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  1. Thread: Doozits Second

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    Doozit,

    I don't remember the diameter of the ring gear but that should easy to figure out when you get a starter and hold it in place.

    The reason I used a Suburu starter is that it turns in the...
  2. Thread: Doozits Second

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    Re: Doozits Second

    Hey guys,

    I see you are talking about rigging a starter for an 084 engine. Do you realize you are reinventing the wheel? If you can dig up my posts
    about my Aircat 084 build, you can see how I...
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    Re: Project The Tank II

    Papee,
    It looks real good, and I think you will have a great performer also. I really like the way it sits so high on the water. I wish I would have built my boat like that, I think it would...
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    Re: carb/intake frosting up

    I had that problem too, and the only thing I did was to use a better grade of gas, for sure get something without ethynol.

    Dave
  5. Thread: air John

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    Re: air John

    HD44,

    Welcome to the mini forum. You have come to the right place. What you are thinking has been done many times.;stir;

    Before you do anything else, I suggest you google - Air Jonboat, and...
  6. Thread: 4a084 tach

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    Re: 4a084 tach

    Doozit20,

    That's a respectable top speed, my Aircat would only do 25 mph (per GPS) in deep water. I never found any skinny water to try. I was running a reduction unit (1.50 : 1), and my boat was...
  7. Thread: 4a084 tach

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    Re: 4a084 tach

    Will you get younger ? ? ? ? Talk about looking the gift horse in the mouth:roll: My guess is if that was the case, you'd never find room on the river to launch your boat:cry: Just a wild...
  8. Thread: 4a084 tach

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    Re: 4a084 tach

    Papee,

    Sorry to hear you're feeling poorly, and also the cabin fever thing. I understand that the time a person spends on the water, fishing or whatever, does not deduct from his assigned time...
  9. Thread: 4a084 tach

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    Re: 4a084 tach

    Hey Doozit20,

    If you are still looking for a tach, I just walked into a marine shop and bought a used one they had taken out of an old boat they were scrapping. It was a round white digital dial,...
  10. Thread: aewrigh's build

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    Re: aewrigh's build

    Direct drive would probably be zero friction power loss, but I wonder if it would turn fast enough?
  11. Thread: aewrigh's build

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    Re: aewrigh's build

    aewrigh,

    As far as mounting an automotive alternator, I don't think it is difficult at all. If you have the rope-start pulley available for the driving belt, I think I'd use a flat serpentine...
  12. Thread: aewrigh's build

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    Re: aewrigh's build

    aewrigh and Papee,

    First of all I had very little equipment drawing power, only a starter, bildge pump, and the gauges.
    Next, I never got around to trying a Ford alternator, so I don't know if...
  13. Thread: aewrigh's build

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    Re: aewrigh's build

    aewrigh'

    I see you wanted to know what voltage regulator I used on my 084. It was an Onan #191-2106 . There is a new one on eBay now for $20.00, the item number is 321127819175. Very simple to...
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    Re: Update on my other "hobby".

    I think you were right on about the age thing. A year or so ago I tried to get into a "Manx" buggy. I got half way in and that was all she wrote! Forty years ago I used to do that every day no...
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    Re: Update on my other "hobby".

    I've got an old homemade loader tractor like that, remember the AEID (airboat engine installation device)? Main problem is my buddy built it originally for his height, about 5'6", Then I end up...
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    Re: Update on my other "hobby".

    Hey Papee,

    You sure got that lookin' sharp compared to what you started with! I wish I was up to building and driving
    buggys like I used to. Sure brings back some memories:-D

    Dave
  17. Thread: At it again

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    Re: At it again

    Papee,

    Glad to hear they found the clots and dealt with them before they caused real damage! Ain't
    gettin' old fun?

    BTW, luckily my dog thought your brick was a frizbe and jumped up and...
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    Re: Flathead's Combee TomCat

    Hey Papee,

    I'd sure like to do that, but between all wifeys health problems and all my own, I haven't been fifty miles from the house in years. We just don't travel well! :(
    I sure would like...
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    Re: Flathead's Combee TomCat

    Hey Bruce,
    That must be some kind of a record for the longest time to build just one airboat. Oh, wait a minute, I think Duane must be in the same catagory. At least if his is finished I didn't...
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    Flathead is correct that is an Aircat hull, in...

    Flathead is correct that is an Aircat hull, in fact I think it the same as the one in my avatar! It worked pertty well with the 084 engine. You do need to be careful in deep water though, no quick...
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    If you think the one in Oklahoma is a good deal...

    If you think the one in Oklahoma is a good deal for the money, that's the one I would go with;thumb;

    Dave
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    If you decide to go with the "New in Crate"...

    If you decide to go with the "New in Crate" engine, as I did, you probably will get an engine with all the factory tin, a 24 volt starter, all painted olive drab, and even a service manuel. However...
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    aewrigh, I spotted this craigslist ad for two...

    aewrigh,

    I spotted this craigslist ad for two 084 engines "New in crate". That's the way I bought mine and it worked out great.
    The price was $450.00 but the location was Walhalla. I have no clue...
  24. Thread: Hello

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    Ryan, Welcome to the Mini forum. I just...

    Ryan,

    Welcome to the Mini forum.

    I just wanted to say that when Papee gives advice about airboats, you can take it to the bank. He has had an awful lot of experience with them, and I believe...
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    Tell you what, bring a recorder and a your banjo...

    Tell you what, bring a recorder and a your banjo over, and maybe we can jam up a little music to fix airboats by???

    Seems like you are gonna need to donate some spare time to getting that old...
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