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On Site Grafix
12-14-2006, 02:41 PM
Since I am often amazed at how much each of you know about the smallest details about anything that flys, I decided to see who'd be the first to accurately guess whose plane this it.

I'll bet someone gets in within the first 5 posts.

SCEPTER
12-14-2006, 03:18 PM
Crome connuter valve :dunno:

SpinB
12-14-2006, 03:32 PM
Party Pelosi

now THAT'S funny.......

fenceliner01
12-14-2006, 03:43 PM
x = 5 cm

I got it righter!

On Site Grafix
12-14-2006, 04:26 PM
I like your answers so far ... far ... far ... off!

Let me give you a hint; Richard Petty shares this!

BillRo
12-14-2006, 04:26 PM
Hint: well it's not an O-200 so it's not a Formula One.

BillRo

On Site Grafix
12-14-2006, 04:28 PM
Hint: well it's not an O-200 so it's not a Formula One.

BillRo

Now that's astute! WAY TO GO BILL!

BillRo
12-14-2006, 04:29 PM
Petty Blue - it's got to be Blue Bayou.

BillRo

RandyGoss75
12-14-2006, 04:36 PM
Gary Miller's T-6 #55 "Trophy Hunter" N7648E

RandyGoss75
12-14-2006, 04:46 PM
Crap, I didn't see the hint............. ;)

I would have guessed it around "Midnight Miss" ;)

Aeronut7
12-14-2006, 04:46 PM
A "Pythee" response if ever there was one. You know it's a "SIN" that things aren't quite in "COSgnment" when you go off on "TAN" like that.

:D

As a nerd, that TOTALLY made my day!!! :D

I defer to nerds higher on the food chain to actually answer the original question. :rolleyes:

On Site Grafix
12-14-2006, 05:31 PM
Crap, I didn't see the hint............. ;)

I would have guessed it around "Midnight Miss" ;)

And you'd be right Randy! Your prize its the A+ on the attached image.

Now, O' Brilliant One, can you tell me the year of the penny and why that's important? No phone calls anybody!

The hint was the #43.

And Chixfly, I could be wrong but I don't think Dennis and Richard share a son named Kyle, he belongs only to his Harley and Richard.

RandyGoss75
12-14-2006, 05:45 PM
Well, I know on most R-1340's the penny is the year the engine was overhauled.

I think Dennis's penny would probably be a 2006 as this was a fresh overhaul on his racer this year.

We will have a 2007 penny on "Warlock's" new engine....grrrrrrrrrrr ;)

Here's a shot of me with our "old" engine

On Site Grafix
12-14-2006, 06:07 PM
I never would have thought of that. But, that's not it. At least not according to one of the crew who called it to my attention when I was shooting photos of it in the pits.

Anybody else wanna hazard a guess?

SpinB
12-14-2006, 10:49 PM
My guess is.........they found it in the gutter outside Harrah's (face up) after pausing to call for the............BUICK (hmmm, no pun intended.....)

fenceliner01
12-14-2006, 11:13 PM
A "Pythee" response if ever there was one. You know it's a "SIN" that things aren't quite in "COSgnment" when you go off on "TAN" like that.

:D
Wow, you have a very triggy way with words! I never believed any of that Hype about Sum of the members here being Squares.

On Site Grafix
12-15-2006, 06:11 AM
Well, I know on most R-1340's the penny is the year the engine was overhauled.

I think Dennis's penny would probably be a 2006 as this was a fresh overhaul on his racer this year.

We will have a 2007 penny on "Warlock's" new engine....grrrrrrrrrrr ;)


For my information (don't worry, nobody else will see this), is your engine fresh motor stock or modified? If it's powered up, how much of a performance increase are you hoping to achieve?

Hint: The penny is from the previous century!

On Site Grafix
12-15-2006, 03:38 PM
I'll guess 1943

Before I tell you if you're right or wrong, answer me a question.

Just why would you guess that date?

(not to mention that I need to go back and verify)

Apteryx
12-15-2006, 03:43 PM
I'll guess 1943
STEEL PENNIES.

On Site Grafix
12-15-2006, 06:10 PM
I'll guess 1943

GAME OVER!

Pretty smart, how'd you know?

Skyracer
12-15-2006, 08:42 PM
Ummm...It sure looks like copper to me and, unless it's a fake, that makes the penny worth about as much as what it's attached to. There are only 40 known to be in existence, which definatley puts them in the rare coin category. Last known sale was in 1996 for $82,500. (Do I get my Coin Geek badge now? ;) )

What other racers have had rare or valuable coins aboard? Lickety Split has a set of wheel covers with four Krugerrands attached to each cover.

:thumbsup:

jarrodeu
12-15-2006, 09:02 PM
Ummm...It sure looks like copper to me and, unless it's a fake, that makes the penny worth about as much as what it's attached to. There are only 40 known to be in existence, which definatley puts them in the rare coin category. Last known sale was in 1996 for $82,500. (Do I get my Coin Geek badge now? ;) )

What other racers have had rare or valuable coins aboard? Lickety Split has a set of wheel covers with four Krugerrands attached to each cover.

:thumbsup:
Interesting, I never knew there were any copper ones made.

Jarrod

On Site Grafix
12-15-2006, 09:47 PM
Ummm...It sure looks like copper to me and, unless it's a fake, that makes the penny worth about as much as what it's attached to. There are only 40 known to be in existence, which definatley puts them in the rare coin category. Last known sale was in 1996 for $82,500. (Do I get my Coin Geek badge now? ;) )

What other racers have had rare or valuable coins aboard? Lickety Split has a set of wheel covers with four Krugerrands attached to each cover.

:thumbsup:

Skyracer is right according to the US Mint. This one is either a fake, there are copper plated 1943 steel pennies that were made either as a joke or revenue producers by unscrupulous bankrupt air racers who needed cash for new motors, etc. The photo I took of it has most of the date in the shadow and it's very hard to read but it definately says 1943. On my laptop I have to tilt the monitor just so to see it but I can read the 3 and there's too much space between the 9 and the 3 for it to be a 1930 something penny.

Here it is, you be the judge. I don't recommend the magnet trick on your monitor image to see if it's steel. That's what the US Mint recommends but they probably expect you to have the actual coin in your possession.

Somebody who knows Dennis Buehn might want to give him a call to see if his plane is still in the hangar. If it is, he might want to increase the number of guards on the perimeter.

beachboss
12-15-2006, 10:24 PM
When a T-6 engine goes, it will still have some worth. Mike

gp70442
12-15-2006, 10:39 PM
Wow. Long winter ahead.