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    Nitro Gearcase Usually are broken when I see them.

    I know there are a lot of Nitro gearcases out there. It seems these might be well worth a try!
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    Tana Moore Helped Me More Than Words Can Say

    5 years ago when I started the book, I really hadn't really thought about my dad. As I wrote, and with Tana pointing it out, I never had really ever thought about how close I was with my dad and...
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    Order 100 Books 10/12/20 Ron Hill Here!

    I will post Hill Marine's address:

    2683 Halladay Santa Ana, CA 92705

    $29.95 free shipping......

    Rusty Rae once told me if everyone was like me, he'd be a millionaire. I bought more Speed...
  4. I Was "TICKED" Off with Pop Smith For Awhile

    I got "TICKED OFF" with Pop Smith in 1963. I was sending props to Pop, and buying props. When I got to the Boston Nationals, every C Runabout except Joe Schulte, had a Smith Kamic, LIKE mine. ...
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    Maybe Give The Books Away: Ron Hill Here!

    But charge $30 for the autograph! All profits are going to Tana Moore's dog park of choice.
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    Signed Ones Come from Me Direct

    I have some coming, I can sign one for you and others...no problem.
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    Ron Hill's Book: Ron Hill Here!

    https://www.lulu.com/en/en/shop/ron-hill/ron-hill-here/paperback/product-vq22k8.html?fbclid=IwAR2r1RwLeQt5_C4m3hNGG4VjKSuzEn2W0XYfM4dZ4W3OpwByHc60oBgHFX4

    128 pages of fun reading!

    Thanks to...
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    Part 19: Doug Overbury

    Doug Overbury
    Born in Lachine, Quebec, March 18, 1950

    Married to Christina Overbury
    Two kids: Emily and Patrick
    Elementary School and High School in Quebec
    BASc (Mechanical Engineering)...
  9. Part 18: John, Ralph and Bill DeSilva Boats by Karl Williams

    Subject: "a little history" Part 18 -John, Ralph & Bill DeSilva, DeSilva Boats. John 1899 - 1969 , Ralph June 1, 1922 - (98), Bill June 15, 1926 - 1998

    John DeSilva (father) born: Bear Valley,...
  10. a llittle history" Part 13 J. Leslie St. Pierre by Karl Williams

    a little history" Part 13 J. Leslie St. Pierre, Verdun, Quebec/Rouses Point, N.Y./Bradenton, Florida

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    PART 9: Ron France

    Addendums:Part 5 - Jones - O’Dea Red Head - this will be at the bottom as the Vic Scott advertisement is large.Part 6 - Grove, Oklahoma - man and wife driving in the same race - Fred Mathews and his...
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    A Little History: Part 15 John Webster

    "A Little History" Part 15 - John Webster, Toronto, Ontario, Canada







    Many thanks to Ted Abel for providing a copy of John’s Eulogy that I shall use in its entirety.
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    The Hill Family Karl Williams Part 14

    “A Little History" Part 14 - The Hill Racing Family - California


    A long informative phone call (2-1/2 hrs +) with Ron Hill this past Tuesday afternoon resulted in a lot of information on the...
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    Karl Williams to Ted Abel Part 4.

    Karl Williams to Ted Abel Part 4.


    In the late 40’s and early 50’s the Johnson SR was primarily run on hydros. (“B” hydro) The SR on a runabout (“B” runabout) was never a class listed in the APBA...
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    No, Ron Hill Can't...

    We raced Stock Motors or serious modified alky burners. I have never heard of a Dirty 30. Tim Weber might be right, 20-H gears in a "C" foot...I know down Oklahoma way they did some strange stuff.
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    Karl Williams Part 3

    For Part 3 I am going to take the easy road and use the information from Ted's emails in his own words. (results of working in the racing shop too late tonight)


    In future “a little history”...
  17. "A Little History" Part 11 Stan G. McDonald, Maxville, Ontario, Canada 1894 - 1993

    "a little history" Part 11 Stan G. McDonald, Maxville, Ontario, Canada 1894 - 1993 (99 years)

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    Karl Williams: Part 6

    Karl Williams: Part 6


    I was at the Grove, Oklahoma boat races last Thursday - Sunday and was not able to email part 6.


