Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Aerodynamics
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-14-2014, 11:42 AM   #1361 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,173
Thanks: 1,739
Thanked 587 Times in 401 Posts
Only 14 hp to hit 100 mph?

It doesn't look that aerodynamic.

But drool at the T-shaped drivetrain!

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 12-14-2014, 07:15 PM   #1362 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 18,357
Thanks: 5,034
Thanked 6,071 Times in 4,860 Posts
The wheels on the bus go...about five feet high. The bus is about four wheel-heights wide. Figure 24" per seat and 36" for the aisle and the interior should be 15 feet wide. Or maybe they're just very small people.

The cyclecar is nice. 70 yrs later, people had given up on angle-iron frames.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2014, 12:16 AM   #1363 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Earth
Posts: 540
Thanks: 23
Thanked 128 Times in 99 Posts
How about the green one in this ad that pops up from time to time? Reminds me of the template.

I just figured out it's the Mitsubishi i MIEV Sport.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	electric car ad AST.jpeg
Views:	55
Size:	31.7 KB
ID:	16665  
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to sgtlethargic For This Useful Post:
aerohead (12-22-2014)
Old 12-21-2014, 06:16 PM   #1364 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 18,357
Thanks: 5,034
Thanked 6,071 Times in 4,860 Posts
Maybe the thread will pick up again after the holidays. We certainly haven't hit the bottom of the barrel yet.




Just a car guy : Jim and Chester's Garage Tumblr posts some really cool and rare photos, I keep going back, year after year to catch up
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to freebeard For This Useful Post:
aerohead (12-22-2014)
Old 12-23-2014, 10:05 PM   #1365 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: missouri
Posts: 209

Suki - '11 Suzuki SX4
Team Suzuki
90 day: 26.26 mpg (US)
Thanks: 59
Thanked 62 Times in 34 Posts


It looks like an ev1 from the 50's.
__________________
"Ignorance is bliss, but only for the ignorant"-Hypermiler1995
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Hypermiler1995 For This Useful Post:
aerohead (12-29-2014)
Old 12-27-2014, 07:59 AM   #1366 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,744

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,579
Thanked 3,520 Times in 2,203 Posts




'34 Russian GAZ A "Aero" prototype. Looks like the grille can open and close via inner slotted panel sliding up and down.
__________________



Last edited by Frank Lee; 12-28-2014 at 10:56 PM..
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Frank Lee For This Useful Post:
aerohead (12-29-2014)
Old 12-27-2014, 12:40 PM   #1367 (permalink)
Cd
Ultimate Fail
 
Cd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 3,210
Thanks: 2,463
Thanked 852 Times in 505 Posts
I just ran across this really great site with lots of images I hadn't seen here, as well as a few that I have. Rather than hotlink the site to death I'll just post one or two and give you guys the address :

Street Legal Streamliners? | The H.A.M.B.

You might be interested in what appears on page 2 of the thread



Last edited by Cd; 12-27-2014 at 12:53 PM..
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Cd For This Useful Post:
aerohead (12-29-2014), janvos39 (12-28-2014)
Old 12-27-2014, 12:47 PM   #1368 (permalink)
Cd
Ultimate Fail
 
Cd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 3,210
Thanks: 2,463
Thanked 852 Times in 505 Posts
Too many great pictures to link to on that site i just mentioned.
Check it out !
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Cd For This Useful Post:
aerohead (12-29-2014)
Old 12-28-2014, 10:22 AM   #1369 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 118

Emerald - '97 Honda Civic CXi
90 day: 40.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 53
Thanked 53 Times in 32 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by niky View Post
Only 14 hp to hit 100 mph?

It doesn't look that aerodynamic.

But drool at the T-shaped drivetrain!
The article states "two Austin 7hp engines [...] tuned up till they could do 5,000 rpm".

Guessing that an "Austin 7hp engine" is something the reader was expected to be familiar with, a quick web search reveals that an "Austin 7hp" was in fact the name of a car (Austin 7 hp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), and an "Austin 7hp engine" might not have been 7hp to begin with - apparently the "Austin 7hp" was a motor car with a 1.1 litre single cylinder engine capable of "9 hp at 1300 rpm" a pair of these would make for a 2.2L capacity. Extrapolating that capacity and performance to 5,000 rpm, I dare say there was a lot more than 14hp on tap - given also that that implies some very extensive engine modifications in general. From the engine specs this engine had a 127mm (5 inch) stroke, getting 5,000 rpm would mean a piston speed of ~21.2 m/s (69.4 fps), which is pretty durn impressive in itself for an engine of that vintage...

Last edited by Madact; 12-28-2014 at 10:34 AM.. Reason: grammered rong
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Madact For This Useful Post:
aerohead (12-29-2014), niky (12-29-2014)
Old 12-28-2014, 10:13 PM   #1370 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
kach22i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posts: 3,726
Thanks: 36
Thanked 2,463 Times in 1,720 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cd View Post
I have been to the HAMB site before, but have not seen this thread before.

Nice find Cd.

And now, time for an interesting concept.

Rear Mid Engine Truck (RMET) by Abhi Muktheeswarar at Coroflot.com

Quote:
Rear Mid Engine Truck (RMET)
by Abhi Muktheeswarar

This is the first of its kind truck concept in the world. The most innovative thing of this truck is the engine is moved to the rear of the cabin rather than below the cabin. The main advantages are improved visibility, low centre of gravity of the truck, reduced air drag coefficient, increased cabin space, easy entry & exit because of the low floor design.


Nice idea, but why didn't he ease/round off the front corners of the cab?

And why allow (or direct) so much air under the truck?

__________________
George
Architect, Artist and Designer of Objects

1977 Porsche 911s Targa
1998 Chevy S-10 Pick-Up truck
1989 Scat II HP Hovercraft

Chin Spoiler:
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...effective.html

Rear Spoiler Pick Up Truck
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...xperiment.html

Roof Wing
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...1-a-19525.html
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to kach22i For This Useful Post:
aerohead (12-29-2014)
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric Cars Push Japan Engine Parts Makers to Crisis Mode tjts1 The Lounge 14 12-23-2012 01:47 PM
Name that Eco Car! Quiz: identify these aerodynamic production cars MetroMPG Aerodynamics 16 08-30-2009 06:24 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com