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Old 08-29-2008, 11:08 PM
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Just curious why anyone has not had the urge to build a Poker Run version of the P1 Championship combo thats a proven runner? I realize the Merc-Fountain deal but there are ways around this right?
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:21 PM
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Sponsorship deals are definitely not my call but you could approach the front office with it. We only do up to 700hp right now but are only 800lbs wet. Also its around 2 inches, I believe, longer than BBC
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700 ,.....thatis what i have now but 800 # sounds cool.
2 inches ,i quess it would just fit ?!

Now all we need to do is get one for free and i be the first P class boat running ILMOR ,cool.
Done.....Anything else we can GIVE you?
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Mercury must love you
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Haha, Why is that? Im pretty sure that dude is never going to get a free engine.
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Ilmors won't fit in a fountain;too darn skinny!
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There are no Fountain fans that even thought about putting these in? I cant believe that. Not after seeing what Fountain Worldwide does overseas
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There are no Fountain fans that even thought about putting these in? I cant believe that. Not after seeing what Fountain Worldwide does overseas
Why not talk to Smitty about putting Ilmor's in all the Fountains racing class 2? There are at least 5 racing this class now and it could develop into a SV Class with Ilmor's support. That would provide a local test bed as well as significant media exposurer.
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I tried this one time... selling a 38 Lightning with Ilmors back in 2006. Problem was that the Ilmore crushed the Bravo drives, so NXT1 (ACE back then for the 700) would do, but Merc did not sell the outdrive separately, only toghether with a 700 SCI. No 6 was outof the question. Then, we could not sell with Ilmor. Fountain did not want to equip the boat with Arneson (which I agree). Merc 600 was th fist to be CE-certified before the 662 was made. Customer did not want 600/Bravos=lost the sale.
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I tried this one time... selling a 38 Lightning with Ilmors back in 2006. Problem was that the Ilmore crushed the Bravo drives, so NXT1 (ACE back then for the 700) would do, but Merc did not sell the outdrive separately, only toghether with a 700 SCI. No 6 was outof the question. Then, we could not sell with Ilmor. Fountain did not want to equip the boat with Arneson (which I agree). Merc 600 was th fist to be CE-certified before the 662 was made. Customer did not want 600/Bravos=lost the sale.
The Arneson would have been the easy and best answer.
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