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  1. Thread: Who am I

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    V44 I believe is Dean Wilson, time frame late...

    V44 I believe is Dean Wilson, time frame late '60s - early '70s (Outboard club of Chicago), M12 ? Michigan Outboard.
  2. Thread: 1956

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    I joined Outboard Club of Chicago in 1966. I was...

    I joined Outboard Club of Chicago in 1966. I was not fully aware of the Clubs history until now. I had heard it was a "rich man" club before I joined, and apparently it was. The only past member I...
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    Looks like mid 50's. I see a lot of "C" service...

    Looks like mid 50's. I see a lot of "C" service rigs. There is M-44, Brinkman V-88 & V-86, W-44 Mary Braun, Wearl(y?), and Madison Brass Work trailer - I wonder if that was my dad's friend from WWII...
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    What I remember, I raced Saturday and Sunday the...

    What I remember, I raced Saturday and Sunday the first time there and made some money. The second year I went Saturday but didn't go back Sunday because the water was worst the second year. I might...
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    This is what I know from looking at this photo:...

    This is what I know from looking at this photo: The blond girl on the right is my sister Nancy, next to her is her future husband Tom. The garbage can looks like one from Chicago. If asked, I...
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    Make a two wooden wedges that will mount between...

    Make a two wooden wedges that will mount between the boat and the engine. or use washers.
  7. Thread: Who am I

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    Dan M, the second guy is a young John Winzeler ...

    Dan M, the second guy is a young John Winzeler with Ray Hardy at the Turning Basin in Chicago.
    Big Money race, real bad pits. This was an Outboard Club of Chicago race, August 23, 1970, I won...
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    Dale, They drove side by side and on the deck in...

    Dale,
    They drove side by side and on the deck in the turns at DePue Nationals in the 70's.
    Bill
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    Sticky: Maybe your both old farts?

    Maybe your both old farts?
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    The 1962 copy of NOA Roostertail is interesting...

    The 1962 copy of NOA Roostertail is interesting to me, because it list names of drivers that I knew of after I started in the sport in 1966/67. Most interesting was the number of names that were not...
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    Nov. 1961 - Page 5...A name from my past. Joe...

    Nov. 1961 - Page 5...A name from my past. Joe Maltba, Middleton Wisconsin.
    Somewhere around 1956, my parents took the family of then five kids on vacation. We were going up North in Wisconsin to...
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    Ron, it was a runabout that was destroyed.

    Ron, it was a runabout that was destroyed.
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    Ron, Bud Finkl race number was V-511, he was a...

    Ron, Bud Finkl race number was V-511, he was a tall skinny man, I still believe that photo is of him in Lakeland FL.
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    Bill, I joined Outboard Club of Chicago in 1965,...

    Bill, I joined Outboard Club of Chicago in 1965, first race year was 1966. The boat burning happen in "66 or '67. The thought at the time was some local kids did it.
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    Engine looks like it is to deep in the water, try...

    Engine looks like it is to deep in the water, try jacking it up.
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    Is this the trailer that Larry Latta also owned?...

    Is this the trailer that Larry Latta also owned? If yes, I spent one weekend flame cutting a ton of steel out of it.
  17. Got it, thanks. Did Hubbell produced a lot of...

    Got it, thanks.
    Did Hubbell produced a lot of race engines? It appears Hubbell made a complete race engine.
  18. filthy phill, Your post has me wondering what...

    filthy phill,
    Your post has me wondering what your meaning of "Todays stuff us all about hiding it away out of sight so you dont seethe crap its made of." Hubbell was a little before my start in...
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    No to the grits, Steve, but yes to shrimp. We do...

    No to the grits, Steve, but yes to shrimp. We do have "Bless your little heart" down pat. Bill
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    Steve, "Southern ways" very interesting! We have...

    Steve, "Southern ways" very interesting! We have been in South Carolina for coming on 14 years now, every Northern we meet here has the same problem. The Southerns all seem to distrust all Yankees....
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    Wayne, The couple of times we came, the Texan...

    Wayne,
    The couple of times we came, the Texan boys were great to us, had a good time! Texas on a whole is too damn big and HOT!
    Bill
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    There goes the state! Hell, Rod Walk and I raced...

    There goes the state!
    Hell, Rod Walk and I raced in Texas, Rod is dead and I sure in hell don't want to be Texan.
    KURPS
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    Dale, That's 40 years ago, most of the drivers...

    Dale,
    That's 40 years ago, most of the drivers are long gone, hell I have enough problem remembering what I did the day before.
    Bill
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    Normangee is between Dallas and Houston and...

