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by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD1 cam??
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: DD1 cam??

I suggest you call Buddy Branch and talk with him about that plan. On some of the 500 engines with a lot of time on them he has suggested putting in a new type of key and pin gears and timing chain. If you go into it that would be a for sure modification. He may suggest a Competition Cams component ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: would a 72 inch 3 blade h be enough prop for 500 caddy
Replies: 20
Views: 2915

Re: would a 72 inch 3 blade h be enough prop for 500 caddy

I can vouch there was a BIG OLD FREEDOM CRAFT seen running North along the roadway...lol
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Cam guard, Lucas ,Marvel mystery oil?
Replies: 13
Views: 2148

Re: Cam guard, Lucas ,Marvel mystery oil?

Lucas is much like old school STP it is a viscosity booster along with an additive package. I put one quart in with every oil change. Cam or break in lubricants are additives that introduce Zinc and Phosphorus as modern auto oils lack these elements due to EPA pollution standards. LUCAS STORY: I kno...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 water pressure build up(not over heating)
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: Caddy 500 water pressure build up(not over heating)

Great info from Deano !

I would tell you not to have a thermostat in that engine and opt for the plug design.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: I got my exhaust done this weekend. Check it out!
Replies: 38
Views: 3526

Re: I got my exhaust done this weekend. Check it out!

Check out the spoiler above the rudders on the IGETBENT boat (pic1) that is some wild stuff there boys.

No trim tab needed
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: rpm question
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: rpm question

Several factors determine the peak horsepower / torque curve but the greatest is the camshaft. If you know a little more about the engine build I'm sure some of the experts on here can pin it down for you. The generic 454 makes peak torque 410lbs @ 3200 where as a Gen IV makes 541lbs @4100rpm. Porte...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: I got my exhaust done this weekend. Check it out!
Replies: 38
Views: 3526

Re: I got my exhaust done this weekend. Check it out!

Chad is right you may have put your self at added risk for some water damage. It doesn't take much to make for problems. Especially if it finds it's way or remains in the cylinders during the compression stroke.
Hydro-Lock
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: I got my exhaust done this weekend. Check it out!
Replies: 38
Views: 3526

Re: I got my exhaust done this weekend. Check it out!

I was always taught to bring the center of gravity down. Thirty pounds or more up high on the boats rigging can effect stability in a critical situation.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Can`t Run Dry .....is it a lightweight ? or a Heavyweight ?
Replies: 134
Views: 17840

Re: Can`t Run Dry .....is it a lightweight ? or a Heavyweigh

Some of those old paddle props were heavy duty pushers.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Texas Club Talk
Topic: Is this a good deal??
Replies: 12
Views: 5280

Re: Is this a good deal??

pm sent
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Texas Club Talk
Topic: Is this a good deal??
Replies: 12
Views: 5280

Re: Is this a good deal??

Quite a few unknowns with limited info you provide but if hull, rigging and prop are decent $5k is a good place to start.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Cornbread and Cabbage for New Years
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Re: Cornbread and Cabbage for New Years

Black eyed peas and a grilled ham slice were our day 1 table fare. Did the ham 4 minutes each side and it ate better than a steak.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: av gas residue
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: av gas residue

News to me but we keep ours in a red can inside a storage shed???

Just guessing

1) Reaction between fuel and older containers material ?

2) Reaction between UV light and lead suspended in Av fuel?
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What Glass hull to go with????
Replies: 54
Views: 7335

Re: What Glass hull to go with????

Buying a glass boat is like buying Moonshine...lol

Marty Bray has one in the mold for me.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Long Tube Stainless Cadillac Headers
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: Long Tube Stainless Cadillac Headers

Yes it will be a direct drive. Buddy is wanting to try out a new mix of components in a direct drive 514 application. Still waiting for pistons to know it the new combination will work because it requires specific clearances with pin to rod as its a H beam bushed rod with a floating pin. He is also ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Long Tube Stainless Cadillac Headers
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Long Tube Stainless Cadillac Headers

Anyone have a lead on stainless "long tube" headers for a Caddy 500.

Found block hugger and medium length but we would like long tubes to save torque on a DD build.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac block hugger headers?
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Cadillac block hugger headers?

Not good for low RPM Torque but good price.

http://www.racinginnovationandsupply.co ... p_212.html
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Popping Sounds
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Popping Sounds

Water in fuel, remote chance but possible.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: airboat front digging in!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1642

Re: airboat front digging in!!!

I agree leave the poly alone if it's not torn
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Buying a rifle at Dicks?
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

Re: Buying a rifle at Dicks?

The GTO shop is awesome if your in the area stop by.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Smith & Wesson ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2690

Re: Smith & Wesson ?

I had one but went to a Shield 40 cal to get more stopping power. The Body Guard I had liked Gold Dot ammo by CCI Speer. Keep it clean and practice.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any drawbacks to having a corp own the boat?
Replies: 18
Views: 2628

Re: Any drawbacks to having a corp own the boat?

Added costs and required filing reports. It is a little bit of a pain. You need to see a CPA or attorney to verify a LLC is best and not an "S" corporation. When you name the corporation you have to file a fictious name with the State so more fee's. Then every year you have to renew the corporation ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Helping Fellow Boaters That Are In Trouble
Replies: 12
Views: 1545

Re: Helping Fellow Boaters That Are In Trouble

Stand and all persons on board wave arms in a jumping jack fashion. Shirts or flag can be added to enhance surface area and color contrast. Maybe they thought they ruined your hunt and were just getting out of the area ASAP.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: non oxygenated gasoline
Replies: 20
Views: 2630

Re: non oxygenated gasoline

The Amsoil octane booster will get you a couple of points but really can't do what blending in better fuels accomplish.
Twelve ounces of Amsoil Dominator fuel octane booster is about $10 and treats 15 gallons.

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