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Old 08-31-2012, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A salt flat racer with its awesome & brutal in-your-face attempt at aero efficiency.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well then.... it's certainly dramatic looking.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wouldn't mind having one. That thing is cool. I do wonder what kind of mpg it gets.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That is so cool.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sweet ride! However, I'm betting with that straight 8, it's probably more like GPM than MPG.

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Old 09-01-2012, 01:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Love the Dagmars even though they might hurt aero more than help.

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JethroBodine View Post
Sweet ride! However, I'm betting with that straight 8, it's probably more like GPM than MPG.
Possibly better than you think with the aeromods. The main reasons older cars didn't get very good efficiency were bad aero, low compression (that far back) or crappy transmission technology needing low gears to even get moving that made it scream on the highway. The BSFC of such engines (fuel used per HP produced) has improved very little over time, early engines also produced about as much torque per cubic inch much of the time just at slower speeds, and therefore alot less horsepower. Cylinder heads have become more efficient but the improvements are not world of changing, it's not like you'd use twice as much fuel back then for the same HP.

The Model T was said to get 20-25mpg back in it's day. how are modern pickups comparing to a 100 year old one?

What model was the original car and can anyone place the type of engine?

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