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Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 21:34:32 +0100
From: Robert Brown <>
Subject: Re: Some More Pics

Grunff wrote: > **-** wrote: > > > 161.8mph. That the lot for this year the weathers deteriorating and it needs > > more development before I push it any further. Front end is too light past > > 160mph. > > Wow!!! Superb. > I don't normally get jealous about cars, but that's just awsome. > One day, when I have a spare couple of months... > > -- > Grunff Yeah, and isn't it true that cars with the cleanest lines are usually the most elegant. Very nice. BTW Matt, you mention lightness in the front end at speed. At the speeds you're doing (assuming high rate springs and smooth runway surface), have you considered a front air dam that reaches a bit lower (another 3-4 cm or so), and outwards? That standard Aero air dam "tucks in" all the way down until the last 3 cm, which would cause some lift. For this particular application (on concrete runway), maybe you could get someone to fashion an air dam that flares outward only. Only issue is to brace it from the inside so it doesn't flex or collapse. Maybe it wouldn't look so good but I bet you'd get a very sure-footed 170 mph ;-) Wonder what your fuel consumption is at that speed (heh heh). Looking forward to the next diary entry, keep it going. /Robert

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