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    Thanks Wayne! More to come!

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    Well jump start the more to come;


    "Funky Fury Props" - "And Do you remember when?"








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    Woops.., yes I'm wrong sorry ..,yep wrong , not Meylan's Mustang!

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    Great photos, thank you. For years, I thought Cottonmouth was the prettiest unlimited, so it's nice to see some photos of her.

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    RE: the Sea Fury group.....The fifth photo. I'm assuming Centarus power because of the pitch of the blades, and what looks like nine exhaust stubs poking out of the cowling........but, wasup with the prop?

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuryFan View Post
    RE: the Sea Fury group.....The fifth photo. I'm assuming Centarus power because of the pitch of the blades, and what looks like nine exhaust stubs poking out of the cowling........but, wasup with the prop?

    Kevin
    That was Jim Mott's "Super Chief"...the old Signal Sea Fury/Miss Merced. As I recall, it still had a Bristol Centaurus in it, but where the Sea Fury ran a model 82 Centaurus, Mott put the 4-bladed prop and engine from a Bristol Brigand on it, which was a model 57.

    I don't know enough about the Centaurus exhaust system to comment on the number of stacks, but that could be what you're seeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Jim View Post
    That was Jim Mott's "Super Chief"...the old Signal Sea Fury/Miss Merced. As I recall, it still had a Bristol Centaurus in it, but where the Sea Fury ran a model 82 Centaurus, Mott put the 4-bladed prop and engine from a Bristol Brigand on it, which was a model 57.

    I don't know enough about the Centaurus exhaust system to comment on the number of stacks, but that could be what you're seeing.
    I'm pretty sure I saw that engine at the San Diego Aerospace museum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propellerhead View Post
    I'm pretty sure I saw that engine at the San Diego Aerospace museum.
    Yep, Super Chiefs Centaurus is at the museum in San Diego!

    That thing used to taxi out from between the corrigated metal hangars at CNO and made such a racket. I dont recall 232 sounding quite as wicked back then, perhaps Jim had a slightly different exhaust arrangement?
    "dont believe ANYTHING you hear and about HALF of what you see"...................J. Mott 1994

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    Time for some historic Formula 1!

    I'll let you guys fill in some of the blanks...

    I particularly like the cooling on inlet on the DeLuca #71, however I can't imagine that it helped much? Maybe it did, because I believe these are '76, in which 'Lil' Quickie' took Gold at 228.75mph. (Putting an end to Cote's mighty reign of 8 years, he didn't race in '76.) Ray would be back again to re-claim in '77, and DeLuca's bird would wear a new name, and carry a new director.









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    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho_cowpony View Post
    Not really sure where to start this one;
    Slowly going through literally tons of my dads aviation and air racing collection. Am going to post the more interesting items here for all to enjoy.


    'Candace' - '72 (with Gorilla!)


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    Do i see Roto-Finish special in the background? wow rare shot of RB before she was RB
    race fan, photographer with more cameras than a camera store

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