ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:21 am

I see some resemblance
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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby br,lc,LA » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:52 pm

What you adapting to it?
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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:10 pm

I don’t know yet. I’m open to recommendations.

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:18 pm

Which bell housing bolt pattern is most common and/ or best supported by the gearbox manufacturers......or which one would be the simplest if there is such a comparison to be made. I should probably consider bolt pattern interference between the two also.

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby br,lc,LA » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:40 pm

Ballistic makes a direct fit box for that motor
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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:29 pm

I have called 10 times, sent emails, smoke signals................I have never tried harder to give a company my money. I can't get a return call from Ballistic.

I picked the LTG specifically because Ballistic makes a direct bolt on box. But I can't buy it if they refuse to sell it to me............so now I am making an adapter.

What bolt pattern would you pick? SBC?

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby br,lc,LA » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:30 pm

Facebook Shane Lavalette
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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:43 pm

Contact him to get a Ballistic Gear Box? He works for Ballistic?

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby kwanjangnihm » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:16 pm

FS I sent you a PM!
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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:23 pm

Ok..... now I know who Shane is. Thanks.

So the template was near perfect. need to rotate the right dowel pin up along the radial distance from the center of crank maybe .010" and I think it will be as perfect as a man can measure with a 24" caliper. If anyone is interested in how to accurately measure something like this let me know and we can talk or I'll try to write it down. Basically you need to accurately measure every thing from the crank and another reference point.......in this case one of the holes. Not too bad.

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:55 pm

The camp life. It’s a struggle.......

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Postby kwanjangnihm » Wed May 01, 2019 8:22 pm

FS I sent you a PM! :salute:
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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Thu May 02, 2019 10:10 am

Thanks kw. Got it.

Template is done

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Thu May 02, 2019 10:34 am

Well almost. I will end up adding a cut out for the starter.

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby trailerdon » Fri May 10, 2019 8:21 am

Not sure if you have gotten a hold of Balistic yet, I'm pretty sure Alpha fab has SBC adapter plates.

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Fri May 10, 2019 3:47 pm

Cool. I will check that out. I’ve been to their web site and did not see a LTG / SBC adapter.

Thanks.

Have not done much lately but gather some smal parts, metal stock and such. I did do a little miller maintenance. And ordered a TIG machine to play with.

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Fri May 10, 2019 3:48 pm

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Fri May 10, 2019 3:54 pm

Didn’t want to drop the coin on a Miller so I went cheap and ordered an AHP ALPHATIG 201XD. Should be here in a week or so. I’m sure it will TIG weld better than I can. :)

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby br,lc,LA » Fri May 10, 2019 4:12 pm

Just going to express my opinion... take caution when dealing with AFI... they burned a few of us airboaters in the past.
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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Fri May 10, 2019 5:16 pm

Yea I have seen that. If the adapter needed a tune I would pass for sure :D

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Mon May 13, 2019 10:07 pm

Planning a week hiking trip to Olympic National Park with my son. That will slow progress a bit but we still moving along. Scored some 304 stainless tube, aluminum and 304 plate for a good price. As a side note I would imagine all that stainless rigging I see was not back purged when it was welded. I have seen some that was so clean you would think it was tig welded. Who in their right mind would try to put together a back purge plan for something like that?

Does your frogging season close in Florida thru April and May?

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Postby Slidin Gator » Mon May 13, 2019 11:05 pm

Olympic National Park is an awesome place, it’s like Florida rainy season without the sweat. The first time I went there I kept laughing about the signs on the road that said “Warning Beach Logs Can Kill”. They show a stick figure of a giant log crashing down on a swimmer.

It was a joke to me until we got to the beach and saw those monster logs washed up on the beach, holy crap, them things will kill a man.

There is no legal season or bag limit on frogs in Fla. Take what you can eat, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Gig em, spear em, bow fish em, grab em or shoot em, it’s all legal (for the most part, different on WMA’s). We mostly gig em. Just barbecued a mess this weekend.

That said, frogging is best in the dry season when the water is down. It’s still good, but the rainy season is starting to kick in. January through July is probably the best time but it really depends on local conditions.
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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Wed May 15, 2019 1:08 pm

We work on the frogs so hard in Louisiana they close the season on us for April and May. And no shooting.

I actually saw a pic of one of those signs in a video about the park. I was wondering what the hell they were talking about.

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Sun May 19, 2019 9:48 am

Played with the AHP ALPHA TIG 201XD yesterday. Went straight to the 16 gauge stainless to make myself as miserable as possible. That stuff is a bit challenging. I have mastered the art of tacking with or without filler but running any length of bead without heating the small pieces up too much is a challenge. Rolling off the power after the puddle got going would result in the filler not melting (3/32 308L) and when I would roll back on a bit to melt the filler things would get too hot. I could manage not to burn thru but the finished weld was very dark likely reducing the corrosion resistance of the stainless quite a bit. These were very small coupons....2" x 1" or so. Larger pieces would probably be easier. I'm going to have to make up some heat sinks for this thin stuff. Welded with the machine all day. Did not turn it off for about 9 hours. I like it. 3/16 carbon steel was easy. Prettiest beads I have ever laid down. Have not played with aluminum yet but I will.

I think I'm going to get some 1/16 tungsten and some 1/16 filler to try on the thin stainless. I was using 3/32 grey Tung and 3/32 308L filler on what I was told was 304 plate (not verified).

At least I will be able to tack all my stuff together and bring it to a real welder to finish :D

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Postby FISHSTICKER » Sun May 19, 2019 3:57 pm

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Lookin a little better. :blackeye:

Much easier working on something with a little mass. Still 1/16 thick


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