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    Thanks Bill Van....I did it before you sent me this message. Sorry about that. I've been meaning to give you a call anyway. I'll do it after the races.



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    Wayne:

    Wait till this weekend to call. We are going to stop at the Barber museum per EZ Ryder's post of a few days ago, on the way home.

    Met him at Lake Alfred. Super nice person, and talks more than I do.

    Talk to you later.

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    OK. Wow...would I have liked to met him too. Tell Eileen to take some pics. That sounds like a fantastic facility to tour.



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    I found this article in the January 1967 issue of Hot Boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Oil Racing Team View Post
    I found this article in the January 1967 issue of Hot Boat.
    One of the best threads I have ever read
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    Here is a little more information written by JOHN SHELDON, the chief 'inside' contributor to this wonderful thread. Without him it could be safely assumed that much of the inside story of the OMC ROTARY would/could have been lost forever. John, we are very grateful for your time & effort & also the other esteemed contributors who have added positively to this unique marine heritage. Thankyou.




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    What a great story! Though level of development detail is incredible. Please keep the information coming. It's a shame the program was shelved; I sure would like one of those 2-rotor water cooled units for my hydro: Bolted to a short mid with a 45SS gearcase it would be a potent ride........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kurcz View Post
    What a great story! Though level of development detail is incredible. Please keep the information coming. It's a shame the program was shelved; I sure would like one of those 2-rotor water cooled units for my hydro: Bolted to a short mid with a 45SS gearcase it would be a potent ride........

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    Tim,

    Go to one or more of the snowmobile web sites then to their for sale/wanted listings. I'm sure there are Evinrude & Johnson rotary powered snowmobiles available for sale. I can't recall if they are single or double rotors however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Schubert T*A*R*T View Post
    Tim,

    Go to one or more of the snowmobile web sites then to their for sale/wanted listings. I'm sure there are Evinrude & Johnson rotary powered snowmobiles available for sale. I can't recall if they are single or double rotors however.
    The 2 versions of snowmobile engine produced were both air cooled, single rotors; 35 & 45 HP. Water cooled engines were never available commercially.

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    Thanks John,

    Thanks for the information. An air cooled engine would be OK, but my FE(850) Mod hydro needs more like 100-115 HP. What do you suppose became of the prototypes?

    Tim

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