    Addendum concerning the Jones - O’Dea Red Head kit: After...
  19. Les St. Pierre: Occupation: Railroad engineer for Canadian Pacific Railroad

    https://data.mail.yahoo.com/xobni/v4/contacts/d4bc.d772/photo?spsize=80X80&fallback_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs.yimg.com%2Fdh%2Fap%2Fsocial%2Fprofile%2Fprofile_a64.png&alphatar_photo=true&appId=YMailNorrin&ba...
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    Karl Williams: Part 6

    I was at the Grove, Oklahoma boat races last Thursday - Sunday and was not able to email part 6.


    Addendum concerning the Jones - O’Dea Red Head kit: After communicating with Dick O’Dea with...
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    Karl Williams Part 5 Westerman Jones

    My plan was to keep these “a little history” emails fairly short. This is one guy a novel of 200 pages would not cover his life and accomplishments.

    The Jones family of wooden barrel makers came...
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    Karl Williams to Ted Abel #2

    Mon, Jul 27, 2020






    Before I get into part 2 I have additional information regard Bill Wells and Marcel LeBerge from Part 1.

    Attaching photos: Bill Wells testing on the Thames River in...
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    Karl Williams to Ted Abel Part 1

    Photo is Bill Wells, London, Ontario, Canada at Valleyfield, Quebec 1956.
    Class “C” Hydro. Engine Johnson PR-65 on a boat of his own design and build. (Bill also designed and built a hydro for his...
  24. Thread: 1958

    by Ron Hill
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    Same Gary Ferguson

    Gary lives in Havasu. He worked for Advantage Boats for many years. He designed and built the Advantage Party Cat. A very talented guy. He worked for Art Carlson when there was a Glastron...
  25. Thread: 1958

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    Might Be A Different Gary Ferguson

    Where was Gary working?
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    Johnson and Evinrude 13 Splined Propellers for 75-140 by Hill Marine

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Signature-Performance-Drag-3-Propeller-14-X-24-P-70-140-HP-Evinrude-/153815669292?vxp=mtr&hash=item23d020da2c

    Don'y buy from E-Bay. by directly from me at Hill Marine. ...
  27. Jan Schoonover from Lima, Ohio

    The Dutchman boats were built by Jan Schoonover from Lima, Ohio. Bill Petty owned a Dutchman hull, he was from Ohio, too.

    It does not look like Bill Petty for Wapakoneta, Ohio.

    X-115 came out...
  28. Negative is In Backward: Maybe Canton, Ohio, 1967

    I have not been to Canton , Ohio since 1967, but the Hustler has two X-115's and they were new in '67. Looks like Canton, as I remember it.

    Negative is in backward as he would not be racing that...
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    An Amazing Story Part 1 and Par 2 12/3019

    This is just a cover thread to reduce the number of stuck threads at the top of the forum. Links to all of the sections are found here.

    An Amazing Story Part 1(Historical)

    An Amazing Story Part...
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    An Amazing Story : Part 2 12/3019

    We pick up where Wayne left off on <a href="http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forums/showpost.php?p=62083&amp;postcount=558" target="_blank">An Amazing Story: Part2</a><br>
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    Wanted: Switzer Shooting Star 15'6" or So!

    I want o buy a Shooting Star, glass, not wood, in any condition. The worse condition, the better!
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    WOA: Western Outboard Association

    WOA was considered an "Out Law" club. They made their own rules and McCullough Outboards kind of "Bank Rolled" them. One rule, APBA racers didn't like was the fact that they raced class by...
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    1960 Beloit DSH

    As I recall, the two boys from Seattle with Sid Crafts were fast. I also recall that one of the two got his left side sponson knocked off in the first turn, but he finished the heat with no sponson...
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    The Difference Between a Sid Craft and a Cab Over

    Living in Seattle, you probably remember when the bigger hydros were all cab overs until the Sid Crafts showed up. I don't recall their name, but Mike Raich seems like one name that stands out. ...
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    Dean F. Hobart Asks About 1965-1966 Tunnels

    Were there any tunnel race boats prior to the 1965 - 1966 time frame? If so what were they?

