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by Deano
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Greg McCloud
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: Greg McCloud

God Bless you Gator,
I was rereading this and hoped that somehow she would find and see this thread after the fact.
What a wonderful idea . . . he truly was the type of guy that young folks should aspire to be.
I really like Joe Pete's summation. Enjoy Heaven my unmet friend.
by Deano
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 12ft airboat with Subaru with EA81 motor
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: 12ft airboat with Subaru with EA81 motor

Hey Zach, Did you ever figure out why the boat wouldn't Plane Out ? I sent you a message. Given that this information is accurate, producing 100 hp at 5400 rpm requires a reduction unit in any case. With a 3200 +/- rpm limit at the prop he is not even reaching half throttle and measurably less than...
by Deano
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Greg McCloud
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: Greg McCloud

This is terrible news. Greg was one of a handful of people who ways always willing to help and freely distribute his vast knowledge.
Those will be some big shoes to fill, he will be sorely missed.
Prayers sent for the family and others directly involved.
by Deano
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lookin for new hull
Replies: 25
Views: 1226

Re: Lookin for new hull

Good for you, Radtech. You will never regret making that call on the 3/8 Poly right out of the gate, especially the way you tote your boat all over the place. It's my opinion that on a hull that a man plans to keep for the long term, that is one of the best calls to be made when it doesn't directly ...
by Deano
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Vendor for poly
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: Vendor for poly

You didn't say what you're using it for, so it may or may not matter to you, but what hdsadey said about available sizes is true. I have been told the same thing by different manufactures at different points in time. Some have welded smaller pieces together to sell the bigger sizes. Being welded may...
by Deano
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Finally Got’er Done
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: Finally Got’er Done

Congratulations! The boat looks great!
L&LLandServices wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:44 pm
Drinks fuel but sure is fun.
I reckon you'd have us believe it's the cubic inches and not the name of the builder that led to that result. :D
by Deano
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 14 foot DD airboat motor recommendation
Replies: 28
Views: 1375

Re: 14 foot DD airboat motor recommendation

John Fenner has detailed a strong 400 build here a couple times. I believe the cam you want is a CS-711 which I think was a Melling. I am also a believer in his recommendation about the 390 Holley 4bbl. :thumbleft: If I remember correctly (and I may not) I think he even detailed how to tune it for w...
by Deano
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Alternator
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Alternator

These two old posts would lead me to try toting my core to Autozone and expect/hope that the second one here is a match. Obviously, I can't guarantee anything beyond your alternator will be a quicker fix than my rotted stringers. :lol: Hope that helps. -------------------------------------- It is us...
by Deano
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: FiberGRASS Rake - Newest Thing Going
Replies: 40
Views: 7641

Re: FiberGRASS Rake - Newest Thing Going

Don't think you'll get a better answer than this: . . . you could contact Mr Bray and see if you could purchase one of his grass rakes and adapt it to fit your boat . . . . . . Talk with him and see what he thinks. He is in North Florida around Live Oak. (386) 590-3859 Marty is a great guy, give him...
by Deano
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Winchester 9mm Ammo Recall
Replies: 0
Views: 463

Winchester 9mm Ammo Recall

Nearly a month old now, I just saw it a few minutes ago. Be Aware . . . PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE -- WINCHESTER® 9mm Luger 115 grain Olin Winchester, LLC is recalling the following lots of 9mm Luger 115 grain Full Metal Jacket and 115 grain Jacketed Hollow Point pistol ammunition. Symbols: Q...
by Deano
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Mini-Airboat build project. I'm a Disaster brigade Volunteer
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Mini-Airboat build project. I'm a Disaster brigade Volunteer

Unfortunately, the Laws of Physics do not flex even a little bit where our intentions and/or desires are concerned, even when our cause is a noble one. As a general rule of thumb, you might figure that one horsepower will propel between say 4 and 6 lbs. In the later instance, the boat would operate ...
by Deano
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Florida's busiest hurricane months?
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Florida's busiest hurricane months?

Slidin Gator wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:32 am
That's some Dyslexic stuff right there :scratch:
That made me laugh, because when I first read that, I thought the same thing.

