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Old 09-27-2009, 11:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Okey doke.

Thanks for the info. Let us know how all 4 wheels work for ya, and maybe post a pic of how you get the valve stems fitted later, eh? I was telling my friends about your project and for some reason they can not get a grip as to why smooth surfaces on a car result in better MPG. haha- But I can see the logic.

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Old 09-27-2009, 11:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Okey doke.

Thanks for the info. Let us know how all 4 wheels work for ya, and maybe post a pic of how you get the valve stems fitted later, eh? I was telling my friends about your project and for some reason they can not get a grip as to why smooth surfaces on a car result in better MPG. haha- But I can see the logic.

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Tell them to run into the wind with a sheet of plywood in front of them...
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:05 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Tell them to run into the wind with a sheet of plywood in front of them...
Ah, WALA! INSTANT BOX KITE FLYING PERSON!

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It's quite possible to "float" on plywood in high winds, if you can place your weight in such a manner that it keeps the plywood at the proper angle into the wind. (Rear bias) Of course, you'd want to keep the plywood anchored by a rope, chain, etc. to prevent it from actually flying.
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It's quite possible to "float" on plywood in high winds, if you can place your weight in such a manner that it keeps the plywood at the proper angle into the wind. (Rear bias) Of course, you'd want to keep the plywood anchored by a rope, chain, etc. to prevent it from actually flying.
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Maybe we should take this to the lounge?
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I like the Reduce and Reuse parts... not so much the Recycle, because it seems like a band-aid for wasteful people to stick to their wasteful ways, and still call it "OK".
Yup, that's me. I agree with you in principle but I am an animal of my time, so I admit to that fault. But remember the planet recycles too. Would you like some Honest 'Abe with your coffee? ... or maybe that's just reuse?!?!?!

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Nice job on the flat rim covers. Have been debating on trying the same on my Impala.

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