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Old 02-03-2019, 10:00 AM   #541 (permalink)
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Given the picture was taken in the 1980s, probably someone's grandmother.
There are many websites catering to that sort of thing, but I am prohibited from linking to them.

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I am not sure is this egg-car is aerodynamic or not as the devil is in the details regarding the rear wheels and any undercarriage or suspension. If I recall Aerohead's dirigible/blimp diagrams it's shape is way better than a sphere or wheel/cylinder in any case.

http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/...s-even-edible/


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This on is titled “The Mork Egg Machine”. No further info available or needed.
All other links doing an reverse image search are Pinterest, and those provide no more information from what I can tell.

It looks more Dean Jeffries than George Barris or Ed Roth (Big Daddy) but anyone could of designed and built it.

https://growabrain.typepad.com/growa...s_the_200.html


Some modifications to the Goldfish and it could be made aerodynamic I suspect. Remove the tail and sunglasses for starters.

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Old 02-03-2019, 01:20 PM   #542 (permalink)
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The egg car is not an individual body, you need to look at the two front wheels (and rear wheels) as independent bodies moving though the air and add them into the total drag calculations.
The real question is — would it be faster backwards.
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The real question is — would it be faster backwards.
After the wing was torn off, most probably.

As a teen I built a plastic model of the "Spirit of 76" dragster, it kind of looks like a condensed version of that.


http://public.fotki.com/drasticplast...-76-wedge.html



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While looking for the dragster above I found this interesting article below.

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Drag Racing’s Twilight Zone – Streamline Dragsters
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/drag...ine-dragsters/

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Breedlove Spirit II: 1964
Built by Craig Breedlove and Nye Frank, with aluminum bodywork by Indycar builder Quin Epperly, “Spirit II” debuted at the 1964 HOT ROD Magazine Championships. This was a busy time for Breedlove to be putting efforts into a dragster when he was also embarking on a land-speed-record car. Notable for its covered front wheel “pants,” the theory espoused that besides streamlining for an additional 10 mph by cutting drag generated behind conventional open front wheels, this would aid in steering at high speeds. Why you would need that in straight-line racing escapes us now. The beautifully built ’liner ran 8.50 at 185 mph. Landing on the show circuit for a time, it now resides at the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, Florida.
From the reading some of the wedge designs go back to 1971, added weight was an issue but it was from the chassis not the extra bodywork for Prudhomme's car.

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The theory behind wedge dragsters was that by covering the slicks, dirty air disturbed around the slicks would be cleaned up, with a bonus that the body acts as a huge spoiler for added downforce and translating into better traction.
Nothing says fast like spacesuits, take that bikini's.

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/drag...ine-dragsters/
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I see Thom Taylor is still with Hot Rod as of 2016. They have 42 illustrations I'll have to go through.

Just A Car Guy put up 13 last November that mostly repeat some of them.



Just A Car Guy: streamlined dragsters that were evolutionary dead ends
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Looks like some of the same images as the other link, but there are a few new ones, thanks.

Okay, one more wedge - keeping in season.

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Going to snap his neck on that wing with the first good bump.
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Anything with both continuous tracks and wings is fantastic in one sense or the other.
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I encourage everyone posting to include a rear quarter image, you know, where all the drag is formed.

The boxy fronts are un-aerodynamic and I am most guilty of all for posting fronts, but it could be an improvement physiologically. Yes?

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