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    Happy Birthday gene, and many more, Steve

    Happy Birthday gene, and many more, Steve
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    Sticky: Well this maybe a long one, so bear with me and I...

    Well this maybe a long one, so bear with me and I hope it isnít to boring. It was in about 86 or 87. As some know. The race in Lakeland Florida was a big Ally race for years. Well this particular...
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    Sticky: That’s a good story Wayne, I too with Ralph and...

    That’s a good story Wayne, I too with Ralph and some drivers and mechanics from the boat club MRC went to a bar after boat club meeting. Drinks flowed and good times and hours slipped away. I was to...
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    Sticky: Careful Ralph, this is a kid friendly site;), but...

    Careful Ralph, this is a kid friendly site;), but yes we had a time over there for sure, my best time was at factory as I was like a kid in a candy store with the keys to the place. After hours, when...
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    Sticky: Hi Wane, I seen the one in West Berlin and was...

    Hi Wane, I seen the one in West Berlin and was told about it, but the one Ralph was speaking of is in East Berlin. We went over to that side to have dinner and meet with the East Berlin drivers....
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    Sticky: Not quite Ralph, the money thing was later, maybe...

    Not quite Ralph, the money thing was later, maybe in 87 or 88, that is when the factory was behind on motor delivery to the Russians, and Deiter did not want us in factory because everyone was busy....
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    Sticky: yes it does Wayne, and Bill, your comment is the...

    yes it does Wayne, and Bill, your comment is the pot calling the kettle black I:cool: think
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    Sticky: Wow, I remember that well.the shop I ran back...

    Wow, I remember that well.the shop I ran back then, I did a transmission rebuild for a gal that worked for the local paper. She took interest in the boats and stuff,and was asking me questions about...
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    Sticky: With Ralph’s post and prices, those restoring old...

    With Ralph’s post and prices, those restoring old motors think prices are the same! Not so!
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    Sticky: Being a Southern boy, all I can say is Yankees...

    Being a Southern boy, all I can say is Yankees really missed out on a RC and a Moon Pie! Best thing to a kid and late teens, especially when racing and a young lad cannot get filled up. If I ate half...
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    Sticky: Guess my post at lunch time took a while to get...

    Guess my post at lunch time took a while to get posted, yes that is Treber in pictures, His brother Roger also ran boats late sixtyish. Treber continued on well into the seventies before he stopped...
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    Sticky: Looks like Treber Billiter, he and his brother...

    Looks like Treber Billiter, he and his brother raced, steve
  13. Sorry Jeff but this one is not built to run down...

    Sorry Jeff but this one is not built to run down hill, yes it has stakes and is white though:)
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    Sticky: Looks a Little like Tom Kirts aka "Groucho", But...

    Looks a Little like Tom Kirts aka "Groucho", But photo is a little dark to tell for sure
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    Sticky: This one has Raff Donald , and a young Charlie...

    This one has Raff Donald , and a young Charlie Bradly. Others I know but canít recall names. In other shots with Jerry Simason (so) there is a shot of Cindy Hosler in the m Honda with Jerry being...
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    I Don’t know for sure Wayne, at that time some...

    I Don’t know for sure Wayne, at that time some were really going deep because they could leave the jetty faster. Prop Work was necessary so boatwould leave and still go fast. The Hydrocats were on...
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    One thing some may not know abou Douglas, is he...

    One thing some may not know abou Douglas, is he was a pretty good motor man and also always thinking. Some may not know this, but he had what I think was the first up down tower for Lamans type start...
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    And what two better kids could play this game...

    And what two better kids could play this game than Chris and Douglas, eh old Boy? Steve
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    Yes it is! Nice to hear from you Mike, Hope all...

    Yes it is! Nice to hear from you Mike, Hope all is well across the pond and with the Queen. I think Ralph sold the boat with his a while back, but not sure or I don't recall fully. The age thing you...
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    Well in 93 was when I got my butt cut and other...

    Well in 93 was when I got my butt cut and other parts as well. Douglas and I shared a room. Every morning we had to go to Krystal for a sunriser. He said it is a heavenly bit of a sandwich. Then...
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    Don’t know if it is a rule even today, but due to...

    Don’t know if it is a rule even today, but due to a lot of venues, and the drivers opinions, they do all jetty start.
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    Ahh, the difference between our British friends...

    Ahh, the difference between our British friends and us. The first time Douglas said to me he wanted to burn a fag, I almost crapped my self laughing. At that time the Word fag was unkind slang for a...
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    Nope! Either you are or not as I see it, kinda...

    Nope! Either you are or not as I see it, kinda like I always say, you can’t be a little bit pregnant.
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    Because Ralph was not there, my only knowledge of...

    Because Ralph was not there, my only knowledge of Douglas is of what Ralph gave to me. Ralph left out that the Brussels airport is a very busy and crowded place, I mean crowded worse than Atlanta...
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    Careful Ralph, the Statute of limitations may not...

    Careful Ralph, the Statute of limitations may not be lapsed on that one:rolleyes:
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    Back in the eighties they did both. The Oc race...

