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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 22:59:38 -0000
From: "**-**" <m.faulksnopsamternet.com>
Subject: Re: Failiure On Track


"Dexter J" <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org> wrote in message news:oprys5nue0u3ky2rnopsam.eastlink.ca... > Salutations: > > On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 23:22:10 -0000, **-** <m.faulksnopsamternet.com> wrote: > > > >> I saw it done on a 99 turbo once on a GT machine to allow for a full > >> length skid plate. In your case it might allow for two opposing length > >> surfaces under the car and perhaps offset some of that 'big nose' pwob > >> you were mentioning.. > > > > Its a good idea and one I looked into, at the moment though the single > > lengh > > non stepped undertray has a bit more development to run and should be > > fine > > for this application. Hopefully I can overcome the 'big nose' issue with > > enough brute force ;-) > > I think it was Enzo who said: "Aerodynamics are for men who do not know > how to build engines.." Although he said it with one of those cool > northern Italian accents and did come to change his tune eventually. I can't be the only one thinking how cool that would have sounded ;-) > > >> > >> You are completely correct to be concerned about it all getting out of > >> shape at 150+ - > > > > Indeed I somehow doubt Saab ever wind tunneled it to more than 140mph > > and we > > all know how flat bottoms react when they get some pressure under them > > ;-) > > > >> I would be recording tire temps after runs to see if you > >> are getting proud of the surface unevenly back to front.. > > > > Tyre temps are consistant nothing more than the odd degree out and never > > the > > same tyre reading high/low. > > The temp report is good - means your wing is working evenly all other > things being equal. Indeed > > Look, like I said - I haven't strapped on a five point in so long my > tackle has finally descended - however I would be easing into 150mph and > beyond very slowly over a season myself. Been slowly building up the speed of the car for 6 months, prob around 2 hours a week on the test track. >The great problem with crisp > aerodynamics is that they work just as well off the pavement as they do on. No argument with that one!!! > > http://members.aol.com/healeypics/lemans.html Or that one!!, Worst crash I've had was putting an AX GT backwards into a tyre wall at speed, broke a finger and compressed my spine. After that you don't half take a lot of care over the setup and safety of the car. > > Not trying to be a wet blanket or anything - I think 170+ is completely > doable and the right way to go - but they sux huge if it gets off the > pavement. Well lets put it this way if it does get airborn at 170+ your not going to have much time to think "Oh Dear" ;-) Hence why safety is beyound paramount on this one. > > J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ > all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads > no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time > > Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day > Nelson Charles - Seven Spanish Angels > http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/179.RAM

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