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    there u go been reading these replys and knew...

    there u go
    been reading these replys
    and knew a dealer or a merc historian would come up
    and tell u what u had
    as i stated im not a historian
    definately belive austin and schiada on knowing...
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    that is a 2.4 bore and the original 225 type...

    that is a 2.4 bore
    and the original 225 type ports
    1 ex 2 transfers 1 wide boost

    2.4 bore with small vertical 5 pedal reeds
    who would uf thunk
    never seen it
    merc was always tryin things ...
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    dont doubt the sale does say 2.4 on ticket when...

    dont doubt the sale
    does say 2.4 on ticket when 2.4 hasnt been released yet
    but on ticket and motor tag
    motor ids starting with 48------ to 50------according to mercury id list
    would be a 175...
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    enough pics,,,,,no disrespect but,,,, u have a...

    enough pics,,,,,no disrespect but,,,,
    u have a pieced together motor
    as i original thought,,,,,but trying to get benifit of doubt to ya,,,
    without pics of the powerhead,,,
    is older 1978 175 by...
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    that is a vertical reed motor,,,,,,,,,,,,,, all...

    that is a vertical reed motor,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    all the big hp motors are horizonal
    the carbs are of the older 76-79 150-175 by #s and having a choke,,,,,,

    when mercury started the 1 piece drop on...
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    model ys

    like most told u
    the 1st v6 mercs from 76 up were 2litres
    im no vintage buff ,,,dont know exactly what merc did when
    but the 225 2.4s were 80 -82
    but maybe with the offshore housing on there...
  7. boat count

    sport has its own region class,,,sport f1 ,,,affordable to gain boat count
    just as tri hulls are here only
    ron the boat count difference is
    here we have
    mike s ,,,,,2 boats
    glynn
    john f
    tracy...
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    tks,,,,,, not racin boats any more but still...

    tks,,,,,,
    not racin boats any more
    but still keep up,,,,

    way to go carlos,,,,,,,
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    congrads donnie,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, be cool to have...

    congrads donnie,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    be cool to have some more result info
    45,f2 and f1 boat count and finish orders of the rest
    john
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    well put,,,,,,,,, for tracy to stay in lane 1 he...

    well put,,,,,,,,,
    for tracy to stay in lane 1 he would have to scruff off all speed and still hope to stay inside of mikes wake,,,,, as why the choice to cross mikes wake was made,,,
    every...
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    cowls

    also if need for restoration
    i have a set of them cowls driver/rear
    never been installed on a boat from the early 80 era
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    changes,,,,,,,,, when there is a change some...

    changes,,,,,,,,,
    when there is a change some accept and go on
    some will disagree with it but have to comply to compete
    some will quit,,,,,,,,,

    i traveled the country for almost 10yrs in 120
    so...
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    doug lets backtrack a bit as u know ur 45...

    doug lets backtrack a bit
    as u know ur 45 revolution was previous owned and repaired
    that boat had the bottom blown off a FEW times before u got it
    almost every race it had delam problems
    and...
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    capsulle

    if the capsule does not meet apba specs
    it should/needs to be gone through by an apba approved /certified capsule builder
    so that capsule can be signed off on it to apba by their cert#

    might...
  15. uim

    congrads shawn and teamates on the move,,,,,,,,,,,,
    thats a great combination of talent put together
    should make 1 hell of a team

    also this is not shawns 1st taste of uim
    he went over a couple...
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    location

    david,,,,
    i belive its at 356 marine on livingston
    where we had events in the past
    take 59n to livingston,,, left on hwy190 towards city of onalaska ,,,,,,right on hwy 356
    and just before a long...
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    pics of 3

    shep,,,,
    this is my last post on this matter
    had enough trying to get point across
    been respectfull and not to bash just clarify facts
    that it was bad judgement purposely being on the inside to...
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    [http://mims.smugmug.com/Events/Boat-Races/2010-Sh...

    [http://mims.smugmug.com/Events/Boat-Races/2010-Showdown-on-the-Sabine/13921311_3GgsT#1022005714_ynEeS

    tired of the easy chair quaertebacks
    not seeing or knowing all the facts
    btw ,,,,david u...
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    dry

    hey tracy
    boat looked good all weekend
    bow up and dry sponsoms off dock and through corners,,,
    must have found a prop that worked ok,,,,,,,
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    as far as older capsules,,,,, the accident in...

    as far as older capsules,,,,,
    the accident in bay city was a new boat that the bulkhead callapsed and injured the driver
    so older or new capsules the weak point is a pickle/center nose running up...
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    all good

    hey shep
    its all good,,,didnt state off of any1s quotes
    just wanting to let any1 not there know the facts of each boat
    i like u have raced deck to deck with them all,,,,,,,
    i just stepped in to...
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    fault

    this was a tragic accident for
    ruben,jimmy, and sst120 opc

    1st off ruben was on the same pace trailing the leader boat 3 boats back only
    was not a slow boat ,,,,,,,,period,,,,,,,,,,,dont go...
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    too cool

    way too cool ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    nice pics david,,,,,,
    awesome day of side by side racing,,,,,,
    in every heat,,,,,,,,,
    hope it was as good for all on shore
    as it was fun for me to run beside and...
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    its different than the 98 down 120 cowl mold i...

    its different than the 98 down 120 cowl mold i have
    good luck finding 1
    john
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    45 vs 120

    were the 45 canopys different
    than the 98 down 120 ,140,champ canopys?

