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Old 03-05-2023, 10:34 AM   #31 (permalink)
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This is the kind of project that get my full attention.
Can't wait to see how this turns out.
To this day, it amazes me how that a 52+ year old design can get down to a stellar cD close to that of an EV1, with only a drop in ride height, grille block, and a spoiler.
( And with such a huge change in cD at that ! .497 down to .201 ! As we have seen so many times before, you can remove mirrors, plug up grilles, do a full belly pan, full boattail etc, and only find you knock down the cD count by a few counts ! )
Meanwhile, automakes brag about spending hundreds of hours in the windtunnel to get a .28 or so cD on something.
Your Eclipse project was brilliant as well.
You really are a master at this stuff.
This is such a cool project.

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Old 03-05-2023, 04:02 PM   #32 (permalink)
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This is the kind of project that get my full attention.
Can't wait to see how this turns out.
To this day, it amazes me how that a 52+ year old design can get down to a stellar cD close to that of an EV1, with only a drop in ride height, grille block, and a spoiler.
( And with such a huge change in cD at that ! .497 down to .201 ! As we have seen so many times before, you can remove mirrors, plug up grilles, do a full belly pan, full boattail etc, and only find you knock down the cD count by a few counts ! )
Meanwhile, automakes brag about spending hundreds of hours in the windtunnel to get a .28 or so cD on something.
Your Eclipse project was brilliant as well.
You really are a master at this stuff.
This is such a cool project.
Thank you, kind sir.

It's been a major undertaking, but it's starting to get closer. Should have it up and running mid-Summer. Have to thank you and a bunch other on this site for helping me out with both projects.
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Old 03-05-2023, 04:23 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Thank you, kind sir.

It's been a major undertaking, but it's starting to get closer. Should have it up and running mid-Summer. Have to thank you and a bunch other on this site for helping me out with both projects.
? Are you thinking of someone else, because the only way I see that I may have helped is to post about that old Hot Rod article with the '81 Camaro that went to .201 cD.

If you want to go all out with the Warlock and make a trip to the A2, ( Windtunnel ) then I know Gary Eaker and the folks there would be extremely helpful.
I recently called and spoke to Gary's son there.
He actually took time out of his day to talk to me.
Other tunnels I have called start out by first asking " So is this a business inquiry ?" And then hang up .
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Old 03-05-2023, 04:45 PM   #34 (permalink)
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? Are you thinking of someone else, because the only way I see that I may have helped is to post about that old Hot Rod article with the '81 Camaro that went to .201 cD.

If you want to go all out with the Warlock and make a trip to the A2, ( Windtunnel ) then I know Gary Eaker and the folks there would be extremely helpful.
I recently called and spoke to Gary's son there.
He actually took time out of his day to talk to me.
Other tunnels I have called start out by first asking " So is this a business inquiry ?" And then hang up .
That article was a great one.

I might take you up on that when I get it running.
All my aero information comes from this site. I have to admit aero is definitely one of my weaknesses. lol
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This is the kind of project that get my full attention.
Can't wait to see how this turns out.
To this day, it amazes me how that a 52+ year old design can get down to a stellar cD close to that of an EV1, with only a drop in ride height, grille block, and a spoiler.
( And with such a huge change in cD at that ! .497 down to .201 ! As we have seen so many times before, you can remove mirrors, plug up grilles, do a full belly pan, full boattail etc, and only find you knock down the cD count by a few counts ! )
Meanwhile, automakes brag about spending hundreds of hours in the windtunnel to get a .28 or so cD on something.
Your Eclipse project was brilliant as well.
You really are a master at this stuff.
This is such a cool project.
I have always wanted to own a Talon/Mitsubishi since a good friend of mind has 2 different Eagles while we were in highschool. He couldn't get them running consistently, but damn were they fun when they were on the road.

This build has gotten my attention, looking forward to seeing it completed!
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Subbed, can't wait to see this one finished! You got any paint colors in mind, maybe make it match the talon?
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Subbed, can't wait to see this one finished! You got any paint colors in mind, maybe make it match the talon?
It will be close to the Talon color. Thinking about Marlboro Red?
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It will be close to the Talon color. Thinking about Marlboro Red?
Ive always been a sucker for red, so I wont argue with you on that one!
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Since it's only an opinion, I will offer that the only red I care for is L351 Koral Rot (Coral Red).
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Thinking about Marlboro Red?
Would be cool if you did a "heritage" livery, inspired on the good old days when tobacco and alcohol ads were still allowed on motorsports. I remember all the BS that tobacco and alcohol sponsoring motorsports would be a bad influence for children to get into smoking and binge-drinking, yet Im sure it's all BS. On a sidenote, do you remember the livery of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI on WRC?

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