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    Hangar 7 Karen Cadle's Avatar
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    Dear Brother Paul...

    After years of sweet talking, throwing fits hell would not hold and then finally just plain crying to Bill... he put his memories of the Z and the prototype engine I own to words, along with a whole lot of other cool racing history stuff involving the stuff we grew up with.

    I tried to post his hand typed notes, but it exceeded the forum limit so I sent it to you via Di's private email.
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    Regards,

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    Default Right back to you Paul!

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    Regards,

    Paul


    Did you get's bill's notes via Lady Di's email? If not I have your address and will snail mail you a copy.

    All my love,
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    Paul, the stamp on the power head is X (hand marked X) with B - 1 stamped then 2 number : 1. 2.373 and below it 2. 2.376



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    Did you get's bill's notes via Lady Di's email? If not I have your address and will snail mail you a copy.

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    Default X -- B1 Power Head

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    That's the way to do it Karen. Now you can see what was stamped and end some confusion. What at first looks like 373 at the end is probably 376. That's why the re stamp in my opinion. We did it with one of our engines and caused some funny trouble. It must have been apparent at the time when this engine was stamped, thus going below and making sure it was stamped correctly. Can't explain the reason 1 leads on the upper series of numbers, and 2 on the series below unless whoever did the first stamping realized the mistake and redid the whole series with a very clear stamping of the complete serial number. Seems like they should have tried to X across the first numbers if they were wrong. No matter though. I think you have an extremely unique engine.



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    Cool She is looking very nice

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    Thank you Wayne, I think so too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Master Oil Racing Team View Post
    That's the way to do it Karen. Now you can see what was stamped and end some confusion. What at first looks like 373 at the end is probably 376. That's why the re stamp in my opinion. We did it with one of our engines and caused some funny trouble. It must have been apparent at the time when this engine was stamped, thus going below and making sure it was stamped correctly. Can't explain the reason 1 leads on the upper series of numbers, and 2 on the series below unless whoever did the first stamping realized the mistake and redid the whole series with a very clear stamping of the complete serial number. Seems like they should have tried to X across the first numbers if they were wrong. No matter though. I think you have an extremely unique engine.
    "Sis"

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    Nice looking looper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen Cadle View Post
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    The numbers you are looking at are the cylinder bore sizes, Cylinder 1. being 2.376 inches and cylinder 2. being the same. At that time we had to have the class and bore size stamped on the motors. No more today, Steve

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