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by RJC5778
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

a few pics of the cage
by RJC5778
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

got some time in on the cage the last few days, got the access hatches built and also layed out a few rows of 3/16" round bar going up the cage, very tedious but worth it in the end, I think it looks a lot better than normal 2x4 wire and stronger too, windows aren't terribly big b/w bars. some are s...
by RJC5778
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

not much progress, put floor in Saturday and drilled 17 holes in stand to mount to boat, yesterday I got the stand in and drilled holes in the tbars, finished mounted the cage and fixed a few rusted out bars, ordering 3/16" roundbar for "cage wire" this am and making access hatches on wed, no update...
by RJC5778
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

got the catwalks finished welded and ground smooth on both hull sides, then cut the old wire off the cage...moving right along, next step is the grass rake
by RJC5778
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Newbie needs advice
Replies: 15
Views: 2397

Re: Newbie needs advice

path maker is out of Berwick la, which is on the transom in faded letters, 7/16 poly is heavy, prolly an old seismograph work boat from south la, better plan on big big hp and swing a big prop to get that thing to run dry, heard through the grapevine they don't run to well, but hell for 1000 for a h...
by RJC5778
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

ada5771 and I got some fitting up done last night, got stbd side catwalk hard tacked in and I have the cage 75% mounted, port side catwalk top is in place and tacked, getting excited as its looking like a boat again, gonna be working on new grass rake Wednesday, will post pics when done with that, s...
by RJC5778
Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

got a few pics from shane this am, the bottom end is all buttoned up and just waiting on the heads to come in, cant wait to try this beast out
by RJC5778
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

Terry Poirier did, they beat on it for a week and re welded all the welds that cracked, it wasn't that that bad but def enough to notice, it's def rounder than what it was
by RJC5778
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

engine as of 3 weeks ago, punched .070 over and a pic of the stroker k1 crank, oh ya tearing down is always the easy part, got so many ideas but not enough boat to put them on haha, oh ya cant wait to be sliding again, the motor under the cover is some race motor for a local drag racer
by RJC5778
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

no leaks on the new bottom job, used ss screws rubber padded ss washer and brass locknuts, they beat all the dents out the bottom and sides and added some strips of aluminum to the chine to strengthen the old aluminum, I think he did a hell of a job on the poly, I know it is not the easiest thing to...
by RJC5778
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

got the reduc all painted up and cleared along with other misc item
by RJC5778
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

got the stand fixed up and new mounts for the 50 gal alumitech fuel tank and also gauge panel, added some gussets in the back and welded up the hacked up exhaust outlet holes, got some ss thru hulls and new headers from alumitech also.
by RJC5778
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

new poly getting put on
by RJC5778
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

more pics
by RJC5778
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 79
Views: 19692

Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

IMG_2774.PNG well guys, been having this airboat for 3 months and the motor, bone stock 454 iron head, dropped a valve and needs a complete rebuild, so tore entire boat apart and goin back up all new, from the poly to the airfilter, boat is an 89 robicheaux hull, poly has been completely replaced b...

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