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Old 11-24-2009, 10:32 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RobertSmalls View Post
The car is roughly symmetrical, so you might be able to either save time or increase the resolution (number of tufts) by testing only half of the car.
Good point. That's my plan for tuft testing the top & side of the boat tail.


Tidbit: I got out my undertray panels (coroplast & aluminum flashing) which I put away after testing them in September 2006. Will reinstall them tomorrow.

Other tidbit: I nearly wrecked the web cam today! Backing into the driveway after the last video run this afternoon I smacked the cam hard against the curb/lip of the driveway - it had been mounted low to the ground below the rear mud flap, looking up & backwards at the boat tail. Lucky me: despite some gouges & yanking the wire free from the housing, it still seems to work!
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
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Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

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