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    when i was racing kneel downs…,

    this was the baddest dude on the block!

    Always wanted one.

    Dick O’day imported them to his New Jersey shop.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/265349064415
    I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in my garage than win w/stuff I bought.


    I refuse to allow common sense to interfere w/my boat buying decisions.


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    I'm still looking for one. This one is not 100% original and over priced even if it was.

    I'm pretty sure the seller is looking for a sucker to triple his money on something he never was really passionate about.

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    Agreed on price.

    Id think half that is still steep.
    But then again, havent seen another one since the ‘70’s.

    Cant imagine Odea imported more than 20 or 30 of them???


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark75H View Post
    I'm still looking for one. This one is not 100% original and over priced even if it was.

    I'm pretty sure the seller is looking for a sucker to triple his money on something he never was really passionate about.
    I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in my garage than win w/stuff I bought.


    I refuse to allow common sense to interfere w/my boat buying decisions.


    Checkmate 16' 140 Johnson
    Hydrostream 17' Vector FrankenRude I
    Laser 480 (?) 21' w/GT 200
    Glastron Carlson Conquest w/XP 2.6
    Glastron Carlson CVX 20 w/XP 2.6
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 Johnsons
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 HO Johnsons
    19' STV River Rocket w/FrankenRude II
    Allison XR 2002 w/Frankenrude II
    Hydrostream 18' V-King w/Frankenrude II

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    Never seen one. Very clean looking design.

    Rock
    Team Junk

    No sparkling wiggles in here, only dump truck grinches.

    "Screamin Heathen"

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    I think design work was started on them in 1959. By 62 they were the top engine on the market in the 500cc alcohol classes and set a lot of speed records for the day for 30 cubic inch motors. The gas versions eventually pushed hydros over 80 mph. But it was the compact design that lead to its demise, when newer porting schemes came out, it couldn't be updated because there was no room in the block. The porting is not square up and down and the cylinders are tilted to let blank spaces in the porting lay against blank spaces in adjacent cylinders - for compactness. 2 more features of cleanness and compactness is the fact that these are piston ported intake, no reed valves and the chrome on aluminum cylinders; no steel sleeves.

    Some people experimented with expansion chambers on these, but none worked better than the 120° 3 cylinder pulse tuning inherent in the design. The motor that obsoleted these had upgraded porting, rotary valve intake timing and full length expansion chambers, a full generation of advancements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instigator View Post
    Agreed on price.

    Id think half that is still steep.
    But then again, havent seen another one since the ‘70’s.

    Cant imagine Odea imported more than 20 or 30 of them???
    I think he imported about 50 of each version, alky and gas.

    The early magnetos didn't last and the factory came up with at least 2 upgrades. By the end O'Dea was bolting on Merc 3 cylinder ignitions and having mid sections cast here in the US to use Merc steering clamps. The end came when Crescent ran out of crankshafts to send to him for the last gas versions.

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