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by scottyroll
Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Dreaming up my dream boat...
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Dreaming up my dream boat...

Like any responsible person would tell you..put you and your family first and the rest will be easier. Perhaps you could put your boat on the market and wait out for a good price and start collecting the parts you need to build your new boat with the cash you'vegot on the side. Iron blocks are plent...
by scottyroll
Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: 572 with a 2 to 1 gear reduction
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: 572 with a 2 to 1 gear reduction

Welcome to SA! What 2:1 box are you inquiring on? Most of the proven boxes such as rotator and stinger have seen just about every horsepower number thrown at them and they both pretty much set the standard in terms of power transfer from the engine to the prop when considering production numbers and...
by scottyroll
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Torque specs.
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Torque specs.

I think I did mine at 55 ft/lbs. Give classic/panther airboats a call they will tell ya for sure! :florida:
by scottyroll
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: whites performance
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: whites performance

Here's a thread junglecat started about whites a lil while back:

http://www.southernairboat.com/phpBB3/v ... 48&t=56052
by scottyroll
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Building a sbc with gear box and have some questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3529

Re: Building a sbc with gear box and have some questions

If you don't want to pay about 3g's for a box then you will have to pay about $2100 for a precision gear drive from Vaughn in around the Orlando area. "New" that is. Their might be some used reductions in the classifieds section on this site; its always worth a look. Fill in your location ...
by scottyroll
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: true 200 more hp
Replies: 5
Views: 1320

Re: true 200 more hp

Turbo, supercharger or anything else that would be totally impractical for a lil 200 will give you more ponies :lol: . How many you looking for?
by scottyroll
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Precision gearbox???
Replies: 13
Views: 3342

Re: Precision gearbox???

Do they only come in 2-1? Hey Brad, when I talked to Vaughn earlier this year he told me that 2:1 was the lowest ratio they had. They also make some 1:# ratios if I'm not mistaken. I wanted a box above a 2:1 for a sbc/wide blade prop combo so I had to look elsewhere but would agree with bassinflats...
by scottyroll
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: what is good and bad with a 220-470 con
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: what is good and bad with a 220-470 con

I heard that the 220 crankshaft's can be the weak link in the system and are prone to breaking during dry running. Plus the those cranks alone prolly cost around a grand.
by scottyroll
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 4.3 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: 4.3 questions

I don't use the search feature on this site often and most of the time I just use my keywords in google with "southernairboat" at the end of it; that way the worlds top search engine will typically put info from this site on top of the search list. The Life of a 4.3 running "hard"...
by scottyroll
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Header help
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: Header help

I got mine on ebay. They were low cost but I had clearance issues because I picked the block hugger style. I ended up flipping them upsidedown aka "up-stack" and I think its gonna work for me. Make sure you pay attention to the clearances on any universal sbc header pair you consider buyin...
by scottyroll
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Av gas
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Re: Av gas

This might help if you haven't already checked it out.

http://www.airnav.com/fuel/local.html
by scottyroll
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec guys
Replies: 31
Views: 5073

Re: Ecotec guys

Gyro was way too modest in his post. I got this vid on bookmark. What a thrill ride..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nBoqO_6aUc[/youtube]

Or google: wild ride, WFO in an airboat.Water=optional

:florida: :lol:
by scottyroll
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: tight steering cable
Replies: 24
Views: 1395

Re: tight steering cable

With out seeing/feeling it first hand, I would make sure you don't have any extreme angles that are causing your problem. I just installed a push-pull bell crank foot throttle in my boat and it was binding up due to the extreme angle from the intake mounting bracket to the carburetor linkage. I simp...
by scottyroll
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aluminum trailer's. Who's got them at a resonable price?
Replies: 35
Views: 6707

Re: Aluminum trailer's. Who's got them at a resonable price?

