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    Default MissA issue / condition? Glad Brent okay!

    Thanks Wayne for all you do!
    For those of us not there. What was Brent’s / MissA’s mechanical issue? Great to see Doc pull-off an awesome (what looked like a no-power) safe recovery. Sorry if I missed a posting on this. Congratulations Brent & team...so well positioned this year. Great to have AAFO! M

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    Don't have word from any crew, but observed heat damage to the front exhaust stack on the left side and oil down the right side. Cowling was intact but looked "distressed" to me.

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    I don’t have specifics, but the engine is pretty thrashed. Lots of big parts out of place. Might be a deciding factor in if they come back next year. Not a “simple” overhaul like it was to get ready for this year.
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    Thanks LED and GRNDP51 for the replies / details. Understood. Hope the Stocker was in the trailer. Drag - but super happy on the recovery. M

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchcarley View Post
    Thanks Wayne for all you do!
    For those of us not there. What was Brent’s / MissA’s mechanical issue? Great to see Doc pull-off an awesome (what looked like a no-power) safe recovery. Sorry if I missed a posting on this. Congratulations Brent & team...so well positioned this year. Great to have AAFO! M
    Hey Mitch, wish you would have been here! I was sick in bed on Sunday in my RV... unable to find out what but as others have said, he had her wound up pretty tight! I think he had a Shanholzer motor this year, they can be VERY strong engines!

    PS: THANKS for the click!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchcarley View Post
    Thanks LED and GRNDP51 for the replies / details. Understood. Hope the Stocker was in the trailer. Drag - but super happy on the recovery. M
    They do have a stocker in the trailer. They were going to install it after the race motor made metal early in the week. Then the team though they had found the source of the problem and made the needed repairs so the race motor stayed in.

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    Big tip of the hat to Doc, he put the hammer down and went for it. He's a racer! Just sorry about his cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reever View Post
    Big tip of the hat to Doc, he put the hammer down and went for it. He's a racer! Just sorry about his cost.
    Did anybody get any times/speeds on Miss America before the engine blew? It sure looked like he was gaining on the Buick

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    Confirmation today that Miss A threw a rod "big time".
    remember the Oogahonk!

    old school enthusiast of Civiltary Warbirds and Air Racers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lon Moer View Post
    Confirmation today that Miss A threw a rod "big time".
    Sounds like "Big Time Air Racing". I remember one year my dad and his new wife came up to Reno when I was working on the Bearcat and we grenaded an engine. She was absolutely devastated after having witnessed how much work we had put in to getting there during the prior year. She came over to me in tears and offered a hug saying how sorry she was, all I could could do was smile, shrug my shoulders and say "That's big time air racing.".

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