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Thread: Miss America: RENO AIR RACES 2022 - Exciting Things Happening

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    Default Re: Miss America: RENO AIR RACES 2022 - Exciting Things Happening

    Kind of curious about the allison bearing issue, is it not possible to make new ones?

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    Default Re: Miss America: RENO AIR RACES 2022 - Exciting Things Happening

    Quote Originally Posted by THE BEARMAN #77 View Post
    Kind of curious about the allison bearing issue, is it not possible to make new ones?
    I believe all of those bearings used for the Allison rod conversion were made new. That was not an off the shelf part from an Allison or a Merlin. The problem is finding someone with the knowledge, ability and willingness to make them.

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    Hate to say it but as of today, I'm officially advised by my cardiologist who has ordered an "ablation surgery" as soon as I can get it I have to take warfarin for three weeks prior to the surgery and he advised me to stay in the area after the procedure. So, even if I get all this done ASAP, which my heart monitor study shows I need to do NOW.. Timing aint gonna work for me for RENO

    This especially sucks because I was to embed with Doc Hisey and his crew to journal their effort toward the win we all would like to see.

    Doctor told me I need to stay in the area.. and that what I need done can't wait. My heart is racing, then slowing to below normal and stopping..

    Would not have been a good idea to ignore this and work on it after RENO.

    This obviously kills my plans for the story I've been working on.. Mark is doing the best he can pulling out some amazingly candid first hand info from crew and pilot. I would pull funds from my pocket to get him there, at least for a few days. But, as you know, Mark's love of his life Kim is hours away from passing, he will not be able to fill in for me.

    Good news is, I'm fixable and Doc told me I'd be fine next year.. I guess I have to figure a way to make next year my parting story...

    Happy and sad at the same time...
    Wayne Sagar
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    Your health is # 1 priority. Follow Dr's advice Wayne & be healthy for next year. Prayers are with you.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Wayne you've got a lot of friends here and let's not use this terminology " make next year my parting story.." OK? I'm sure I speak for many when I say we'd like to have you around for some time longer. I hate to see this update but I'll pray it's all smooth sailing and good news when the Docs done working on you.

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    Default Re: Miss America: RENO AIR RACES 2022 - Exciting Things Happening

    Quote Originally Posted by Lockheed Bob View Post
    Your health is # 1 priority. Follow Dr's advice Wayne & be healthy for next year. Prayers are with you.
    What he said, and double it!!!!

    Take care of yourself Mr Wayners... as I said on the phone - I know this story is very important to yourself and others so I'll do everything I can to make it happen. I wasn't planning on making it to Reno this year but plans change when the need arises... I got your 6 👍
    Mark K....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon1_Mark View Post
    What he said, and double it!!!!

    Take care of yourself Mr Wayners... as I said on the phone - I know this story is very important to yourself and others so I'll do everything I can to make it happen. I wasn't planning on making it to Reno this year but plans change when the need arises... I got your 6 👍
    I feel the love these days when I come here and it is greatly appreciated!

    Markers, do you have access to a lappy so you can see/upload stuff? I have Linda's old laptop available..
    Wayne Sagar
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    Default Re: Miss America: RENO AIR RACES 2022 - Exciting Things Happening

    Quote Originally Posted by GeeBeeZ1931 View Post
    Wayne you've got a lot of friends here and let's not use this terminology " make next year my parting story.." OK? I'm sure I speak for many when I say we'd like to have you around for some time longer. I hate to see this update but I'll pray it's all smooth sailing and good news when the Docs done working on you.
    This story is still happening, I will just be playing publisher/editor this time.. I'm certainly not done yet!

    You thoughts are appreciated!!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE BEARMAN #77 View Post
    Kind of curious about the allison bearing issue, is it not possible to make new ones?

    Yes, it is completely possible to make new Allison Rod/Merlin crank adapter bearings. And a wise person would make them 100% in house so that the other kids that joined the party wouldn't have any without sourcing from "The House". QC in house from materials, to hardness, to fit and finish, to plating.
    Last edited by BellCobraIV; 08-02-2022 at 06:41 PM.
    John Slack

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    Default Re: Miss America: RENO AIR RACES 2022 - Exciting Things Happening

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    I believe all of those bearings used for the Allison rod conversion were made new. That was not an off the shelf part from an Allison or a Merlin. The problem is finding someone with the knowledge, ability and willingness to make them.
    They were done in both ways, using stock bits off the shelf but modified as well as entirely custom made pieces. Both worked equally as well, one style was a bit better than the other.. And, Bell Cobra IV, YOU are right..

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