User Tag List

  1. #10156
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Clearwater, Florida
    Posts
    1,281
    Thanks (Given)
    254
    Thanks (Received)
    281
    Likes (Given)
    710
    Likes (Received)
    643
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lars & Carina...Congratulation on your new purchase. I don't know if you saw this video, but it is sobering. This is what happen in Fort Myers during hurricane Ian. This shows a 15' tidal surge from start to finish. Keep your eyes on the coral color house in the background. Turn up the sound and hang on to your chair.

    https://fb.watch/fU828VdgUI/

  2. Thanks lars strom, doug7488 thanked for this post
  3. #10157
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lake of the Ozarks and Stuart, Florida
    Posts
    7,877
    Thanks (Given)
    1326
    Thanks (Received)
    863
    Likes (Given)
    1275
    Likes (Received)
    4449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A detour to Elkhart, Indiana and some service at the Forest River-Vibe factory.




    Talladega is always fun to watch...!!

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails forest river factory.jpg   talladega.jpg  

  4. #10158
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    83
    Thanks (Given)
    2
    Thanks (Received)
    27
    Likes (Given)
    22
    Likes (Received)
    42
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I bought an "Elkhart Indiana" special back in 2006. A Gulfstream "Super-C". What a nightmare. You've seen the stickers "Union Made" on some stuff? This thing was "Union Destroyed". The coach part must have been put together on a friday afternoon 1.5 hrs before 5 O clock! The roof had about a dozen leaks which took 5-10yrs to rot out large portions of the underlayment, mystery wiring problems, all those twist on plumbing connections behind the faucets and water heater started to leak after 5yrs cuz the washers would shrink. Sliding glass windows have those "slot" drains that would clog, overflow water to the inside then freeze and separate the outside Filon from the underlaying Luon, create huge blisters on the sides. If it wasn't built on a seriously heavy duty chassis (Chevy 5500 Kodiak) I would've conveniently let a portable kerosene heater "get out of control" so to speak on the inside. I rebuilt most of it and still have it but man-o-man I learned a lot about RVs.

    I would never buy another new unless it was a bus and min $200k to get a good one.

    -BL

  5. #10159
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lake of the Ozarks and Stuart, Florida
    Posts
    7,877
    Thanks (Given)
    1326
    Thanks (Received)
    863
    Likes (Given)
    1275
    Likes (Received)
    4449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	85C61D4B-3483-44DF-A045-3F1DD4CB1D14.jpeg 
Views:	158 
Size:	361.9 KB 
ID:	510669
    t
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	9E14A0CA-8960-405F-921A-059530290599.jpg 
Views:	159 
Size:	420.3 KB 
ID:	510670

  6. #10160
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lake of the Ozarks and Stuart, Florida
    Posts
    7,877
    Thanks (Given)
    1326
    Thanks (Received)
    863
    Likes (Given)
    1275
    Likes (Received)
    4449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Another fact..on the fact thread..

    A Volvo Penta racing decal VP Gothenburg did for me 1977.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	D535C0DB-D1B7-4EA3-AA53-0C402477D77B.jpg 
Views:	151 
Size:	206.1 KB 
ID:	510682

  7. #10161
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,070
    Thanks (Given)
    6
    Thanks (Received)
    94
    Likes (Given)
    55
    Likes (Received)
    456
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    RV Logic

    Quote Originally Posted by lars strom View Post

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	85C61D4B-3483-44DF-A045-3F1DD4CB1D14.jpeg 
Views:	158 
Size:	361.9 KB 
ID:	510669
    t
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	9E14A0CA-8960-405F-921A-059530290599.jpg 
Views:	159 
Size:	420.3 KB 
ID:	510670
    Never did understand the advantage of a driving RV. For nimble transportation you would have to drag along a small car or bicycles. Tow behind is the only way to go. Disconnect, drop and go. Same thing goes for enclosed racing trailers. Tow vehicle becomes the launch vehicle too.

  8. #10162
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    83
    Thanks (Given)
    2
    Thanks (Received)
    27
    Likes (Given)
    22
    Likes (Received)
    42
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    With a "driving RV" or motorhome you have two running vehicles in case one becomes disabled (assuming you're towing a car). The motorhome also allows your passengers to be in the house part while underway (better for families as opposed to just couples). That said, the tow behind RV offer more space, especially the 5th wheel trailers.

    -BL

  9. #10163
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    2,756
    Thanks (Given)
    111
    Thanks (Received)
    325
    Likes (Given)
    2858
    Likes (Received)
    1704
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In Southern California we use to have a dirt track, where motorcycles and Outlaw cars would race at. And it was in the late eighties at Ascot Race Park, that the Outlaw teams were going mainly with the 5th Wheel Haulers. The 5th wheel is more stable, and the weight distribution is better over the truck's rear axle.

    Having said that, the horse racers and ranchers were hauling their livestock with 5th wheels prior to the motor racers.





    Last edited by Lake X Kid; 10-04-2022 at 12:16 PM.

