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Old 04-04-2009, 03:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
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aerohead -

Assuming for the moment that you have Windows XP, you can use MSPaint to make the image smaller (If I remember correctly, I don't think this will work for Windows 95 because MSPaint doesn't store JPEG files) :

Code:
Start 
  -> Run... 
    -> type "mspaint" in the "Open:" box
      -> click "OK"
File  
  -> Open... (browse to file and double-click it)
Image 
  -> Stretch/Skew... 
    -> change the percent in the "Horizontal" and "Vertical" 
       to be something like 50%
File  
  -> Save As... 
    -> Save as DIFFERENT file name, or you will lose your 
       original.  Make sure the "Save As Type" is set to 
       JPEG for maximum compression.
Check if the file is below ~110,000 bytes. If yes, then you can upload it to this forum. If no, then you will have to repeat the process until the file is small enough.

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Old 04-04-2009, 03:40 PM   #32 (permalink)
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That grille aerohead is talking about was used on the 1st gen Tempos. At least, I dimly recall reading that one time.
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The design and life of the Tempo began in the late 1970s as Ford was gearing to build towards a more ergonomic, more efficient, and more aerodynamic design philosophy. The new design philosophy rested in part due to aging vehicle platforms, and two oil embargoes which led to a rise in more fuel-efficient import vehicle sales.
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In December 1978, wind tunnel testing began on the Tempo, with more than 450 hours of testing resulting in more than 950 different design changes
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The rear track was also widened, creating more aerodynamic efficiency. The front grille was laid back more and the leading edge of the hood was tuned for aerodynamic cleanliness. Wheels were pushed out to the edges of the body, decreasing areas where air turbulence would be created.
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First generation
Production 1984–1987(Sedan)
1984-1994 (Coupe)
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1992-1994 Ford Tempo coupeThe first generation Tempo, released in 1983, was a stark contrast from the Fairmont that it replaced. Both the front windshield and rear window were set at 60° angles, with the trunk of the car being placed higher than the side windows to allow for greater fuel efficiency and air flow. On the Tempo, a rear quarter window was present while the Topaz received a more formal C-pillar arrangement minus the window. The front of the car featured a set of two sealed-beam halogen headlamps recessed in chrome "buckets" and the grille in between the headlights featured four horizontally thin rails each swept back to allow for greater air flow into the engine compartment and over the hood.
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Why would widening the rear track improve aero?
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:15 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I'm sure it wouldn't and that's an erroneous claim.
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I'm sure it wouldn't and that's an erroneous claim.
Maybe they meant pushing the wheels outward to make them more flush with the flanks of the car
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Making the wheels more flush seems likely to help, but when it comes to details in aerodynamics, there seem to be very few hard rules. The Corvair Greenbrier wagon looked like it was intended to appeal to Japan as a rolling pagoda, but it turned out to be far more streamlined than other, similar vans.
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Maybe they meant pushing the wheels outward to make them more flush with the flanks of the car
No, the whole reason for the Tempo/Topaz was to provide a lil step up from the Escort with seating for 3 in the back. T/Ts use much Escort stuff from the firewall forward and so have the same front track width but the butt end is wider.
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Aerohead: When I post photos I first upload the photo as an attachment, then I refer to the photo using the image link to reference the attached document. It gets the photo to show up enlarged very nicely.
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The grille is comprised of five ( 5 ) horizontal airfoil sections,layed back at a 21-degree angle,and each airfoil element is configured "nose-down",with the cord line of the highly cambered foils angled,tail-up,at 30-degrees
based on this description i made the following sketch... i hope i interpreted things right here



is this somewhat what it should look like?

what's missing from the description is the relation of the length and the spacing of the foils.

than again, the angles give enough indication to try and build some sort of prototype
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