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Old 02-14-2009, 07:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
I eliminated the wipers on my CRX at Bonneville and it had no effect on top speed.
No effect, or no significant effect? I thought you mentioned somewhere that shielding the wipers netted a small improvement.

Yes, here it is:

Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
July 1991, Bonneville International Speedway, Wendover, Utah, U.S.A., the Phil Knox, 1984 CRX 1.3 streamliner: ... A cardboard and duct-tape cowl fillet over the wiper area demonstrates a 0.28-mph improvement to top speed.
Ah, OK! .28 mph. Could have been a passing bird farting. Never mind!

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