    Normangee is between Dallas and Houston and Austin, phone 938 855 2492
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    David, Clyde Queen lives in Normangee, TX, he is...

    David,
    Clyde Queen lives in Normangee, TX, he is building super sized RC airplanes. I could forward his phone number to you.
    Bill
  26. Very Kool!

    Very Kool!
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    RIP Jimmy, see ya at the finish line. Bill Kurps

    RIP Jimmy, see ya at the finish line. Bill Kurps
  28. Ron, You went to Riverview Amusement Park to go...

    Ron,
    You went to Riverview Amusement Park to go on the Bobs roller coaster.
  29. Ron Hill is BACK!!!

    Ron Hill is BACK!!!
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    Good!

    Good!
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    Why?

    Why?
  32. Thread: Old guys

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    Bill you are right about the officials, I didn't...

    Bill you are right about the officials, I didn't plan on saying anything about that.
    At this time Rod was not married, his soon to be second wife Rose, had planned to fly out to Bakersfield to watch...
  33. Thread: Old guys

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    The Trip To Hell....... Someone smarter than...

    The Trip To Hell.......

    Someone smarter than me, knows the year that the PRO National where scheduled at Bakersfield California. Must of been sometime in the 70's.

    We had already raced at DePue...
  34. Thread: Old guys

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    smittythewelder, yea, I'm an old guy like you, 72...

    smittythewelder, yea, I'm an old guy like you, 72 in 13 days. 13 my lucky number. Let me say My current reasoning is that both parties suck!!!!
    You are probable correct that gas prices and inflation...
  35. Thread: Old guys

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    Jimmy Carter was the worst thing that hit this...

    Jimmy Carter was the worst thing that hit this this country until the current president came on board. In Carter's age, gasoline went from 15-20 cents per gallon to a $1.00 per gallon, if you could...
  36. Thread: Old guys

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    In the Mid-west US Title Series saved PRO Racing....

    In the Mid-west US Title Series saved PRO Racing. Outboard Club of Chicago had died out, The St Louis club was nearly dead as well as the PRO group in Minnesota, all club names I have forgotten a...
  37. Thread: Old guys

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    Steve you hit it right on the head. There is no...

    Steve you hit it right on the head. There is no better people than PRO Race people.
    All my best friends living and dead have been involved with PRO Racing. How I miss competing and helping hand...
  38. Thread: Old guys

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    Pat, from the Mid-west I think most of the Racers...

    Pat, from the Mid-west I think most of the Racers I raced against from 1966 - 2006 have died or are still involved racing, or pitting for someone. A few dropped out never to be seen again at a race....
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    Tom Queen is Clyde and Charlotte son he only ran...

    Tom Queen is Clyde and Charlotte son he only ran a few years.
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    My first race engine was the Konig FB 2 cylinders...

    My first race engine was the Konig FB 2 cylinders with one carb, two rotary valves, and 2 open megaphone exhaust pipes, the year 1966 or 1967. Converted later to a B loop-scavenged, and later still,...
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    In PRO the sliding pipes are not sealed. Use an...

    In PRO the sliding pipes are not sealed. Use an inner and outer straight pipes, you want them to easily slide, about 1/32" clearance all around. We slide them around 4". All the way in for max RPM...
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    ACE Hardware

    ACE Hardware
  43. Done talking to yourself?

    Done talking to yourself?
  44. Both these so called sports require only one...

    Both these so called sports require only one ball, enough said.
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    2014 USTS PRO Nationals

    2014 USTS PRO Nationals

    The sanction is approved for the 2014 USTS PRO Nationals. The dates are July 23, 24, 25, 26, & 27 and the location is DePue, Illinois.

    DePue has been the location for...
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    Go to the US Title Series web site and get the...

    Go to the US Title Series web site and get the information first hand. The US Title Series 3rd race for 2014 is scheduled for June 27 thru June 29 in Winona MN. The race is NOT part of Winona's...
  47. Great start? Where you been for the last 4 years?

    Great start? Where you been for the last 4 years?
  48. Happy, Happy Steve! Bill

    Happy, Happy Steve!
    Bill
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    It was at Dayton for a Worlds race that Baldy put...

    It was at Dayton for a Worlds race that Baldy put on. The hydro was from France as I remembered and it had been run some over there. The boat already had some dings to it. It didn't fare so well as I...
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    Come on guys and girls do the right thing and...

    Come on guys and girls do the right thing and help out this racer!
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