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Old 09-24-2015, 07:21 AM   #1681 (permalink)
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:14 AM   #1682 (permalink)
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I suspect that the ReVendo'n could be aerodynamic if converted to electric.

Then all the air breathing or massive drag holes for cooling a V-12 could be closed off.

This idea came about one day while looking at a mold for a Bugatti Veyron kit car knock off. Pretty sure this discussion was in this forum about two years ago.

EDIT: I could be wrong about something - oops.

The closest car I could get C of D numbers on is the Lamborghini Aventador, amazingly it's number is a very low. How low is still debatable.

Source-1: Cd = 0.23
http://www.autoviva.com/lamborghini_.../version/30376

Source-2: Cd = 0.33
http://www.autoblog.com/cars-compare...=USC20LGC041A0


Source-3: Cd = 0.35
http://www.svtperformance.com/forums...-the-Aventador
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Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4
(A) 1.93 m
(cd) 0.35
(cd A) = 0.67
at 200km/h
downforce front 4kg
lift rear 37kg
Let's toss out the low and high numbers, that's a decent Cd is you ask me (0.33), not the same exact model but close enough for now.
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for trains. Here's the McKeene motorcar





http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/McKeen%20Motor%20Car

One of these ran on the West Salem/Dallas/Falls City line a few miles from where I grew up, 30 years before I was born. Growing up, my all-time favorite train was this one. It turns out they ran up the Columbia River Gorge, right past Rooster Rock.



arcosine -- That is one long post ....but worth it.

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<<This Timeline Is Total Proof That Cars And Trains Are Both 'Automobiles'>> Includes infographic. Then here's a Tempo Matador aluminum bodied motorhome.




Just a car guy : the biggest Tempo Matador ever made, an RV by the Mikafa Coachbuilders (Karosserie Minden Karosseriefabrik)

The Tempo Matador had front wheel drive by a 36hp VW flat four:


http://therascalscats.skynetblogs.be/archive/2011/11/30/boss-project.html

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<<This Timeline Is Total Proof That Cars And Trains Are Both 'Automobiles'>> Includes infographic. Then here's a Tempo Matador aluminum bodied motorhome.
Fantastic article, I did a college/class room speech on this topic in a public speaking class about 30 years ago.

One of the vehicles mentioned I just had to Google.

The "Puffing Devil" - 1801, by Richard Trevithic
Richard Trevithick General Purpose Engine "Puffing Devil", Image 9 - Steam Scenes


I think that photo supports the statement made earlier by someone else that low speed vehicles like tractors are exempt from being aerodynamic as a matter of function.
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Boy, 36 HP, I bet that was not a "Get Up And Go'er"...
Yup (spitting out a big load of tobacco juice),that'd be enough power for an electric toothbrush in Dallas.
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Pursuing the idea of a Schlorwagen/Inrekor clone for another thread I was reading this: <<Porsche Type 64>> Wherein you find:

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Why call it the Type 64? The model number came about because the car was built mainly from design drawings for the Type-64 "record car". Most mechanical parts came from the 38 prototype series. The chassis was heavily reinforced and the engine also reworked to produce around 100 horse power... Its flat-four engine produced 50 bhp and gave a top speed of around 160 km/h (99 mph).
That's on the basis of the original sub-1 liter engine with 21hp. By 1963 Porches came with the Super 90 engine. In the mid-50s when this motorhome was new, big bore kits, Okrasa dual-port heads and roller bearing crankshafts were available for the 1200cc 36hp engine. And Judson superchargers. That rust-out Matador fore-body is from an old truck, not the motorhome.

OTOH this bad boy isn't all that much larger than a camper, no larger than a South African class-C motorhome, and it has an aluminum body.
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