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  1. Walt

    And, somewhere, I still have the picture you gave me of Walt asleep in a lawn chair next to your trailer, Ralph. Looking back, I don't think I would change a thing about my time with Walt. I think...
  2. Remember that Honda well........we spent a lot of...

    Remember that Honda well........we spent a lot of time on it. If i remember correctly, the only thing original was the cylinders and pistons. We made pretty much everything else. When it showed up...
  3. "Uncle Walt"

    After college I had my turn in the barrel working for Walt. He was a great teacher and better at cracking the whip. If he didn't have anything going in the main shop, he would send me out to the...
  4. Thread: Another one gone!

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    Sorry to hear about David. He was a great guy...

    Sorry to hear about David. He was a great guy and a fierce competitor. Remember a time when either Ralph or David's name was listed as finishing first more than most anybody else. Rest in Peace...
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    Sticky: I think Tommy Hooten was driving the...

    I think Tommy Hooten was driving the F-808................and F-12 was Kristy Thompson (Shank).
  6. Thread: Jimmy Aderholdt

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    Got the call from Alan about Jimmy and he and I...

    Got the call from Alan about Jimmy and he and I both choked up while talking. He was a great friend, fierce competitor, and just all around great guy. We will miss him for a while, and then see him...
  7. Thread: Meet Jim Schoch

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    What a great article! Thanks......... The...

    What a great article! Thanks......... The Dynamic Duo, Jimmy and Gene East were hard to beat. Proven over and over again............
  8. Thread: Xf-6

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    There is also another six out there that has no...

    There is also another six out there that has no numbers for a serial....... simply stamped "GENE EAST"......
  9. I remember a couple of signs along the road that...

    I remember a couple of signs along the road that said "Jesus Saves........Moses invests" Wall Street I think.........
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    Good luck, J-Dub. Show them what a good flathead...

    Good luck, J-Dub. Show them what a good flathead is capable of.......
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    Just thought it out too...

    Just thought it out too quickly............working on a John Deere..........anything can enter your mind........
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    After thinking about what I wrote, that thought...

    After thinking about what I wrote, that thought entered my mind. Sorry about that.......
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    Tim.......Why couldn't you take 2 mercury rods,...

    Tim.......Why couldn't you take 2 mercury rods, toss the end caps and bolt them together on one journal of the crankshaft? Seems that since you already have bearings to fit the rods, it would be a...
  14. Thread: Charleton hydros

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    You would be correct, Leigh. It wasn't long...

    You would be correct, Leigh. It wasn't long after Dave Rawson started building boats that I left college and moved in with Dave to learn the art of hydroplane building. Heard a lot of stories about...
  15. Thread: Charleton hydros

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    There was also a Cajun by the name of J. C....

    There was also a Cajun by the name of J. C. Smith, from Ft. Myers, FL, who had a BSH Charlton hydro. He did really well in FL but never traveled to out of state races. Quite the colorful racer......
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    We are in for this one, too........ Let us know...

    We are in for this one, too........ Let us know what we can do to help..........
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    We are in for this one, too........ Let us know...

    We are in for this one, too........ Let us know what we can do to help......
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    Got to spend some quality time with Sean, Bob,...

    Got to spend some quality time with Sean, Bob, and Don Rusnak at Constantine. Sean was a HUGE help and he is happy to be back in the pits. Looking forward to seeing them again soon.
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    Got my copy of Ralph's book.............AND got...

    Got my copy of Ralph's book.............AND got to spend some quality time with 2 legends of our sport..........Ralph DeSilva and Melvin Cooper. It was great!
  20. Travis Ellison ran 3rd in 250 hydro.............I...

    Travis Ellison ran 3rd in 250 hydro.............I got lucky and ran second to Chris Helsten.
  21. Thread: finished pics!

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    Nice!!!!!

    Nice!!!!!
  22. Being from the 'Old School' racers, I got my...

    Being from the 'Old School' racers, I got my nitro from a great guy here in Florida. Big Daddy Don Garlits had the best of the best. O. F. Christner requested we bring a bucket with us to DePue...
  23. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: And a few flavors makes you test the water in...

    And a few flavors makes you test the water in many forms. Fast is fast no matter how you look at it. Thanks for bringing fast here on BRF, J-Dub..
  24. Thread: Fa-90

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    Many years ago, when my Dad got our first NEW A...

