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Old 02-15-2018, 09:30 AM   #2581 (permalink)
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Nearly all plastics are by products of gasoline refinement.

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Old 02-15-2018, 11:27 AM   #2582 (permalink)
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...Unless widening the body to fit the track would add frontal area. Putting a wide body on a car designed for a narrower track is what we're used to seeing.
The fender flares are already increasing the frontal area, so making the rest of the sides flush with the wheels would likely help lower the drag.

Narrowing the rear wheel track would allow for a plan taper, which would obviously lower drag.
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Which came first, the increase in track or the increase in body width?

I suspect the difference in frontal area is less significant than the disrupted airflow behind the arches.
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Flier Designs Streamline “Push Button” Car (Nov, 1938)
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Automobile Traditions Challenged by First Streamlined Stock Cars (Feb, 1934)
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Classic Streamlined Cars (50 images in link:)
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Flier Designs Streamline “Push Button” Car (Nov, 1938)
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That's certainly one of the most practical designs for skirted front wheels I've seen.
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I know this car has been posted before, but these photos are not to be missed.

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More photos at site and a Youtube link below from the website.

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