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  1. I still have the red mud encrusted class entry...

    I still have the red mud encrusted class entry list which I have posted on here previoiusly.
  2. I was there. It was raining so hard I could not...

    I was there. It was raining so hard I could not make the turn down the ramp to the pits so I was the first one up in the state park. We had our St Bernard with us who was supposed to sleep under...
  3. Thread: 1955

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    Including John Schubert, hi John

    Including John Schubert, hi John
  4. When replacing the fabric covering on a hydro we...

    When replacing the fabric covering on a hydro we use Ceconite purchased from Aircraft Spruce and Supply. Follow directions that come with it and use their paint to finish off the process. We use...
  5. In latest purchase Alan & I acquired FB 193 along...

    In latest purchase Alan & I acquired FB 193 along with a few other looper parts. This engine is on 20H conversion mid section
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    Sticky: Just got off the phone with Alan, he sounded like...

    Just got off the phone with Alan, he sounded like hell but at least his kidneys are working again. His heart has calmed down since the kidney's function. It appears the pain meds for the knee surgery...
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    Sticky: For now I think no news is good news. I will...

    For now I think no news is good news. I will speak with his son in the morning and let every one know.
    David
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    Sticky: Alan came out of surgery last week and had been...

    Alan came out of surgery last week and had been doing fine. Yesterday something went wrong, his heart rate got up to 220 while being taken back to hospital in the ambulance. He has experienced...
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    Sticky: In case anyone does not know it Alan had his...

    In case anyone does not know it Alan had his second knee replacement surgery yesterday. This is 9 weeks after the first surgery. He resting comfortably and expects to out of hospital in a couple of...
  10. I have FY 20 a stock 20H conversion. David

    I have FY 20 a stock 20H conversion.
    David
  11. Should work on the either a hydro or runabout. ...

    Should work on the either a hydro or runabout. As to the set up I will leave that to some that has knowledge. I have never used one.
  12. Hopkins prop

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    See if this works, went to new post rather then quick reply
  13. 61362 See if this works,

    61362
    See if this works,
  14. I will try again, have to see what format it is...

    I will try again, have to see what format it is in took it with my IPhone
  15. 61361 like this Hopkins labeled ASH, 6.75 by 11

    61361

    like this Hopkins labeled ASH, 6.75 by 11
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    Revealing bottom revail

    The term bottom reveal refers to the difference in height of the bottom sheet of plywood next to the chine sheet. We used 3/8" thick on the bottom and 1/4" on the chines, sides and deck. Where the...
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    Ron. I never said it was put there by the...

    Ron. I never said it was put there by the factory. I have a picture of the boat given to me by the original owner and the hole is there when he was racing the boat with a Hot Rod. I believe he is the...
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    I just looked at the pictures on that site and as...

    I just looked at the pictures on that site and as I was doing that I remembered I sold the boat and the 20H to a man in Maryland maybe four years ago. I looks like he never used it since it looks...
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    That is a boat that I once owned. I believe the...

    That is a boat that I once owned. I believe the boat was owned by Bud Hursh on which he ran a Champion Hot Rod. From what I could figure out the hole was for access of a fuel tank below the deck. ...
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    Sorry but your picture did not show. Try to...

    Sorry but your picture did not show. Try to explain it in words or try again.
  21. Al, Yes I have been there. It was very...

    Al, Yes I have been there. It was very enjoyable, Mark and Elaine are great people. I first met them when they picked up the red nosed Sid Craft and the Christener 20H at my house in Port Orange,...
  22. I was beginning to wonder, but you saved the best...

    I was beginning to wonder, but you saved the best for last in my opinion. The Christener 20H and Sid Craft. Best regards and happy fathers day Mark.
    David van Weele
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    Sticky: Tom I did notice that Alan and Howie P share an...

    Tom
    I did notice that Alan and Howie P share an engine.
    David
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    Racing in Louisana

    The Louisiana Boat Racing Association (LBRA) is pleased to announce that the City of Alexandria through the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Board (GAEDA) has approved a grant for the club to...
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    Sticky: One thing missing, no beer on the table!

    One thing missing, no beer on the table!
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    Alan and I had a neat tow vehicle, not quite a...

    Alan and I had a neat tow vehicle, not quite a van but I guess it was close. It was 1950's Willy's panel truck that once was used by our father as a survey crew truck. Always had problems with the...
  27. Thread: Fa-90

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    Brutus makes the best tools, lol

    Brutus makes the best tools, lol
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    Eorc

    1969 EORC Roster,
    Nick Chapman mentioned in the article is the one that got Alan into Boat Racing. He worked as a salesman at Shirley Long Island, a large land development which our father did all...
  29. Thread: Fa-90

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    The difference between the top and bottom throws...

