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    A number of us were wondering where the Bolton...

    A number of us were wondering where the Bolton equipment ended up. We were told it all was sold at an estate sale. There was also a flat deck Desilva in Bolton's garage too.

    You have two service C...
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    I spoke with Brad Walker who lives in Florida and...

    I spoke with Brad Walker who lives in Florida and raced against this boat. It was raced by Andy Hanson. Obviously, the Andy we all are thinking of builds and races his own Hansen Hull.

    Brad told...
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    Who burned Homer Kincaid's boat?

    Part of boat racing history is the story of the burning of Homer's boat at Depue.

    I wasn't active in the alky scene at this time so all I've heard are second hand stories. From what I have heard,...
  4. What you have is a 4-60 boat made for the Depere...

    What you have is a 4-60 boat made for the Depere WS antique nationals in I think 1987?

    It was driven by Dave Riser. After that I think Mike Gibson had it.

    It was basically a kneel down tunnel....
  5. That guy in Wisconsin was Denny Wytrowski. The...

    That guy in Wisconsin was Denny Wytrowski. The story I heard was he was the front man for Mercury's Mr. Petit.

    Denny's business practices have a number interesting stories from what I've heard. I...
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    Ok, I'll bite. You have two blocks opposed. Now...

    Ok, I'll bite. You have two blocks opposed. Now the fun begins. Where do the carbs go? How do you get 8 rods on a 44 crank? Interesting!

    Tim
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    I have to agree with Jerry. Another famous...

    I have to agree with Jerry.

    Another famous builder of mod and pro engines felt the same way. Lon Stevens told me not to worry all that about ring gap. He told me that the piston is going up and...
  8. Here is what I can remember. C-Service...

    Here is what I can remember.

    C-Service runabout

    1. JJ Walls
    2. Jack Campbell Jr.
    3. Me

    CRH
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    Ralph is not making the trip. He loves the...

    Ralph is not making the trip.

    He loves the antique racing. With the current political situation, Depue just doesn't draw antique entries. It's a shame about Depue because it is like going to visit...
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    I just found out that Ralph's book has made the...

    I just found out that Ralph's book has made the best seller list on Amazon in the sports category.

    Tim
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    I just found out that Amazon has the title listed...

    I just found out that Amazon has the title listed backwards.

    Just search under Boat Racing, Ralph DeSilva and it will pop up.

    Tim
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    Bill, Yes, Ralph knows about Butch. He was way...

    Bill,

    Yes, Ralph knows about Butch. He was way too young.

    At Kingston this year I'll be powered by a Stanley built C-Service motor.

    Tim
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    Ralph DeSilva has a new book out

    Ralph has been working on a book for the past three years.

    It is now available on Amazon. It is $29.95. The title is Now & Then.

    It is full of pictures and stories going back to the early 30's...
  14. There are a couple versions of the Vacturi. There...

    There are a couple versions of the Vacturi. There is a large needle and small needle version. Almost all racers use the large needle version which is what was used in the F, 4-60 motor.

    On a PR...
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    Sticky: Dudley Malone had one for sale. Tim

    Dudley Malone had one for sale.

    Tim
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    Sticky: I think it's one of the front one's if I...

    I think it's one of the front one's if I remember.

    I went through the same thing with my mod when the adapter plate I had was for a 102 and I had a 302 powerhead.

    Tim
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    Sticky: Nope, it wont work. They are very close. There is...

    Nope, it wont work. They are very close. There is one stud that is just off a hair. I you don't mind drilling out the tower a bit you can make it
    work but that's sort of half ars.

    Tim
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    I didn't believe this until I tried it. An...

    I didn't believe this until I tried it.

    An old time alky racer told me a great way to loosen up a castor stuck motor. I picked up a PR a number of years ago and it was stuck real good.
    He said...
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    I really don't know what the average rpm is. I...

    I really don't know what the average rpm is. I don't have a Mychron unit.

    Just looking at a Tiny Tach testing I'll lose 500-800 rpm in the turn BUT that depends on the prop and how big of a turn....
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    A good mod will clobber a c-stock. My 500MR...

    A good mod will clobber a c-stock.

    My 500MR is about 5 mph better than my c-stock and my stocker is no slouch. I'm finding about 500 more rpm with lot's of punch with the mod.

    As far as props...
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    Sticky: Wow! Crazy talent! You guys need earmuffs....

    Wow! Crazy talent!

    You guys need earmuffs. What!

    Tim
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    You are not maintaining the plane. Either you...

    You are not maintaining the plane. Either you have a rocker in the bottom or the plane is too short.

    The bottom needs to be dead flat for 36" or so before it breaks. If you have a rocker " bump "...
  23. Most guys did not and still do not use this type...

    Most guys did not and still do not use this type of fin.

    The fins you are referring to were usually water ski size fins. Maybe 2-3 inches in length and 1 1/2" to 2" deep. When I have seen them on...
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    I could have sworn your Dad was there. I guess I...

    I could have sworn your Dad was there. I guess I got confused with another nationals.

    Tim
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    That race was one of the highlights of my...

    That race was one of the highlights of my boyhood. I was 7 years old.

