"Pretty amazing photo, must of been from a boat inside the course, and it shows what I always thought happened, structural failure of the right sponson. A lot of people assumed it was just a "classic" stuff. The force of the hydralic…"
"Yes, the converted ex-KB hemi powered boat was always Gold, Metal flake as Pride of Pay-n-Pak, 1970-72 and metallic as Miss Budweiser 1973-75. And the replacement honeycomb "winged wonder" was always white, weather it was…"
"Hi, I think the chrome ones are a lot more obscure than the white plastic ones, unfortunetly. If you can't find any, one avenue that might be an option, is one of the places that rechromes auto dash guage panels for restorations. Pick…"
"Sounds interesting, Steve. I've heard the airplane guys lament before but truth be told, they learned from each other and a lot of the boatracing mods keep the planes flying. You put Dixon Smith and Dwight Thorne together and that was a…"
"Steve, I'll load you up with some Allison info! As I said before there were Letter series, but there was a corresponding number too. C series is the first with a supercharger., D was for "Pusher Prop" planes, E was for…"
"Steve, if you want to know all the real facts, the Holy Grail is a book that came out about ten years ago called "Vee for Victory", it is the complete story of the Allison engine from start to finish. There were series of engines from A to…"
"Actually the rather ironic rules negated the U.S. boats that ran Merlins, even though Packard Merlins were built in Detroit! While british built Griffons were ok'd to use because Canada was considered British commenwealth."