    Many years ago, when my Dad got our first NEW A Flathead, after it arrived at his shop the rods would not pass as well as he wanted. After talking to O. F., he told me how we were going to make the...
  25. Thread: Xf-6

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    I'm here to tell you! I ended up with Bill...

    I'm here to tell you! I ended up with Bill Hosler's 44 flathead and went from a 40 cu inch Konig to the 44 on a D Butts Aerowing........ I can honestly say the Aerowing went from the safest ride I...
  26. Thread: Mercury Mark 40-H

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    Sticky: My head spins every time I read about the...

    My head spins every time I read about the treasures you find. Indiana Jones would have a hard time keeping up with you guys.............
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    Agree with Wayne. Beautiful work, and a fun ride...

    Agree with Wayne. Beautiful work, and a fun ride I'll bet..............
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    Do you make signature props for pro boats?

    Do you make signature props for pro boats?
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    Happy Birthday, Steve Litzell...............

    Hope you have a great one, buddy boy............:cool:
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    MP???? Fastest sob in FL.....

    MP???? Fastest sob in FL.....
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    Sticky: Beautiful, Mr. Austin.

    Beautiful, Mr. Austin.
  32. Thread: Fa-60

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    Boy does that bring back memories of Doc Bradley....

    Boy does that bring back memories of Doc Bradley. When he built our A Flathead, he had a set of rods that looked exactly like that to go in it. Worked like a dream as during the five or six seasons...
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    Ok.......to answer the original question..........

    Ok.......to answer the original question....... How fast will a Quincy 6 banger flathead go? When they were right........fast enough to win.
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    Thinning out the herd.......

    Decided to concentrate on 125/175 hydro next season so I must admit my limitations and sell ALL of my 350 equipment. Boat, complete 350 Konig, spare power head, spare lower unit, prop, and ALL my...
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    Happy Birthday, Jerry. Make it a good...

    Happy Birthday, Jerry. Make it a good one....................and the above pic is how I remember both of you (back when you guys were good looking). Take care of yourself, my friend.....
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    Bill is right..........that's Jamie in the dark...

    Bill is right..........that's Jamie in the dark sweatshirt...........
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    'The Wind Walker" And Stan is...

    'The Wind Walker" And Stan is right................banshee down the straights................but 'Very uncomfortable' in the turns.
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    1907............Did Bill Kurps throw that C...

    1907............Did Bill Kurps throw that C Service in from being there??????????? And winning???????????? Good stuff to come..............and just kidding, Bill.
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    As soon as I started looking here, the first...

    As soon as I started looking here, the first thing I recognized was Shakey doing his thing. Thanks for all who help get this stuff posted................and I think we need to go spend some time at...
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    Got the chance to talk to Bruce through email a...

    Got the chance to talk to Bruce through email a few days after his surgery. I was glad to hear he was doing great and the PT will only make him stronger. Hard to keep a good man...
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    Is the Yamaha oil injected? If so, the jets are...

    Is the Yamaha oil injected? If so, the jets are much smaller due to only fuel going through them as the oil is injected behind the intake and they won't let anything thick pass. The OMC has a...
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    WATER in the gas. NEVR buy gas from a station...

    WATER in the gas. NEVR buy gas from a station that doesn't have a boater for an owner. Here in FL we have a lot of this going on. Get a fuel/water separator. This should fix the...
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    Going through my Dad's old pics....

    Don't know how well this will work, but I found a good pic of Joe Michelini and Al Holub fiddling with a 6 banger flathead. Joe's face kind of lets you know how things are going............


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    Sticky: You neede to be careful, Gene..........Tim...

    You neede to be careful, Gene..........Tim doesn't know he's 71.........
  45. Thread: Mercury Mark 40-H

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    Sticky: I had a 44 Flathead stolen out of my van a long...

    I had a 44 Flathead stolen out of my van a long time ago and fear it was sent to the scrap yard. It belonged to Bill Hosler and was an animal. These pics bring back a lot of memories from then as I...
  46. Go get 'em girl!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go get 'em girl!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Is that "Lake X North", Dave?

    Is that "Lake X North", Dave?
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    Sticky: Nice............but he was stroking it a bit. ...

    Nice............but he was stroking it a bit. there is so much more there than these videos show. He just had a little mercy on the OMC's. Oh and by the way.........it looks like you need Mr. East...
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    Sticky: I'll be there............

    I'll be there............
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    Exactly..............Most of the smaller Suzuki...

    Exactly..............Most of the smaller Suzuki and yamaha motors would do this in a lean condition. Check your float levels. Normally the cause.
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