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Old 06-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Kiplinger's reminds me that by 1983 Ford had developed a 1.2l three cylinder engine... hmmm, what happened to it?
Which one? That 2-stroke actually developed by Orbital Engines but which was tested into some Ford Fiesta and Ford Aspire test mules?
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"Recently a Ford engineer noted an outside rear-view mirror increased drag by 1 pound at 65 mph and increased fuel consumption 0.05 miles per gallon.To carry this mirror on a 1,000 mile trip would cost you seven cents,the consequence of air drag."
Jack Heltemes,'ADVENTURES IN AERODYNAMICS',HOT ROD MAGAZINE,April,1962,p.35.
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"We did a lot of development on the side-view mirrors because they add frontal area.We got them slippery enough so that they almost compensate for the frontal area they add."
Donald F.Kopka,Vice President of Design,Ford Motor Company.
'PROBE IV
Ford's new wind-cheating supercar'
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Popular Science Magazine,March,1983.
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"Recently a Ford engineer noted an outside rear-view mirror increased drag by 1 pound at 65 mph and increased fuel consumption 0.05 miles per gallon.To carry this mirror on a 1,000 mile trip would cost you seven cents,the consequence of air drag."
What car was this on? Do you know? Surely a rear-view mirror from a focus would not have as much of an impact as say an F150.
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What car was this on? Do you know? Surely a rear-view mirror from a focus would not have as much of an impact as say an F150.
They didn't say in the 1st article,but back then,they may have all been the same regardless of model.And they'd be pretty crude in 1962.
For the second article,it was of course the Ford Probe IV concept car.
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Does anyone have any good images of the Probe IV mirrors? I did a quick fruitless search.

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