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    Default One Man, One Motor

    The man - Wayne Walgrave.

    The motor - 6 cylinder Quincy Looper XF-41.




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    Paul
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    Pretty impressive for a guy with a funny looking home-made boat!

    Congratulations Wayne!

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    Very impressive. That's my favorite photo of Wayne in his boat.



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    Paul how many 6 cyl Looper's were built, just wondering . How many still exist today? I think more people would like to have one of these engines than any other.

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    Default 6 Cylinder Loopers

    Hi Danny,

    Based on the latest information and documentation I have compiled, including the original Quincy Welding production serial number book, there were originally 15 6 cylinder Quincy Loopers produced at Quincy Welding.

    13 were originally 60 ci engines, 2 were 66 ci engines. Note: this is not counting the 3 experimental 90 ci 6 cylinder Loopers that were exclusive to Mercury Marine.

    Worth mentioning, one of the 60 ci Loopers went from being a 60 ci championship engine to a 44 ci 6 cylinder world championship engine, then back to a 60 ci championship engine again. It is now in a private collection in FL. We believe this engine may be the only one in the history of outboard racing engines to have been a multiple displacement, championship winning engine in this order.

    It is believed that 2 of the 6 cylinder Looper engines were completely hand machined from sold billets of aluminum. One of the two had over 600 man hours in hand machining of the block alone. That motor resides in the state of Washington.

    As to the whereabouts of the engines:

    3 are in the state of Washington (including the one mentioned above) - they have potential to be running engines

    1 is in California - not currently in running condition

    3 are in Michigan, in 2 different private collections - all are considered to be runable

    2 are in Florida, in 2 different private collections - both are believed to be runable


    That leaves 6 engines that are not accounted for as yet. Before anyone asks, I will not release the serial numbers of the missing motors at this time to prevent possible forgeries from being configured. These motors carry a high premium in the current outboard racing motor market, so accurate documentation is essential.


    I would be willing to verify with the original Quincy Welding engine serial number record book any previously undocumented engine(s) and serial number(s) that have yet to turn up, as long as it has support documentation that correlates with Quincy Welding's original material.

    To those who like treasure hunts, happy hunting!


    Regards,

    Paul A Christner



    PS to Karen: I can't thank you enough for the kind words.

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    Is the California motor, Dean Wilson, Sr's motor? If not, who has it?

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