New England Air Museum
P-51D Racer Restoration Diary
Monthly Updates by Restoration Crew Chief, Pete McConnell


Sheet metal lower engine front cowling pieces (Anson Johnson design, smile face removed) was straightened and surface prepared for paint. Many Dzus fasteners were replaced. The pilot’s lower center instrument panel was restored and stored until the fuselage will be painted.

- 2013 -
January | February | March | April | May | June | July
August | September | October | November | December

- 2014 -
January | February | March