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    The funeral for Joe is at the Earthman Southwest...

    The funeral for Joe is at the Earthman Southwest Funeral Home in Stafford, Texas. It is on Kirkwood Drive just off of U.S.59 south of Houston. If I can figure out how to put a link up later I will...
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    Thanks Dean and Steve He's gone. See you...

    Thanks Dean and Steve

    He's gone. See you under the judges stand Joe.
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    Joe can't live like he this. He can't talk,...

    Joe can't live like he this. He can't talk, write or communicate in any meaningful way, and so he is giving up. I am totally devastated. I thought I would get to see and talk to my best friend...
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    Doesn't look good for Joe. They thought after...

    Doesn't look good for Joe. They thought after several days the swelling would subside and his breathing would go back to normal. The damage to the nerves in his neck is affecting his breathing. He...
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    Lots of prayers for Joe and it helped. Thanks...

    Lots of prayers for Joe and it helped. Thanks guys. surgery went good. Today he wiggled his toes and bent his knees. He could lift his arms, but his hands are like bear claws. They think that as...
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    Pray for Joe Rome

    Joe is in surgery now. He was in an auto accident yesterday and has three broken vertibra in his neck. Please pray that the surgery is successful and feeling is restored in his arms and legs. The...
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    Thanks Dean. Can't help but tweak gov'ment...

    Thanks Dean. Can't help but tweak gov'ment projects. I'm doing fine right now having worked my way into retirement. You guys doing good out there? Waiting for the wind and rain to settle out east...
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    Maybe they're making Triscuits for cows. ...

    Maybe they're making Triscuits for cows. Ranchers buy twenty pound salt blocks for cows to lick. Maybe those will be snacks.
  9. This was kind of a problem back when I was...

    This was kind of a problem back when I was racing, but maybe it has gotten worse. I haven't read a Propeller in many years, but this is the way I remember it.

    There were regional columnists that...
  10. Back in the seventies I had arrangements with the...

    Back in the seventies I had arrangements with the Corpus Christi Caller and our best sports station Channel 6 to take my call from DePue on Sunday night for results of our Texas racers competing at...
  11. In 1973 Dieter Konig submitted new specs on the...

    In 1973 Dieter Konig submitted new specs on the 12:14 lower unit. It was split case, but it was a little bit narrower at the widest point. Don't remember if it was the "O" dimension or what. ...
  12. This reminds me of an incident that happened at...

    This reminds me of an incident that happened at the APBA Nationals in the mid 70's. A turn judge, who wasn't even positioned for a good view, accused a very famous and many times national champ of...
  13. Dub was also a great sportsman. I am proud to...

    Dub was also a great sportsman. I am proud to have called him a friend. At Alex in 1973 he got a good start in B hydro and I made it around the buoys and came out second chasing Dub down the back...
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    I would love to be there with you guys but...

    I would love to be there with you guys but without some help to show me the way. Can't do it. My friend Steve Wetherbee has gotten very active in the antique outboards and has bought a number of...
  15. That's a piston ported 1969 FA Konig. A 250 CC A...

    That's a piston ported 1969 FA Konig. A 250 CC A motor. Looks like one of the last of the cast iron blocks.
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    That's very interesting. So you set it on your...

    That's very interesting. So you set it on your head, then like a clamshell you closed to grip around your neck and clicked it in place?

    What I didn't like about the full faces that I tried on...
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    Premier. Best of all in safety and comfort.

    Premier. Best of all in safety and comfort.
  18. Just whatever the postage is. Have to figure...

    Just whatever the postage is. Have to figure that out.

    ADD: You can PM me or email me your address and I will let you know what the cost is.
  19. You still looking for Propellers? This is what I...

    You still looking for Propellers?
    This is what I have extras of
    1976 Feb, Mar , May
    1977 Feb, Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct
    1978 Feb, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
  20. I know how it is to spend a lot of time to...

    I know how it is to spend a lot of time to download stuff and try as hard as possible to get in in order Dale, then to lose it all. You have to be dedicated to suck it up and do it all over again. ...
  21. Those are some fine pictures Dale, but you are...

    Those are some fine pictures Dale, but you are right that they must be race courses in Ohio. Looks like from the background they are most likely from two prominent race courses. Lake Hollingsworth...
  22. I have multiple copies of quite a few propellers....

    I have multiple copies of quite a few propellers. I have to see what I have during those three years.
  23. every month, or just certain issues?

    every month, or just certain issues?
  24. I am extremely happy to hear this . I am about 6...

    I am extremely happy to hear this . I am about 6 weeks to two months from retiring and will finally be able to start straightening up my darkroom, refiling everything properly, and be able to post...
  25. I've got a Bill Jack Rucker story as well, and I...

    I've got a Bill Jack Rucker story as well, and I told it before, but it was a long time back. Guess it might fit here as well.

    It was at Alex in 1973...an APBA/UIM World Championship event. At...
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    Sticky: you were right Steve. Glad you did post more...

    you were right Steve.

