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    The turbo 44 was used mostly on hydros that were 'iffy' at speeds over 90, but many times I was still pulling quite hard at 90. The automatic boost controller on the turbo didn't seem to work for me so I simply disconnected it and locked it at a set boost. The problem was, if it was set a 12 pounds of boost, it would quickly hit 12, then start to climb at high speed. So here is the situation, at full throttle the engine would go into detonation at about 15-16 pounds of boost. As I would be quickly approaching 100, I had to watch the boost needle and ease back on the throttle at 15 pounds of boost at the same time watch a speedometer (pre-gps) and also watch for sponson walk or too much lift, all at the same time. For comparison, I bought Bruce Summer's "F" looper and hydro and the accceleration with it was peaking at about 85 mph on it's way to 103-105. The turbo was very close in accel at 85 to the looper, but was much broader in power curve. Where the looper was only good from 65-70 on up, the turbo 44 on gas was great all the way from 30 or so, on up.

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    I always thought angled in--in the direction of rotation--was the best. Maybe not.


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    Default Kiekhaefer Mercury six cylinder exhibition!

    The Indiana Outboard Association is hosting a “Carl Kiekhaefer 6-cylinder Mercury Memorial Exhibition” at Hillsdale, MI September 7&8.

    The event is open to Alky and Mod hydros and runabouts with Mercury sixes only: Stackers preferred.

    Clock start exhibitions will be two heats of three laps each day for runabouts and hydros run separately. Testing is available for a small fee Friday afternoon September 6.

    Look for the APBA circular next week, and respond to this thread with roll call for what is certain to be a sweeeeeeet sounding event.

    Tim

    PS Assuming it behaves itself, the long awaited 666 Merc will make it’s debut!
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    Tim,
    The boat and engine look terrific. Good luck in September.

    David Van Weele
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    Quote Originally Posted by A/B Speedliner View Post
    Tim,
    The boat and engine look terrific. Good luck in September.

    David Van Weele
    Thanks David,

    Please join us, and bring one to run. F-class sixes are invited to sing at Hillsdale this September 6-7-8 at the IOA “Carl Kiekhaefer 6-cylinder Mercury Memorial Exhibition”. Testing is Friday afternoon, with exhibition heats Saturday and Sunday for both runabouts and hydros. Any six cylinder F-class Mercury based Stock, Mod or Alky is welcome to run, with Dick Austin's Looper Beast excepted: Stackers preferred. This includes deflectors & loopers with three, six, nine carbs running any fuel. Please contact race director Kevin Besonen or me for details. Single event APBA membership and full kevlar are required. Not to worry, there are plenty of drivers willing to loan safety gear to see/hear a field of sixes full song!

    Tim

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    Default IOA Hillsdale race circular link

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kurcz View Post
    Thanks David,

    Please join us, and bring one to run. F-class sixes are invited to sing at Hillsdale this September 6-7-8 at the IOA “Carl Kiekhaefer 6-cylinder Mercury Memorial Exhibition”. Testing is Friday afternoon, with exhibition heats Saturday and Sunday for both runabouts and hydros. Any six cylinder F-class Mercury based Stock, Mod or Alky is welcome to run, with Dick Austin's Looper Beast excepted: Stackers preferred. This includes deflectors & loopers with three, six, nine carbs running any fuel. Please contact race director Kevin Besonen or me for details. Single event APBA membership and full kevlar are required. Not to worry, there are plenty of drivers willing to loan safety gear to see/hear a field of sixes full song!

    Tim
    http://www.apba.org/races/hillsdale-...pionships-6460

    To all F class Merc six cylinder owners / fanciers; The APBA just posted the race circular (follow link above). Time to get out your alky or mod Merc 60 CI or 66 CI stacker and make some noise!

    Please reply with roll call. Race director Kevin Besonen would like to see/hear a full field Thanks,

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kurcz View Post
    http://www.apba.org/races/hillsdale-...pionships-6460

    To all F class Merc six cylinder owners / fanciers; The APBA just posted the race circular (follow link above). Time to get out your alky or mod Merc 60 CI or 66 CI stacker and make some noise!

    Please reply with roll call. Race director Kevin Besonen would like to see/hear a full field Thanks,

    Tim
    Much as we’d all like to see and hear the sixes run, planned attendees are unable to participate due to a myriad of technical and personal challenges.

    Anybody that brings a six will get a chance to run, and you can expect another Merc six exhibition attempt next year.

    Many thanks to race director Kevin Besonen and our friends at the IOA for supporting this event.

    Tim

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    So there will NOT be an exhibition of stackers this year? or just not many?

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    Tim did you ever get to run it last season?

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    Default 666 progress

    Quote Originally Posted by BJuby View Post
    Tim did you ever get to run it last season?
    The 666 did not run last year: It's disassembled awaiting center mains and blueprinting, and will run this summer. With any good luck, the Merc-six special event will happen as well.

    Tim

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