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Dixon Smith's Racing Development of the Merlin from the 1950's thru the 1990's

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Dixon Smith's Racing Development of the Merlin from the 1950's thru the 1990's

Time: May 19, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Street: 5917 S 196th St
City/Town: Kent, WA 98032
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q…
Phone: (206) 764-9453
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: David D. Williams
Latest Activity: May 25, 2012

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This is a comprehensive history of modifications to the Rolls Royce / Packard Merlin for boat racing and airplane racing. The topics include internal modifications such as quill shafts, crankshafts and cam shafts. Also included is a discussion of Nitrous Oxide, ADI (Water methanol) injection and Nitro Methane. There will be actual Merlin parts to examine. The presentation will be technical in nature, but also will be of interest to the average Vintage Unlimited fan. The presentation will include a power point presentation.

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Comment by Randall E. Roe on April 20, 2012 at 5:19am

If everything goes right i should be there, maybe I might drag somebody along with me!

Comment by Mark A Baldwin on April 12, 2012 at 6:16pm

It would be an honor to attend this event.Not only was the Rolls Royce Merlin engine a pivital part of allied technology in WWII,It was adapted well to Unlimited hydroplane racing.There are websites you can learn more about this amazing powerplant.

Comment by Warren Bronoske on March 16, 2012 at 8:42pm

To hear this lecture by the one who was there Dixon Smith is a great oppotunity and should be a wonderful time. I am really looking forward to this and hopefully some of this knowledge will help us get some of the other Merlins the Museum has back up and running.

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