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    Sticky: my scanner broke today. lasted 10 years so...

    my scanner broke today. lasted 10 years so can't complain. Will get back soon as get set up again.
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    Sticky: I will take some pictures of the valve, and post...

    I will take some pictures of the valve, and post some more test sheets to everyone that can't picture what we're talking about can see it for themselves.
  3. At that time, NOA was going down. Claude Fox got...

    At that time, NOA was going down. Claude Fox got Marshall Grant to be president of NOA hoping his name and prestige could help to save NQA. Marshall agreed, but let Claude know that unless things...
  4. Starting last February, I contracted a condition...

    Starting last February, I contracted a condition that led to 7 months of off and on acute pain 8 doctors and numerous blood, muscle, brain, and organ tests to see what was wrong with my body. Every...
  5. This confirms that my thinking was right in that...

    This confirms that my thinking was right in that AOF really got going in 1972. We went to two Pro races in 1972. The first was at Gravois Mills, Missouri and the second was Monroe, Louisiana, also...
  6. I don't know when Dean, but the mods already had...

    I don't know when Dean, but the mods already had been racing for a number of years in APBA. Jo Ann and Bill became good friends of ours when they helped with the Dayton races my Dad, Tim Butts and...
  7. De Nada Steve. I will delve into the history of...

    De Nada Steve. I will delve into the history of AOF as far as I know it Dale and Steve. It started as far as I know in 1971 or maybe before. The first I knew of it was in 1972 when NOA was...
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    Sticky: This is the result of the first test sheet of the...

    This is the result of the first test sheet of the rotary valve advance kit.
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    Sticky: When Ray Hardy got to Texas and was ready to set...

    When Ray Hardy got to Texas and was ready to set up shop, He got Baldy to get what he needed.. He found a used lathe that was enormous . It was more than 10 feet long and was maybe more. It came...
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    Sticky: That is a great story Ralph. I have listened to...

    That is a great story Ralph. I have listened to Douglas' stories sitting in his Citroen in the Pits in Berlin, and Hans' stories in his caravan at the same pits in Berlin when they were both there. ...
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    Sticky: One of my greatest regrets is that I did not...

    One of my greatest regrets is that I did not continue to post for awhile. I stopped the Baldy thread in early 1969 and that was the year I met Bill Van, Ray Hardy and Harry Pasturczak. Bill Van was...
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    Thanks for the kind words Dale. I attribute the...

    Thanks for the kind words Dale. I attribute the interest to a lot of my posts to my old friends contributing to the stories and the many new friends, including you that I have gotten to know thanks...
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    I just wrote a reply, but I still have problems...

    I just wrote a reply, but I still have problems with seeing the right buttons to push, and I didn't get the reply button right. Anyway Ron, I will give you a call in the next couple of days. You...
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    Well Ron, not all plans work out. Some things...

    Well Ron, not all plans work out. Some things catch on, but you got to get the attention of the guys that are hot for it. I will say this here for now, but I can't promise. I got a new...
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    I am sad to hear about David's passing. He had...

    I am sad to hear about David's passing. He had some bad accidents during his time of racing and non racing. David was one tough guy. David and his new wife Fay flew to West Berlin to race in the...
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    Sticky: Wow! Hope everything goes good. You may or may...

    Wow! Hope everything goes good. You may or may not know how many people are paying attention and hoping for your success.
  17. Lots of friends on that list, not only pro, but...

    Lots of friends on that list, not only pro, but stock and OPC.
  18. Sticky: Very interesting. A little bit disconnected at...

    Very interesting. A little bit disconnected at times, but a very good comment on the races. Like all your posts
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    I didn't recognize any names Dale, but I may have...

    I didn't recognize any names Dale, but I may have something to add to this list if I can find it. A mentor of Denny Henderson and big time critic was a guy from Dallas, Texas named Henry Grupe. He...
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    There aren't many pics of me racing a runabout...

    There aren't many pics of me racing a runabout Dale. Here's on taken at the State Park on Lake Corpus Christi about a mile northeast of our house on the lake. This was the first race my Dad...
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    I ran runabouts from 1966 to early summer of 1969...

    I ran runabouts from 1966 to early summer of 1969 Dale. I had a tough time in runabouts because the cockpits were so wide and I was a skinny kid. I bounced around all over. The first race I ever...
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    I really enjoyed reading about the 1957 World...

    I really enjoyed reading about the 1957 World Championships at Sunset Lake Dale. It was almost 7 years later that we drove over to Sunset Lake just north of Corpus Christi to race in our third race....
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    I am looking forward to seeing you too Skip as...

    I am looking forward to seeing you too Skip as well as a lot of other of our friends.
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    Thank you Enzo. I had never heard of this motor...

    Thank you Enzo. I had never heard of this motor before or the other history. Thanks you you're contribution you help add to Boatracingfacts reputation as the greatest site in the world when it...
  25. A very providential or maybe heaven sent event...

