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  1. I have multiple copies of quite a few propellers....

    I have multiple copies of quite a few propellers. I have to see what I have during those three years.
  2. every month, or just certain issues?

    every month, or just certain issues?
  3. I am extremely happy to hear this . I am about 6...

    I am extremely happy to hear this . I am about 6 weeks to two months from retiring and will finally be able to start straightening up my darkroom, refiling everything properly, and be able to post...
  4. Harry was a good friend of my Dad and I. I...

    Harry was a good friend of my Dad and I. I served with Harry on the Pro Racing Commission, and he was always a good ally on what my Dad and I believed in. My last race was in Berlin 1980. When I...
  5. I've got a Bill Jack Rucker story as well, and I...

    I've got a Bill Jack Rucker story as well, and I told it before, but it was a long time back. Guess it might fit here as well.

    It was at Alex in 1973...an APBA/UIM World Championship event. At...
  6. So you were hauling around ordnance? Unlike...

    So you were hauling around ordnance? Unlike Franny Petrillo who hauled around Penthouse magazines.:D Here are a few trophies and mementos at Ralph's shop. more to come
  7. Ralph, is that you front row 3rd from the right?

    Ralph, is that you front row 3rd from the right?
  8. S hslg dozen of us went to dinner with Ralph...

    S hslg dozen of us went to dinner with Ralph before the party. It was a really neat golf cart ride through a jungle/swamp to the restaurant, and afterward Ralph gave us a tour of his office/shop. ...
  9. I do have them Ralph. I will try to figure out...

    I do have them Ralph. I will try to figure out how to send them all to you without having to do each one separately. I know how it is to lose stuff like that. I had one computer failure where I...
  10. Really enjoyed reading this. This picture was...

    Really enjoyed reading this. This picture was from the Old Phart's Party at Ralph's in Naples some years back. I forgot to size it down before I put it here, and it's too small to see on the...
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    Sticky: you were right Steve. Glad you did post more...

    you were right Steve.

    Glad you did post more pictures Alice. It also brings up more questions. First I don't recall having seen any closeups of a 56 Konig before and it really has all the...
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    We made it through Steve, but we sure were cold...

    We made it through Steve, but we sure were cold for awhile. We're not used to those kinds of temperatures. It was 5 days in the teens and twenties. We didn't get snow because we live on the lake...
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    Sticky: I and many other konig enthusiasts are looking...

    I and many other konig enthusiasts are looking forward to your pictures and any other information you can add.
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    Sticky: Hard to tell with that spray shield/front cowling...

    Hard to tell with that spray shield/front cowling in the way. Looks from what I can see now is a mid 60's FA 250 cc Konig motor. If you could, remove the blue shield and take more pictures to post...
  15. Amen to your words Karen. And Paul, in reading...

    Amen to your words Karen. And Paul, in reading accounts in old Propellers and Roostertails, your brother David was quite an exceptional racer. He did very well racing down here on Sunset Lake near...
  16. Dean, Walt was ticked off because the motor was...

    Dean, Walt was ticked off because the motor was legal. It was on the small side of the F class because it was a bored out D, but Papa kept insisting that it was not correctly marked. I have to...
  17. Mike's is not a real book per se. It's a...

    Mike's is not a real book per se. It's a compilation of UIM World Records from 1938 to 2008, but he keeps adding to it. It has results usually down to four or five places and includes driver, the...
  18. I got to have one too. Tell me how much...

    I got to have one too. Tell me how much including the shipping and I will send the money. Also make sure you give the address. I couldn't find anything on the link. But I need to figure out if I...
  19. Other than when Walt got ticked off at Papa...

    Other than when Walt got ticked off at Papa Smith, I was never around any other times he got ticked off. My Dad and I always got along great with Walt, and here is a picture I snapped after one of...
  20. These were taken at the 1974 APBA Nationals at...

    These were taken at the 1974 APBA Nationals at DePue. Back then my Dad and Joe Hendricks were partners of Emmord's Marine. It was the premier Evinrude dealer in Corpus Christi, Texas. Emmord's was...
  21. During my first year of racing (1966) I first...

    During my first year of racing (1966) I first learned about the legendary Walt Blankenstein. Little did I realize then that my Dad and I would become friends with Walt. Even though we mostly raced...
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    thanks for your kind words Steve, but the Rosetta...

    thanks for your kind words Steve, but the Rosetta Stone would be Ron Hill and Ted March's Boatracingfacts. My stuff is limited to mostly Pro outboard, OPC, some mods, a little stock and some...
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    This is the RAV Rotary Advance Valve. This one...

    This is the RAV Rotary Advance Valve. This one worked and was reliable. The one with springs had problems such as the springs scrunching up and rubbing on the crankplate and I think would restore...
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    Looks like the A was 1962 and the B 1961

    Looks like the A was 1962 and the B 1961
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    I won the 1976 UIM World Championship presumably...

    I won the 1976 UIM World Championship presumably with the CAVIV advance. I know we had Jim McKean's stator plate, which we removed and put back on his motor before we returned it.

    Now I need to...
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    I was looking earlier for photos of B Konigs from...