    Back in the eighties they did both. The Oc race in Austria it was a clock start, but the next week in Berlin it was Lemans start. At theOc in 93 when I got cut, it was a Lamans start but I got run...
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    Testing his Cobb for fit Gene!��

    Testing his Cobb for fit Gene!��
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    I agree with Gene on this one, also good to see...

    I agree with Gene on this one, also good to see you Gene at DePue, sorry I could not spend more time with you but the race team needed my attention, plus you need to be allowed out at night so we can...
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    Sticky: Yup,got it loud and clear, I forget you are a...

    Yup,got it loud and clear, I forget you are a "engineer" and you know all. My experience is fifty years long playing high performance and high performance stuff. I don't claim to know all, but...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=Fastjeff57;152634]With one HEI running 3...

    [QUOTE=Fastjeff57;152634]With one HEI running 3 cylinders, and the other running the rest, I should easily get 6,000 rpms (think 6 cylinder 4 stroke at 6,000 rpm). Motor tops out before that in any...
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    Sticky: Hope that works for ya, those Hei units fall of...

    Hope that works for ya, those Hei units fall of at about 6000, that's 3000 in two stroke terms.
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    If I were at that boat show Wayne, I would of...

    If I were at that boat show Wayne, I would of backed you up. Back in them days I liked a bar room dancing ✌️
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    Sticky: thanks Mike, Then I will have your email address...

    thanks Mike, Then I will have your email address to then, Steve
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    Sticky: Hiiiii Mike, Glad to see you are still with us...

    Hiiiii Mike, Glad to see you are still with us and hope you are well. Steve
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    The Ya'll part sure does, I had Joe Johnson ask...

    The Ya'll part sure does, I had Joe Johnson ask me once, " What do you mean when you say All Ya'll?" Don't know if that term is/was used in Texas But now it may be. Seems Joe and others did not...
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    I believe it was 69 as I was still in High...

    I believe it was 69 as I was still in High school, we attended a race in the northern part around the Dallas area. Then again we were at race where your dad decked Pete Hellsten as well,74maybe? I...
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    I have always said Bill, that a yankee comes to...

    I have always said Bill, that a yankee comes to visit the beaches and such, a damned Yankees brings move in luggage. Texas at this time like Florida and some of Georgia, has had a influx of folks...
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    Geee Wayne, I'm so honored to be a part of you...

    Geee Wayne, I'm so honored to be a part of you guys. I did race at one of your races though but only one time. Also attended a race at your dads place in the 70's with Hosler as a crew man. Noting...
  39. I checked out your video Don, The boat you have...

    I checked out your video Don, The boat you have is not a delta runabout but one of the triplanes they made. Because you bought from someone in Pa, it could of been the boat i had but I don't know...
  40. Don't think this is the same boat John, the one...

    Don't think this is the same boat John, the one we ran looked different to my memory. And I had a mechanical trim and tilt that Ickes the motor and leaned to left in corners. Charlie Strang liked...
  41. What is questionable Pete? That boat was the...

    What is questionable Pete? That boat was the triplane they made. A little history here. At the time, runabouts had pretty loose rules. DeSilvas made a runabout with the same type delta tunnel on the...
  42. Tom, that boat had several different Konigs on it...

    Tom, that boat had several different Konigs on it from 500 cc to 750. Those boats where made for Pro racing. I had a lay down version. Don't know where it went now. Brinkmanship had one that used a...
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    Just read this intire thread, man does this shake...

    Just read this intire thread, man does this shake the brain cells. Don't know what it takes to become a honorary Texan but I have driven Texas boats to championships and still harass Texans to this...
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    I too was sad to hear the news about jimmy, knew...

    I too was sad to hear the news about jimmy, knew him from the 70's on and he sometimes went or met up with Ralph and I at races. We stayed together at some and always had fun. I too picked on him...
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    Sticky: yes that is what I was saying, the a has the yard...

    yes that is what I was saying, the a has the yard dart pipes behind the tree, the B has the bull horns. the Anzani has normal for them. Steve
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    Sticky: No Those were on a A motor and was one of the...

    No Those were on a A motor and was one of the upgrades for that motor, motor on the hydro with guys standing is a B with megs that came straight out the sides. The A, also had these type megs and...
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    was that when I ran your C Yamato? if so then yes...

    was that when I ran your C Yamato? if so then yes I remember. You boys thought this ol Southern boy didn't know how to drive,start and go fast, huh... imagine that! :cool: Steve
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    Nope!home. Boy will keep me informed, hope he has...

    Nope!home. Boy will keep me informed, hope he has had time to practice what I taught him in Michigan, Steve
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    You said you had a young girl friend but that one...

    You said you had a young girl friend but that one in picture could get you jail time boy!:o:p:):D
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    Sticky: That is going to take a higher authority than...

    That is going to take a higher authority than anyone here as Peter has been dead for maybe 5 years now. Factory is closed and Marion is hard to get hold of, man that rents space there knows little of...
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