    The difference between the top and bottom throws is usually corrected when the bottom bearing is installed which will force the crank up to the correct end play. It looks like the left side and...
  30. Thread: Fa-90

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    Brandon I do not know if this has an effect on...

    Brandon
    I do not know if this has an effect on your current problem but it looks like in the photo's that the reed stops are not set to the same height. One appears to be open so nearly touching...
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    20H power

    If some one could ask John Timmons to inquire of Charlie Strang (sp) we might get a factory tested HP rating for the 20H conversion.

    In my 20H Book I have a letter from Strang while he worked at...
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    Squared ports still need an minimum 1/8" radius...

    Squared ports still need an minimum 1/8" radius in the corners on exhaust ports. This improves flow and helps control heat build up which will distort the cylinder roundness. Per Harry Brinkman.
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    Sticky: 20H Purchase

    Here are some pictures of the engine and the props
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    Sticky: Alan and I just purchased a 20H Conversion that...

    Alan and I just purchased a 20H Conversion that had some neat items on it. The engine belonged Bill Monge but we purchased it from Bob Lemkey. We have not taken the engine apart since we only...
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    We have found Doug Kay to a great job for us. ...

    We have found Doug Kay to a great job for us. View our website at Aeroliner-boats.com to see some of the work he has done. He can be reached at 586-212-5917.
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    I am not familiar with this unit at all but it...

    I am not familiar with this unit at all but it sounds like it could be a slightly bent shaft.
    David
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    Sticky: A friend of ours put us in contact with the widow...

    A friend of ours put us in contact with the widow of the Mercury dealer. He emailed us about two weeks ago and last Thursday Alan went to retrieve the engine from her. A find like this you have to...
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    The engine was owned by a Mercury dealer in MN....

    The engine was owned by a Mercury dealer in MN. He kept it in a case in his home. It will be in the museum Alan is building.
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    Alan is on his way to pick up a brand new never...

    Alan is on his way to pick up a brand new never run 20H complete with new tank. This engine has been stored in a glass case since new. Show have some pictures available in a few days after he...
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    Ron Alan van Weele, SR is Aeroliner my older...

    Ron

    Alan van Weele, SR is Aeroliner my older brother and I am A/B Speedliner, AKA David Van Weele.

    Alan and I started racing APBA and EORC in 1955. While working for our father Alan met Nick...
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    More numbers

    Here are a few more numbers to digest. The H length driveshaft for the KG4 & 7 H and the original 20H is 45-20909, the 30H part number is 45-25726 the 25SS part number is 45-65844 which uses a...
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    Early gear conversions that used the original...

    Early gear conversions that used the original gear case required some minor scraping of the inside for clearance. When I put Alan's conversion together for him in 1959 the instructions that came...
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    I have S/N 789594 a late engine purchased from...

    I have S/N 789594 a late engine purchased from Jon Woods estate still with the factor seal and all with original paint on the short skeg gear case. So I wonder were the deep skeg cases used...
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    Sticky: Pete That recoil sheave is like the later 55H. ...

    Pete
    That recoil sheave is like the later 55H. The 44XS has a plastic plate on the bottom and that is what broke. The plate is riveted on and it looks like a metal plate could be made to replace...
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    My brother Alan still has a Cressent from way...

    My brother Alan still has a Cressent from way back when we had full fields of boats. He and I also took a DKW engine and built a garden tractor around it. I was the first to drive it or should I...
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    773.956 MPH in 350cch is smokin, lol. Must have...

    773.956 MPH in 350cch is smokin, lol. Must have been a loud bang when the sound barrier was broken.
    David
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    Sticky: Jeff Explain how to vary the timing with the...

    Jeff
    Explain how to vary the timing with the magneto while you are under way. If you rigged up a secondary lever to change advacnce separate from the throttle position. The magneto was found to...
  48. Have a great day, like a good wine we get better...

    Have a great day, like a good wine we get better with aging.
  49. For the A/B classes we make drive shafts, cone...

    For the A/B classes we make drive shafts, cone nuts, bearing carriers, water pumps and have all of the seals and bearings. Frank Erion makes the prop shaft, gears either 1:1 or 16:21, the L ring,...
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    Sticky: Thanks Steve. Alan posted the pictures. I did...

    Thanks Steve. Alan posted the pictures. I did most of the wood work and the first coats of varnish and had the seats recovered. Alan is doing the finish work which really was a lot of work. ...
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