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Old 01-05-2015, 07:22 PM   #201 (permalink)
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It a real drag that you lost all that hard work though.

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Old 01-05-2015, 09:00 PM   #202 (permalink)
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Any cd figures?
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:07 PM   #203 (permalink)
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Any cd figures?
*complete,at the wind tunnel,it was Cd 0.268-0.267.
*then 7-feet of belly pan got ripped off at Bonneville and the truck became an unknown quantity again.
*losing the little tail-cone may not be a big deal drag wise.It would fall within the 'phantom' flow border.
*since the mpg variability at 65-mph is 28.8-37.5 anyway,it's pretty much impossible to know the effect of such a small structure.
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.268cd, congrats, I think Detroit calls that .24
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so.. page 17 is where the meat and potatoes is. Great stuff here.

I think I'm going to steal your hood blister, maybe it's just me missing my cowl hood on my s10, maybe it's how well your truck does, but it's probably mostly to get the wipers out of the turbulence zone they're in now. Every so often, above a certain speed(well below the posted speed limit of course) they will just start jumping into my line of sight.
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Caeser's blessing for another year

The T-100 passed its annual emissions and safety inspection yesterday (376,000-miles on the odo).I paid the fee for registration today.
I'd removed the headlight covers,hood blister,front skirts,rear skirts,stinger,and boat tail to allow the technicians access to more of the naughty bits.
I've lowered the air pressure from 44-psi,to 40.I'll drive for a while like this to see how it affects 'pothole' impacts.
I'm going to do a meet up with Gilkison in April,camping at Monahans State Park.It will give each of us about a 700-mile round-trip worth of data.
I'll try for something new to test if I take it.
A neighbor is letting go of his 1st-gen Insight and I'm on the top of the list for takers.It's a logical step for me.The timing isn't so good economics wise,but I'm going ahead.If I have the 'new' car I might take it,to build on a baseline.
Anyway,it's good to have Caeser's thumbs up for another year.
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expectations deflated

*44-psi made for too rough a ride.
*40-psi likewise.
*I tried 3-psi over normal recommendations,no good!
*I'm back to factory recommended 33-psi front/35-psi rear.
My foray into LRR tires is kind of a bust.
Between the low quality roads and primitive suspension technology of the T-100,high-pressure LRR tires aren't gonna work.Too bad.
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Any news about the Insight?
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Nothing really.I think Dennis is going to drive it a few more months.His wife is recovering from surgery and I don't want to pester them.Hurry up and wait!
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That's good. You can be stuffing your piggy bank.

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