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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg G View Post
    It was before my time but can anyone provide some background on Dick O'Dea? On one of the boats I had when we went through it we pulled out some paperwork from Dick O'Dea and I never kept it or understood it. Clearly some one of substance it looks like.


    If you could contact John Sherlock I am sure he could tell you plenty about Dick O'Dea.

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    He's got a website...

    Dick O'Dea.com Outboard Boat Racing (dickodea.com)

    A lot of cool stuff there.
    Cheers,

    Mugs
    (Racing on the pavement these days...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterse90 View Post

    If you could contact John Sherlock I am sure he could tell you plenty about Dick O'Dea.
    Some comments about 6 carb set ups..........

    Did Mercury actually experiment with these or did they move on to fuel injection directly?
    The O"Dea 6 carb set up looks intricate (hogged out of aluminum billet or sand cast?)
    The Land & Sea 6 carb set up looks more primitive (but functional) machined from a big lump of sand cast aluminum.

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    ...no. efi had more potential at the time. 6 carb was mostly privateer creation & experimentation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterZebra View Post
    Some comments about 6 carb set ups..........

    Did Mercury actually experiment with these or did they move on to fuel injection directly?
    The O"Dea 6 carb set up looks intricate (hogged out of aluminum billet or sand cast?)
    The Land & Sea 6 carb set up looks more primitive (but functional) machined from a big lump of sand cast aluminum.
    Dick is still around & will discuss stuff with you.

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    ...mercury racing 520 sterndrive...

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    The namesake Mona Lou (wife of Odell Lewis) has just passed away per their daughter Terri Head.

    Odell a former Mercury Lake X resident and factory driver.


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    ...they were a great team. r.i.p. mona...

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