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Old 02-01-2012, 11:57 PM   #201 (permalink)
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Disconnected the battery, reconnected it, and the car runs like normal... weird. Now I have an extra fuel pump in case it actually breaks.


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Old 02-02-2012, 09:40 AM   #202 (permalink)
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:57 AM   #203 (permalink)
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Great project, thoroughly enjoyed reading this entire thing.

+1 for the "metrosexual" made me stop running on the treadmill I was laughing so hard.

Best of luck with school, seems like your not letting other stuff get in the way too much.

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Old 02-02-2012, 09:58 AM   #204 (permalink)
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+1 for the "metrosexual" made me stop running on the treadmill I was laughing so hard
You were reading EcoModder while running on a treadmill? That's got to be a first!
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #205 (permalink)
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Edit: If anybody knows, what kind of angle should I expect to get away with on the bottom side of the tail? It would save me some tufting time.
Data that Phil (aerohead) has quoted show very conservative angles for the upsweep at the end of a belly pan. In the order of a few degrees. EG: see http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-6-a-2670.html where 2.5 degrees is quoted.



I was able to get away with a 6.5 degree final angle of the bottom of my boat tail by curving it gently:

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post156960

But I tuft tested it (web cam + duct tape) - saw turbulent but attached flow underneath, right to the end. Tuft testing vids are in that thread too.
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Thanks Darin! I remember hearing something like 7* but assumed it would take some tuft testing anyway. I plan on doing strakes behind the wheels too so hopefully it's not so turbulent. Also, radii on the edges will be a must. I don't want any vortexes coming off that thing. With a little luck a boattail prototype miiiiiight get done this weekend to test out some angles. I've never done a cardboard prototype before so it should be interesting.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #207 (permalink)
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Awesome thread!!! Took me a little while to read all of it... Man keep ip the work on the anal probe... I am currently involved with a geo metro build trying to get to 75 mpg... I stay inspired with people like you on here!! Keep the good pics,post,and art coming ...
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Enjoyed reading this thread finally. The razzle-dazzle was exactly the right choice. Congrats on how it's going.
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Enjoyed reading this thread finally. The razzle-dazzle was exactly the right choice. Congrats on how it's going.
It is an... interesting color scheme. I'd be on the lookout for U-Boats while driving a car with such a paint job.
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It is an... interesting color scheme. I'd be on the lookout for U-Boats while driving a car with such a paint job.
What, you aren't looking for them anyway?

BTW, I did a big two color stencil on the passenger side... not sure how fast I'm going to get sick of it...

It's a honey badger.



Yeah, it is good for a laugh, but not a long term thing. Also the work put into making the stencil and then applying it probably was not worth the amusement.

The more I look at it the more I realize the whole car needs to be cohesively dazzle'd

For those who don't know, this is where it came from

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