    I was looking earlier for photos of B Konigs from around 1964 to rule out that your motor could be that late and by then they had already changed. The first tuned exhausts Dieter built were in 1957...
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    That does not look like a regular Konig number,...

    That does not look like a regular Konig number, but then again I had 2 B's that were only stamped VB and one with a weird number not like a standard Konig. So it could be one that Dieter used a...
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    This is a test sheet on the D Konig we got from...

    This is a test sheet on the D Konig we got from Marshall Grant. We were having surging problems with the motor prior to Phoenix. We tried everything. We even rented a D Konig from Jim McKean, but...
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    Here is another test sheet. I shouldn't have...

    Here is another test sheet.

    I shouldn't have posted this one because it didn't have to do with the valve advancement problem. I just saw that it was a test of the RAV which I have not posted a...
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    I've tried off and on for the past couple of...

    I've tried off and on for the past couple of weeks to scan some stuff, which I did, but could not find. I'm not sure I like my new scanner, but anyway I sat down for more than an hour with a...
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    I have gone through most of the test book, but...

    I have gone through most of the test book, but not finished yet. I have confirmed that the initial valve advancement was very spotty, and too unprovable to get reliable results.
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    I looked at a bunch of test sheets today. I...

    I looked at a bunch of test sheets today. I didn't remember that we had also bought Marshall Grant's B motor. He had all new motors that we bought in 1974 except for the D and F. The first test...
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    Yes Jeff, they were used separately. The...

    Yes Jeff, they were used separately. The flywheel shown above was the first attempt at rotary valve adjustment when underway. It worked erratically and in my belief, it would change the timing...
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    For some reason the second photo didn't get...

    For some reason the second photo didn't get posted. Here it is. Sorry....the second photo finally showed up, but I do not know how to delete this now unnecessary post.
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    The original rotary valve advancement design was...

    The original rotary valve advancement design was incorporated into the flywheel. Three slots were cut into the top of the flywheel and pins were installed. The flywheel was taken apart and machined...
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    Everything is fixed and the downloading problem...

    Everything is fixed and the downloading problem with the camera too. Depending on tomorrow's schedule, I should be able to post pictures of both rotary valve advancement types.
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    Sorry. The IT guy was supposed to be here...

    Sorry. The IT guy was supposed to be here yesterday afternoon. The part came in this morning, but he's been hooked up in Alice all day. Will be here tomorrow, but Debbie and I are packing up to...
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    still not being able to post pictures. Some of...

    still not being able to post pictures. Some of it has to do with upgrading my photo program. I didn't want to do it, but the powers that be would not let me do anything until I did it. Now I...
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    Thanks Jeff. I went up into my loft and brought...

    Thanks Jeff. I went up into my loft and brought down a flywheel and a rotary valve housing to be able to finish up the sidetrack regarding the rotary valve advance discussion. Once we get that...
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    I had to go back away to find out what this...

    I had to go back away to find out what this thread was really all about because we got so sidetracked. Hard to believe so much time has passed. The Marshall Grant D motor is still sitting about 20...
  41. It was very interesting Dale. Lots of old...

    It was very interesting Dale. Lots of old history. I knew a lot of the drivers in the various issues and I liked reading about all their earlier races. From clues, this last issue was in early...
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    It is worth a shot Toby, and you came to the best...

    It is worth a shot Toby, and you came to the best place to see if you can find out the information. It would be worthwhile to check with APBA just to see. At least now you're getting some action. ...
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    Unless you are fortunate enough to have someone...

    Unless you are fortunate enough to have someone recognize the number I'm afraid there are limited choices. Some programs listed drivers, city and boat numbers of racers in that region, and at most...
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    Well Dean....I have done a lot of straightening...

    Well Dean....I have done a lot of straightening up, filing and cleaning out my darkroom/storage room. Soon (that means within the next three or four months) I hope to get the stuff out of my sink...
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    I thought about some of the other guys I knew. ...

    I thought about some of the other guys I knew. Bill Grammer, Johnny Dickerson, Bud Babbit, Jim Slack Jr, and Don Neeld. This is not the total list, but those I remember off the top of my head. ...
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    I remember Don McAfee, Ed Caudle, Dudley Malone...

    I remember Don McAfee, Ed Caudle, Dudley Malone (a friend), and Mike Tomlinson. I figure Tommy Posey would be in that group along with a couple of others whose name is drawing a blank right now. I...
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    I like those pictures. You raced in a hotbed of...

    I like those pictures. You raced in a hotbed of alky racing. You must have many stories to tell. Lets hear them along with your pictures.
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    My dad and I first met Chuck and Lou Simon at...

    My
    dad and I first met Chuck and Lou Simon at DePue in 1969. My Dad always made a point to get to know the top racers and he heard about the Simons just about as soon as we had parked our...
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    Yes Dean, except it is a yellow light now. When...

    Yes Dean, except it is a yellow light now. When you open the cassette with the film, or unwind the exposed film from the roll, it always has to be in complete darkness. You have to grasp the...
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    I picked up a new scanner last week. Try to set...

    I picked up a new scanner last week. Try to set it up this coming week. Lot to catch up on. Started to straighten up my darkroom a month ago. Since I can't see much anymore, I quit laying stuff...
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