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by Deano
Sun May 09, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat turns up but no push now
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Boat turns up but no push now

Bonefish wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 9:13 am
. . . May be a little too much prop for a 170. A 70" or 68" would probably do a much better job.
Not sure where you are getting 170 from. :dontknow:
72" shouldn't be an issue for a healthy angle valve 360.
by Deano
Sun May 02, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: My new build for the Ford 408
Replies: 33
Views: 1412

Re: My new build for the Ford 408

Your total thrust number is still not reflecting the overhead of the thrust required to initially move the rig as it sits on the ground (trailer or not). ie. If you bowed up to a oak tree and it could not move, you could measure NO thrust using this method. As was suggested, if you measured the forc...
by Deano
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Finally finished my build..
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Re: Finally finished my build..

Don't know how I missed this when I was here last. :scratch: Boat is beautiful. The amount of detail is no surprise to anybody whose seen your work along the way. Congratulations! I'm sure it will be everything you were shooting for when you get him all sorted out. Not going to come up with a better...
by Deano
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: World's First Airboat
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: World's First Airboat

Not sure why you persist in promoting this as the first airboat in the world. :dontknow: It has been debunked many times over the years, most recently in March when you posted this the last time. Alexander Graham Bell invited the “ first” airboat in 1905. Mr. Glenn Curtis introduced them in south Fl...
by Deano
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 4.3 DD Help Please!
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: 4.3 DD Help Please!

Speaking from experience about intake manifold velocity in a direct drive application . . . It's extremely important to speed up the fuel charge at low rpms to produce power. . . . There is no way you can underestimate the truth in that premise. I had a friend that ran a 351 and we put a old 2100 2...
by Deano
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: lycoming 200 wide deck
Replies: 70
Views: 7255

Re: lycoming 200 wide deck

Post Edit: I didn't see anything having been said about polymer, so I (perhaps incorrectly) took that to mean there isn't any in this case. If there is, that is a whole other set of parameters that need be considered. Firstly, if the polymer extends aft beyond the transom, that can and will create ...
by Deano
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website Downtime...
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Website Downtime...

You da man !
No apology needed . . . you are due many thanks for the fine job you do maintaining our favorite sandbox.
Glad it didn't give you a longer heart burn than it did.
Thanks, again.
by Deano
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 350 SQUEAKING
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: 350 SQUEAKING

Gary raises an interesting point. When I read your description, I initially figured you were referring to a ring land when you mentioned compression. Hence, my following thought was that it sounds like detonation, in which case the other seven had been exposed to the same scenario. Where did the pis...
by Deano
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 6.0 vs 6.2
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: 6.0 vs 6.2

No intention or desire whatsoever to sound like a pessimist, but it sounds like you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Unless you are knowingly going to such an expense, to arrive at a comparatively lethargic end; it sounds like you should likely have more engine/gear than that and/or start...
by Deano
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Revenge of the boats
Replies: 0
Views: 457

Revenge of the boats

I pity the brother who was the recipient of this heartburn . . .

https://dailycaller.com/2021/03/26/flor ... eme-storm/
by Deano
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Big block or small block
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Big block or small block

First be aware, that in general with a V8 and a belt drive on a 13' hull, you are coming out of the gate at least a little ass heavy. Not to imply that isn't something than can't be done successfully, but rather is something that can not be overlooked. Naturally, when the bottom is straight and true...
by Deano
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: CH-3 Counter rotator reliability
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: CH-3 Counter rotator reliability

Can't offer a lot of knowledge about that, but since you've received no response at all, I am more than willing to share the little I've seen. Over time, I have only been around two of them (on any kind of regular basis) and neither of them had any problems that I am aware of. The one I was more fam...
by Deano
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Measuring prop rpm with a gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Measuring prop rpm with a gearbox

As was already stated, A - Determine/Confirm your Gear Ratio ---- If you don't know your gear ratio, refer to this diagram: https://southernairboat.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/rtMedia/users/53/2018/07/Find-Reduction-Ratio-660x800.png?1615263334 B - Calculate your Prop Rpm by dividing the Engine RPM by...
by Deano
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Gear Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

