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  1. Lot of great pics here! Notice on a couple of the...

    Lot of great pics here! Notice on a couple of the twin engine pics the counter rotating props are turning IN.
  2. I think you may have a one of a kind photo of a...

    I think you may have a one of a kind photo of a one of a kind engine. No. 191 is Jimbo and looks like a Goat Boat. Look at the cowling on that Super Strangler! They were experimenting with aero...
  3. Brings back memories! Lots of Merc and Chrysler...

    Brings back memories! Lots of Merc and Chrysler stackers. I see a red stripe Twister in one pic. Ted Morgan engine?
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    I don't have a degree, not a hydrodynamic...

    I don't have a degree, not a hydrodynamic engineer or anything else on paper that says I can design and build boats. Fact is, is does not take a rocket scientist. The first one of these that I built...
  5. I have always said you don't have to have...

    I have always said you don't have to have blistering fast boats to have good racing. And those boats are not all that tiny either. Makes them safer.
  6. Sticky: I don't know either Danny, when a D.F. Jenkins...

    I don't know either Danny, when a D.F. Jenkins V-4 would outrun everything Mercury could build up until the V-6.
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    Second Effort in Florida made some OMC Mod-VP...

    Second Effort in Florida made some OMC Mod-VP engines. When you mention OMC, Mod-VP and the 80's in one sentence there is one name that comes up....Al Stoker. He had the fastest cross flow and looper...
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    I think you can run anything in Mod U. The reason...

    I think you can run anything in Mod U. The reason you don't see "different " rigs in Mod U is if a couple of Champ boats show up then what the use? I guess they could break down!

    Down South here...
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    Did these early V-6 OMC race engines have the 6...

    Did these early V-6 OMC race engines have the 6 two barrel set up or were they running the 3 two barrel carbs?
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    Sticky: All boat racers will pick their best weapon (in...

    All boat racers will pick their best weapon (in this case oil) for what works best for them. I will have to tell ya, I have used Amsoil 100:1 in a LOT of recreational outboards over the years with no...
  11. Keep in mine that all OMC portable motors (35 and...

    Keep in mine that all OMC portable motors (35 and under) were made to run on crap fuel. They told us at school one year that small OMC's can run down to 70 octane. Lot of room for carb and timing...
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    Yeah, Charleston has changed a lot! Danny, did...

    Yeah, Charleston has changed a lot! Danny, did you know that the Wild Geechee has been restored and is on Johns Island? I believe the guy that has it is either the son or nephew of the original...
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    In the first pic Jimbo is driving what looks like...

    In the first pic Jimbo is driving what looks like one of the first pickle fork Scotti Crafts. The boat that Posey (197) is in looks to be the same Scotti that they had been running V-4's on the year...
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    Last pic for tonight. Early press release of...

    Last pic for tonight. Early press release of OMC's V-8. Notice how small the lettering is on the Johnson engine.
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    Tim and Geoff Briggs, Parker race '74 I believe....

    Tim and Geoff Briggs, Parker race '74 I believe. Too bad this pic is black and white. That stars and stipes Scotti Craft with the Super Strangler was really pretty I bet.
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    Renato Molinari. Again must be pre '72 and a...

    Renato Molinari. Again must be pre '72 and a Twister 1 engine.
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    Bob Herring, must be '70 or '71. Probably a...

    Bob Herring, must be '70 or '71. Probably a Twister 1. Looking at the background, could be Havasu or Parker.
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    Miami, but not certain of the year. Was either...

    Miami, but not certain of the year. Was either '71 or'72. I believe this was the first race for the new Ted Morgan Twister engine. Pretty sure boat 199 is Bill Petty. Other boat in that pic looks...
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    Jimbo at Beloit. Molinari hull with what looks...

    Jimbo at Beloit. Molinari hull with what looks like the newer CCC engine.
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    OMC and Merc Factory Team Pics

    Lets see if this first one works, then I have more that I have scanned.
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    Sticky: 1982 139.66 was Bob Spalding Hodges/V-8 Johnson...

    1982 139.66 was Bob Spalding Hodges/V-8 Johnson
    1983 144.16 was Rick Frost Burgess/V-8 Johnson
    1986 was Bob Herring Karleson hydro/V-8 Evinrude

    Was either 1984 or 1985 George Andrews set the...
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    Interesting, but why run the merc V-6 powerhead...

    Interesting, but why run the merc V-6 powerhead coupled to a Speedmaster drive unit?
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    Might have to rethink the cooling system. Pushing...

    Might have to rethink the cooling system. Pushing a boat is more load than cutting grass! Light boat and small prop, it might work.
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    Since the boat weighs 1000 pounds I would prop it...

    Since the boat weighs 1000 pounds I would prop it to turn around 5700 to 5800 with a light load. That way when it has some load in it the motor will not be grunting.
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    Sticky: I am near Savannah and would very much like to...

    I am near Savannah and would very much like to see this get started around these parts. Maybe in the near future we could get a mini boat get together on one of the nice rivers or lakes in Fl. Where...
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    Well said seacow. What is wrong with racing...

