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Old 01-06-2012, 10:43 AM   #261 (permalink)
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Could be a 78 or 79, the grill shape matches and its a 6-light (window) version.

Anyway once I find the year I then have to find a suitable colour and work out how to spray the shell in one go so it matches.

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Just occurred to me that Type 12 looks a LOT like a Pierce Arrow of the era...

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That style for the cabin and rear roofline seems to have been popular for quite a few years after the war too - I'm thinking Cadillac coupe and the factory bodied Rolls models of the late 40s and into the 50s. And the early postwar Mercs.

Even Standard (who later renamed to Triumph) got into the act post war.



(This car has the same engine as the Triumph TR2).

Maybe we need to start a seperate GEEKS thread as this one is about aero cars
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Ice land speed record Bentley-- aka, aeromodded Bentley!! Check out the wheel covers and spoiler.







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Those red slots on the hood are probably hot exhaust air from the cooling system? They look like they help reduce drag through the cooling tract, and they "fill in" the low pressure zone above the center of the hood, too.
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If that were the purpose, why not let them come out through the rain tray to help dissipate frost as well?
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No, I think the base of the windshield is a high pressure zone.

Check out this car:




The 1939 Maybach Stromlinienkarosserie also has vents on the front fender just above and behind the wheels.
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Bentley's ISR painted, flat aero wheel covers

Re the ISR Bentley in post #265, here's the best picture I could
find of the flat aero wheel covers:



Clearly held on with screws, probably tapped into the rims...

That's the EcoModder way...
Simple, easy, inexpensive.
Good on 'em.

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Hm, interesting. The middle of the hood looks like it probably is neutral pressure anyway...?



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The 1939 Maybach Stromlinienkarosserie also has vents on the front fender just above and behind the wheels.
I really don't think those are for aerodynamics Perhaps brake cooling?
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The middle of the hood where the vents are is low pressure, typically. The base of the windshield is high pressure, typically. The slots help draw air through the cooling system, which lowers the drag through the cooling system, and the radiator can be smaller.

Your suggestion was to move the exhaust vents (if that is what they are) to base of the windshield, and my point was that then the air would not flow out of them very well. So, they might provide defrosting, but they would not be as efficient for cooling as where they are, on both the Bentley and the Maybach.

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