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Vortec engines in APBA OFFSHORE IN F-1 AND IN F-2 CLASSES WHAT DO YOU THINK??

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Old 12-19-2002, 03:47 PM
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Old 12-19-2002, 05:23 PM
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The fastest way to the finish line is the shortest route. Person who is the lighest at the end of the race is probably the fastest. The person who knows where the CG is located can get the boat dialed in and and be able to trim at a neutral attack angle and have the highest speed.
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Hold on a second. You can't trash Randy until after 12/31. Then it's open season. He is after all, World Champ!
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That what I would think, Panther. Also important is if the tank is in front or behind the cg, the cg changes throughout the race.
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FLASHWAVE HAPPY HOILYDAYS!
 
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And to you and your family "overbored" a very Happy Holiday Season!
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Old 12-19-2002, 09:36 PM
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Mike J.,
On both occasions, it didn't take long for things to cool off, (including myself). When the engine had cooled to an acceptable number it would go back to a normal mode and we could blast off again. Unfortunatly, the initial problem still existed, (kinked hose/damaged hose) so we still weren't getting any cooling water to the motor. When we got back on the trailer, the GM Vortec boys were right there waiting on us to find out what happened. They read and cleared the code that had been set and we was on our way.

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Gordo, No offense but you don't try different things at a race. You try them testing and you use what has been tested and proven to work in a race...
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None taken, and I agree. But when you don't own the boat, you sometimes have to run what the boss says. I also agree about testing. Only problem is, on rare occasions, what looked good during testing may not seem so good with 12 or 20 other vultures on either side of you. As for the rest of your decription of the model test program, I'd like to think we're both pretty close to the same page. Even though I sometimes think I have everything covered, something will inevitably come back to bite me. I'll be the first to admit, I'm still learning.
Sounds like, for the most part, we'll agree to disagree about an engines ability to save itself. I won't argue that there may be a time when we are in first place on the last straight of the last lap of the last race of the World Championships with enough points to win all the marbles, and something shoots craps...
I would scream & cuss at the ECU, then get out and push.
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Old 12-19-2002, 10:18 PM
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Well stated Gordo, you guys sure were fun to watch this year. Best of luck in 03, give me a call sometime when you are free.

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Old 12-20-2002, 12:08 AM
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Gordo, Sam sure looks beTTer in
the "TT" shirt than I do.
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