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    Smitty: Get hold of Chris Hellsten. He can...

    Smitty:

    Get hold of Chris Hellsten. He can accept PM's on Hydroracer. May be registered here also but have not seen his name. His Dad, Pete, owned one of these back in the day that won the APBA...
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    Wayne: I kind of knew what you were doing when...

    Wayne:

    I kind of knew what you were doing when you posted the original info about Honorary Texans, so I just figured I would keep my mouth shut and see whether you said any more about it. Took a...
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    Wayne: Don't remember the exact year but it...

    Wayne:

    Don't remember the exact year but it was a couple of years prior to 1968 as that was the year I started back racing and I remember Harry ZAK telling me about it. Surely a competitor or...
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    Wayne: It has been so long since I discussed...

    Wayne:

    It has been so long since I discussed this on BRF I can't remember where the original idea came from for the "gadget" but I got the original thought and the idea to make the thing from a...
  5. Ron: Far be for me to tell you in which thread...

    Ron:

    Far be for me to tell you in which thread to place this story, BUT, if this was me, I think without a doubt it belongs in Wayne Baldwin's
    AMAZING STORIES thread as it truly is an "amazing...
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    Sticky: Current 500CC VRP and GRM PRO engines are...

    Current 500CC VRP and GRM PRO engines are claiming 160HP out of 30 cubic inches. It would seem reasonable to assume that Dick's engine could pull at least 2 1/2 to 3HP out of 99 Cubic inches....
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    I could be mistaken about this, as I did not know...

    I could be mistaken about this, as I did not know them. I only saw Art Jr. race OPC at Winter Park in STL in the late 70's.

    I believe at least one if not both are deceased. As I said I could be...
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    Wayne: I remember back in the 80's, I think it...

    Wayne:

    I remember back in the 80's, I think it was, your Dad gave me a bumper sticker stating "Let the Bastards freeze in the Dark".

    Because it was from him mostly I put it on the side of a...
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    Gene: I have known you for at least 35-40...

    Gene:

    I have known you for at least 35-40 years, and I can vouch for the fact you can be a hard headed old SOB, BUT when I wrote a piece comparing Konig VS Quincy several years ago on BRF in...
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    FastJeff: Do you have any info on the motor in...

    FastJeff:

    Do you have any info on the motor in the second photo down on the left side?

    Looks to be a different motor. Another way to get 4 cyls, but a different motor.
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    We don't allow no Nascar racers at Boat Racing...

    We don't allow no Nascar racers at Boat Racing Reunions, specially those that build cars for Jeffy.
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    With as long as it takes me to get ready to do...

    With as long as it takes me to get ready to do anything anymore, probably a good thing you are starting planning for it now.

    That being said, If I am still vertical, and Eileen has not found...
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    As you mentioned Fairmont Park is still in...

    As you mentioned Fairmont Park is still in existence on the east side across the river from STL. Bill Seebold used to frequent both Fairmont and Cahokia Downs as he knew jockeys and trainers/owners...
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    Talking about officials, I don't believe I ever...

    Talking about officials, I don't believe I ever say one that could "parse" the rule book to find something wrong like Henry Wagner. The fact he just happened to be from California blends into the...
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    Bill: It was 1982 I believe. I also had a...

    Bill:

    It was 1982 I believe.

    I also had a memorable trip. Phil Howard and I were racing together at the time. Eileen and Jeanie(Phi's wife) drove out together in 3 days I think it was. The...
  16. Mallard: I seem to remember that the older...

    Mallard:

    I seem to remember that the older motors (before EFI and computer controls) had a simple carb linkage that unless the motor was shifted into "forward" would not allow the throttle to be...
  17. [QUOTE=Mallards Only;146949] Mallard: ...

    Mallard:

    I am not intimately familiar with your motor to be able to answer the question about idle speed, although is does seem to be about right.

    BUT, as French Phil states, you should not rev...
  18. [QUOTE=Mallards Only;146947]Sorry for the delay. ...

    [QUOTE=Mallards Only;146947]Sorry for the delay. So, it appears that the TT was on the wrong setting as my idle RPM's were running about 2050. Problem now is I'm not sure what setting is the...
  19. Tiny Tachs are notorious for giving incorrect...

    Tiny Tachs are notorious for giving incorrect readings, mostly because the tach is not set up correctly. Check and see if yours has settings for 2-4 stroke, number of cylinders, etc, before giving...
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    Tim: Yes, Butch was 71. I know Ralph does not...

    Tim:

    Yes, Butch was 71. I know Ralph does not do computers, or did not several years ago, and just wanted to be sure based on their long term friendship.

    You have a good motor if it was built...
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    Well, Eileen and the two boys (our cats) were...

    Well, Eileen and the two boys (our cats) were looking for something for me for Fathers Day, and I can't think of anything better. It is now on order at Amazon. Wish I could get it signed, but will be...
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    Smitty: The last several Vans I had were built...

    Smitty:

    The last several Vans I had were built on Ford chassis, primarily because unlike the Pick Ups which were mentioned in another post, as you could not get, at least with Chevy or GMC,...
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    Smitty: One of the reasons you do not see the...

    Smitty:

    One of the reasons you do not see the proliferation of Conversion Vans on the roads anymore is very simply greed, along with lawsuits against the "rolling stock" that the Vans were made...
  24. [QUOTE=Master Oil Racing Team;145712]I never...

    [QUOTE=Master Oil Racing Team;145712]I never heard of a slush or a grope Smitty. Some things must be regional. When someone stomped the gas and spun the tires we called it "burning rubber", or...
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    [QUOTE=champ20B;145557]Coupling shafts can be...

