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Raceair

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fixnflyr....Yes, yours does. Mother Holiday's fin has a bigger radius on the leading edge curve, and I think it measured 35" from bottom longeron to top of fin post.....Yours may be a tad taller than 35"....
 

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Wasn't Moonshiner #66 a modified Cassutt? I always liked it's fin and rudder. Anyone have any pictures of it?
 

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No, Moonshiner was originally 'Idjets Midget', which was an original, wire braced Formula one design by the late Jack Lowers, and was very similar to the Wittman Little Bonzo.
 

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Yes, and it is still around, Owned by Dusty Dowd in Kansas. Today the fuselage is all white (was re-covered years ago) .....The wing is still yellow, and it is a very smooth nice wing.
 

ne_smith85

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Hello all,

Over on the For Sale Forum I have just posted my Cassutt IIM project for sale: https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30163

The project was a former Miami Project IIM with the 22" wide fuselage. It has a stock IIIM racer wing. I am moving overseas and cannot finish the project before departing hence i have stopped short of covering the aircraft and installing an engine. Please check out the advert and spread the word to your friends. I am gutted to be selling this machine as it'll make a cracking racer.
 

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If finances and logistics were only leaning a bit more to the favorable side for me, I’d be all over this Cassutt deal. Timing is everything and it’s not on my side right now, darn it!

i don’t think I saw a price... did I miss something?
 

Victor Bravo

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Yes, and it is still around, Owned by Dusty Dowd in Kansas. Today the fuselage is all white (was re-covered years ago) .....The wing is still yellow, and it is a very smooth nice wing.
If that's the same one he raced at Reno many years ago, it's just about the fastest stock square Cassutt there ever was. Something like 225-230 mph lap speeds, just a few places behind Ray Cote and Bob Moeller. The photos in the old Air Racing yearbooks had a picture of his engine which was painted bright yellow.

Do you know if Dusty ever finished his Bearcat project? That was supposed to be his retirement fund if I recall.
 

Raceair

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Victor Bravo, Dusty's very fast Cassutt was the all-red #5 'Illusion'. His white fuselage/yellow wing Cassutt is the old Southworth Cassutt, which originally had the psychedelic checkerboard fuselage paint. I don't know much about Dusty's warbirds, but he has 5 or 6 Cassutts.....
 
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