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    Default looking for pics and stories about "rated x"

    I did a search and came up with nothing, I would like to hear some old stories and see some pix about "rated x" the origional would be great. thanks.

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    http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-...s-rated-x.html

    Search Rated X and Bill Henderson. Link above to some Old School Pics of Rated X

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead View Post
    http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-...s-rated-x.html

    Search Rated X and Bill Henderson. Link above to some Old School Pics of Rated X
    I see Warren Robbins and Dave Geonette quite often, I'm sure they have photo's, I will see if I can get them to post a few.

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    The bottom pic is Royal Flush with X in the far lane. Not sure who was driving then. Don Yates was driving in the other pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splatter View Post
    The bottom pic is Royal Flush with X in the far lane. Not sure who was driving then. Don Yates was driving in the other pics.
    Don Yates in both pictures.

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    years ago, there was a video on utube of the ratedx blowover at ming. i had it saved on an old computer that died a long time ago. but it -should- still be out there in cyberspace somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    years ago, there was a video on utube of the ratedx blowover at ming. i had it saved on an old computer that died a long time ago. but it -should- still be out there in cyberspace somewhere...
    Is that when Little Billy was driving back the Placecraft in the early '80's? Seems like I either had a picture of it or a pic of the boat tail straight up and nose down with Little Billy beside the Placecraft was posted on PB.

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    Lots of talk and several pics of Rated X starting at post #508
    History O/t vintage drag boats - Page 26 - THE H.A.M.B.

    Direct link to that pic. Not sure why PB is reducing the size.
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    Little more history in this thread as well.
    http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-...s-rated-x.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead View Post
    Is that when Little Billy was driving back the Placecraft in the early '80's? Seems like I either had a picture of it or a pic of the boat tail straight up and nose down with Little Billy beside the Placecraft was posted on PB.
    yeah, it's the same wreck that the tail up pic came from. black and white vid. i watched it maybe 200 times. wish i still had it saved on the hard drive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    yeah, it's the same wreck that the tail up pic came from. black and white vid. i watched it maybe 200 times. wish i still had it saved on the hard drive...
    When I saw Rated X run it was a Wreidt Hull....and I think every driver got wet...once or twice
    that was Bad Ass raceing in the 70's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
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    Lots of talk and several pics of Rated X starting at post #508
    History O/t vintage drag boats - Page 26 - THE H.A.M.B.

    Direct link to that pic. Not sure why PB is reducing the size.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...-magphoto1.jpg

    Little more history in this thread as well.
    http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-...s-rated-x.html
    That was a wicked pass. Watched it from the island and that thing was all over the place before he blew it over. it was on one hell of a pass!!!

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    Default Rated X Top Fuel Jet 1976 Don Yates driving

    Don Yates driving Rated X at Lake Ming June 1976

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    A number of months after this crash, I saw Little Billy in Monroe, LA. Mike Battaglia purchased some of the Henderson fuel engines/parts as well as the center keel and intake out of this Placecraft. They then integrated this keel into a Youngblood TX-18 and put one of the fuel motors in it. I don't know how well the boat ran..... other than a short time later Mike had all the parts in a Placecraft named ... I think it was Changing Places.

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