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mopar boat im looking into

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well i managed to get some pics of the mopar boat im trying to get money scrounged up for, its a 12x7.5 grasshopper with a chrysler 383 thats been balanced, blueprinted and alinebored with a hayes lightweight al flywheel, its got a smallish 68x34sensinich..i think thats the size of it, the pics arent the greatest as the boats been mothballed for a while and is in storage in catfish charlies bait factory, i think with some work it could make a helluva rig

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As always remember to do some leak down tests and cut the oil filter open and look for clues. Check the drain plug if its a magnetic plug.

Grasshoppers were decent boats with enough power on them.

Be anxious to hear how the first run goes.
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i cant wait for tax time to say the least, ive talked to plenty of folks around here whove seen it in action and im told its a bad mama jama...and loud but if i bring it home its gonna get a bit more exaust on it and another seat or 2

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Just be sure to check out that motor and hull real good!
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I think it's a cool boat, if you don't mind a fixer upper. Not to many Chrysler airboats out there. I'm wonder why the mounted the radiator like they did. That would be one of the first things I would change, plus you'd get some more power out of her if you got rid of that fan. JMO

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i already know that ive got some work to do to it if i get it, beings i live in iowa and this one is just 5 miles down the road from me i cant drive to florida for what hes asking for it, the to do list would be poly, move the radiator and maybe an electric water pump...would i even need a fan with the amount of air thats going around the radiator

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redneckrampage wrote:i already know that ive got some work to do to it if i get it, beings i live in iowa and this one is just 5 miles down the road from me i cant drive to florida for what hes asking for it, the to do list would be poly, move the radiator and maybe an electric water pump...would i even need a fan with the amount of air thats going around the radiator
If you move the radiator closer to the prop then no, you wont need a fan at all.
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redneckrampage wrote:i already know that ive got some work to do to it if i get it, beings i live in iowa and this one is just 5 miles down the road from me i cant drive to florida for what hes asking for it, the to do list would be poly, move the radiator and maybe an electric water pump...would i even need a fan with the amount of air thats going around the radiator

Most people mount them to the engine stand under the motor. As long as it's close to the prop there is no need for a fan. If you go through the member galleries you should be able to find lots of pictures like these setups
http://southernairboat.com/photopost/sh ... hoto=10252
http://southernairboat.com/photopost/sh ... hoto=40319
http://southernairboat.com/photopost/sh ... hoto=19580

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very cool seat shell..
Big Ole Deckover in the making...

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Hey Redneck, It looks like it could be a heck of a good find. My boat took a bunch of elbow grease to get it going but it was worth it. If you get that one and get it going you will have to come over and run on the Platte River with us some week end.

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rick, i may have to keep in touch, althought it may take a while to get the boat bought

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Looks like a good start definatly alot further along then what I have going right now! Let me know if ya get it.

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Don't look like that moth has dusted his balls in quite some time. :lol:

That is really cool, I wish I could find something like that 5 miles down the road from me.
Good luck with the acquisition, it'll be a blast when ya get that far. :D

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Lucky find. Airboats are like hens teeth around here. I have to search all over the north for old hulls and other stuff and they are still 200 to 300 miles away. I am however managing to scrounge up some stuff to make the project come together.

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NO POWER LIKE MOPAR :D IN A DODGE FAN MY SELF
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I seen a boat at the Oak Head years ago with a 440 on it. It seem to run good.
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Just thought I would check and see how you are doing on getting this. I just got my cage out of the snow bank and inside so I can get started on it....
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Rich Andrews wrote:very cool seat shell..
my old niegbor paul pettit made them shells for years but its got to be old, he also designed the modern fuel pettle we all use i got a original on my boat, :)

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