    Thank you.

    My first experience with a tunnel was Havasu, 1966. Dieter Schultz had just won the...
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    It Might Not Be That Easy

    I'll keep you in the loop, but that boat I was thinking could be borrowed may have been sold....Hustles us up an E-Tec 250 HO motor, I'll get us a boat and we'll run for the overall win!
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    V-4 Are Legal but They Run With the 2.0 Liter Motors

    You are correct, just not their own class. I can get you a ride if you want to run next year, PROBABLY WITH A MERC, THOUGH.
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    I Know Nothing for Sure

    I think, you are still in Singapore, but this is what I'd do. I would contact the American Power Boat Association in Detroit and ask them. Secondly, I'd contact Rick Feldsen, he is APBA Offshore...
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    1954 Stock Nationals at DePere, Wisconsin

    My dad was the Chief Motor inspector. When he left DePere, 526-C was the winner as my dad had DQ'd Badaccini's block.

    526-C was Vic Bonnam, his wife also raced A Hydro.

    Don Guerin was APBA...
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    I Don't Know If the New Casino at Havasu Landing is Open Yet 9/2/2019

    https://www.havasulanding.com/

    I have not talked to Tito lately, but think they are behind in construction!
  41. Ron Hill's Uncle Printed The 1964 Modesto Nationals Program

    I was quite a week of racing. I was put in charge of escorting the Queen, Linda Norman. I broke the CU and DU Kilo Records and I won DU, my first Nationals. I had had 5 seconds in a row before...
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    Mickey Mouse Club 1955: Ronnie Hill

    Lee Morehouse, graduated USC and went into business with three guys named Hanna, Barbarra, and Disney. Rumor had it, that Lee quit Disney after Lee "MADE" DONALD DUCK AND WALT WANTED IT CALLED A...
  43. My Customers Have Said, "No improvement" by Flashing the Computer

    I have been told that them motors still won't rev, and the valve spring are too weak. With a re ground cam and heavy duty spring, "FLASHING" the computer helped a lot.
  44. Thread: 1956

    by Ron Hill
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    Pat Ryan Trophy for Fastest Heat in DU

    I won that trophy so many times, APBA made me keep it. It was costing them money to ship it to Detroit, and back to California. Interesting time, My brother's name was in High Points and so was...
  45. Honda 50 HP! Made maybe 100 hours since the cam is in there

    One of my customers claims a re ground cam helped his Honda, noticeably. He has a 100 hours on the cam.

    From second hand information via Mercury Marine, all their smaller 4 Stokes are tamed way...
  46. But We Have Propellers...

    When my dad worked my props, my best props were "Shifters". They crowd in Seattle have figured this out in kneel down racing.
  47. "IF EVINRUDE" Since 1966 I've Been Saying That...

    Go with a winner and Mercury and Yamaha are the winners....well Tohatsu has some "hot" 40-50 HP four strokes with that 2.23 gear ratio...But with Evinrude, let's just say "If Evinrude"....

    Look...
  48. Ron Hill is A Two Stroke Man, and Always Has Been and Always Will Be!

    The problem with 2 strokes, right now, there are no new one in America. And they haven't made any for 15 years or so.

    The people I deal with race hard in drag racing with their two strokes, but...
  49. Schneider Race Cams in San Diego Knows Cams

    I think his name is Jerry. Been grinding cams since the Kenny Harmon days. Kenny welded cam's lobs on 250 Honda Motorcycles and then re ground them. Lit those 250's up. Jerry regrinds the cams...
  50. Thread: SST45 sleeve?

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    45 SS Thread: Not Gone but Not Sure Where It Went.

    I think it is merged with Outboard History...
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