Jacksonville for 2.5 mos of training with the Marines before shipping out. He loves to fish. Anyone in the area willing to take him if he can find time on a Sunday IF they will be allowed to? I'd be much obliged and owe a lot. PM me ...
by rost495
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Airboat Sound
Topic: Need quick replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 5179

Re: Need quick replacement

Thanks Deano.

Summit was a big help. Now need to finalize the order when I get over this cold crap
by rost495
Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Sound
Topic: Need quick replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 5179

Re: Need quick replacement

cntry

Great input! I'll clamp it all from now, even when I change it.

Safety wire any bolts or screws.. but the next I"m a dummy question... drill a tiny hole through bolt head to attach wire? What wire, some SS braid fishing leader with crimps or such?
by rost495
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Airboat Sound
Topic: Need quick replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 5179

Re: Need quick replacement

Thanks for all the input. Will probably call Summit and point some questions at them.
by rost495
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Airboat Sound
Topic: Need quick replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 5179

Re: Need quick replacement

sorry, welded to headers, then flex is welded to a muffler that goes out the back of the transom on each side.

I need to be able to do it without welding at this time on the quick and cheap.

So its just a replacement.
by rost495
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Airboat Sound
Topic: Need quick replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 5179

Need quick replacement

Have not had time or money to do the setup I want. I have flex welded straight to headers.. In the meantime what can I do to replace as is.. IE cut off the end of header, get the braided piece to give flex, tie it to flex and clamp flex to a new SS pair of mufflers? NO welding? That would allow me l...
by rost495
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Scouting and blind building.
Replies: 9
Views: 1795

Re: Scouting and blind building.

Dont kid yourself on our warmth... for 6 months out of the year, its as bad as your cold 6 months out of the year and trust me, there is only so much you can take off..... And Mallards have been shot at the whole way down to here... they can be shy period, plus decoy shy, call shy etc..... I've kill...
by rost495
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Grass Planting Injury
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

Re: Grass Planting Injury

18 Panther

I'll be giving you a call when I get caught up here... but many thanks for the help!! As always! We certainly appreciate your hard work at the plantings and all you did for Roy last weekend.

Jeff
by rost495
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Grass Planting Injury
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

Grass Planting Injury

TAA has been in the forefront of providing boats to restore estuaries in TX. The last 2 years or so its been a big project in Corpus. We have had some die hard locals going to support the needs for transportation, and we've had a few folks that are reliable from out of town. One of these guys thats ...
by rost495
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Airboat Sound
Topic: cost of SS?
Replies: 9
Views: 4740

Re: cost of SS?

496 top torque at 6000 RPMS or maybe 5900. Don't think I want 2.5 inch pipe there? Gives 615 hp and I forget the torque number right there... need to prepare for the new motor.
by rost495
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Sound
Topic: cost of SS?
Replies: 9
Views: 4740

Re: cost of SS?

Thanks for the input, will have something to work with now then.
by rost495
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Holy cow, 1 month left!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Holy cow, 1 month left!!!

How did it turn out? I haven't been on SA much at all this year, just too busy. My weekend turned out ok on Sunday night, 10 point typical with couple of stickers, but 2 had snapped off the day before I shot him, 5.5 years old appx 130 inches. Decent deer for my area. 8 yard shot. 40 yard run appx. ...
by rost495
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Sound
Topic: cost of SS?
Replies: 9
Views: 4740

cost of SS?

3 inch magnaflo brand IIRC, according to my muffler man... 3 inch ss 90 is 55.00. All parts for a 3 inch system wiht 3 mufflers over 1000.00 bucks. Says his bender will wrinkle SS tubing if bent.... Something like 4 90s 4 45s, a pair of short woven vibration things, header flange. RV ss crossover mu...
by rost495
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Muffler Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: Muffler Questions

3 mufflers? That's a TON of restriction and lost power! I run Dynomax straight thru race mufflers and I am amazed at the difference in my boats performance if I run straight pipes. BTW I heard, and can't comment, that using the right mufflers can add power, rather than straight pipes, that the engi...
by rost495
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Muffler Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: Muffler Questions

Thanks for the input guys, got a bit busy. Had forgot about the sound forum... need to copy/paste and go there.... its there that I got the idea of a big crossover, and 2 smaller ones. Performance is one thing, but sound kills us out there and I like quiet. A lot. Hence the idea of crossing over and...
by rost495
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Muffler Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Muffler Questions

Looking for any tips... 454 that will be swapped for 496 later... the flex pipes are cracking so time to replace system. Local guy in town... we are going to get a crossover in and out truck muffler, and put on a braided flex coupling under the headers, then flex to the crossover thats going under t...
by rost495
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need Alt bracket for 454 Felber
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Need Alt bracket for 454 Felber

BTW will check with some of the links. Steel would not have done it. Cast did. IF you have to shim something then its not correct IMHO, were steel would be fine.

Thanks for the info. Jegs had nothing and neitehr did auto folks in town.

Jeff
by rost495
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need Alt bracket for 454 Felber
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Need Alt bracket for 454 Felber

It’s a shame you drug Mike Felber’s name into something by your own admission that he didn’t have anything to do with. It would have been more helpful if you shared a photo of the broken cast mount where someone could probably help you find a suitable heavy duty replacement. I only did that to tell...
by rost495
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: mufflers on my airboat in texas?
Replies: 17
Views: 2171

Re: mufflers on my airboat in texas?

Quiet as we can be is best by far.
by rost495
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need Alt bracket for 454 Felber
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Need Alt bracket for 454 Felber

No clue here, other than the pivot bolt is on top, the tension on the bottom, and as you face the motor Alt is on right. Top bracket had 3 bolts holding it onto the head IIRC, very heavy but for some reason cast metal junk. It cracked and caused an overheat and blown hose the other night. No one in ...
by rost495
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O540 Lycoming carb parts ?
Replies: 2
Views: 629

O540 Lycoming carb parts ?

My buddy has the O540, updraft and marvel something carb ... MA4-5. Carb kits here are 300 bucks plus. All he needs is a bowl gasket and says something about what seems to me would be an accelarator pump, that needs the gasket/seal for that shaft for the pump. Can those be bought individually? A flo...

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