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    I think I found this unit. It indeed was a photo...

    I think I found this unit. It indeed was a photo only mock up and never had a powerhead in it.
  2. Thread: Bob Zipps

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    Bob Zipps

    Does anyone know if Bob is still around? SEveral people have asked me about him and I am hesitant to give them his info.
    Thanks
  3. Sticky: AUTO TECH 5 hours ago Mazda exec details plans...

    AUTO TECH 5 hours ago
    Mazda exec details plans for rotary range-extended EV coming in 2019
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    Don Henrich

    For Obituary and details google: Donald A Henrich Portage WI
    Don died March 15th @88. He had lung cancer and had been under treatment for almost three years.
    Although Don would describe himself as...
  5. Sticky: John: I don't know where the SN part was shot. If...

    John: I don't know where the SN part was shot. If you were there, Most reasonable people would believe you. I think the outboard part was at Lake Carol in Ill. prior to the race. Johnnie Sanders...
  6. Sticky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3sr-aSoDAA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3sr-aSoDAA
  7. Sticky: Try this ...

    Try this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3sr-aSoDAA
  8. Sticky: He is the link again of the OMC rotories...

    He is the link again of the OMC rotories including the only know footage of the race engine running. I believe it was shot at Lake Carol for a commercial.
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    Sticky: Jackie Wilson takes credit for arranging that...

    Jackie Wilson takes credit for arranging that visit by Stewart.
  10. Sticky: Made by Jackie Wilson.5957559576

    Made by Jackie Wilson.5957559576
  11. Sticky: Sanders ran the rotary and it was shipped back to...

    Sanders ran the rotary and it was shipped back to Waukegan after the race.
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    Sticky: screwed up. It was Rich McKinley.

    screwed up. It was Rich McKinley.
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    Sticky: Ron: Picture of Jimbo in the Black & White...

    Ron: Picture of Jimbo in the Black & White Scottie. Lars;
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    Sticky: Ron: Checkout Facebook. I shared a post from Lars...

    Ron: Checkout Facebook. I shared a post from Lars about Paris race history. Both you and Jimbo are talked about.
  15. Sticky: Lars Strom via SVERA.se 41 mins · .

    Lars Strom via SVERA.se

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    Sticky: Now that's truly OFF!!!!

    Now that's truly OFF!!!!
  17. Sticky: Here is a link to a You Tube video about OMC's...

    Here is a link to a You Tube video about OMC's rotary engines. Its primarily about the snowmobile, but it also has the only known footage of the 4 rotor race engine in action. The sound is dubbed in...
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    Sticky: The V-6 that Sanders won Paris in '74 was a cross...

    The V-6 that Sanders won Paris in '74 was a cross flow.
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    Yep. I called it quits about 8 yrs. ago. Have...

    Yep. I called it quits about 8 yrs. ago. Have done some consulting for a couple of companies on rotary engines and am working part time at a sporting goods store now. Gives me something to do and...
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    Hey Fred: I haven't heard or seen you since St....

    Hey Fred: I haven't heard or seen you since St. Louis (God knows what year) and we talked about hi-sil pistons. Wasn't long after that I heard you were using them at Merc. Hope all is well
    Rotary...
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    Sticky: My God Jackie; If I didn't know better, that...

    My God Jackie; If I didn't know better, that looks like me a few years back (except for all the hair).
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    Sorry Ron but Si Metcaf was VP in ;69. Edgar...

    Sorry Ron but Si Metcaf was VP in ;69. Edgar wasn't part of the management team, he was just Strangs buddy. Not much good for anything else. I worked for Edgar in '69 developing a vicosity...
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    Sticky: Paris 1974. Barry Woods passing Billy Seabolt

    Paris 1974. Barry Woods passing Billy Seabolt
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    I don't recall any scuffing problem at that time....

    I don't recall any scuffing problem at that time. In fact the motors were pretty bulletproof. The 15HP was rated at 6500RPM meaning the max suggested was 7000 RPM. I suspect cam ground came in with...
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    You'r wrong. When I was responsible for the...

    You'r wrong. When I was responsible for the 9.9/15HP at OMC (74-76) the pistons were round.
  26. Sticky: That would be Windemere '75. The year Scotti was...

    That would be Windemere '75. The year Scotti was killed. We lost so many boat at Paris, I don't know what Leek would have done and I don't have a clue anymore who was scheduled to drive.
  27. Sticky: [QUOTE=Steve Pinson;119426] Steve: You might be...

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    Steve: You might be correct about Beard. I only remember we entered 4 boats, Sanders broke in pratice, and Downard/Posey won the race. I don't remember who drove the 2...
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    I haven't seen Kathy since the 70's. I remember...

