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    Wanted 40 tunnel complete/rtr

    Mike A fair offer could could make me part with mine . ERNIE
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    IMPBA Internats Format

    I like the current format . It provides more competition for a given boat . This format also determines the all around boater . Most of the time trials that are spoke of , the competitors use special boats that you should never see at an Internats. If the last two formats were to be used IMPBA would not have fund the US1 plaques. ERNIE
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    Blowed up motor....

    Frank Paul Stirton in Australia can hook you up with a bar stock piston and a rechromed liner for $135.00 . They have a real sweet fit . If you need contact info for him call me at the shop , 409 296 2052 . ERNIE
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    OPS 3280 pipe

    Dang Chris you sure was fast with that reply ................
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    OPS 3280 pipe

    You guys aught to think about angles and volume , and not who manufactures a certian pipe . ERNIE
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    Jay Halbrehders HTV hull

    As much as we can without creating drag. Rather use small wings over adding weight but we do both. MIC I bet all of that frontal down force stuff will change after you get that power trim installed . ERNIE
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    .45 cmb on woodstuff hull ? what prop?

    Junior I won all 7.5 tunnel events at the IMPBA nats with a Woodstuff 40 in. boat and a gold head evo 45. The propeller I used for heat racing was one of my modified 1914 ABC props. I also used this same prop to get quickest two lap time . In the straight a way event ,I made my fisrt two passes with this same prop , then changed to one of my modified 1916 ABC props to get the fastest straght pass . Another thing that helped in all of these performances was the POWER TRIM . Give me a call if your interested in purchasing any of these items mentioned . ERNIE
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    Twin F mono

    Jon Most of my success was done with both props turning the same way . This caused the boat to run on its right side which was sort of like running a flat bottom boat . "Take note to how Jerry Crowther runs down the straight" This leaning over to the right side also helped carve very quick corners . When counter rotating was tryed , the lap times was never as quick . The boat seamed to handle better in race water cause it was riding on the "V" of the hull . With this more upright attitude corner speed was not as good. ERINE
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    Sounds rich....blows plug

    Mike Are you burning the wire or blowing the seal ? ERNIE
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    Nitro boats - FS (Updated list 7/23)

    Bob Looks like you might have to plan on attending next years internats to get something out of these boats . Dosenot look like the the market will relieve you of your assets. ernie
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    Garage Sale

    Hey TOM Don't let go of the three blade gas prop , I will pick it up in september if you don't plan on using it. ERNIE
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    picco headers for sale

    Allen You might want to check the new postal rates. ERNIE
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    cutting a prather prop

    Moparbarn Don't shy away from Prather props for 3.5 mod tunnel . I have had good results with a sharpened and balanced 215 . It is very docile on the low end and can produce real good top end with a short pipe with a 14 degree convergent cone . If you need more info on the whole setup combination , I will be glad to share . ERNIE
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    glow plugs F/S

    Glow plugs are sold pending funds. Ernie
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    glow plugs F/S

    I have 80 plugs total - 35 Nova Rossi # 6 , 21 Rossi #R7 , 24 Rossi #R6 . For $180.00 I will ship them as a package any where in the US. Call 409 267 7664 . ERNIE
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    Gas engine class(es)

    I do plan to build a gas tunnel using the MHZ lower which has other than a 1 to1 ratio . I am thinking the smaller prop on the higher ratio will be good for handeling . I hope the rules dont limit things to the 1 to1 only. ERNIE
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    Poll-Orginal Silver Bullet 21

    Chuck Maybe I could give you the technical information on these Silver Bullet pipes , since I was associated considerably with their design. The first version of the SB pipe is a stamped production of the cut and welded Nova Rossi inboard pipe that I ran from 2000 to 2004 . This pipe is docile with most all motor and prop combinations due to its 10 degree convergent cone . Once it was determined that this pipe would not give the extreme high end revs no matter how much you shortened it , other sizes and angles were looked i into. The second version is the Silver Bullet HP . It is an attempt for a "middle of the road" kind of pipe . It has a double angle on the convergent cone somewhat like the CMDI 21 & 45 nitro pipe . The purpose for these two angles was to have a pipe that is easy to get up on then the greater angle of the second half of the cone would provide higher RPM . The third version of the Silver Bullet pipe ( soon to be released ) was intended for all out speed . This pipe has about the same volume as the two mentioned before , but it has a 14 degree convergent cone. High speeds and RPM can be achieved while running this pipe short with an average size prop . I will say this combination will display a peaky and narrow power band . This pipe can be lengthened to provide a more forgiving power band and have the top end results like the first and second versions . There were other designs of Silver Bullet pipes that could not improve on the performance of the first three and were never considered to be sold . If you cant find a variety like this with other manufacture of 3.5 outboard pipes , maybe you will give Silver Bullet another try. ERNIE
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    The left thumb operates throttle and steering so the right hand has to do the rest .
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    Swapped the sticks around and found FM modules for 'em (thanks Steve!) and, as Chuck says, "you'll have to pry them from my cold, dead, hands". and my latest stick transmitter operated boat is a 5 channel B tunnel . ERNIE OK, Ill bite, throttle, steering, mixture, O/B trim and??? The 5th channel is for tuned pipe length adjustment .
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    and my latest stick transmitter operated boat is a 5 channel B tunnel . ERNIE
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    What do you bet that I could get one quicker than 8 months?
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    20 Mod Tunnel Prop

    I now have available the reproduced version of the prop that I won the S.A.W. trials at the 05&06 Internats. Due to the shrinkage envolved in reproducing , this prop shows to be very good in the corners as well as in the straight a ways. The reports I recieved from the guys who tested the prototypes were , one driver increased his heat racing speed by 3 MPH and the other driver reached speeds of 57.2 MPH on a radar gun while running in heat racing trim . If anyone would like to purchase a prop , you can contact me at 409-296-2052 monday thru friday 8 to 12 , 1 to 5 central time . prop only 25.00 +shipping prop plus S&B 45.00 +shipping ERNIE
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    20 Mod Tunnel Prop

    Marty This prop has very little lift because of its blade shape . I have never tried it on my 20 mono . Most of my monos do well with more blade area like 3 blades . The prop that I am currently running on my 33 in. Calcraft is a new style also . It is a 3 blade chopper style with 15 degrees of rake . These mono props will be for sale in 4 to 5 weeks. ERNIE
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    20 Mod Tunnel Prop

    Just thought I might say this new prop was the one that ran out front in most of the heats in Jackson this weekend . It was also the one that Mark Hopper used to win the final race with . I still have two on hand and a order for more on the way . To order one call 409-296-2052. ERNIE
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    20 Mod Tunnel Prop

    you going to be in jackson and will you have props with you..........Scott Yes I am preparing for the Jackson Race . I also plan to have props there . ERNIE