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    Sticky: You have to love the paint and finish work that...

    You have to love the paint and finish work that comes from California. Here in the East Coast you are really lucky to get more than one color gel coat, let alone multiples or fades. The photos do not...
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    Sticky: I would be surprised if 10 original engines are...

    I would be surprised if 10 original engines are left.
    Here is the Pro J class boat that they did race, which has made its way to North Carolina from California.
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    These engines would be perfect with the 15" shaft...

    These engines would be perfect with the 15" shaft for the flats skiff I used to build, but no warranty.
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    One of the boat builders in my shop worked on it....

    One of the boat builders in my shop worked on it.
    It was built at Fountain Powerboats during the time when Reggie purchased Mach Propellers from Gary Garbecht.
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    I learned today that a replica of this boat with...

    I learned today that a replica of this boat with engine was built here in North Carolina for a museum in France. Whoda thunk it.
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    Would you be able to weigh the parts and pieces?...

    Would you be able to weigh the parts and pieces? I just gots to know! :-)
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    Time for an update please?

    Time for an update please?
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    Would you be able to tell us what it weighs?

    Would you be able to tell us what it weighs?
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    Displayed at Fabio Buzzi's factory.

    Displayed at Fabio Buzzi's factory.
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    Fastest outboard

    How about an update Please.
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    Collection of John Harrison

    Collection of John Harrison
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    This was not a barn find, it was a Pub find. Blue...

    This was not a barn find, it was a Pub find. Blue Moli was a factory boat that did not race. It had a tandem seat (need to take a pic of it) and was used to give rides at races. Pretty good rides I...
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    mo different 4-60

    mo different 4-60
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    4-60

    4-60
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    Sticky: I believe I have his book of photos published in...

    I believe I have his book of photos published in a volume called "Speed and Spray"??
    Its soft cover and it came from a seller that liquidates old Library's. I was reading it just the other day...
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    Sticky: I believe I have a made for outboard dyno that...

    I believe I have a made for outboard dyno that fits the bill.
    Send me an Email to Jim @compmillennia.com
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    Interesting. For the first time I see that my...

    Interesting. For the first time I see that my engine has a prototype short tower compared to the engines sold to the public and from the photos of other "60's" I have seen on the web. I never...
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    Maybe not the coolest, but pretty cool. This was...

    Maybe not the coolest, but pretty cool. This was a Martin Factory engine. No serial number. It has been in storage since new.
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    Can you post a picture of the tunnel? There is no...

    Can you post a picture of the tunnel? There is no tunnel???

    Perhaps I mis spoke. I know its a Hydro not a "tunnel" boat

    I was curious as to the fore and aft shape of the bottom of the hull...
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    Any history as to why they painted the boat white...

    Any history as to why they painted the boat white between the record and its hanging up in the Florida restaurant?

    Can you tell us what the boat weighs?

    Do you know the Diameter and Pitch of...
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    May I ask; Are you the owner or are you...

    May I ask;
    Are you the owner or are you performing the restoration for the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum?
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    No definition on the 99 cu inch OMC? You have...

    No definition on the 99 cu inch OMC? You have seen it a hundred times but not realized it.

    Its not this motor.
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    Identifying the evinrude 99 inch outboard. ...

    Identifying the evinrude 99 inch outboard.

    Karen Black in Five Easy Pieces" blinked her come hither eyes at Jack Nicholson and smiled saying "Hint" "Hint"

    The attachment photo was named 150...
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    Starflite Too is in existence with a tower and...

    Starflite Too is in existence with a tower and foot only. I would surmise that "Too's" power head went to Starflite III with a new tower and foot. Starflite IV would then have had a new power head...
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    Johnson PR-50 This is the left nut engine. ...

    Johnson PR-50

    This is the left nut engine.

    The right nut engine is going to take some head scratching as that is an unpublished photo except for one time by Sam Cullis.
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    Wasn't this thread "Name that outboard" ? If...

    Wasn't this thread "Name that outboard" ?

    If no one recognizes one famous and one unknown but should be famous engine, then

    How about naming a Big Johnson?
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    I would give the right nut for this one. ...

    I would give the right nut for this one.

    http://www.forumpictureprocessor.com/pictureprocessor/images/150MPH%20engine.jpg
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    I would give my left nut for this engine.

    I would give my left nut for this engine.
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    This Martin 200 was an example of a no serial...

    This Martin 200 was an example of a no serial number factory race motor also.
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    Correct. This was a no serial number experimental...

    Correct. This was a no serial number experimental factory engine. The twist grip decal was a bit of an insider laugh. No water pump so notice the forced cooling water holes on the leading edge of the...
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    These are some cropped shots of my baby. I...

    These are some cropped shots of my baby.
    I believe that this particular engine was never run except in a tank 60 yrs ago and 6 yrs ago.
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    The motor is displayed in the entrance to Fabio...

    The motor is displayed in the entrance to Fabio Buzzi's factory in Italy. One of his engineers designed it when working for Carniti. The guys in the machine shop there have another not so racy engine...
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    Not Swedish. The name is written clearly on top...

    Not Swedish. The name is written clearly on top of the Flywheel.

    Oh, I forgot to post that picture.
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    Not many of these around either.

    Not many of these around either.
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    Picture and patent. My teenage buddy got a...

    Picture and patent.

    My teenage buddy got a racing KG-4 after the seller moved up to one of the conversion 20-H's. some 40 + years ago. Hearing that howl the first time was memorable. That green...
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    I have confirmation on one, and was also told by...

    I have confirmation on one, and was also told by Ronald Lietha that he was offered one to buy, but had not the interest at that time. Just don't know if it was the same one or different.

    A note...
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    One of Two

    One of Two
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    My two cents would be a George Crouch Design. He...

    My two cents would be a George Crouch Design. He had Dodge connections.
    That boat is nothing that came down an assembly line. Need a left nut? I'll trade you mine for that boat.

    George Crouch...
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    Elsinore Race Boat Company??

    Can you California Guys tell me anything about the Elsinore Boat company?

    I have coveted the boat (Elsinore race boat) in the photo for many years. I have a VR-45 that is close enough to the...
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    Sticky: Top 'O Michigan Web sight ?

    Top 'O Michigan Web site? It was a blog for the racers. I saw one last year but cannot find it now. Anyone have it?
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    torque which way?

    I have been scratching my head abot what you are saying. For sure with out the mass of the powerhead increasing the inertia that the torque steer or the moment from the prop in the water acts upon, I...
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    I am never going to say never again. Cool photos....

    I am never going to say never again. Cool photos.

    I tear into the first Mark 5 tomorrow night.

    Unusual engines to add to the list. This one, the powerhead is fixed, only the tower steers.
    ...
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    Mercury Mark 5H.....Never before seen.

    Mercury Mark 5H.....Never before seen. That's because Mercury never made one. However, I always wanted the smallest green onion with an H tower. These engines are plentiful and I think the kids at...
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    Mystery Hubbell Over Drive LU

    I am hoping that someone can shed some light on the engine and boat that was mounted to this lower unit.

    I was told the following.

    Came from an OMC powered outboard built for the water speed...
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