Re: Gear Boxes

.... I propose the following: - Direct and Belt Drives are PORT Rotation (top of prop turns to PORT) - Gear Drives are STBD Rotation .... Everything Sliding Gator states in his post is factual, no doubt about that. To further simplify the above proposition (for purposes of an airboat novice) to eas...
by Deano
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 350 sbc prop 2 or 3 blade
Replies: 25
Views: 5721

Re: 350 sbc prop 2 or 3 blade

Please understand that your estimation or description of your knowledge about this subject doesn't change the reality faced by people here who are willing and wanting to help you. The guys that used to frequent this place that were psychic, all left and started an internet based hotline. As such, th...
by Deano
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need Hull Plans
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Need Hull Plans

You neglected to state what material(s) you want to construct this boat out of. That would be more than a passive detail since the plan(s) that you're looking for would likely be contingent on that choice. Just out of curiosity, with what do envision powering this 18 or 20 footer? May or may not be ...
by Deano
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: AR15.com deplatformed by GoDaddy
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

AR15.com deplatformed by GoDaddy

GoDaddy kicks biggest gun forum off internet without explanation Joe Biden once promised that fellow Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke, who famously threatened to send cops out to confiscate certain weapons, would be his point person on gun control if elected. It seems that agenda has b...
by Deano
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Wiring harness schematic SBC
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Wiring harness schematic SBC

Anyone have a good Wiring harness schematic for a SBC with carburetor. . . . Have a brand new harness already here. I admit to being a dummy sometimes, and maybe haven't had enough coffee yet, but a SBC w/carb seems a little generic. I'd think that the flavor/type of ignition system your harness is...
by Deano
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 500 Cadillac Crankshaft
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: 500 Cadillac Crankshaft

No, I do not right off hand. I did a quick look at a couple I had luck with in the past and they are not even listed (or offered?) anymore. :( Back in the day, when they were readily available, the '74 was preferred because it was the only year that the OEM had no recess. I've not needed to source t...
by Deano
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 500 Cadillac Crankshaft
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: 500 Cadillac Crankshaft

If your guy can lay his hands on a good 500 crank that is wonderful thing. No question that would be the better way to proceed. Didn't mean to imply otherwise; that is just becoming increasingly more difficult to do all the time. If you were used to running the 500 with one of Buddy's cams, there is...
by Deano
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Obituary - Mr. William "BUDDY" Branch
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Obituary - Mr. William "BUDDY" Branch

This terribly sad news. Buddy was among few men who had real knowledge that he would readily share for no other reason than to help somebody out. Doesn't seem like that long ago Marty Lane and our own Ruagatr passed on to better things. Oh, to be a fly on the wall and listen to those three Cadillac ...
by Deano
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 500 Cadillac Crankshaft
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: 500 Cadillac Crankshaft

As surprising as this may be to you, you actually have a couple options that don't involve finding a 500 crank which, at this point, could almost be like getting a mortgage. First, you do NOT need to source 76cc heads to build or rebuild a 472. In fact the radical bulk of the 472s produced used the ...
by Deano
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: SWFMD Feral Hog Hunts
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: SWFMD Feral Hog Hunts

I think that most of the board of SWFMD is appointed by the governor which has been a republican. Mr. Wilson, I am not one to avoid admitting when I've erred. I did in fact, paint with too broad a brush when I used the term 'libtard' in my reply; "those special people among us" would have...
by Deano
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: SWFMD Feral Hog Hunts
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: SWFMD Feral Hog Hunts

This is another textbook example of the thought process that is fostered by libtards who get College Level Indoctrination and get patted on the head by by their globalist overlords. It never ceases to amaze me how simple they perceive the general population to be. When exactly, did exhibiting a drop...
by Deano
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 540 running rough....
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

Re: 540 running rough....

. . . i know this may seem stupid, is there a pic of wires to cylinders? friend of mine plugged them in. they were already cut to length and zip tied together. im wondering if there is a side swapped in one mag ....? There is a lot of relevant information downloadable here: https://www.southernairb...

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