    I haven't seen Kathy since the 70's. I remember Jimbo's ElCameno and her teacup poodle.
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    The big guy with the beard is Ziggy Bottle, The...

    The big guy with the beard is Ziggy Bottle, The guy working on the engine is Bob Nagoaty(sp) builder of the Goat boats, the white haired guy is Allen Yaw and the driver in the orange shirt is Tommy...
  30. Sticky: You are absolutly correct. Alan Yaw brought he...

    You are absolutly correct. Alan Yaw brought he and Posey to Galvaston. The only time Bobby drove a rotary.
  31. Sticky: Bobby Witt; Abiline, TX. Drove in...

    Bobby Witt; Abiline, TX. Drove in Galvaston.Barrel rolled the boat AFTER the race was over.
  32. Sticky: John: I was at the race also and if you recall...

    John:
    I was at the race also and if you recall the rotary boats came directly from the Miami introduction and weren't put into the water till the race started. They ran the 15/17 gearcase as the...
  33. Sticky: They all had RH props. The picture of Scotty's...

    They all had RH props. The picture of Scotty's boat at the boat show with the left LH prop is fake.
  34. Sticky: John: There was not a gearcase failure at...

    John:
    There was not a gearcase failure at Parker. Both engines failed due to rotor bearing failure because of an extremely lean fuel setting. To my recolection, there was never a gearcase failure...
  35. Sticky: Appears to be Woods/Jimbo's boat with the 14/23...

    Appears to be Woods/Jimbo's boat with the 14/23 gearcase.
  36. Sticky: There is an additional problem. The mazda engine...

    There is an additional problem. The mazda engine has oil-cooled rotors. The oil is squirted from the crank into the inside of the rotor and then is collected in the center of the end housings and...
  37. Sticky: Your from Windmere, can't be all bad. Get a...

    Your from Windmere, can't be all bad. Get a BIGGER stick with Shaun and don't bend over.
  38. Sticky: Come on, you'r supposed to be a rotary man. Those...

    Come on, you'r supposed to be a rotary man. Those are a couple of Mazda parts stacked up for a picture. No crank, no ct. wt's. no work. Mazda never sold a single rotary, thus no crank and as you well...
  39. Sticky: Looks like someone has stacked Mazda parts on top...

    Looks like someone has stacked Mazda parts on top of a piece of plywood with OMC carbs bolted on. If you look close, the gearcase isn't connected to anything and a rotary has a crank in the center of...
  40. Sticky: If you are refering to the picture of the rotary...

    If you are refering to the picture of the rotary passing the Merc, that is Barry Woods driving the rotary who co-piloted with Jimbo. The Merc driver is Billy Seebold. They lead the race for 5 1/2 hrs...
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    Ziggy modified this picture and gave it to me.

    Ziggy modified this picture and gave it to me.
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    Jim; do you recall Strang getting the blueprint...

    Jim; do you recall Strang getting the blueprint of the Merc V-6 block by mistake from the casting vendor and sending a picture to Alexander with him standing infront of the blueprint?
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    Jim; if you recall Johnnie Sanders won the '73...

    Jim; if you recall Johnnie Sanders won the '73 Paris race with a V-6. That was the one Clarence put together using old parts and actually had 2 - V-4 cranks welded together. They were150ci engines;...
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    From that picture it appears to be Mouse in front...

    From that picture it appears to be Mouse in front of the 02, Posey standing on the back of the boat and Sanders in the drivers seat. Not sure who is standing next to Posey in the Johnson Jacket
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    If you look closely at the top left picture in...

    If you look closely at the top left picture in the previous post you can see the 02 with the Johnson Rotary and the 03 Evinrude behind it.
  46. Seems to me the Homelite/Fricer Price 4 cycle...

    Seems to me the Homelite/Fricer Price 4 cycle outboard was a car engine set on end also.
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    I guess after 38 years my memory has gone to...

    I guess after 38 years my memory has gone to hell. Not only is there V-6's, but Woods boat in another picture sure looks like a pickel fork.
    O'well. I'm still alive. that has to count for something.
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    The article #478 above states OMC had V-6's at...

    The article #478 above states OMC had V-6's at this race are ncorrect. The 1 and only time rotaries and V-6 ran against each other was Peewalkee in Wis. in 1975. It was the last time the rotaries ran.
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    OK guys. The boat in the middle appears to be...

    OK guys. The boat in the middle appears to be blue and could be Barry Woods with a rotary. The boat on the left has pickle forks and the rotaries never ran with pickel forks. Woods was very late...
  50. This is a project of Rick Davis; VP Engineering...

    This is a project of Rick Davis; VP Engineering Mercury; and his son. I understand it was the sons idea and Rick supported him with his merc connections.
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