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Old 11-11-2008, 11:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Good God, i'm drooling...does Phil Knox happen to have a Website? I'd love to know some of the Specs on these mods-especially that Hypercar! That critter's just BEGGING for an EV twin, with a 5HP continuous motor and a few banks of parallel Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries for two strings of 60 Volts or so...

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Old 11-11-2008, 12:20 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Phil needs to update the T100. I chatted with him last fall and he said he was planning on a trailer design. Today I spotted him on I-35 going south from Gainesville, TX with his newly designed trailer. It looks sweeet
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How do i get ahold of phil, I am in texas as well. I am trying to do some aero work to this truck.
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xx,just now catching your post.
If you'll start a thread on the pickup we can all jump in and help you to death.
If you haven't seen basjoos' AeroCivic you need to.Mike has pretty much set the aero-modding benchmark with his Civic.And everything he's done applies to our trucks.
Also,a good,from the side photo of the p-up taken with a telephoto lense would be helpful.If not that,maybe we can scare up an image to work with.
Your 'drop' is going to help you.You've cut both frontal area and improved the fineness ratio with one stone.
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xx,just now catching your post.
If you'll start a thread on the pickup we can all jump in and help you to death.
If you haven't seen basjoos' AeroCivic you need to.Mike has pretty much set the aero-modding benchmark with his Civic.And everything he's done applies to our trucks.
Also,a good,from the side photo of the p-up taken with a telephoto lense would be helpful.If not that,maybe we can scare up an image to work with.
Your 'drop' is going to help you.You've cut both frontal area and improved the fineness ratio with one stone.
Thanks! I think I did a while ago let me look.

Yup here is the link
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post185506

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Did I get all of them, Phil?

Thanks for the inspiration and the education!
Darin, I think you've captured the meat and potatoes of it. A very late thanks! There were some things I did, and did for friends and neighbors which were never documented. I never thought I'd be sharing, or that there'd be any real interest.
A diffuser recommendation in 1990 helped bag an LSR at Bonneville the next year. The whole thing captured by ESPN. That was rewarding
We've covered the three trailers elsewhere here at EcoModder. I have a 26-foot sailboat hull ear-marked for a gooseneck RV travel trailer.
I think the 'blistered' half-tonneau invention ended up on a thread.
The padded-bra, ideal nose invention is in the photo-albums.
Of your top-notch work on the DARKO video from 2014, I can't thank you enough.
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More pictures/info on hyper car!!! please
Apologize for the very late reply.
The photos probably represent the project as far as the mini will ever get.
Riding the donar bike, a water-cooled, 700cc, Honda Shadow, 57-bhp, shaft-drive, V-twin, in traffic, proved to me the danger posed by automobiles (motorists), and I've no confidence that anyone would be spared. After losing my brother on his Harley-Davidson, it really drove home the challenge it would be to engineer for the nut behind the wheel.
I'll recycle the components best I can, but I just don't see a safe way to experience this type of vehicle.
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I'm really digging the KG!

Phill has been at this for quite some time eh? Kudos!
She was a great way into amateur aero. I did all the body, paint, and upholstery, and had built a modified, balanced and aircraft-spec engine for her, but it was stolen from the Lancaster Junior College where I'd constructed it, just before the tin went back on, so I never got to see what that might have done.
There was a whale-tail, 911 Carrera-esgue spoiler which was never photographed. With the 5-speed and taller gearing she might have shown higher mpg. Sold it to an Air Force Captain at Reese AFB, and graduated to a '70 model with 12-volt electrical. Nice to have windshield wipers AND headlights at the same time.

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