Finally-I'm building my boat

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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:12 pm

Getting close!!! fuel system is done...walbro pump down low feed from a sump so I don't need to use a lift pump. 100 micron filter before the pump then a 10 micron filter/water sep. after the pump. After the fuel rails I have a aeromotive bypass regulator to return fuel to the top of the tank
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:14 pm

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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby radtech » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:26 pm

Alright, brother! Lookin good. You got about 10 1/2 months to get it together for the ride next year. See ya then!

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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby CarMotorBarge » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:00 am

This is a really cool build. Will definitely be a great running boat. So what upgrades did you do to the LS? What are the cam specs? Did you stroke it?
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:15 pm

the motor is a 6.0 with LS 3 heads stock crank and rods with forged pistons 5 thousands over 10.8 compression. roller cam with .560 lift and don't remember the rest of cam spec's, but have paper work somewhere. New lifters pushrods and rockers, it's a mild set-up hopefully around 500 HP. After riding a DD carmotor for years I will be happy even if it is 400 HP... :lol:
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby CarMotorBarge » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:34 pm

Sounds like a really nice motor. You need to hurry up and finish the boat so you can change your signature. 8)
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:17 pm

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she is on the trailer!!
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby glades cat » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:34 pm

:thumbleft: :cheers:
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby Gary S » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:09 am

Looks great Kyle, pretty soon you will be able to go scratch it up. You know the fun stuff. I know Lady pipe dog is ready.

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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby digginfool » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:59 am

Love the color, Kyle. Really pops. I'll bet you guys can't wait for it to hit the water! What are you going to do when a willow branch reaches out and scratches it? ;)
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:16 am

Thanks guys, my wife said no more f#*king around you got to get this boat in the water...LOL
As far as scratches go I already got the first one out of the way :violent1:
Next step is the wiring
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby Gary S » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:27 am

Let us know when your going to splash it.

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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:59 pm

Will do Gary :salute:
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:30 pm

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Chevrolet!!
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:35 pm

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Buttraxx are very nice....still got to drill and rivet the snaps to snug them down tight
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:46 pm

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I decided not to do the wiring a good buddy of mine is way better at it and probably QUICKER...LOL
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby Scotty1 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:13 am

:rebel: Pipe Dog you have yourself a jewel there very nice job SIR beautiful boat. :rebel:

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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:02 pm

Thanks Scotty!
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:29 pm

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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:34 pm

Getting close, no more fabricating just bolting parts on!
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby PAINKILLER » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:17 pm

Looking good I'll bet money that motor has more than 400hp if not you better throw it the trash
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby sanshandaobojue » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:40 am

Pretty good! I wanna to get my airboat made by myself.
by the way, do you have any drawing of the hull ?

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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:49 pm

sanshandaobojue wrote:Pretty good! I wanna to get my airboat made by myself.
by the way, do you have any drawing of the hull ?

No drawings, some templets and a old mans knowledge. Do your research and check out boats in your area!
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby pipedog » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:38 am


trying to post a video, but not having any luck :dontknow:
It's a video of my boat doing a full pull after the break-in
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Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Postby kwanjangnihm » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:51 am

I fixed it for you Kyle! :thumbleft: Dam good lookin sand blaster bro!!! :toothy7:
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