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Old 01-13-2010, 04:36 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
If it's that big, then what purpose does grafting an old van nose onto it serve?

Like taking a few inches of wheelbase and hood out if it does anything to improve efficiency?
Less materials, less mass? I don't think making the first 5 feet of a vehicle serve no purpose beyond housing the prime mover, is a particularly efficient idea - especially given that it's fairly well established that a blunt nose can be about as aero-efficient as a sloping one.
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