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    Default Griffon powered P40

    I thought I saw somewhere on different website about a griffin powered contra-rotating P-40 any truth to that rumor had a beautiful picture of it said it was going to Reno

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    Default Re: Griffon powered P40

    Quote Originally Posted by h34race View Post
    I thought I saw somewhere on different website about a griffin powered contra-rotating P-40 any truth to that rumor had a beautiful picture of it said it was going to Reno
    Go back and look at the date that pic was posted...

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    Default Re: Griffon powered P40

    Post the photo again. Thanks
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    Default Re: Griffon powered P40

    Frank Sanders started a P-40 air racer. Eventually became Sue Parish's pink P-40.

    remember the Oogahonk!

    old school enthusiast of Civiltary Warbirds and Air Racers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lon Moer View Post
    Frank Sanders started a P-40 air racer. Eventually became Sue Parish's pink P-40.

    I thought that was Bob Downey's P-40 racer project? The engine from that became the 'loaner' motor on "Tipsy Miss" at Mojave '74...and won the Silver race.

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    The fourth photo looks like a P-40 with Precious Metals' prop.


    https://www.google.com/search?q=grif...w=1280&bih=578
    Last edited by aerojock; 04-27-2019 at 06:57 AM. Reason: link wont work for photo

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    Default Re: Griffon powered P40

    Quote Originally Posted by aerojock View Post
    The fourth photo looks like a P-40 with Precious Metals' prop.


    https://www.google.com/search?q=grif...w=1280&bih=578
    remember the Oogahonk!

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    Default Re: Griffon powered P40

    It's not April the 1st, but it is still April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Jim View Post
    I thought that was Bob Downey's P-40 racer project? The engine from that became the 'loaner' motor on "Tipsy Miss" at Mojave '74...and won the Silver race.
    I've always known this as Frank Sanders as according to the Registry.
    But I thought Frank started the racer build and that says he only did the restoration.?


    Was Bob Downey associated with George Mokski/Avia-Union ??
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    Default Re: Griffon powered P40

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon Moer View Post
    I've always known this as Frank Sanders as according to the Registry.
    But I thought Frank started the racer build and that says he only did the restoration.?


    Was Bob Downey associated with George Mokski/Avia-Union ??
    Not sure. I only knew Howard Gidlovenko was owner of Avia-Union.

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