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Old 07-23-2008, 10:26 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Great looking Black Deuce Coupe.

I'm curious, why a "deuce coupe" which is usually associated with the 1932 Ford Coupe and the Beach Boys. http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/...-hot-rod-2.jpg

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Old 07-23-2008, 01:44 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I know that I have a good size spoiler but it's OEM. Since the eclipse already has a low drag coeffecent would this spoiler be better on or off?



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It's too tall for drag reduction,and it's chord is too short for any appreciable downforce(which you wouldn't need anyway).I'd say its just for styling purposes.It probably generates a little drag,so removing is okay,however,drag may be so low,its a wash.It's your call.
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Love the 5 window coupe w/ the Olds thru the valve cover spark plug wires.

Best friend has a 34 Plymouth 4dr. PE with a '57 Dodge Hemi.

I've got a '33 Ford chopped full fendered Tudor w/ 350/350.

At $3.90/gal it is once a month driver.
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You might tuft test w/ and w/out the spoiler. Have someone photo the tests. I would place the tufts on the back of the rear decklid. I suspect the test will show no effect on the tufts providing you aren't running flat out.
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Black Deuce Coupe,

Maybe a 32 Hiboy with a turbo 4 banger, 5 speed. Probably 2200-2300 lbs. HP dependent on boost.

Have you been to the Bonneville Nationals in August?

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The Bonneville Nationals is a PhD in streamlining.

Seeing the Nebulus Theorem, Turbinator, or Al Teague has been awe-inspiring. Burland at 422 with 50% power . If you ever go, take Plenty of WATER and SUNSCREEN (cover everything exposed and not exposed). The guys/gals in the pits are very friendly and approachable. The pits are so big that a bike would help.
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:21 AM   #38 (permalink)
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What about spoilers for hatchbacks? I've noticed a few types:
- Type 1 - placed below the rear window
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- Type 2 - above the window, extending above the roofline with a gap under it
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- Type 3 - above the window, extending the roof horizontally of slightly down
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Which of these will help or hurt FE? I can tell that type 2 probably produces drag, but what about type 1? Does the tiny type 4 do anything?
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1 will do nothing for aero, its just added weight.

2 will add drag

3 will help a very small amount IF it slopes down slightly

4 will make no noticable difference
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I agree with Tim's reply.

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