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by keys2pines
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Air fuel ratio for direct drive
Replies: 86
Views: 11968

Re: Air fuel ratio for direct drive

Look to see if it has a secondary metering plate, it will look same as the primary bowl, plate to air horn body, if secondary bowl is right up to air horn body then there is no metering plate conversion. Does it idle smooth or have a cadence as a performance cam would idle? If it has a cadence, I'd...
by keys2pines
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Air fuel ratio for direct drive
Replies: 86
Views: 11968

Re: Air fuel ratio for direct drive

I would recommend experimenting with the AFR and see how the engine responds. Also make sure you read the plugs while doing this looking for signs of detonation. Going a little richer at 2800 is definitely safer and might help you turn a little more prop. Agree What carb you running and is the AFR ...
by keys2pines
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Air fuel ratio for direct drive
Replies: 86
Views: 11968

Air fuel ratio for direct drive

I come from a drag racing background so I decided to put a wideband setup on my boat to fine tune. Once warmed up, my AFR is 13.6 from idle all the way through WOT (2800rpm). I'm thinking I can go leaner on idle and cruise, maybe 14.0-14.7, but I'm worried about my WOT. I'm used to being around 12.5...
by keys2pines
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What hull do I have? Taylor?
Replies: 21
Views: 2300

Re: What hull do I have? Taylor?

7862274204, I can make it run right, plus add proper bracing to hold torque and weight of the small block. Will be in zero cell range this weekend, going to aaof poker run. Have fun! I'll give you a call Monday. John will do you right that's definitely his expertise , let us know how it all turns o...
by keys2pines
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What hull do I have? Taylor?
Replies: 21
Views: 2300

Re: What hull do I have? Taylor?

Had to do the same thing to an ol stossel this week , sometimes u just cant get around it , to do it right sometimes you got to strip her down! But when its all said an done its worth the time n money spent Yea that's really why I wanted to know what hull I had, whether it was worth spending the ti...
by keys2pines
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What hull do I have? Taylor?
Replies: 21
Views: 2300

Re: What hull do I have? Taylor?

John Fenner wrote:Proper way is to remove deck with a stripped to bare metal bottom, with proper bracing added to support the torque and the weight of a DD small block, I've done many hulls to respect the beating.
Yea that's what I was afraid of. What's something like that cost? You can pm me if you want.
by keys2pines
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What hull do I have? Taylor?
Replies: 21
Views: 2300

Re: What hull do I have? Taylor?

Yes, it is a Taylor, picture will illustrate your hook, you need to straighten the stringer. Thats a sharp eye you got there John !! :thumbleft: Thanks, have straightened out many hulls over the years. I actually tried straightening the forward part of the hook using a bottle jack and 2x4, but the ...
by keys2pines
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What hull do I have? Taylor?
Replies: 21
Views: 2300

Re: What hull do I have? Taylor?

Seven3 wrote:Post some pictures of the inside structure of the hull. Stringer layout, bulkhead, nose area. The guys familiar with the Taylor’s should be able to tell by that.
Here ya go!
by keys2pines
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What hull do I have? Taylor?
Replies: 21
Views: 2300

Re: What hull do I have? Taylor?

Ya its a weird deal on that... the us coast guard has made it very clear (to me at least) that in no way shape or form can i put my HIN #s on a hull unless i build the rest of the boat and sell it as such , I've heard some manufacturers do anyways but then that opens up a bunch liability issues on ...
by keys2pines
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What hull do I have? Taylor?
Replies: 21
Views: 2300

What hull do I have? Taylor?

I posted this on the facebook group, a couple people said my boat is a Taylor, title says homemade. Thanks in advance!
by keys2pines
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub
Replies: 25
Views: 6449

Re: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub

Space is tight, but this is what has worked for me in the past with broken bolt heads. If you can grind a slot in the top of the broken off bolt, you can use a flat head screw driver in slot and channel locks to turn the screw driver. It's going to take a Dremel and you'll probably grind into the hu...
by keys2pines
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Powered Paraglider Airboat
Replies: 13
Views: 5693

Re: Powered Paraglider Airboat

kwanjangnihm wrote:Batflyair lets see some videos man!!
x1000
by keys2pines
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: LS DD maiden voyage
Replies: 305
Views: 24651

Re: LS DD maiden voyage

Sorry to dig up an old thread, but curiosity got me and I got bored after two pages. Was waterthunder able to develop a thrust bearing to run a DD LS?
by keys2pines
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 4 blade warp drive for DD?
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: 4 blade warp drive for DD?

Don't really know how much power it makes, going to assume not much, but I don't think it's enough prop. I would think you're going to need at least a 5 blade in that diameter. Most 160-180hp I know are running 5 blades around those diameters 66"-70".
by keys2pines
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

Merry Christmas!
by keys2pines
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 18395

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

So the numbers are in. Peak HP at 4800 rpm was 428 hp. Peak TQ was at 3600 rpm is 527 ft-lbs. At 3000 rpm it made 297 hp and 507 tq. He was having a hard time pulling it down lower because it was loading up the plugs. The engine wouldn't clean the plugs. Could have maybe used a hotter set of plugs ...
by keys2pines
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Big One!
Replies: 9
Views: 4172

Re: Big One!

Is that a 1250x33x15 tire print around the guys knee cap in the pic of it? Big one, no doubt but the pic is just off thinking this is a live catch by hand, alone. This guy mike has been on the SA facebook page looking for an airboat to hunt pythons. All by hand https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...
by keys2pines
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Big One!
Replies: 9
Views: 4172

Re: Big One!

Do you really catch one of those monsters or just shoot them. From the videos I've seen, they normally have to pull them out of the bushes, grab them by the head and put them down. I would like to see that. Are the videos published anywhere? Here's a couple, if you go on youtube or facebook there's...
by keys2pines
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Big One!
Replies: 9
Views: 4172

Re: Big One!

swamper2 wrote:Do you really catch one of those monsters or just shoot them.
From the videos I've seen, they normally have to pull them out of the bushes, grab them by the head and put them down.
by keys2pines
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Southern Airboat
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Southern Airboat

Happy Thanksgiving!
by keys2pines
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Veterans Day
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Veterans Day

Thank you!
by keys2pines
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Area 3A South water dropping steadily
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Area 3A South water dropping steadily

I found the S150 btw, it brings water into 3a from the north.
by keys2pines
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Area 3A South water dropping steadily
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Area 3A South water dropping steadily

:rebel: I guess that would depend on what the NR stands for not read or what. :rebel: All the discharge values are 0, except for s150, but I don't know where that is. The ones that flow south s333, s12, etc are all closed according to them. But, I only remember it raining two times in the last coup...

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