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    Going into the race we got rid of the droop and went to Tim Place's HPH (mini droop). first pass out the boat blew the tail pretty hard. took the .030 shim out went back out and ran an 8.18. next pass we put a leg on the record at 8.24 so sunday we ran an 8.17 first round and got the record. All this with the launch control taking a crap and the boat still bouncing on the top end. great weekend all and all. Special thanks to Tim Place at Place Diverter Controls !!! Ron at PC carbs, we leaned out the high speed mains and got the fuel curve alot better. 126mph's better.. I gotta thank John Mills and Dallas for there countless hours they put in this program. My top secret chevy tuner for the weekend uncle Paul Sok..Thanks again Arek and the 1953 crew for getting me to the track and putting me up...
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    Great job Robb.

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    Great job Rob...................how old is that Wilder ?


    Do you have any pictures on the top-end? did changing that droop lower the ride attitude much, bringing down the front end?


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    thanks guys... I think it was built in 86-87.. I havnt seen a pic yet, I have the video and were running it really flat. The droop was just driving the boat up and out of the water on the top end before. I think it picked up some thrust by loosing the droop and not bending the water. The mini droop raised the thrust line 1" and it doesnt seem to have dropped the boat in the water too much.
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    Great job man. Congrats.
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    Nice job!! Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPearl View Post
    Going into the race we got rid of the droop and went to Tim Place's HPH (mini droop). first pass out the boat blew the tail pretty hard. took the .030 shim out went back out and ran an 8.18. next pass we put a leg on the record at 8.24 so sunday we ran an 8.17 first round and got the record. All this with the launch control taking a crap and the boat still bouncing on the top end. great weekend all and all. Special thanks to Tim Place at Place Diverter Controls !!! Ron at PC carbs, we leaned out the high speed mains and got the fuel curve alot better. 126mph's better..]

    I'd love to see some pics on the top end. Is that the fastest N/A Wildercraft?

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    congrats Rob, just raised the bar for the rest. Give em something to do all winter.

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    Default thanks bud

    Ill get a pic up soon as Mark Mclaughlin sends me the pics.. pretty much the fastest n/a wildercraft. thats not saying much. lol theres none really running....
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    Congratulations Robb, thats making that distributor on the wrong end motor work, you going to Firebird this year?
    If you are, i need to figure out how to get the Mills air controls from you guys

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    thanks buddy, no, not gonna make it to firebird. Next year for sure.
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    Hey thanks shoemaker !! Thanks for keeping us in line !! Lol were trying to get the top end bobble out of the thing. Greg's added anything he can helping out. It's much appreciated Greg.
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    Default Red Pearl

    Rob,
    Thanks for the nice words, I appreciate it. It's fun to be out there with you guys watching you haulass. The sports come along way from my days of thundering; super impressive the numbers you guys are turning.
    I'm glad we could help!

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