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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-02-2008, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Dragboat world finals

Who's going to the world finials dragboat racing in Phoenix on november 20-23? I will be there doing some tuning! It's going to be a lot of fun!!

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Wow, I guess I am the only ford dude from here go'in? You guy's are missing out. They run top fuel hydro's that run 260mph through the 1/4 mile! Come on down, all you arizona motor heads...

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Just watching Johnnie Heinneman [sp] Kick *** in TAF would be worth the price of admission by its self. Is there any Ford powered Fuel boats running yet or is the T/F Ford still a John Force only project?
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Yes! Watching Heidemann is a treat.He has always had the mph record. He just broke it this summer by running 179.72 mph. He built a fuel ford motor and did some exibition runs with it, it was cool! So far none in top fuel hydro's. He should be there...

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Waterlogged, How is your boat coming? This is 058 on the P.B. forum and Banderlog forum. Long time, no chat...how have you been?
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Well it's hard to find you here under a different name! Well I have a motor built for the boat now. just need to do some fab work, not to good with that! you go'in to phoenix? I pit on 8 second blown alcohol flat bottom.

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No, not going to Phoenix. I gotta stay close to home as business is so upside down I cannot afford to miss any calls. I have a couple of customers that have been working 24 hrs, 6 days a week and sometimes need transportation at a moments notice so I need to be available. I've been tinkering with the Howard lately, rebuilt the V-drive and re-doing the guage panel and wiring. Thats about it for me. You need any fab help with your boat?
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Ya, parts and pieces of it! I have some motor plates kind of cut out but not perfect. I would love to have this boat done by next race season! I have all the driving gear, boy does that kind of get expensive! about $2200. well It's all for the fun.... What year is your Howard? What's in it for a motor? Don't work to hard...

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I guess if it were cheap and easy then everybody would be doing it. I have a 66 Howard wood deck that is now glassed over and painted. The wood did not hold up too well being stored outside but all that changed some years ago when I built a new shop so the Howard along with the Hondo and the Lavey get to sit in luxury in a relatively warm and dry shop. The Howard has a 514" BBF tunnel ram/2 850 Holleys. 1st gen alum. CJ Heads, Casale split case with 22% gear turning a 11.5" x 15 Stellings prop. What engine did you get together for your Howard? The last time we chatted you were still looking for an engine. Are you planning on racing or lake use? Best regards, Bob
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8) Deal...Roger Austin and myself ran pro-gas jet at firebird many years ago .

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Lem, ever build any engines for v-drive flats/hydros?
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No sir.....jets were my thing back then . The Key brothers out of texas were the BBF flat/hydro guys ...back in the day .

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You have any traction problems, with the boats. :lol:

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You have any traction problems, with the boats. :lol:
With the right prop....none whatsoever....
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Hay Bob, I ended up building a 473 bbf. It's a all iron 12.5 to 1. Solid cam about 660 lift. Single 1050 on a victor intake. I am hoping to run the 11's or the 10's and still be able to take it to the lake. There are a couple of guy's in my town that think there boats are fast. So I want to show them up. Not that mine is so fast, but to shut them up! So after I get used to this combo, I want to bore it to 80 over a put that 4.3 in. stroke crank in it to make it the 532. I think that the torque of those 532 will really make it fly! where do you take your boats out at? Do you ever take them to CFW?

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