    Glad you did post more pictures Alice. It also brings up more questions. First I don't recall having seen any closeups of a 56 Konig before and it really has all the...
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    Sticky: I and many other konig enthusiasts are looking...

    I and many other konig enthusiasts are looking forward to your pictures and any other information you can add.
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    Sticky: Hard to tell with that spray shield/front cowling...

    Hard to tell with that spray shield/front cowling in the way. Looks from what I can see now is a mid 60's FA 250 cc Konig motor. If you could, remove the blue shield and take more pictures to post...
  29. Amen to your words Karen. And Paul, in reading...

    Amen to your words Karen. And Paul, in reading accounts in old Propellers and Roostertails, your brother David was quite an exceptional racer. He did very well racing down here on Sunset Lake near...
  30. Mike's is not a real book per se. It's a...

    Mike's is not a real book per se. It's a compilation of UIM World Records from 1938 to 2008, but he keeps adding to it. It has results usually down to four or five places and includes driver, the...
  31. I got to have one too. Tell me how much...

    I got to have one too. Tell me how much including the shipping and I will send the money. Also make sure you give the address. I couldn't find anything on the link. But I need to figure out if I...
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    Looks like the A was 1962 and the B 1961

    Looks like the A was 1962 and the B 1961
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    I was looking earlier for photos of B Konigs from...

    I was looking earlier for photos of B Konigs from around 1964 to rule out that your motor could be that late and by then they had already changed. The first tuned exhausts Dieter built were in 1957...
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    That does not look like a regular Konig number,...

    That does not look like a regular Konig number, but then again I had 2 B's that were only stamped VB and one with a weird number not like a standard Konig. So it could be one that Dieter used a...
  35. It was very interesting Dale. Lots of old...

    It was very interesting Dale. Lots of old history. I knew a lot of the drivers in the various issues and I liked reading about all their earlier races. From clues, this last issue was in early...
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    It is worth a shot Toby, and you came to the best...

    It is worth a shot Toby, and you came to the best place to see if you can find out the information. It would be worthwhile to check with APBA just to see. At least now you're getting some action. ...
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    Unless you are fortunate enough to have someone...

    Unless you are fortunate enough to have someone recognize the number I'm afraid there are limited choices. Some programs listed drivers, city and boat numbers of racers in that region, and at most...
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    I thought about some of the other guys I knew. ...

    I thought about some of the other guys I knew. Bill Grammer, Johnny Dickerson, Bud Babbit, Jim Slack Jr, and Don Neeld. This is not the total list, but those I remember off the top of my head. ...
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    I remember Don McAfee, Ed Caudle, Dudley Malone...

    I remember Don McAfee, Ed Caudle, Dudley Malone (a friend), and Mike Tomlinson. I figure Tommy Posey would be in that group along with a couple of others whose name is drawing a blank right now. I...
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    I like those pictures. You raced in a hotbed of...

    I like those pictures. You raced in a hotbed of alky racing. You must have many stories to tell. Lets hear them along with your pictures.
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    My dad and I first met Chuck and Lou Simon at...

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    dad and I first met Chuck and Lou Simon at DePue in 1969. My Dad always made a point to get to know the top racers and he heard about the Simons just about as soon as we had parked our...
  42. I really enjoy reading these LASA publications...

    I really enjoy reading these LASA publications Dale. I know a lot of these people and there are many I never met, but know the names. One of the names mentioned in your latest post is Orville...
  43. I was glad to see the results that Ouita Elmer...

    I was glad to see the results that Ouita Elmer sent in to OUTBOARD. Ouita was the mother of Clayton Elmer the very highly regarded boat racer from Highlands, Texas. Ouita was for many years chief...
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    Sticky: That is a great story Ralph. I have listened to...

    That is a great story Ralph. I have listened to Douglas' stories sitting in his Citroen in the Pits in Berlin, and Hans' stories in his caravan at the same pits in Berlin when they were both there. ...
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    I am sad to hear about David's passing. He had...

    I am sad to hear about David's passing. He had some bad accidents during his time of racing and non racing. David was one tough guy. David and his new wife Fay flew to West Berlin to race in the...
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    Sticky: Wow! Hope everything goes good. You may or may...

    Wow! Hope everything goes good. You may or may not know how many people are paying attention and hoping for your success.
  47. Lots of friends on that list, not only pro, but...

    Lots of friends on that list, not only pro, but stock and OPC.
  48. Sticky: Very interesting. A little bit disconnected at...

    Very interesting. A little bit disconnected at times, but a very good comment on the races. Like all your posts
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    I didn't recognize any names Dale, but I may have...

    I didn't recognize any names Dale, but I may have something to add to this list if I can find it. A mentor of Denny Henderson and big time critic was a guy from Dallas, Texas named Henry Grupe. He...
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    There aren't many pics of me racing a runabout...

    There aren't many pics of me racing a runabout Dale. Here's on taken at the State Park on Lake Corpus Christi about a mile northeast of our house on the lake. This was the first race my Dad...
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