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by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Diagnostic port on 6.2
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Diagnostic port on 6.2

Thanks for the great info Greg that should prove to be very useful for others to learn and point them in the right direction. Sounds like the system going into the limp mode and having the upgraded pistons was a blessing with the lean condition.

EB apology accepted.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Maintaining Bolt Torque
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: Maintaining Bolt Torque

X2 what SG said

Gator why would they build the boat that way ? Does that design of beam offer enhanced strength if so it would make a layman go WTF how are you supposed to marry the beams and maintain the structural integrity.

WHY?
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Diagnostic port on 6.2
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Diagnostic port on 6.2

Fool if you get time one day could you post a pic of the port and the scan tool you use to read it please.

Do you scan from a hand held device or a laptop and do you need special software ?
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 45
Views: 3668

Re: Need 500 piston

I have seen some great running 472s over the years.

It would not worry me one bit if the prop it correctly selected.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 45
Views: 3668

Re: Need 500 piston

Just buy 472 pistons and run the 472 crank you have it will be far cheaper in the long run!!!
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine selection
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: Engine selection

BBC 540 inch MAS engine ratio change / 4 blade JX prop The 502 is a standard stroke engine with an overbore the 540 is a .030 overbore with an additional .25 of stroke. Stroke equates to usable power on an airboat platform. A properly built and geared 540 would be night and day from what you are cur...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: FLORIDA RECORD
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: FLORIDA RECORD

Highly likely it was native born. I have read that they are born around 20 inches and grow to 6 feet in 6 months. UF did some studies back around 2008 and they found it was a fast path to 10ft if food was not restricted. The data says also that after 10ft (30 months) that they grow about 7 pounds pe...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: FLORIDA RECORD
Replies: 2
Views: 868

FLORIDA RECORD

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by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Seat Upholstery????
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Airboat Seat Upholstery????

I used Lynn’s Stitch shop in Inverness she does excellent work. http://lynnsstitchshop.com/
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Worth A Shot of Covid?
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: Worth A Shot of Covid?

If you had to get COVID-19, that would be the way to get it!
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: No rudder steering under full power help
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: No rudder steering under full power help

Is this a new problem or did you just get this rigging ?

It may be a geometry issue

I have fun boats that were built wrong and at WFO it took everything I had to keep rudders straight or to make a turn.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Hulls for c/m(caddy)
Replies: 16
Views: 595

Re: Hulls for c/m(caddy)

Unsolicited advice: Stop looking at the price Start looking at the quality, diversity and safety of the desired platform. May be a great deal if not a ragged saltwater hull but even so that will be very limiting on your desire to haul the family. It would be an easy push for a 472 or 500 but not ver...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Hulls for c/m(caddy)
Replies: 16
Views: 595

Re: Hulls for c/m(caddy)

Plenty of old hulls right in your area start looking. Anyone who has been around the block has seen this before so heed the advice and save yourself the grief. For a newbie a stable boat is best. Try at the old Pemberton lot they had some old hulls out front not sure what make. There are new people ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Hulls for c/m(caddy)
Replies: 16
Views: 595

Re: Hulls for c/m(caddy)

Well that is three experienced airboaters tell you the Bray hull is the strong choice. If that don't point you into the right direction I don't know! The standard mold short 15 (15ft 4inch I think) is a great universal hull for DD or gear drive. I would order it without rod boxes for DD to save $ an...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Alachua county Airboat ordinance
Replies: 68
Views: 11177

Re: Alachua county Airboat ordinance

Let us hope they affirm the ruling !

Thanks for the update
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac 500 - HOLY GRAIL
Replies: 18
Views: 3019

Re: Cadillac 500 - HOLY GRAIL

Mr Branch is located in Brooksville, Florida
South of SR50 2 miles, keep in mind he is an engine builder and parts supplier not a mechanic.
That said he is a great resource for anything Cadillac
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Remembering Dusty
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Remembering Dusty

Your a good friend Glades!

Dusty is up their scouting a spot for you and working on some new CarMotor jokes.

Dusty you are missed!
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Maintaining Bolt Torque
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: Maintaining Bolt Torque

It looks as if your already running a poly nut on there. Were the poly nuts new or did they already have use on them? I find after use they won’t hold as well FYI. Tricks we have used on difficult applications have been to use a commercial thread lock like LocTite. The Red #271 is a permanent thread...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: BBC - Oil Cooler Location
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: BBC - Oil Cooler Location

I have cracked 2 oil pick up tubes over my years FYI

Maybe plug off the cooler and see if it it still occurs?

Curious as to WHY you added the cooler to begin with ?

What was your oil temp vs engine temp ?
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: How much power to use superwide blades?
Replies: 17
Views: 2009

Re: How much power to use superwide blades?

We hope you got the data you need.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Airboat Build
Replies: 6
Views: 2450

Re: Airboat Build

Awesome!
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Side instrument panel
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Side instrument panel

Try AlumaTech in Orlando or give John a call at BrownWater Airboats
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: AMMUNITION SHORTAGES
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: AMMUNITION SHORTAGES

I’m planning for the HERD of hungry urban zombies!

I should have bought that old 1919 belt gun !

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