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A man's word

Post by diamondback0320 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:10 pm

Is there such a thing nowadays..I think not..me & a buddy been looking for a 350 motor to replace the worn out 1 on his boat..found 1 on Craigslist..ad said 73 350 4bolt main Corvette engine...010 over 80k miles.. motor ran killer when pulled.. complete..ad your carb & go have fun 1000.00 obo..so my bud went & talked to the guy & gave him 900 bks & we picked it up Saturday morning..so we figured well we'll do a intake gasket set etc since motors been sitting for 2 yrs..boy did he get burned..pulled the intake & all valve ports were full of water and rust.. pulled 1 head this morning & 2 cylinders rusted badly & motor is locked up..total anchor..my buddy kinda questioned him on cpl things just because we've all been burned B4 1 way or another & he says I been mechanic for 35yrs if motors no good I'll give you your $ back..been calling & texting & sending him pics since yesterday with no response whatsoever.. imagine that..he knew that motor was like that!! .. sorry for the rant..times like these just makes wanna sell everything & quit airboating cause it's so hard to trust anyone..took a chance.. couldn't start it or anything it was laying on his garage floor
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Re: A man's word

Post by diamondback0320 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:23 pm

Oh yeah forgot this part..advertised .010..pistons are .030..

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Re: A man's word

Post by OneBFC » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:40 pm

Well.... You know where his garage is....

Start there.
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Post by kwanjangnihm » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:08 pm

man that really blows :banghead: :evil:

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Re: A man's word

Post by pontoon outlaw » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:26 pm

:slap: WOW words cannot begin to explain....they always say AIRBOAT means any time it runs break out another thousand...but damn....that sucks buddy........... :banghead:

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Re: A man's word

Post by GMAC 76 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:31 pm

time for an old fashioned road trip tony!!!

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Re: A man's word

Post by diamondback0320 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:37 pm

Yeah..we both grew up in West Melbourne..it ain't over yet!!

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Re: A man's word

Post by diamondback0320 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:08 pm

On a side note still needing a running motor if someone has 1 they'd part with

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Post by rebel to the end » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:13 pm

Let's make a road trip. Presence vs text is always a deal maker

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Re: A man's word

Post by bonecollector » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:09 am

Glen Treadwell had a 355 built that the customer never picked up you may try him to see if he still has it
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Re: A man's word

Post by Jason Finser » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:50 am

I have a beefed up BBC 454

1301 cam, and all the valve springs and rods were upgraded to the specs that summit racing called for. It bolts on the same as a SBC, but it has a lot more power.

I went with a bigger motor, so now it's just sitting here.

I'll let you run it before you pay for it.

It currently has an aluminum performer intake and the headers can go with it.

I was thinking about keeping it as a back up or building another Airboat. But if you're down and need a motor. This 454 will impress. I'm not to worried about price. Run it, if you like it, make an offer.

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Re: A man's word

Post by Jason Finser » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:53 am

Text me @ 352-989-0149 if interested.

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Re: A man's word

Post by Andy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:02 am

All the things going on in this world there's only one thing a Man can truly control that's his WORD, Obviously this guy is a POS!!!!

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Re: A man's word

Post by diamondback0320 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am

bonecollector wrote:Glen Treadwell had a 355 built that the customer never picked up you may try him to see if he still has it
Do you know Glen Treadwell's# & where is he located?

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Post by pontoon outlaw » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:15 am

Jason Finser wrote:I have a beefed up BBC 454

1301 cam, and all the valve springs and rods were upgraded to the specs that summit racing called for. It bolts on the same as a SBC, but it has a lot more power.

I went with a bigger motor, so now it's just sitting here.

I'll let you run it before you pay for it.

It currently has an aluminum performer intake and the headers can go with it.

I was thinking about keeping it as a back up or building another Airboat. But if you're down and need a motor. This 454 will impress. I'm not to worried about price. Run it, if you like it, make an offer.

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Wow you sir are one of a kind willing to let that man run it before buying !!!? thumbs up to you!!!!

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Re: A man's word

Post by diamondback0320 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:35 am

Yep that's for sure a hell of an offer

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Post by Deano » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:21 pm

Now there is a man from the complete opposite end of the spectrum than that other *&^$^*(($#@*^%* from Craig's List. :salute:

Not only does Pontoon make an excellent point, but I want to point out for the benefit of those who didn't notice . . .
this is a man that joined the board ten days ago, and that the offer made, was his very first post !! :thumbleft:

Jason, you've provided a very dismal looking thread with a much welcomed, breathe of fresh air. Thank-you and God Bless You.
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Re: A man's word

Post by diamondback0320 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:30 pm

While this is definitely an option from someone who we don't know from Adam..& is willing to help a fellow airboater..just a little concerned about the weight difference from the small block.. it's only a 12ft glass hull.. from what I'm reading online..saying only 70-100lbs difference.. I'll talk to my buddy after work & go from there

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Re: A man's word

Post by diamondback0320 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:32 pm

And thanks for pointing that out Deano..I hadn't noticed that

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Re: A man's word

Post by Deano » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:08 pm

There is no question that is a valid concern, and one that is admittedly more than passively relevant.
Aft beam and freeboard would both be a consideration, as would operator experience. ..Is it a front driver, if not, could it be?
Some people may say no problem, it's been done many times. I appreciate not pushing anybody beyond their comfort level though.

Looks like you've researched weight a little bit and I haven't, so you're up on me in that regard.
What my Caddy experience will let me share though, is that loosing the cast OEM intake and replacing it with aluminum may have already knocked that difference in half. Those cast iron factory big block intakes are some heavy bastards and comprise a measurable amount of the engines total. That difference may be a little less for that 454 than a 472/500 . . . but maybe not. :dontknow:
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Re: A man's word

Post by diamondback0320 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:41 pm

Yes Deano it's front driver..& both of us were raised on airboats.. already has a aluminum intake on it

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Re: A man's word

Post by pontoon outlaw » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:52 pm

I got my cad 507 on a 12ft Hull with a gearbox

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Re: A man's word

Post by Deano » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:59 pm

What I meant was that the stock weight for the engine you looked up, likely included the factory intake.
Since, this one already has aluminum the weight difference would not be as large as that number would seem to imply.
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Re: A man's word

Post by diamondback0320 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:24 pm

I gotcha Deano..I figured that's what you meant..& that is correct..they were talking about stock motors

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Re: A man's word

Post by diamondback0320 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:26 pm

Actually it said if you took & replaced the intake with aluminum intake.. aluminum water pump..& mini torque starter that it would be pretty dang close to a stock small block 350

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