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Old 09-12-2017, 11:25 PM   #2461 (permalink)
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I like it too. Compressing air efficiently involves removing and adding heat, but I guess that means 'free' air conditioning.

Modern supercars have so much air moving through the body that the ductless highboy design might have less drag.

I'd miss side windows though.

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Old 09-14-2017, 05:46 PM   #2462 (permalink)
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Modern supercars have so much air moving through the body that the ductless highboy design might have less drag........
Yea, we once talked about the Bugatti Veyron, something like 12 openings in it, totally killing the Cd.

Other than that it would be one slippery fish.

Why do 250 mph (400 km/h) supercars have 0.40+ Cds?

That thread above is a pretty good one. However I was thinking of the knock-off kit car that didn't have any openings cut out of it yet, and was perhaps to become electric.

EDIT: I found a couple of my old posts in another forum, will re-post them here.
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...-your-own.html

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It's another Balloon Boy story folks, sorry. Sold as a kit on e-bay, the guy who makes it posted it long ago in the forum links below.

bugatti veyron replica in yahoo news| Kitcars and Replicar Information

here is some pics you've asked for| Kitcars and Replicar Information

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Chop and section a whole Beetle and use the panels for a body kit:

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http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/09/marie-curie-at-wheel-of-one-her-mobile.html

Parenthetically, the story of Mde. Curie at the front lines of WWI for the French is inspirational.

I think this early [probably] Renault is interesting for the internal air flow of the cooling system. The firewall is a flat plate. The radiator has vertical exhausts at the A-pillar [location]. It appears that the hood is a plenum that feed the [possibly twin] radiator[s]. So the intake would have to be downward-facing.

So the hood provides a bluff body externally and guides the airflow to the radiator internally. The intake air pulled from the underbody provides downforce and the exhaust air pushed into the wake of the front wheels and thin fenders adds energy like a Coanda nozzle.

The only part I can't figure out is why this ever fell out of favor. BTW flathead Fords had the radiator hose from the top middle of the head so they would fit under this style hood. That would make a nice '27 T rat rod. With shark gill radiator exhausts.

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