  10. Likes BLisBack! liked this post
  11. #10164
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lake of the Ozarks and Stuart, Florida
    Posts
    7,877
    Thanks (Given)
    1326
    Thanks (Received)
    863
    Likes (Given)
    1275
    Likes (Received)
    4449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    From my FB page by:

    Jack Aylsworth

    Group expert

    OMC SOLD HIGH-PERFORMANCE RACE ENGINES

    In 1976, OMC released the new Evinrude CCC & Johnson SR (Special Racing) V6 high-performance race engines. They both were 149.4 cubic inch crossflow engines based on the 200/235 hp production V6 powerhead. The only difference in these two was the hood, color and brand graphics. These were highly modified versions of the stock production engines with special internal parts, porting, heads, flywheels, custom racing center sections and gear cases. The CCC & SR were built from 1975 to 1981 in very limited quantities and in a number of variations including: 149 and 160 cubic inch blocks, different porting, heads, pistons, cranks and carbs.
    In 1978, OMC introduced the brand new purpose-built, 3-liter looper V6 with electronic fuel injection, experimental exhaust systems, extended intakes, etc. (Some photos show the Johnson decal as RS – Racing Special)

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails special.jpg  

  12. #10165
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    83
    Thanks (Given)
    2
    Thanks (Received)
    27
    Likes (Given)
    22
    Likes (Received)
    42
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I didn't know the CCC was produced as a 2.6? Interesting. -BL

  13. #10166
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,070
    Thanks (Given)
    6
    Thanks (Received)
    94
    Likes (Given)
    55
    Likes (Received)
    456
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Yellow #35

    Quote Originally Posted by lars strom View Post
    From my FB page by:

    Jack Aylsworth

    Group expert

    OMC SOLD HIGH-PERFORMANCE RACE ENGINES

    In 1976, OMC released the new Evinrude CCC & Johnson SR (Special Racing) V6 high-performance race engines. They both were 149.4 cubic inch crossflow engines based on the 200/235 hp production V6 powerhead. The only difference in these two was the hood, color and brand graphics. These were highly modified versions of the stock production engines with special internal parts, porting, heads, flywheels, custom racing center sections and gear cases. The CCC & SR were built from 1975 to 1981 in very limited quantities and in a number of variations including: 149 and 160 cubic inch blocks, different porting, heads, pistons, cranks and carbs.
    In 1978, OMC introduced the brand new purpose-built, 3-liter looper V6 with electronic fuel injection, experimental exhaust systems, extended intakes, etc. (Some photos show the Johnson decal as RS – Racing Special)

    Yellow boat #35, pretty sure that's Barry Woods? Is the boat a Molinari? Definitely not a Seebold. Velden?

  14. #10167
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lake of the Ozarks and Stuart, Florida
    Posts
    7,877
    Thanks (Given)
    1326
    Thanks (Received)
    863
    Likes (Given)
    1275
    Likes (Received)
    4449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BLisBack! View Post
    I didn't know the CCC was produced as a 2.6? Interesting. -BL

    Many different power heads under the V6 CCC/RS engine covers.
    2 liter looper & some cross flow - 2.448 liter cross flew & some 2.6 cross flow - 3 liter loopers with fuel injection & a few with carburetors. ( the 3 liter used a larger engine cover but was still a CCC/RS)
    Last edited by lars strom; 10-06-2022 at 11:48 AM.

  15. #10168
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lake of the Ozarks and Stuart, Florida
    Posts
    7,877
    Thanks (Given)
    1326
    Thanks (Received)
    863
    Likes (Given)
    1275
    Likes (Received)
    4449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by WaterZebra View Post
    Yellow boat #35, pretty sure that's Barry Woods? Is the boat a Molinari? Definitely not a Seebold. Velden?
    Its for sure a Velden Racing.

  16. #10169
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lake of the Ozarks and Stuart, Florida
    Posts
    7,877
    Thanks (Given)
    1326
    Thanks (Received)
    863
    Likes (Given)
    1275
    Likes (Received)
    4449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My 6 year old FaceBook post is back again..
    IAN flooded Daytona International Speedway again..!!..second picture.



    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMG_1815.jpg   Daytona.png  

  17. #10170
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lake of the Ozarks and Stuart, Florida
    Posts
    7,877
    Thanks (Given)
    1326
    Thanks (Received)
    863
    Likes (Given)
    1275
    Likes (Received)
    4449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Beautiful picture from Fécamp, France.
    Thanks Franck Revert.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DCAFA924-4817-41C4-AF56-E36E404949AD.jpeg 
Views:	51 
Size:	204.3 KB 
ID:	510833

Page 678 of 698 FirstFirst ... 178 578 628 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Evinrude & Johnson Racing 1967+
    By Mark75H in forum Outboard and Racing History
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 05-08-2022, 08:36 AM
  2. V8 Johnson/evinrude Outboards
    By baassoc in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 04-17-2020, 06:21 AM
  3. D and E Class OMC outboards, Johnson 60 and Evinrude 75
    By smokin'joe in forum Outboard Engines
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-21-2017, 09:24 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-02-2014, 09:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Frank Mole Transport