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Old 02-24-2014, 12:54 AM   #521 (permalink)
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This needs it's own thread with a descriptive subject line, no? So it gets the specific attention it should. Admins?

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Old 02-24-2014, 12:07 PM   #522 (permalink)
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This needs it's own thread with a descriptive subject line, no? So it gets the specific attention it should. Admins?
Yup, we've already got one going: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...5-a-28088.html
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:34 PM   #523 (permalink)
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I want this car! She is a thing of beauty!!! What's next on the list?
Sorry, I don't get thread update notices here at work.

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....What's next on the list?
That would be adding an automatic front grill block! I wanted to do it last summer, but no luck. My wife and I spent quite a bit of time on the house, as in sheet metal roof, more attic insulation, drywall garage ceiling, and so on.

And speaking of garage ceilings, now that it sealed up better, the garage temperature stays above 30F even on the coldest days. Note that the temperature sensor is 6 feet above the floor. The home energy audit inspector said it was heat from the garage floor that causes this. And here I thought it the lost heat from the attached house wall.

This summer looks just as busy, with adding nine new windows to the house, putting in an solar powered attic fan, basement windows, and so on.

The CAT CON on the car needs cleaning, or so I suspect the way it is running lately, so that needs to come off. Rusty bolts, anyone?

I really would like to get that radiator block on this year. All the cold temps keep me thinking about it !!

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Hi,

We had another 3 inches of fluffy snow last night, and I took the highway, which was running about 40 mph to work instead of the back roads.

As soon as I got out of the car and stooped down to look at the underside of the tail, I saw what I was looking for! A nice patch of snow of stuck to the underside, giving a clear indication of air flow and turbulence.

Note: there was a 10/15 mph or so sidewind from left to right, for most of the drive, and that sidewind caused the shifted pattern that you see in the pictures.



I'm a little surprised that there is not more snow sticking to the side of the tail by the side tail lights, since the sidewind was pretty stiff, and could potentially cause turbulence on this side of the tail??



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You clealy need to do some tire tails for improved areo.
Very illustraive with the snow buildup behind the tires.
Thanks for the pics. Amazing job you did with that tail.

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