"James makes an interesting point about using or adapting large truck engines. I had thought of this many times in connection with diesel engines, especially the Detroit Diesel 12V71 which was a V12 and sounded wonderful in a truck. I did however…"
""Standardization" of components is a bit of a slippery slope. You may end up with the NASCARization of unlimited hydro racing, where the "show" is all for the "fans". You end up with "standard" bodywork and…"
"I disagree, I don't think the difference between piston noise and turbine noise will increase the popularity of unlimited racing. But why don't you pursue your idea and approach Rolls-Royce (who incidentally now own Allison) and see if you…"
Thanks for your thoughts, and I agree with most of what you have said.
Regarding TV, yes I know there isn't any except the Seattle race, and I'm old enough to remember when in was carried live on three of the Seattle stations, I used…"
"I have been a fan since the late 1950s and my favorite hydroplanes from that era are Miss Thriftway and Miss Bardahl. I built gas powered models of both plus Miss US5 (yeah, I know, EASTERN boat). I have watched the heyday of piston powered boats…"