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    Richard Sacher curbman's Avatar
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    Default How to build a One Minute Start Clock ?

    Can anyone here help with this, we would like to build a one min starting clock and need all the information we can get.
    Size, best color, etc.

    Tell us about your starting system.

    Thanks

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    Default Ernie Dawe, Dave Hale and Steve Wilde Just Made a New Starting Clock

    Quote Originally Posted by curbman View Post
    Can anyone here help with this, we would like to build a one min starting clock and need all the information we can get.
    Size, best color, etc.

    Tell us about your starting system.

    Thanks
    If you email me, ronhill@hillmarine.com, I will send you Dave and Ernie's email address. I don't think I have Steve Wilde's.

    What part of the country are you?

    My dad made a starting clock about 1964 and hooked up a polaroid camera to it. Before the camera there were no perfect starts, either you were late or you jumped.

    He used a Bar-B-Que spit motor and he used a Mark 30-58 timing belt to run the clock's hand. He used the pulley off the mag then made a smaller pulley. He was always pissed up that it was aq 56 second clock. Never was a true
    60 clock.

    My dad had the cannon hooked up to the clock and it worked great. Until a kid named Danny Hoppenrath, loaded the cannon then stepped in front of it to watch the start and shot himself in the ***.

    That was the same weekend, Danny was helping, he was 12-14 maybe, he kept putting rocks in the cannon. I came in from a heat and told the officials, you guys aren't shooting blanks. That is when the found out Danny was putting rocks in the cannon.

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