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    It looks to me, like POSSIBLY someone modified the plate to reduce the shaft angle. If that was the intent.......it doesn't look like a very "clean" piece of work to get that kind of a change, made.

    One one hand, the shaft apparently lines up OK and it was run as a SS boat that way. I suppose I COULD just clean up the installation and hardware so that it looks good and run it. (???)

    BUT......I want to make sure the thing is RIGHT.

    Not sure if I'm overthinking it, or what...........

    If there is a change necessary, I want someone with expertise to help put it back the way it is supposed to be.

    Let me know what you think.

    Later.........Bob

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    Bob - I sent you a PM.

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    Default So,so, Bob.......ah, lets see her!

    The boat you have could have been set up with a 302 FORD! Have mercy! offset stringers for a flywheel driven offset to the right, engine. The person here may have rigged the boat with another Jones shop sweeper!! I believe he said it set a record first time out, but what does a jerk know. Looking forward to your pictures! Boyd

    Hey Kevin, call me, Brian H. says hello.

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    Default Hey Boyd.......

    I tried to call you back late this afternoon for an address. I got no answer on your home phone and the cell number you gave me is a "non-working" telephone number.

    (???)

    I'll try again Monday, but if you see this first.......give me a call.

    If I don't pick up....leave a mailing address for pictures on my voice mail.

    It started raining HARD this afternoon and I was a sissy. I'll take the pictures, print them and get 'em in the mail ASAP.

    Later......Bob

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    PIctures look good, just not 2200 worth for those interested over here. Sorry, I tried. Holler if you need them sent to someone. Where are the Ford guyss? This is one rare boat!

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    Default Well.....Okay..........

    Hey Boydster,

    I don't really have any use for the pictures. I have the real thing sitting here to look at. Hang onto them or pass them on or whatever........

    Keep in mind, the $2,200 figure was "about" what I recall paying for it and not what I had established as a price........especially since I hadn't really made a deliberate move to try and sell it.

    I'd be glad to chat with anyone else who has a SINCERE interest in it. Otherwise it can just keep livin' here with me and I'll get it finished up........eventually.

    Give Robin a hug for me and we'll catch up at the races this summer.

    Later........Bob

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    Hi Bob,

    I drove the boat in 90 and 91. We ran it in the Region 10 SuperStock class and made many of the races in the Pacific Northwest. I don't know if I can add too much to what you have already found out but I am willing to try. Feel free to email me at holt.tim@comcast.net and perhaps we can hook up.

    Thanks,
    Tim

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    Default Welcome Tim!

    I just loaned the pictures to a former racer named Jay Randolph, some may know him from Cracker Box racing and USA1 ! He is interested but is not calling me or Bob so far. Tim, welcome to this awesome site! I am the internet jerk & not well liked in the Seattle area having started Nostalgia flat racing in Spokane. Maybe, things are better now.... ONCB stands for Outlaw Nostalgic Circle Boats...

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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by ONCB View Post
    I am the internet jerk & not well liked in the Seattle area. .
    How could ya say a thing like that you old grump?

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    Default the last Steve Jones starfire

    Hi all new to the board i was reading up on some history
    I have the 62 starfire built by Steve Jones wich is suppose to be the last one he built before he died in 81. I do have the boat for sale on another site but its more of an outboard v bottom site, was thinking someone here might appreciate it more and maybe supply me with more info
    it has a BBF full roller motor
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