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Old 22-02-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
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Does anyone have an Allison or know where you can get your hands on one in the U.K.
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Old 23-02-2009, 03:29 AM   #2
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the mould was shipped over from the states in 1989 by a guy called kevin kenny,i had the first one out of the mould,my mate,dave symington at wirral tiles the second.we raced them at new brighton and deeside with limited success until a serious boating accident on brazil buoy,river mersey,wrote both boats off.both could turn on a sixpence at full throttle and literally did with a phantom running behind us coming over the top.four people in hospital,dave symington and kevin kenny in intensive care with punctured lungs and broken shoulders.they never raced again,i bought a yellow ring 21 and went ski racing after that,bit safer.kevin is now in portugal,dave is still at wirral tiles,birkenhead.give him a call to see where the mould is.den.
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Old 23-02-2009, 06:01 PM   #3
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Would'nt wanna race it....... Just for Coniston records week...
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does a ton with a mod v.p.on it,ran on avgas with twin plug heads,one scary,twitchy boat.kevin won the round the island race in bermuda before shipping over here,there is one knockin about the st.helens area,den.
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Old 23-02-2009, 09:08 PM   #5
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Would'nt wanna race it....... Just for Coniston records week...
I was told that they were no match for a Phantom, speed or handling wise.

Look's like my Phantom 20 will be making another appearance at Coniston this year, motor will be running drag heads and avgas this time, just need to find a lunatic to drive it.
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I was told that they were no match for a Phantom, speed or handling wise.

Look's like my Phantom 20 will be making another appearance at Coniston this year, motor will be running drag heads and avgas this time, just need to find a lunatic to drive it.
******** COOKIE *********

On flat water, well over 100mph with merc drag..... I can get you some decent fuel ( shell F1 stuff ) 105 octain avgas don't have the right ingredients !!! comes in 50 L barrels.
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gis a go.
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Old 24-02-2009, 08:04 AM   #8
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The American boats may be fast but the four boats that were built in the Uk are heavy and much slower.
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Old 24-02-2009, 11:41 AM   #9
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Term won't run up to 100mph again.

Why don't you give it a run?!
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Old 24-02-2009, 05:05 PM   #10
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Would that be something for Coniston?

I'm refurbishing mine at the moment. But it doesnt have a capsule.
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******** COOKIE *********

On flat water, well over 100mph with merc drag..... I can get you some decent fuel ( shell F1 stuff ) 105 octain avgas don't have the right ingredients !!! comes in 50 L barrels.
Not sure what this has got to do with me? Not daft enough to run over 100 in a Phantom 20
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We did run HST's at Windermere Records before it moved to Coniston, fastest was Graeme Wood using a lightweight HST and a cell with around 114mph. I think the mould Kenny had for the Allison was an older design and the concensus was they were nowhere near as quick as an HST or an STV. I don't recall one racing with MOD VP then so I guess we will never know. I remember we saved a bolt in cell for an HST I'll try and find out if it's still around.
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We did run HST's at Windermere Records before it moved to Coniston, fastest was Graeme Wood using a lightweight HST and a cell with around 114mph. I think the mould Kenny had for the Allison was an older design and the concensus was they were nowhere near as quick as an HST or an STV. I don't recall one racing with MOD VP then so I guess we will never know. I remember we saved a bolt in cell for an HST I'll try and find out if it's still around.
What power did that HST have to run 114?

I saw some pictures of an hst with a bolt-on cell! That would be great if you would know where it is. Would be real cool and safer

The stv's should be quite a lot quicker from what i read. Than can carry weight better. If you want a fast HST you can better make it light....

If you can find some pictures of hst's please scan them. That would be real cool
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We did run HST's at Windermere Records before it moved to Coniston, fastest was Graeme Wood using a lightweight HST and a cell with around 114mph. I think the mould Kenny had for the Allison was an older design and the concensus was they were nowhere near as quick as an HST or an STV. I don't recall one racing with MOD VP then so I guess we will never know. I remember we saved a bolt in cell for an HST I'll try and find out if it's still around.
i never raced it with the mod on,just tried it out in birkenhead docks rowing club on flat water to see what she would.
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Not sure what this has got to do with me? Not daft enough to run over 100 in a Phantom 20
The question was asked " who would be daft enough to drive" that would be You !!!!!................
BUT YOU ARE KNOCKING ON A BIT !!!!!!
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knockin on a bit

so was rocky marcino when he won his 50th title fight,i will only be sitting in a seat for 10 minutes,instead of chuckin cast iron stoves and fireplaces about all day.gis a go.
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