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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-16-2017, 6:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,437
Posted By cadunkle
I run 65-70. Never had a trailer tire failure. I...

I run 65-70. Never had a trailer tire failure. I forget what brand but I got them at the local trailer place already mounted on 15" steelies. I forget psi, but I run them near max, maybe 2psi under.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-16-2017, 6:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,305
Posted By cadunkle
I see a lot of the soft side coolers are odd...

I see a lot of the soft side coolers are odd shapes, more rounded and such. Seems kind of odd for a fairly expensive cooler to be an inefficient shape. I have a cheapy soft sided cooler that is...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-16-2017, 6:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,946
Posted By cadunkle
I see you're pushing buying a new Toyata every...

I see you're pushing buying a new Toyata every couple years, and hope nothing breaks in those few years that maintenance is neglected. You mentioned a 30k wheel bearing repack interval being...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-16-2017, 7:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,946
Posted By cadunkle
Power steering: Some of the most reliable...

Power steering: Some of the most reliable components on 30-50 year old vehicles in my experience. There's little to go wrong, and the most common failure is the high pressure hose ($10 and a few...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-15-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,080
Posted By cadunkle
One thing to be aware of with digital tools such...

One thing to be aware of with digital tools such as air gauges and calipers is when the battery voltage drops the readings will not be accurate. High quality digital tools will typically (but not...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-15-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,946
Posted By cadunkle
Correct, OP stated reliability was a huge concern...

Correct, OP stated reliability was a huge concern hence my recommendation for a simple and reliable truck that won't leave him stranded.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-13-2017, 6:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,946
Posted By cadunkle
Don't need a diesel to tow <6000 lbs, but keep in...

Don't need a diesel to tow <6000 lbs, but keep in mind short wheelbase trucks can get scary towing anything with appreciable weight. 1/2 ton may be fine (though less forgiving) but at least have a...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-12-2017, 4:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,946
Posted By cadunkle
'80-'97 F-350 with either 460 or diesel. My daily...

'80-'97 F-350 with either 460 or diesel. My daily driver is an '86 crew cab F-350 4x4 with 6.9 turbo diesel and 5 speed manual. Great truck, it's a simple and reliable workhorse. If reliability is...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-12-2017, 4:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,080
Posted By cadunkle
I use a Longacre gauge/inflator for everything...

I use a Longacre gauge/inflator for everything except the trucks which this gauge doesn't go high enough for. Easy to read, use, and accurate. I may add a locking chuck at some point for convenience...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-12-2017, 2:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,202
Posted By cadunkle
What's your budget? Inboards start around...

What's your budget? Inboards start around $5k-$10k, that gets you a SN2001 or 80s-92 Supra so far as a decent wake. It'll also get you an 80s Malibu or MC Prostar 190 or a few others that are not...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 12-25-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,360
Posted By cadunkle
19 gallon front and 38 gallon rear, 57 total.

19 gallon front and 38 gallon rear, 57 total.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 12-19-2016, 7:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,360
Posted By cadunkle
I like my old iron 80s Ford with it's long range....

I like my old iron 80s Ford with it's long range. Farthest I've gone is 743 miles, with at least 4 gallons left. Now that I've swapped an overdrive transmission and ditched the slushbox torque...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-25-2016, 2:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,360
Posted By cadunkle
-40? I'd be adding some anti-gel additive or...

-40? I'd be adding some anti-gel additive or maybe mixing in gasoline at those temps. I only had mine gel up once when it got to negative single digits. Good luck with the EPA compliant computer...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-14-2016, 6:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,061
Posted By cadunkle
Personally I wouldn't bother with factory iron...

Personally I wouldn't bother with factory iron and the time and efofort (or money) to port them vs aftermarket aluminum for a SBC or SBF. Heads are so cheap for them it's not worth wasting time on...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 10-25-2016, 6:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,061
Posted By cadunkle
What's the factory compression ratio? Could be...

What's the factory compression ratio? Could be very low as 72 is getting into smog era. If so you'll want to up it to around 9.5:1, focus on dynamic compression though. You'll want it around 8.5:1...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 10-13-2016, 7:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,979
Posted By cadunkle
Sweet. Sanger is one of the few companies that...

Sweet. Sanger is one of the few companies that makes boats I find aesthetically appealing. For wax I use 3M 09030 Marine Ultra Performance Paste Wax, it has kept my gel looking nice for a few years...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 10-13-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,586
Posted By cadunkle
Also, I don't see how your design is automatic....

Also, I don't see how your design is automatic. It's a manual switch using a cable to open/close....
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 10-13-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,586
Posted By cadunkle
This is a solution to a problem that doesn't...

This is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, and it will create other problems. I don't trust cheap plastic parts in critical applications, nor do I trust a single o-ring for a drain plug....
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-28-2016, 5:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,013
Posted By cadunkle
I'm in the northeast, I'll tell you it sucks not...

I'm in the northeast, I'll tell you it sucks not being able to ride about 6 months out of the year. Early and late season is a battle of will to get in water when it's in the 40s and gets old fast,...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-27-2016, 3:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,979
Posted By cadunkle
Years ago I recall NADA being closer to actual...

Years ago I recall NADA being closer to actual market value/replacement cost than others but often a bit low. This is mostly the case with classic, niche, or specialty vehicles such as inboard...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-27-2016, 3:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,307
Posted By cadunkle
I wouldn't charge more than $100 labor to a...

I wouldn't charge more than $100 labor to a friend/neighbor/associate to rebuild a Holley. $450 is insane. Never done a 4010, but now seeing you ahve a 401 I'd sooner get a 4160 or 4150....
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-25-2016, 9:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,307
Posted By cadunkle
Rebuild kit for a Holley is $50-$60. You can get...

Rebuild kit for a Holley is $50-$60. You can get a new marine 4150 double pumper for not much more than $500, and a marine 4160 for under $500.

For the gel, wetsand if necessary then go to 3m...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-30-2016, 8:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,774
Posted By cadunkle
Wonder what the wee little cheapy air compressor...

Wonder what the wee little cheapy air compressor is for.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-24-2016, 3:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,582
Posted By cadunkle
Interesting. Yesterday I started the boat and the...

Interesting. Yesterday I started the boat and the PP display was blank. Pushed on/off button and it came back like normal. Hope it was just a fluke, I've never seen it do that before.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-17-2016, 6:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,432
Posted By cadunkle
My boat came with these fender hangers which I...

My boat came with these fender hangers which I find handy particularly as at the front location is where it's most prone to rub but there is nowhere to tie a fender. Could be an option if it's in a...
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