    [QUOTE=champ20B;145557]Coupling shafts can be tricky. They need "perfect" alignment and strength along with balance, otherwise such a fabrication can be destructive to the gear-case and power-head...
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    I think there was a Riverside Boat Club on the...

    I think there was a Riverside Boat Club on the Rock River in the Quad City area in the last 25-30 years or so. I remember going to a small race there to test with ZAK in the 1980's time frame.
    ...
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    [QUOTE=racingfan1;145189]Thank you Bill. The only...

    [QUOTE=racingfan1;145189]Thank you Bill. The only 3 I have are July 2000 , July 2001 and August 2001.[/QUOTE)


    I will look in the next couple of days. I probably have a substantial amount of the...
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    Do not think they are made anymore. The one I...

    Do not think they are made anymore. The one I sold was 35+ years old. Made by the fellow who mfgd the Champ Hot Rod for a time, but I do not remember his name. I bought it from him at that time....
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    Which ones do you need. We have some.

    Which ones do you need. We have some.
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    Harry has been deceased for several years now....

    Harry has been deceased for several years now. His son, Mike. still lives in the Indianapolis area I believe, or used to. Possibly someone else may have contact info for him if that would help. I...
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    Smitty: I understand your confusion about the...

    Smitty:

    I understand your confusion about the Modular motor that was run at the race I referenced in LR, but I stand by what I said.

    Either the single cyl A he ran was a full A displacement...
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    In Steve Litzell's post #32, he mentions the...

    In Steve Litzell's post #32, he mentions the design of the first modular motor.

    I had the opportunity to see the A, B, and C version of this motor run at the LR Boat Club in about 1957-59 time...
  33. Stevie: Don't know whether you saw the post or...

    Stevie:

    Don't know whether you saw the post or not, But Butch Leavendusky passed away last month. Thought you would like to know if you did not see the post.

    Bill
  34. Stevie: Don't know whether you remember or...

    Stevie:

    Don't know whether you remember or not, but "Sooey Pig" was green with its first paint job. I will leave it to you to determine whether it was unlucky or not.
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    Lars is absolutely correct about Billy being the...

    Lars is absolutely correct about Billy being the designer/builder of these boats that were used in this race, but I don't believe he built ALL of them. This was the time frame when Billy had been...
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    Smitty: And if he does not want to do it...

    Smitty:

    And if he does not want to do it himself after the hour on the couch, we both know, or have heard of someone, who might take on the job, if they have any stash left.

    Bill
  37. Wayne: Re your post #819. I stand by my...

    Wayne:

    Re your post #819.

    I stand by my post in regards to your probable behavior.



    The only thing I would be proud of you for is if you were able to pay attention to Ginger to HER...
  38. QUOTE from post #817: "Ginger and I left in...

    QUOTE from post #817:

    "Ginger and I left in time to catch a movie at the local drive in, because she didn't know anyone at the party". END QUOTE

    Wayne:

    Methinks, for whatever reason, you are...
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    Sticky: Dick: NO NEED to apologize for any tardiness...

    Dick:

    NO NEED to apologize for any tardiness in post/photos on the thread. I am sure I speak for everyone who has followed you thread in saying that we are all just amazed that someone has the...
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    Stanley Leavendusky Sr. and Quincy Flathead...

    Stanley Leavendusky Sr. and Quincy Flathead Pistons for same:

    The information contained here is based on the best recollection of Stanley "Butch" Leavendusky Jr., son of Leavendusky Sr., and...
  41. Call Tom Booth at Riverside Marine in LR. If he...

    Call Tom Booth at Riverside Marine in LR. If he can't help you, it probably can't be done. He has a lifetime of experience with all makes of outboards.

    I don't have a phone number but it is in the...
  42. You really need to get over yourself some, and...

    You really need to get over yourself some, and quit being so angry when folks, a lot of who frequent this forum who know much more than you, either do not have the time, RIGHT NOW, to answer your...
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    Right up front, I have no personal experience...

    Right up front, I have no personal experience with turbos on a 2 stroke. I would strongly recommend Tim Kurz as someone who has experience in this type build.That being said, the most successful...
  44. Dixon263: THEORY is wonderful and can provide...

    Dixon263:

    THEORY is wonderful and can provide many hours of thoughtful questions/answers, BUT nothing beats testing, especially with boats, motors, and most importantly, propellers, when questions...
  45. Normally that type of HP gain SHOULD result in a...

    Normally that type of HP gain SHOULD result in a speed increase, BUT, did you take advantage of the HP increase you showed by doing anything else to take advantage of it?

    In most cases a prop with...
  46. After having read some of your previous posts,...

    After having read some of your previous posts, the best advice I could give you (after a 40 year stint in race boats, both Hydro and limited in Runabouts) would be to calm down some. Lots of the...
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    Wayne: Have no idea whether this is the same...

    Wayne:

    Have no idea whether this is the same person or not, but the spelling is very similar. A driver with a very similar name ran the Formula 1 tour that was on TV for several years recently and...
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    Thanks Smitty, I remember the name now that you...

    Thanks Smitty, I remember the name now that you have jogged my cells.
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    John/Gene/Charley: Is the person you all are...

    John/Gene/Charley:

    Is the person you all are talking about the same guy that had all the Anzani info (photos,history) on BRF several years ago and the took it down in a snit because of perceived...
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    My memory is in the stage where it goes in "fits...

    My memory is in the stage where it goes in "fits & starts' these days, but if I am not mistaken I seem to remember a French driver at one of the UIM races at Dayton in the 80's that used an aluminum...
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