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Old 01-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #251 (permalink)
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They may be vertical splitters for smoother air flow around the front wheels?

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Old 01-04-2012, 04:33 AM   #252 (permalink)
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I searched around for some info and all I found was a Ford Ka press release in Polish. At the bottom it pretty much says that the "Step 1" was Ford's step towards very low fuel consumption. It had a prototype 3-cylinder turbodiesel, LRR tires, an economical transmission, and lightweight carbonfiber chassis elements. Fuel consumption was less than 3 l/100km.
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Pity they never followed through on it especially with the Diesel.
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3 l/100km.
=78mpg! Wow. This really makes me want to trade the Probe for a Geo. Twice the fuel economy.

Arragonis, I see you've been reading up on Voisin

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Old 01-05-2012, 07:01 AM   #255 (permalink)
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Arragonis, I see you've been reading up on Voisin
I have, via this book



which I recommend, although it seems to have been translated from French by a machine rather than a human.
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You read it too ? Any others to recommend ? I have obtained (via someone asking what I wanted for Christmas) a 2CV kit to make on the basis of the book.



Once I have completed my Mini Cooper (just stripping off the paint with oven cleaner - I must have had far too much wine when I painted it before) I will make a start on this one - I plan to spray it if possible.
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I got it for my birthday two months ago and haven't had the time to finish it. Do you mean you'll be converting the 2CV into a TPV? That would be awesome. I love that TPV styling.

(Fun thing: If you google image search "citroen tpv" my drawing is on the first page)
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Have you seen Porsche's Type 12 "Zundapp" VW?



Got my own "reducing frontal area" projects going as well. Hopefully after graduation I'll have the time to finish them.

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This kit cost too much to hack it about, I'm still trying to work out what year the kit is - the nearest I can spot is 1975 but on Citroennet they had 1973 as the year they all got rectangular headlights

CitroŽn 2CV 1971 - 1974

but then their 1975 page shows one with round headlights.



Plus I need to find colours available to French market models (the registration plate transfer/decal is from Paris).

Zundap - There is a new book out about Josef Ganz I believe, there is a report in a mag I get occasionally. The idea of Porsche "inventing" the VW Beetle looks less and less reliable all the time



Did someone say geek ?

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I'm still trying to work out what year the kit is - the nearest I can spot is 1975 but on Citroennet they had 1973 as the year they all got rectangular headlights
Citroen later reverted to round headlights in the 80s - with the 2CV Charleston and other specials.

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