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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Litzell View Post
    No Problem Wayne, you have my number and private email, Steve
    Wayne,
    There are pictures of the motor you are asking about on the Quincy Looper website.You will find them in the Quincy vs.Konig area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Oil Racing Team View Post
    Steve W and I know that it is a side board motor Steve. Mainly we were wondering about when it was made based on any differences you might find between earlier and later models. What parts are missing besides the rest of the mounting bracket, driveshaft and tube?. Steve has a Bosch spark plug coming, and wants to find out what the drive components look like, dimensions, etc so he can make them. Do you know how to interpret the serial number? Was there a system to maybe figure out when this one was built? Could you post some pictures of yours?
    My dad had one of those in the fifties. Motors were normally mounted on a tube (pipe), which attached to the gunnels of a kajak (Paddelboot) with cast aluminium hook-like clamps. Tube protruded right (or left side of cockpit, with motor hanging over starboard (or port) side. It was a crossflow (Nasenkolben) design similar to the early race (and standard) motors. Produced after the war, into the fifties. Indestructible, if cared for. Dad built a car-top boat (ma gave preference to caravanning over boating), and I traded the motor in for part payment for a 18hp Johnson. Rgds, Wolfgang

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    I remember seeing a few of them in the 50's . Was the 3 cylinder C Konig the first 3 cyl. racing engine?

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    There was an earlier Konig 3 cylinder racer before the inline 3 of the 1950's ... the 1930's Konig triple was a radial

    I believe these were the first racing triples.
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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    The hectamotor was not a racer, First race motor was 175 about 1937 or so, Dieter was the racer maker much to the dismay of Rudolf, he made the pleasure motors. Dieters sister set a record with the first racer after the war, Then came the war, After the war they started the racer motor stuff again as well as pleasure motor work. First A was about 1947, The B was already made in it's modular design. That design opened up the other classes as things improved lifestyle wise after the war. Steve

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    Steve,

    When you were in Germany, did you ever hear of a truck wheel manufacturer named Konig? I do realize Konig is a popular name in Germany, but I didn't expect to see that name in an American tire shop

    I had some work done on my pickup yesterday and there it was. I mentioned to the service manager (Glenn Predmore) my involvement with boat racing. He asked if I knew Jim Schoch. Duh! Small world!

    He asked a lot of questions about boat racing. I gave him the web site address. He sounded very interested and promised to check us out.

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    König means king, very common name in N. Germany. There are many Königs/Koenigs in Texas. No relation to Dieter. Norwegian is Kong so King Kong is King King or Kong Kong.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene East View Post
    Steve,

    When you were in Germany, did you ever hear of a truck wheel manufacturer named Konig? I do realize Konig is a popular name in Germany, but I didn't expect to see that name in an American tire shop

    I had some work done on my pickup yesterday and there it was. I mentioned to the service manager (Glenn Predmore) my involvement with boat racing. He asked if I knew Jim Schoch. Duh! Small world!

    He asked a lot of questions about boat racing. I gave him the web site address. He sounded very interested and promised to check us out.

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    Yes I have heard of the wheel maker Gene, They are popular with the small car crowd here. I have even drank Koing beer as well, Steve

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    I have been accused to have been "Drinking the Kool-Aid", Konig being just one flavor...

    J-Dub

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    West Coast Kool Aide ,Makes sense.

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