Very interesting. That Reno racer was using a Twin Commanche nose bowl and a prop extension. Looks pretty good. After doing so much work on the mod I imagine it would have still have had that cowl on it, if it was the same airplane. I am with you. I think it is a different airplane. Very cool that you are in N.Z. I visited N.Z. in 1971. I hitched all over your country and found it to be the most beautiful place on Earth inhabited by the nicest people. I joined the Upperhut Gliding Club outside Wellington. I flew an Auster there, and remember watching formations of Harvards, and the Safe Air Bristols. Bristols?? The boat ride from Wellington to Picton was Epic!! At Franz Josef I stayed on a farm with a family and the gentleman owned a Piper Cherokee in which he flew me over the Southern Alps. What a beautiful place!! When it was time to head home I flew out of Auckland and I was offered a chance to work for Mt. Cook Airlines, but decided to head home and finish school. I often wondered how my life would have turned out had I stayed? As it was I came home finished college, joined the Air National Guard, and went on to fly for a major airline. But I will always remember N.Z. and its' beauty and friendly people. Maybe someday I will get back. You are lucky!! Your airplane has a cool history. Thanks for sharing!