    i have a canopy mold for for my old 120 canopy
    john
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    2 stroke

    the 4 stroke sb chevy can go with more timing advance
    its a 4 STROKE
    have a full stroke for piston to cool
    have valves to close precisely,,,,,
    2 strokes are more non efficient
    lots of raw wasted...
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    timing retard

    timing must be retarded after 6,000 rpm
    on any motor 2 or 4 stroke,,,,,,,,
    especially 2s cause of the burn on every stroke,,,,
    piston does not get a stroke to disapate heat as in a 4 stroke motor...
  28. Thread: thoughts

    by john miffco
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    dont get it,,,,

    that pic of a piston you show is NOT the same melt
    as the piston this thread is about
    look at the 2,,,,,,,,,,compare,,,,,,,,,,,

    what i described in detail earlier in this thread

    a piston...
  29. Thread: thoughts

    by john miffco
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    yep

    makes more sense with more info
    and not guessing,,,,,,,,
    could tell cyl was replaced but not how long ago

    when rebuilt the sleeve was improper installed
    thats why it blew the 1st gasket
    then...
  30. Thread: thoughts

    by john miffco
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    water,,,,,,,,,,,

    water got in cyl from blown head gasket
    piston top away from ex is grey smoother melted,,,had water on it
    from lack of water is a cleaner (more rough or jagged )melt
    if look at top of cyl where...
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    decisions

    i always have my birthday suit
    but no 1 lets me wear it,,,,,,,,,
    whats the sunday suit?????

    the apache was detuned for pump gas
    and we have taken it to poker runs last yr
    so it has not been...
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    happy b day

    happy birthday you 2

    have yall started adding the yrs on going backwards yet,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    i figure ill start this yr,,,,,,,,,,its time for me

    brian
    semi answer to lakeland
    there is lakeland...
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    doing a great job

    yall are doing a great job there in the west coast
    to promote your series
    and adding on events
    trying hard to get participation from other regions
    as we are trying to do the same here in the...
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    payout

    im not a 45 driver
    but got to put in my 2 cents when i see a series deture participation
    wheather a regional,minor or major series need a membership fee to
    help pay expenses for the yr for its...
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    were trying

    hey ron were trying
    any 1 that has raced here knows the competitoin is great
    and we race for the fun on the water and the get togethers in the evenings
    lifes too short for arguing and...
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    schedule and testing

    we are planning a few test sessions here in region 15
    through the spring before our 1st race at end of april
    at our highlands race site,,,,,as we do every yr
    this yr we have a few more boats to...
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    compression

    the reason i o ringed the cylinders and machined the pistons was to remove
    the head gasket to get tighter tolerances
    and also to be able to use universal heads for different compressions

    this...
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    your correct fred but there also is another way...

    your correct fred
    but there also is another way to achieve the desired band for max power

    i have a lot of yrs manufuring my own parts for when i played with
    unlimited merc v6s in the 80s and...
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    carbon build up

    the squish band is between the flat area on the head and the piston top
    should not build up carbon,,,,,,,
    this is where lots of power is made on a 2 stroke
    when a motor is properly blueprinted to...
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    congrads jay

    a well deserved championship season for you and the team
    so many points ahead of every1 with no chance to catch him in points
    still went out and qualified 1st and took another win,,,,,,,,,,...
  41. are they the same???

    hey jerry thanks
    ill give you a call,,,,,,,

    i dont know if they are
    i build my own boat
    and i bought this boat to get it out of storage
    and get used and brian now has it
    so was able to add...
  42. wanted 98 sst45 gran prix right pickle tip

    been trying for months to get
    a right pickle tip for a 98 sst 45
    for the boat brian bought

    does any1 out there have an extra to sell us
    or have molds to make 1 up??????????????


    tired of...
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    no problem

    we all have done it
    especaily at the races site doing a piston swap
    most common lubricant on hand at a race site is wd40
    so when used to oil cyl with ball hone,,,,,
    found out the residue does...
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    chrome bore

    when replacing the rings on a chrome bore motor
    just need to set block in a varsol vat and use a red or brown scotchbright pad
    to remove the glaze only
    same as nicasil,,,,,,,,,,
    both metals are...
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    thank you

    i have 20yrs of outboard racing using all of the other brands
    so also all i use is weldon
    super high volume
    and pressure stays consistant
    more expensive but cheaper than a rod hanging out of...
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    fuel

    fuel psi is depending on pump you use
    and no less than 80 gph
    when using an automotive pump as holley(red is the bare minimum),ect
    stagnant pressure NO less than 7,,,recamend 8
    cause automotive...
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    pumps

    you want to stay away from pulse pumps
    not enough volume as fred indicated

    blade slingers work the best for low pressure and high volume
    mercury uses the holley red pump for hp carb motors ...
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    its a flats boat

    from a builders point of view
    its a true flats fishing boat
    not a high performance speed boat or a semi shallow running bay boat
    these 2 hulls have natural bow lift
    a true flats has very minimum...
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    2009

    spring in texas,,,, region 15
    we dont have a 2009 schedule yet

    but our normal spring starters are
    highlands/baytown in mid april,,,,,,,,, 15th area give/take to fall on weekend
    port neches is...
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    Texas Trihullathon Oct 25=26

    hey every1
    since the orange race was officially cancelled
    due to the devastation of hurricane ike

    sport racing series
    has scheduled a texas trihullathon
    to be at lake summerville october...
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