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Old 02-09-2020, 03:59 PM   #3391 (permalink)
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If you click on the Label: "Aerodynamics" there are other entries FYI.

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Peterbilt’s attempt at an aerodynamic cabover, the 372 from 1988-1994
Just A Car Guy: aerodynamics


For Aerohead..................

Smokey's Duct Tape aero enhancement on a 1957 Chev Cameo pickup at the Daytona Beach NASCAR speed trials.
Just A Car Guy: aerodynamics



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Paul Goldsmith Smokey Yunick and NASCAR Official Mauri Rose next to the masking tape and cardboard instant streamlining 1957 Chevy Cameo for 132.353 mph.

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Old 02-09-2020, 04:04 PM   #3392 (permalink)
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what was more aerodynamic, the 1949 Beetle, or the VW Microbus?
Just A Car Guy: aerodynamics

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Though the early prototypes had terrible aerodynamics, with wind tunnel testing that resulted in body changes like the split “vee” windshield, the production Type 2 had a cd of 0.44, better than the Beetle’s 0.48
Following the link from above.

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...thank-ben-pon/

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The first VW Bus, the Type 29 prototype
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:03 PM   #3393 (permalink)
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JACG Labels are a goldmine.

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The first VW Bus, the Type 29 prototype
VW gets credit for beating Chrysler/Plymouth to the minivan. But Chrysler could have had a [five-cylinder radial engine] front-wheel-drive van in the 1930s.



Found this yesterday:




http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Volkswagen/

Tempo Matador front wheel drive in 1950, one year after Ben Pon's design. I wish I'd found one of those instead of my Clark Cortez.
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The Schlörwagen went from a virtual unknown, to a low drag aerodynamic star of these pages - and now has a Wikipedia page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schl%C3%B6rwagen

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And I believe this is him with his masterpiece:

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Gosh, that's a lot of development of little practical value. I do wonder how different F1 would be now if Colin Chapman had just included some compliance in his wheel-hub wing mounts, so they wouldn't fall off and get banned. I also wonder what would have happened if the teams had gone for vertical wings and direct side force instead of downforce. If moveable elements had been banned, large slip angles would have been needed on the tires, as in the good old days. The NASCAR boys said that they couldn't spin a Dodge Daytona, due to the wide vertical wing supports.
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She dates to GM's COE aerodynamic developments of 1963,at Cal Tech's wind tunnel.What is old is new again!
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This is interesting for a number of reasons.

Not an economy car, but it would pair nicely with the Arcimoto FUV, which has better ingress/egress for grocery gettin'. But it's got the same tandem seating and [soon] 3D printed suspension parts.

The chassis is a combination of carbon fiber tubes, aluminum extrusions and 3D printed connecting nodes. The A-pillars are titanium because... why not?

The flat-crank V-8 (sweet) has an external mixing chamber for the individual pipes. It reminds me of the X-Flow dual megaphone header for the VW flat four, without the megaphones.

270mph in low-downforce mode, on carbon negative methanol (30x the power density of batteries).

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Then there's the BAC Mono


https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HXGUWB4LqxM/maxresdefault.jpg

This is basically an open-wheel car with a biplane front diverter and a rear wing with cycle fenders attached.

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Also, www.digitaltrends.com: Hyundai Prophecy concept predicts a future of autonomous driving, electric power



No unnecessary bulk in the rear quarters.

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