    There was this guy driving a boat, 19-C was the number. It was called the " Bounty Hunter ". It ran real fast and won the...
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    I spoke with Ralph this morning about this...

    I spoke with Ralph this morning about this thread.

    The cab over goes back to 1947. They built a handful of them and decided, in Ralph's words" they were no damn good". The boat was fast but...
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    I don't think Ralph was ever a big fan of the "...

    I don't think Ralph was ever a big fan of the " S' bottom. We all know it's fast so does he. His feeling is when you have a 90 to 100 mph boat which he did build, it was more important to finish the...
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    Cliff Johnson out of Indiana has a very nice mod...

    Cliff Johnson out of Indiana has a very nice mod kit.

    He has all the pieces and parts and it works pretty darn well out of the box. I think you can buy the kit through APBA?

    His number is...
  29. Wayne, I need your contact info for Ralph...

    Wayne,

    I need your contact info for Ralph Desilva. He wants to talk to you about some pics.

    Tim
  30. Wayne, I always enjoy your posts on this...

    Wayne,

    I always enjoy your posts on this thread.

    I sent you a PM a few days ago.

    Tim
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    Sticky: The zinc chromate is exactly what Ron is talking...

    The zinc chromate is exactly what Ron is talking about when referring to green blocks.

    The two best fishing block 55's we had were the early electric start black blocks. One of these blocks my...
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    Sticky: I would be tempted to just clean it up and keep...

    I would be tempted to just clean it up and keep it as is. You don't see motors like this any more.

    Tim
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    The green boat that J-Dub had at Kingston is not...

    The green boat that J-Dub had at Kingston is not Howard's. I asked him if it was and J-Dub's response was " Are you crazy? I would never paint Howard's bloat."

    Tim
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    Sticky: Awesome! I can't even wrap my arms around this...

    Awesome!

    I can't even wrap my arms around this project.

    How much do you think it will weigh? I'm guessing 150-180#'s. What boat will you run it on? That thing will need a lot of boat.
    What...
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    You guys seem to be expert on this motor. I...

    You guys seem to be expert on this motor.

    I have a 1993, 25 hp on my Lund fishing boat. To bump it up to 30 or 35 I've read to change the carb and the intake manifold. Is that it?

    Tim
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    Sticky: 2 ring set up an cut skirt? Tim

    2 ring set up an cut skirt?

    Tim
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    Sticky: My guess is to stuff the crankcase to lower the...

    My guess is to stuff the crankcase to lower the overall volume and since he is using external reeds, no need for the Merc set up.

    Tim
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    Sticky: Are you planning on running an overdrive like Lon...

    Are you planning on running an overdrive like Lon Stevens did?

    Tim
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    Does this motor have a couple of solid wrist...

    Does this motor have a couple of solid wrist pins? There are two pistons that look different.

    Tim
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    Here's a question. What type and pitch of...

    Here's a question.

    What type and pitch of prop will this monster pull? Ron?

    This is fun to watch.

    Tim
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    J Dub, It's been way fun watching this take...

    J Dub,

    It's been way fun watching this take place. I spoke with Lon Stevens a few years ago and I asked him about his baby.

    He told that his best dyno pull was 156 hp. Now, how accurate his...
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    Sticky: Cleaning? I have a PR a ran across all gooped...

    Cleaning?

    I have a PR a ran across all gooped up. I called Blendzal and spoke to a tech guy on how to clean it up. He said that most cleaners are solvent based like acetone, laquer thinner
    etc....
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    Today is Ralph's birthday! He is a spry 90. Tim

    Today is Ralph's birthday! He is a spry 90.

    Tim
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    The KR means Kinkaids Responsiblity, got it...

    The KR means Kinkaids Responsiblity, got it straight from Ralph.

    Tim
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    Why the name Delta? A triangle, which is used...

    Why the name Delta?

    A triangle, which is used in math and science terminology, means change.

    Yes, it was a change.

    Tim
  46. That's BRF's Huell Houser

    That looks like CSR champ Dave Bryan in the background.

    Tim


    Dave keeps me "HONEST"...Didn't see him when I posted the pictures or i'd have said, "Gollee, you mean...."

    Thanks for...
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    Two things make it run, spark and gas. Since it...

    Two things make it run, spark and gas. Since it runs, you got spark. With electronic ignition, it works or it doesn't. That leads me to think fuel is the problem. My guess is a bad fuel pump. As the...
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    I have a little info on that motor if it indeed...

    I have a little info on that motor if it indeed was Earl's. He bought it from Jack Marshall the Australian. Where Jack got it from?

    Earl and my Grandpa were real good friends at one time. Earl was...
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    The racing version easily turns over 7000 rpm. To...

    The racing version easily turns over 7000 rpm. To do this, you need more oil than 50:1. In the ancient days of 55H and 30H Mercs we ran 2 quarts of oil to 5 gallons of gas. I would run at least 30:1....
  50. Thread: craig craft

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    Hey Coop, I remember the boat. It was sharp!...

    Hey Coop,

    I remember the boat. It was sharp! We didn't see too many of those in region 7. When I first saw those, I thought they were so revolutionary for the time. The front cowling is very...
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