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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 19:05:20 -0400
From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org>
Subject: Re: Failiure On Track


Salutations: On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 22:40:30 -0000, **-** <m.faulksnopsamternet.com> wrote: > > Well it lost a lot of drag by flatting the bottom off. A spoiler wouldn't > really make it anymore aerodynamic, the ones on the Pikes Peakes cars are > that big because their racing up hill into thinner air and need to keep > the > front of the car down as much as possible. By its design a spoiler > "spoiles" > the flow of air over the vehicle to reduce the pressure build up and kill > lift. As it is and current expected power output it should be good for > just > over 170mph, providing bits and bobs like bonnets and lights are taped up > well. Just need to keep everything crossed for a still windless dry day > in > early Dec now. > > Matt I'm so outta touch on the racing scene I think my firesuit doesn't even make the dating spec anymore more - but - have you tried to vent air up through the back of the hood over the windscreen yet?.. 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.. You are completely correct to be concerned about it all getting out of shape at 150+ - I would be recording tire temps after runs to see if you are getting proud of the surface unevenly back to front.. My 2cents - and yes - where is brother Grunff?! He'd know what to do about my wreck.. -- 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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