In all fairness to Rob, it appears he his really only half dyslexic, as options C & D are ordered as you'd expect. :)
by Deano
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: GPU fuel problem
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: GPU fuel problem

If I put a 14psi 110gph pump on it, would that be too much? YES, absolutely ! That would be to much ; doing so would only create other problems. That Holley carb is designed to run on 7 psi, any more and you're troubles will be a different flavor. It sounds like you have a restriction somewhere or ...
by Deano
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Georgia Airboating News & Events
Topic: Anyone ride lake Seminole?
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Re: Anyone ride lake Seminole?

These [Search] results imply the answer is yes:
search.php?keywords=+Seminole

A lot to weed through, but noting the names in the relevant threads
would give you another avenue to pursue if you don't find what you're after.
by Deano
Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cadillac 500 cam help
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Cadillac 500 cam help

After re-reading this thread, there are a couple of things that I probably should clarify. I've had the experience doing what you attempting, where a 750 Holley that I had was not enough. I spent far more time than I care to admit trying to make that thing work. Because my tuning parts stash and exp...
by Deano
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Birthday RICK!!
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Birthday RICK!!

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Been a good while, we been playin' in this sandbox you built for our benefit.
This is as good as time as any to says thanks, AND have a Happy Birthday ! :occasion5:
by Deano
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cadillac 500 cam help
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Cadillac 500 cam help

If holding 4.5 at cruise rpm is all you've got (with the small carb?) that is likely a big part of the issue. You want to have about 7 psi and maintain at least 5 if you are running a Holley, anyway. That all varies a little bit depending on the make of Carb, but I would be holding 4.5 suspect. I ha...
by Deano
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cadillac 500 cam help
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Cadillac 500 cam help

That is just one of many (and a good example of) little quirks that can make wrenching on old Caddy a learning experience you didn't figure you still needed. Why? Who knows ... they must have been trying to save ink & paper, because the instructions for all manufacturers are on one sheet. In the...
by Deano
Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cadillac 500 cam help
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Cadillac 500 cam help

There is no question you are correct about those instructions. Not only are they ambiguous but border on being blatantly wrong. I think I have one of those here in the box yet and was going to clarify what I thought I remembered so I wouldn't make matters worse. I haven't got that far yet, but you a...
by Deano
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Tail Rudder
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: Tail Rudder

What do they measure now, (height by depth)? How far apart are they? What is the distance from the leading edge of them to the prop? Understand that the air coming off the prop moves up the blade toward the hub before going aft to the rudders. The thrust column you are generating is mostly centered ...
by Deano
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cadillac 500 cam help
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Cadillac 500 cam help

Well, the 'cam card' was not a big help. What we were after was the Duration @ .050", sadly it is not there. The Advertised Duration is somewhat of a 'pie in the sky' type of number. It does not reference or disclose anything about the lobe profile, ramp speed, duration at open, or anything els...
by Deano
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Rotator Torque Gearbox install instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Rotator Torque Gearbox install instructions

Pretty damn clear why he didn't account for the adapter then isn't it ? :roll: I saw Ford Big Block and thought "Well, good for him!" without ever even giving the CID a thought. I reckon that goes to show the truth in the statement I made about a different set of eyes . . . :lol: Don't usu...
by Deano
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cadillac 500 cam help
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Cadillac 500 cam help

Without a question of doubt, Swamphunter is correct on both counts where your carb sizing is concerned. A 600 would work at DD rpms, but has no chance of feeding the build you are working with. Consider that in addition to running 50% more rpms, the purpose of your cam and over sized valves is to in...
by Deano
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Rotator Torque Gearbox install instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Rotator Torque Gearbox install instructions

Sorry that I can't help with the manual, etc. but sometimes we all (especially me it seems) overlook what might be obvious to a different set of eyes looking from a different angle. Based on description(s) of the fit up, it sounds like you have a 1/4" gap pretty much everywhere that you weren't...
by Deano
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Alumatech long tube BBC headers
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: Alumatech long tube BBC headers

Number is old, but have no knowledge that it is not sill current.

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