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Old 28-04-2005, 09:07 AM   #1
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Worlds 85

Friend of mine came across this in his attic - 3C (2 litre) worlds 1985.

Some familiar names and a few still around.
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Seems fair - a 300hp diesel against a 150hp outboard.
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Old 28-04-2005, 09:23 AM   #3
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Rules were eventually changed to stop that.

Mind it didn't win. Actually quite funny seeing it try to accelerate out of a turn. More turbo lag than you could ever imagine. Before the days of multi-speed gearboxes I guess.

Were a few engine ideas being tried around then - often by the Buzzi camp. Fabio had a four litre cat with twin Merc powerheads mounted inboard driving an outdrive. That way he could legally tune the engines however far he wanted to.
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Now that is a serious entry list! Seem to remember of a lot of free alcohol that week too!
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Old 28-04-2005, 08:05 PM   #5
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Fabio had a four litre cat with twin Merc powerheads mounted inboard driving an outdrive. That way he could legally tune the engines however far he wanted to.
Like the Popeyes cat with 4/6 2.4 EFI powerheads through 2 Merc Speedmasters.
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Nowt wrong with a bit of experimentation
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BTW waht are the main differences between a 150 ELPT and an XR2 ?
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Assuming you mean the early 150 xr2 as above - feck all.
Had a 200hp tuner & different divider plate, & 6K rpm red line.
Other than that, identical. I'm told good for an extra 10hp or so over a standard 150.
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Like the Popeyes cat with 4/6 2.4 EFI powerheads through 2 Merc Speedmasters.
The Popeyes Cougar had a 6 Outboard powerheads in a lay down configuration....connected via gilmer belts to a pair of shafts which connected to 2 #5 Mercruisers....very trick. The anty was upped for a later kilo run when 2 additional powerheads were added......
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Some pics of it here

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Some pics of it here
And some of it more recently, taken in Feb this year in North Miami.
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That has to be one of the lowest tunnels ever seen - not really built for rough weather racing though!
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Adam, in the old days that is the sort of raceboat you would have made a bid on
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Adam, in the old days that is the sort of raceboat you would have made a bid on
Just as well it is in America!

No I think I must be getting old as I haven't bought any old race boats for years!
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