    A very providential or maybe heaven sent event occurred as a result of the New Orleans meeting. A group of I think mostly outboarders, but maybe some inboard (have to look back) formed a plan,...
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    Can you post the pictures?

    Can you post the pictures?
  27. I pushed the wrong button. Here are the copies...

    I pushed the wrong button. Here are the copies of the minutes.

    I should have asked Dale how to do this, but it looks like I should have scanned the last page first, Too late. To read in order,...
  28. I have scanned copies from a safety presentation...

    I have scanned copies from a safety presentation by John A. Langley to the Safety & Regatta Management Commission (Members only) 5:00 P.M. Hawaiian Room . This was Wednesday November 20 1974. If...
  29. As I read over minutes of the 1974 commissioners...

    As I read over minutes of the 1974 commissioners meeting held at DePue, I noticed a "Mr. Baldwin" made a comment about the probationary E class and I thought that I was not even going to be on the...
  30. It was my mistake on timing Dale, not lag time. ...

    It was my mistake on timing Dale, not lag time. It's my mistake because I know you well enough by now that I know there will be followups very close on. I just wasn't thinking. I been feeling...
  31. These minutes of the commission meetings are...

    These minutes of the commission meetings are fascinating to read Dale. I didn't see where the 1972 meeting was held, and was surprised that they could not get a quorum. I will read the Propeller...
  32. Ron was Craig Spencer related to Mel and Mark? ...

    Ron was Craig Spencer related to Mel and Mark? And if so ...how?
  33. I cleared some messages Brandon. They were all 9...

    I cleared some messages Brandon. They were all 9 to 12 years old.
  34. I never owned or raced a quincy motor, but you...

    I never owned or raced a quincy motor, but you have started a fantastic and most interesting thread. I am very happy to contribute where I can. I hope more will continue to surface and be added to...
  35. I called Paul this morning. He had already read...

    I called Paul this morning. He had already read the thread earlier, and when I gave him a ring he said, "Hold on. Let me go get my book" I waited on him and when he got back to the phone he said...
  36. Got another one located for you to add Brandon. ...

    Got another one located for you to add Brandon. FA 188. It is currently in possession of Jim Trimble's cousin John from Springfield, Illinois. I forget John's last name. He raced some with Jim...
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    Hey Steve, see you Dad with his life jacket?

    Hey Steve, see you Dad with his life jacket?
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    Well, I scanned some more pics of Lone Star. I...

    Well, I scanned some more pics of Lone Star. I have to stop here first though to remember my good friend Bill Van Steenwyk. Hard to believe that it's been that long since I posted here, but not...
  39. I'm with Steve, Dale. You are doing exactly what...

    I'm with Steve, Dale. You are doing exactly what boatracingfacts is all about. I been wondering though about that dam. One guy sliced off part of the wooden dam and brought it back to the pits,...
  40. That is very interesting Ron. That's what I like...

    That is very interesting Ron. That's what I like is to read the real story and in between the lines that you can't get anywhere else.
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    2019 happy new year

    Happy New Year Ron. Happy New Year friends, fans, and members of Boatracingfacts. Without having become a boat racer, my life would have been a dull pickle. Been away from the sport a long...
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    The cowling and deck look a little bit like a...

    The cowling and deck look a little bit like a Schultz, although I've never seen one in person.
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    X 73 might be Barry Wilson. I will look it up...

    X 73 might be Barry Wilson. I will look it up Dale. I like the old trailers too. Enclosed are very nice, and we would have probably had one too if we continued racing, but when you are getting...
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    The Cat was working below the pavilion. The area...

    The Cat was working below the pavilion. The area I think where the house or church was is to the left toward the end of the pits. I have included a photo of many times champion Denny Henderson...
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    I don't know that there was a flood Dale, but I...

    I don't know that there was a flood Dale, but I know in 1972 the lake was shallow because I got stuck in the mud, and in 1974 the race course had to be plumbed for the bottom, and stakes marked the...
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    I am looking forward to it Dale. I will do what...

    I am looking forward to it Dale. I will do what I can to make it to this next one. At this point, things are looking better so it's a go right now. That would be three out of four for me, so that...
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    First off Chris, I want to thank you for your...

    First off Chris, I want to thank you for your post. Your family has been very important to Pro racing over the years. Now to the reality. Yes it was 1970. As I mentioned above we ran the four...
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    Don't need confirmation from anyone else now...

    Don't need confirmation from anyone else now Dale. It is the Pro Nationals at DePue in 1970. In 1970 a young photojournalist wrote a book about daring sports entitled "This Sporting Life....That...
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    I have solved the mystery Dale, but before I post...

    I have solved the mystery Dale, but before I post it, I will wait to see if anyone out there might want to comment on a few my so called facts before I add what I discovered. I don't want to...
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    Dale you and I have discussed this previously...

    Dale you and I have discussed this previously after you sent me an email of this photo after you got it last year. I was able to enlarge the photo you sent and came up with several facts. First,...
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