Who has the best prices on aluminum Trailer's? How much? Chris Chardt @ Dakota Airboats in Melbourne has started a good trailer operation as well apparently. He's been turning out a bunch of trailers for folks and takes trade-ins. I think prices start at 13hundo according to facebook. There are ple...
by scottyroll
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Poorboys airboat best ride ever
Replies: 15
Views: 2408

Re: Poorboys airboat best ride ever

I saw their sign this year and Next scallop season I plan on stopping by the shop. Those numbers sound very efficient for a rig of those dimensions and that's a virtue with the fuel price uncertainty we face now a days..How do we invade countries with oil and pay more at the pump each year :?: There...
by scottyroll
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Cottonmouth vs Rattlesnake, I didn't know this.
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

Re: Cottonmouth vs Rattlesnake, I didn't know this.

That was pretty raw :shock: Talk about some spineless creatures..and they must smell of death because the bugs were with them the whole time. Makes me proud to have a cottonmouth hull and not a diamondback..at least for today :lol: :fishing :cheers:
by scottyroll
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Alternator break away line?
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Alternator break away line?

I learned how to safety wire heavy stuff a long time ago from an Air Force Loadmaster. I can't say if he was right or wrong but it has never failed me. he said never bolt a cable to anything. Drill a hole, chamfer the edges. pass the safety cable through the hole and double clamp it back onto itsel...
by scottyroll
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Alternator break away line?
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Alternator break away line?

Good idea Scotty. We often read of alternators, air cleaners and other accessories becoming loose and going through props and other places they shouldn't be. It's always a good idea to safety-wire any part. Be sure the cable and crimp are fit for the task. Been following your build and you seem to ...
by scottyroll
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Alternator break away line?
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Alternator break away line?

I have seen a few discussions on alternator mounting failures and prop/radiator strikes due to sheared away alternators. My mount appears to be sturdy as can be with a center mount setup but I found an extra threaded hole in the back of the alternator and would like to know if it could be of use to ...
by scottyroll
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Scotty's Airboat build update
Replies: 24
Views: 3509

Re: Scotty's Airboat build update

Why risk it? You can get the high temp stuff here. Sorry if I'm missing something? http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-plastic-and-rubber-tubing/=ontnjb No, your not missing anything now..I've finally decided to just end this quagmire, So I bit the bullet and accepted yalls advice :violent1: I bookma...
by scottyroll
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Scotty's Airboat build update
Replies: 24
Views: 3509

Re: Scotty's Airboat build update

When I do the conversion it works out to a "working pressure " of 30 psi @ 158 F . I'd think with one instance of a boil over that takes you closer to 200 F there would be a high probability that you or some one on the boat will end the day with second and third degree burns . Repeated he...
by scottyroll
Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Scotty's Airboat build update
Replies: 24
Views: 3509

Re: Scotty's Airboat build update

PeaRiverOpossum, thanks for the heads up. Here is a graph chart I found explaining the correlation of working pressure and heat for this material. I hope someone who has done this before will chime in. I think I'll be cutting it close but could make it work. Call me an optimist ...lol http://hydrali...
by scottyroll
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Scotty's Airboat build update
Replies: 24
Views: 3509

Re: Scotty's Airboat build update

Nice clean looking build you're doing . Not trying to be negative but I think you should check into how much heat the PCV hose can take . I use a lot of schedule 80 PVC chemical pipe at work and it doesn't like heat . Gets really soft and fails . Wouldn't want to see you take a hot coolant shower ....
by scottyroll
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Scotty's Airboat build update
Replies: 24
Views: 3509

Re: Scotty's Airboat build update

Yes you need a quality bolt and the thick washer. GM did that for a reason. Also locktite and a torque wrench. You should already have those from when you installed the flexplate and gearbox. use the thick washer . buy a longer grade 8 bolt. not sure what the torque spec is. 10-4 guys, every time I...
by scottyroll
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Scotty's Airboat build update
Replies: 24
Views: 3509

Re: Scotty's Airboat build update

Who did your rigging it looks like a nice clean job Rigging was one thing that was out of my league for sure on this build. I contacted a few people and decided to have Chris Chardt @ Dakota Airboat's do the metal work after seeing his ad in the SA classifieds and meeting him down at his shop in Me...

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