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    Ok Wayne, I want to throw a monkey wrench into...

    Ok Wayne, I want to throw a monkey wrench into the year of the picture. The C Service Hydro picture further up in the thread has my Dad racing his Merc on an 11'3" Byers (You can see pipe puller on...
  2. Thread: 1955

    by Chris Hellsten
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    Dale, Thanks for posting these. I can't...

    Dale,

    Thanks for posting these. I can't believe all the names I recognize! I also learned my Dad raced off of Long Island at 19 years old. I had not previously know until I saw the results of...
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    Hi John! Actually Pete Hellsten riding with Doug...

    Hi John! Actually Pete Hellsten riding with Doug Bindrum!
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    Sticky: Don Federhoff (SP). He used to come to the FL...

    Don Federhoff (SP). He used to come to the FL races with Bill Hosler. He would give us kids rides on his dirt bike thru the Orange groves when testing at Lake Mattie back in the day!

    Chris
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    Frank, My dad only built one 4-cylinder C...

    Frank,

    My dad only built one 4-cylinder C service. We didn't have much luck with it and I'm not sure where it wound up. The crank work in this one is not something we normally did.

    The steel...
  6. Thread: Reunion

    by Chris Hellsten
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    ...and now the rest of the story!

    Wayne,

    You were dead on about the C Service class. It eventually was split....The OMC guys got mad and boycotted by creating the Antique division.....That killed the MERC side of the...
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    1984 250ccH National Champ Boat

    Eric,

    I was at Jesup, Ga a couple weeks ago and saw the famous 250ccH hydro that won 1984national championship on Danny William's trailer. She looked ready to roll! We are all still racing...
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    Tom, Can you give me any info or pictures on...

    Tom,

    Can you give me any info or pictures on the motor shown to the right of the 8 cylinder in the first picture. I believe it is a Konig 125. My dad, Pete Hellsten, built that for me when I...
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    Dave, When you clean them up and take pictures...

    Dave,

    When you clean them up and take pictures of them at least put the block on the FA the right way! :)


    Chris
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    Sticky: Next to greatness!

    Hey Wayne I found the newspaper article from the 77' Alex race!
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    Sticky: Wayne, Thanks for posting. I know my family...

    Wayne,

    Thanks for posting. I know my family will get a kick out of this. I sent an e-mail to my sister to make sure my 3 nephews who have been racing with me and her for the past 3 or 4 years...
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    Sticky: 77' Alex----Alky in the wind!

    Great pictures Wayne. Brings back lots of memories. I was 11 years old at that 77' race in Alex and must be somewhere in the Novice 350 photo. Dan Kirts asked me to drive Jim Kirt's boat since he...
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    Amazing...

    42 Years later we still have the same issues!!!
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