    Well said seacow. What is wrong with racing "pleasure" boats. I have a Mini boat that is not real mini (small). The GF and I go everywhere in it on the weekends but would like to have races to run it...
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    Yes how times have changed. They can have a first...

    Yes how times have changed. They can have a first class F-1 boat race in Russia with a full field, all the and bells and whistles. But not here anymore.
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    Sticky: I have a tech question about the F-1 V-8 tunnel...

    I have a tech question about the F-1 V-8 tunnel boats that you guys might can shed some light on. All of those oversize tunnels that were built for the V-8's had FLAT top decks. Now, I race RC tunnel...
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    The biggest killer of Mod-VP was Mercury building...

    The biggest killer of Mod-VP was Mercury building "special" but still legal engines for certain (real good) drivers. This was done to try and outrun Al Stoker. When the other drivers found out about...
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    And to add to what Sam said, depending on the...

    And to add to what Sam said, depending on the engine, shaving the head may be necessary to maintain whatever performance the engine had with standard bore. Many people assume that the slight increase...
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    One of the greatest feats ever accomplished in...

    One of the greatest feats ever accomplished in tunnel racing was at the 1982 Embassy Grand Prix when he went over to Bristol England with one boat and two powerheads. He won the F-2 class and also...
  32. Thread: Merc T-4

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    There is something that I am trying to figure out...

    There is something that I am trying to figure out about the history of Mercs "big block V-6"
    In 1980 Seebold raced a Merc big block V-6 in Europe before the time of the V-8's. This engine did not...
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    Bummer that Mod-VP is gone, at least in sprint...

    Bummer that Mod-VP is gone, at least in sprint racing. Here in the southeast we have brought Mod-VP to radio control racing with the same rules. Vee hull or Modified tunnel bottom with a production...
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    Well, interesting that those who went after the...

    Well, interesting that those who went after the outboard speed record did not use rudders until Second Effort did. Walin, Merten, Andrews, Sherlock used cable steering.

    The boat was on display in...
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    The under side or "tunnel" is suprisingly simple....

    The under side or "tunnel" is suprisingly simple. Has a very difinitive upward "break" from just aft of the back of the sponsons. One curiosity is how the sponson ride pads are 'scalloped". I figure...
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    I remember the photo in Powerboat that showed the...

    I remember the photo in Powerboat that showed the look on his and his co driver's faces when they got DQ'd for racing through the spectator fleet while trying to get to the check boat.
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    I think it was looking good for Merc to win in...

    I think it was looking good for Merc to win in '72 until all of the factory drivers fell out. Velden was out front for a while when he blew over and hurt himself bad because the batteries hit him...
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    Sanders won Havasu in 1972 with a Scotti. White...

    Sanders won Havasu in 1972 with a Scotti. White boat with black trim no.196. Johnson Stinger GP, orange and black version. He did not dominate the race as Van der Velden led for several hours before...
  39. Is this test going to be simply pumping/pushing...

    Is this test going to be simply pumping/pushing the fuel through the 030 passage?
    Just thinking.......might see more of a difference if the test actually flowed air through a carb and made the...
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    35-40 years ago there were several people around...

    35-40 years ago there were several people around here who raced the 45/55 Chryslers on small kneeler tunnel hulls. They were quite swift.
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    Is there a lot of H.P. difference between that...

    Is there a lot of H.P. difference between that Johnson and Evinrude on the allys? Looks like the prop on the Johnson has a lot more rake.
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    Another year for good looking Evinrudes...it was...

    Another year for good looking Evinrudes...it was either '76 or '77 they had two tone dark blue with a red white and blue placards on the sides.
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    No doubt when safety capsules came out racing...

    No doubt when safety capsules came out racing crashes became much more survivable. It also became easier to drive because you no longer had to hold on to the boat.

    Just making an observation...
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    I was watching the Havasu '72 vids yesterday and...

    I was watching the Havasu '72 vids yesterday and thought how these S class 100 cu. in. tunnel boats were such a great class of racing. I know the progression into the V-6 engines meant the end of it...
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    Thanks to Bruce for bringing the boat over to the...

    Thanks to Bruce for bringing the boat over to the RC races for all to see. It was really a curiosity for the younger guys who have never seen it. It was great to see it rebuilt with fresh red paint....
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    Those are some steep sponson angles. Notice the...

    Those are some steep sponson angles. Notice the strakes and small flats at the very bottom. These flats transition out as they go forward.
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    View showing unique sponsons. Lots of curve in...

    View showing unique sponsons. Lots of curve in the topside from pickles to transom.
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    Another...I got several more

    Another...I got several more
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    Lets see if this works. Pics of the Geechee taken...

    Lets see if this works. Pics of the Geechee taken this past weekend.
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    Sticky: The small slots in the exhaust ports make the...

    The small slots in the exhaust ports make the motor idle smoother. The older ones that did not have this had a distinct "hammering" idle quality.
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