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    Always happy to assist a fellow 'Octo'---- ...

    Always happy to assist a fellow 'Octo'----


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    ---What a Treasure you have there, Butch!!!!

    ---What a Treasure you have there, Butch!!!!
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    Nah Butch---That was Kenny that got passed on the...

    Nah Butch---That was Kenny that got passed on the last lap by Bobby. Three days later, Doc and I won the Hennessy Grand Prix---in an Outboard!! I had to borrow Don's truck--Old Blue was already in...
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    ---Took a long time, Butch---- ...

    ---Took a long time, Butch----


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    That describes it Ted!! The front straight at...

    That describes it Ted!!

    The front straight at the Stadium--into the wind and the boat refuses to slow----:)




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    Etretat: Because of the light and the...

    Etretat:

    Because of the light and the colors---has been a favorite for Artists, Painters and Photographers--

    Jackie---this beautiful lady is Karin, she has put up with me for over 30 years!!...
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    Hi Jackie---we did!! On several trips from...

    Hi Jackie---we did!! On several trips from Deauville to Etretat. A beautiful drive to a beautiful coast and town--and for anyone that cares, the last place that Nungesser was sighted on his flight...
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    The limiting factor would be the original design...

    The limiting factor would be the original design of the boat.----Being able to control the lift---common problem in boats, cars, airplanes----Indy cars have tremendous aerodynamic 'downforce', but if...
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    Hi Jim----the motors tucked under---and design of...

    Hi Jim----the motors tucked under---and design of the props kept the tail up---and the nose down. But---at air speeds above 80/85, there is an angle of attack that the aerodynamics can produce more...
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    Hi Ted----some of the 18's came out of Crystal...

    Hi Ted----some of the 18's came out of Crystal Lake with a 1" x 1" x 15" piece of 6061-T6 angle---attached to the stbd. hull, aft of the step. It was not very effective-:nonod:-
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    Retarding a throttle never worked for me. Those...

    Retarding a throttle never worked for me. Those cute little fins that Rich and Roger have are probably the answer. I always wanted to put a large removable fin like the 7 Liters were using.---and...
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    Thanks for the compliment, Jim. You remember...

    Thanks for the compliment, Jim. You remember that I ran for years in the 44" class. But when I graduated to the Wing, the race course got MUCH larger.

    One exception was at Havasu---the NW turn,...
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    Six carbs (and reeds) on the intake covers??

    Six carbs (and reeds) on the intake covers??
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    15" format--TinyPic---- ...

    15" format--TinyPic----

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    Fageol, Homelite, Aerojet, Thermo King,---all...

    Fageol, Homelite, Aerojet, Thermo King,---all came from the original Crosley.

    Stan Irwin built the best race engines. They all shared one thing--the 4 cylinder Mercury magneto. Wonder how...
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    I tried to post a larger picture for...

    I tried to post a larger picture for Willabee---maybe 'Tinypic will cooperate??


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    The end of U-4---The engines look like 1250...

    The end of U-4---The engines look like 1250 Stackers---stock DSH's---SSM's---

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    ????I don't know???? What did 'Tinypic' do with the picture?????
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    Twister with NINE carbs???

    Twister with NINE carbs???
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    Jan at Pelican Harbor, July 1967 ...

    Jan at Pelican Harbor, July 1967

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    Hi Jim----The start/finish of the 'Roaring 100'...

    Hi Jim----The start/finish of the 'Roaring 100' was right there. 70 to 100 through the bridges! They did move the start/finish to the Stadium the last year it ran----
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    No duct tape---- The late 60's---'We Thought...

    No duct tape----

    The late 60's---'We Thought Those Days Would Never End'----

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    I couldn't match Kenny's 100 hours---but I was...

    I couldn't match Kenny's 100 hours---but I was still running the 1250 Stackers at the end of '69---I thought Gary was mad at me because everyone else was running the SBP with the adapter to the SSM-...
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    ----A few months later, Parker '68, the problems...

    ----A few months later, Parker '68, the problems continued. Mr. Kiekhaefer was still in charge, and not very happy with Jan. The rest of us were running the new engine---even Kenny was running the...
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    "Tricks that old''-----Honfleur with the...

    "Tricks that old''-----Honfleur with the Grandkids a few years ago---thanks Jackie--

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    - Yeah----I did. But--I never got comfortable...

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    Yeah----I did. But--I never got comfortable in one of those things---Dick and I ran one in a '225' at the Stadium--1969???

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