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  • #31

    Re: New Class Fireball 125cc MOD Engine Review and Update

    Kart associations have noise rules. One of them I found says 95 db , 90 degrees at 100 feet.

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    • #32

      Re: New Class Fireball 125cc MOD Engine Review and Update

      Wayne, this is what will be written in the rule book (Jeff will work on it this month):
      the powerhead must remain stock. No carb or internal mods allowed. MUST run the pipe and elbow as they come from the factory. The powerhead can be mounted on any tower in any orientation as long as the stock header and pipe are used. Any lower unit can be run with a limit to 11:17 gears (I clarified that in an above post) . 350 lbs for hydro and runabout.

      ​the engine we (APBA) will be using is a motor packaged specifically by PRD (and being imported)...........it will be a "marine version", that is NOT available from the cart shops YET (maybe in the future, depending on demand and the importer's plan). For now, they must be purchased from Davids Motorsports...........I am going to work with the importer to make them available on the West Coast hopefully also, but Jerry will have 20 of them in a month or so (as stated above), so all purchases are required to go through him.

      ​BUY BUY BUY!!! Call Jerry and get on the list, as I know many have already been purchased from racers...........

      for all..............your region Mod Commissioner/s can provide any and all information needed................
      What is the difference between the marine engine and the kart engine?

      Does this mean that the kart engines some of us have bought are not legal?

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      • bmitch1
        bmitch1 commented
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        Out of curiosity.... PRD makes 5 different specifications of the Fireball for kart racing around the world. How did you know which spec would be appropriate for purchase under the new class if rules were just being finalized by the commission?

    • #33

      Re: New Class Fireball 125cc MOD Engine Review and Update

      It's not often that I get on here but I wanted to set some minds at ease. First of all, any racer can buy a PRD fireball engine where ever they like. The PRD project needed a jump start and one of the first orders of business was to get motors. Davids Motorsports has 9 left out of the first 20. The difference between the kart motors and the marine version is the hardware that comes with it. The kart engine has a radiator, hoses, water pump, and clutch assembly. The engines we are buying are stripped down from the factory to keep the cost down. The motors MUST have a "US' stamped on the block. If anyone chooses to buy one from ebay, kart shop,ect.,beware. There are some that have been modified a bit and may not meet APBA specs. Howard Pickerel has been building motors also. Please keep in mind that the PRD committee is not making one single dime off of this. We are doing it for the love of the sport and to simply get engines in your hands. ......More to come.
      bill hoctor, Tim Sidor and 2 others like this.

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      • matthias
        matthias commented
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        Thank you. That’s all I need to hear.

    • #34

      Re: New Class Fireball 125cc MOD Engine Review and Update

      Work is progressing on the design for a cast tower for the classes. (Lets remember that there are runabouts also!)

      It is for 10" transoms, will accept any pro foot that we know of and not need adapter plates. I am working on the pipe mount and steering bar provisions now.

      I hope to be onto the patterns by midweek.....

      Cool.... A universal tower / mid section. ‘Powerhead’ racing is our future. There are lots of powerheads out there for other classes.

      Let us know your progress.
      bill hoctor likes this.
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      Dean F. Hobart

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      • #35

        Re: New Class Fireball 125cc MOD Engine Review and Update

        One of the first 125 mod hydro boats coming out of the jig after the National Meeting....courtesy of Jasen Dircksen at Clearwater Customs.

        Call Joyce and get your motor ordered!!
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        • #36

          Re: New Class Fireball 125cc MOD Engine Review and Update

          One of the first 125 mod hydro boats coming out of the jig after the National Meeting....courtesy of Jasen Dircksen at Clearwater Customs.

          Call Joyce and get your motor ordered!!
          Awesome brian

          Where are you planning on running this season?

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          • bmitch1
            bmitch1 commented
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            We are in region 6...but also travel to 3/4...sometimes 7, just depends on what the family wants to do. Very anxious to give this a ride...
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