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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

    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon1_Mark View Post
    A little birdie told me Dreadnought was on the verge of overheating, so me thinks he was pressing it hard. Did Dreadnought have any more left? Probably so, but were they going to risk pushing it harder? No one can answer that... but my guess is not for long if at all). I think you can see where I'm going with this now. Every winning merlin for the last 20 years has had to run at that level to win, Allison rods & all. That's not required to win at Reno any longer, as long as you can beat the Buick - you're there. If 110 inches will keep you on his tail, then 125 will beat him.
    I thought I either heard or dreamt that Dreadnought was pretty close to it's limit as well. As you mentioned varying speeds, sure it could've been pushed forward, flat out, all the time, but it wasn't necessary. 426 average, I assumed 435 was TOPS. Considering the fastest she's put down was 459, on the old course, with the tall tail, and the old timing (add about 10mph to today's speed), that sounds right to me...

    I think Will and I share the same concerns of 125" without Allison rods. It is good to hear that the 2019 set was bad bearings, not beat during the race. I'll have faith that with how well she ran at 110", 125" should be doable.

    Keep it coming Mark!
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    Tube vs after-cooler for comparison.....
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    Default Re: Miss America: RENO AIR RACES 2022 - Exciting Things Happening

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon Moer View Post
    Tube vs after-cooler for comparison.....
    Never got the rundown on what was changed in the scoop/doghouse prior to last year, but assuming it has to be a mix of both of these to be able to run the Dago/RRIII style scoop, and still get ample airflow to everything inside. I may be wrong, but I don't think the current scoop has an oil cooler exit door (or at least don't see any photos of it open). That would lead me to think the current setup is similar to an H-model heat exchanger that solely cools the oil, and the aftercooler takes on it's normal functions with the radiator - I just don't know where this oil cooler/heat exchanger is on MA (or on the H for that matter although I think it's just behind the engine). There are definitely some experimental changes that were done, and continue to be done going into this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lon Moer View Post
    Tube vs after-cooler for comparison.....
    Nice graphic!... Even if it isn't the best looking paint scheme for the illustrated tube user.

    Now this is a bit off topic... but on the topic of Mustangs seen on the internet disassembled since they last raced; what is the current status of Dago Red?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N22252 View Post
    Nice graphic!... Even if it isn't the best looking paint scheme for the illustrated tube user.

    Now this is a bit off topic... but on the topic of Mustangs seen on the internet disassembled since they last raced; what is the current status of Dago Red?
    As far as anyone on the outside knows, Dago is still in pieces sitting in a hanger in Fresno. I've been looking under a lot of rocks and I haven't found anything to indicate otherwise.

    Will

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

    Quote Originally Posted by N22252 View Post
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    Now this is a bit off topic... but on the topic of Mustangs seen on the internet disassembled since they last raced; what is the current status of Dago Red?
    Just sitting in a hanger in the dark....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lon Moer View Post
    Just sitting in a hanger in the dark....
    Wow, I thought it was in more pieces than that. That is the first pic I've seen of Dago since it was originally repo'd years ago.

    Thanks for the pic.

    Will

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

    Was Fresno the location where Dago was repo'd?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon Moer View Post
    Just sitting in a hanger in the dark....
    I've seen maybe half a dozen pics of Dago in that (a?) hangar over the years but that's the sharpest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reever View Post
    Was Fresno the location where Dago was repo'd?
    It was in Chino when it was repo'd from Frank Taylor. I think there is a thread from 2010 about this on here somewhere.

    Will

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