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Old 02-10-2012, 09:56 PM   #231 (permalink)
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Doodling in class. I like this scheme.


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Old 02-10-2012, 10:03 PM   #232 (permalink)
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The historic examples are cool as can be. One wonders if videos have been created to "see" if the effects were an aid to difficulty in sensing direction, size, specification, etc.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #233 (permalink)
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That's a good video. Seeing the third ship on the water really drives the point home. The lines were constructed in a way to make it appear to have many hulls- you couldn't tell if the ship was facing toward you, right or left! I'd like to do some more experimentation with Probe schemes to see if I can't replicate these effects.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:59 PM   #234 (permalink)
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You'd think that Captain Slow would make a good mascot for the likes of us but lately he has been a bit more Clarkson-eske. POWER!!!!
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Interesting, although Dazzle paint schemes ended long before most ships had Radar so it wasn't a huge success.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:27 PM   #237 (permalink)
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Friend said he thinks it might be the wiring harness. I posted it for sale on the local forum.

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Old 02-12-2012, 08:28 PM   #238 (permalink)
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That sucks Tyler...I agree it is best to concentrate on school right now. There will be plenty of time for cars later just make it through school first!

I'm just south of you in Dayton and have family in Detroit so I'll give you a yell the next time I'm up there and maybe we can meet up at the cracker barrel have some dinner and BS.

Best of luck with all your endeavors I've really enjoyed this project and will be reading through it a couple times!

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Oh yea how much are you asking for the car and do you have a link to where your selling it?
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Thanks James. If I can sell this thing my parents are going to drive my Rabbit out to Wis. Dells for spring break and I can drive that back. It's nice to have a car, even if it's not necessary. Today I went to CVS on my bike and filled a military duffel bag. It wasn't exactly fun.

It's posted on xceedspeed and michigan vw right now, but here's the ad:

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1992 Ford Probe GL Aeromodded Beater

Runs and drives but battery is not charging properly.

I bought this from a friend in August 2011 as a winter beater and made aerodynamic modifications which in conjunction with driving techniques raised the fuel economy from EPA 24 combined to a current 40.79 MPG lifetime average. That's a 70% increase. I have gone 500 miles with only 12 gallons in this car.

It was good to me until it failed to start back in late November. I went off to winter break and installed a rebuilt alternator with the help of chewie. At that time it gained an Optima battery courtesy of Linkster to get me home (since the old battery was drained).

The morning after the alternator job the car refused to even turn over. I followed the PO's advice of disconnecting and reconnecting the battery and it worked fine. We think the computer needed to be reset or something.This only happened once. I then drove it on and off for a couple weeks and the battery ran out on i75 last Saturday. It was towed back to Detroit and when I put a charger on it, it started and drove like normal.

Chewie and Link came down and we put a volt meter on it. The alternator charges for the first few minutes, then shuts off for good. The battery holds a good 15V when the alt is working. Chewie thinks there's a problem in the harness.

I'm in my last semester at CCS and don't have the time or patience to mess around with this thing out in the cold.

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1992 Ford Probe GL
Mazda 2.2L 12V F2 engine
5 speed manual transmission with a good clutch
Dark red with spray painted "art" by moi
189,xxx miles

Modifications: (The aero mods are durable corrugated plastic, NOT cardboard)
Ignition Control Module from a Chevy pickup (works fine)
partial belly pans, front and rear
grille blocks
flat wheel covers
front air dam
front wheel flares
side mirrors deleted
wide angle interior mirror
some panel gaps taped
rear wheel skirts
antenna moved to interior (AM doesn't work anymore)
rear seat delete
all rear interior panels removed
pass. headlight permanently down
rear seatbelts and retractors removed

Pros:
If you fix the charging it's a very reliable car.
Gets lots of looks
40 MPG (Best tank of 44.68mpg)
Loads of storage space. Cargo area large enough to sleep in (I talk from experience)
Cheap
AM/FM radio
Makes girls wet

Cons:
Alternator does not charge battery correctly
Rusty
NEEDS rear brake pads
Rear tires are getting worn down
At over half a tank the interior smells like gas. I haven't seen drips under the car.
Headlight linkages seized. I put them up/down manually
Left turn signal broken

Car comes with:
Appropriate Haynes manual
Rear interior panels (Rear seat, speakers, rear carpet and two panels are in MN)
Plywood cargo bay with cutout for removing the spare, and large mat so things don't slide around
Good Optima battery with new cable terminals
Rebuilt Alternator, one month old
New fuel pump from RockAuto (uninstalled)
Space saver spare
All the aerodynamics and hypermiling tips you want
Plans to paint the passenger side matching.
Drivers side mirror
Backstreet Boyz cassette tape

Asking $750 OBO or trade for a hardtail mountain bike plus cash (or a moped??)
Make me a reasonable offer. It costs me nothing to let this thing sit in the garage.
[For Sale] 1992 Ford Probe GL Aeromodded Beater

Really, though, make me an offer! Good engine and trans and a new alternator.

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