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Old 05-31-2014, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1957-59 mg ex 181

Here's a series of views of the land speed record car Morris Garage (MG) ran at Bonneville,1957,and 1959.
It's best speed was 254.91 mph
300-horsepower
1.5-liter
Weight 867 kg
Length 4610 mm
Width 1632 mm
Height 972 mm
Length/Height 4.742
Effective fineness ratio 2.371
Coefficient of aerodynamic drag , Cd 0.12 (published)
Fuel burn rate 61 gallons/hour
Designed by Syd Enever

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Old 05-31-2014, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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bot going thru any tight curves....ehhhh?!
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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not going thru any tight curves....ehhhh?!
Not many curves or corners at Bonneville.
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Aerohead, your drafting work? Nice.
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The family of of MGs;
1938 MG EX135: Goldie Gardner's pre-war record car, reached 200+ mph

Class F, 1.1-1.5 L displacement
1954 MG EX179: Eyston's record car, reached 170 mph
1957 MG EX181: Stirling Moss/Phil Hill record supercharged mid-engined car, reached 254.9 mph
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Sterling Moss and his "Roaring Raindrop"
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What were they using for fuel? Pure nitromethane? If gasoline, 300 hp would burn about 20 gallons per hour.
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My daughter and I are going to the salt this August, we plan. Psyched for Speed Week. Camping on the salt.
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Speed Week is awesome, but I hope to be there in September to see aerohead run.
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Speed Week is awesome, but I hope to be there in September to see aerohead run.
I thought he was going in August this time. He's going to World of Speed again instead? It's the reputedly smaller and more intimate event. On guy told me World of Speed is how Speed Week used to be. The problem for me is the timing with my daughter's schooling. We've been to World of Speed. Saw Aerohead's car (pics in my albums). Taught daughter to drive (10 years old at the time) out there alone on the salt.

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