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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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...
  26. 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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    Sticky: 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...

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    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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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...
  36. I really enjoy reading these LASA publications...

    I really enjoy reading these LASA publications Dale. I know a lot of these people and there are many I never met, but know the names. One of the names mentioned in your latest post is Orville...
  37. You know what Steve....I was looking at all those...

    You know what Steve....I was looking at all those names and was surprised to see how many PRO guys ran SS. Some of the old PRO racers that I first met in the mid sixties were still racing, and I...
  38. I was glad to see the results that Ouita Elmer...

    I was glad to see the results that Ouita Elmer sent in to OUTBOARD. Ouita was the mother of Clayton Elmer the very highly regarded boat racer from Highlands, Texas. Ouita was for many years chief...
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    Sticky: Thanks much Bruce. Some days are good, some not...

    Thanks much Bruce. Some days are good, some not so.Got a lot done yesterday And can see the light of day. Except I still have about 20 rolls of film to develop from the 80's and 90's. can't trust...
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    Sticky: Been looking for the best scanner. Things have...

    Been looking for the best scanner. Things have changed a lot . Firured sin ce I get a new scanner I need to be able to have acess to things to scan. So I started to clean up my darkroom and file...
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    Sticky: my scanner broke today. lasted 10 years so...

    my scanner broke today. lasted 10 years so can't complain. Will get back soon as get set up again.
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    Sticky: I will take some pictures of the valve, and post...

    I will take some pictures of the valve, and post some more test sheets to everyone that can't picture what we're talking about can see it for themselves.
  43. At that time, NOA was going down. Claude Fox got...

    At that time, NOA was going down. Claude Fox got Marshall Grant to be president of NOA hoping his name and prestige could help to save NQA. Marshall agreed, but let Claude know that unless things...
  44. Starting last February, I contracted a condition...

    Starting last February, I contracted a condition that led to 7 months of off and on acute pain 8 doctors and numerous blood, muscle, brain, and organ tests to see what was wrong with my body. Every...
  45. This confirms that my thinking was right in that...

    This confirms that my thinking was right in that AOF really got going in 1972. We went to two Pro races in 1972. The first was at Gravois Mills, Missouri and the second was Monroe, Louisiana, also...
  46. I don't know when Dean, but the mods already had...

    I don't know when Dean, but the mods already had been racing for a number of years in APBA. Jo Ann and Bill became good friends of ours when they helped with the Dayton races my Dad, Tim Butts and...
  47. De Nada Steve. I will delve into the history of...

    De Nada Steve. I will delve into the history of AOF as far as I know it Dale and Steve. It started as far as I know in 1971 or maybe before. The first I knew of it was in 1972 when NOA was...
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    Sticky: This is the result of the first test sheet of the...

    This is the result of the first test sheet of the rotary valve advance kit.
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    Sticky: When Ray Hardy got to Texas and was ready to set...

    When Ray Hardy got to Texas and was ready to set up shop, He got Baldy to get what he needed.. He found a used lathe that was enormous . It was more than 10 feet long and was maybe more. It came...
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    Sticky: That is a great story Ralph. I have listened to...

    That is a great story Ralph. I have listened to Douglas' stories sitting in his Citroen in the Pits in Berlin, and Hans' stories in his caravan at the same pits in Berlin when they were both there. ...
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