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Old 12-12-2006, 08:08 PM   #141
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zpiloto is right, whats left for aero?
There have been other radical attempts to do the teardrop thing:
Paul Lewis' Fascination cars:
http://www.jacksonville.com/autos/stories/071505.shtml
1937 Airomobile:
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/airomobile/hemmings.htm
Bucky's Dymaxion car:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dymaxion_car
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:11 AM   #142
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So far, I haven't had any problems with law enforcement. The main other project I want to do is to add a manually adjusted air intake to the nosepiece/grill block so I can tailor the amount of cooling air needed to the amount of cooling actually required. Cooling isn't a problem this time of year, but in the summer, it would be nice to be able to close off the air intake when driving at night or other times when the temps are low.

The second windshield added about 4mph to my terminal velocity on the "calibrated" downhills on my drive. I drove through some light rain and didn't even notice it on the vinyl other than the occasional drop running back along the vinyl. Most of th rain (and bugs) follows the smooth airflow over the vehicle. And best of all, no evidence of the "A" pillar vortex based on the behavior of the water droplets on the front side windows.
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:52 PM   #143
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I can't wiat to see your next gas mileage log!!!!

Your a big inspiration to me (uhmm yeah now i fell like a girl, thanks a lot)
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Old 12-16-2006, 01:11 PM   #144
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God damn, this thing probably gets like 80-85 mpg at 60-65 mph now...
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:19 PM   #145
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Fun experiments! I wonder what the Cd is now?
Phil Knox looked at the photos of my car and estimated the Cd to be around 0.16.
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:22 PM   #146
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As far as I'm concerned, your car and Phil's truck are the benchmarks of the DIY aero-modding crowd.
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:59 PM   #147
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Phil Knox looked at the photos of my car and estimated the Cd to be around 0.16.
It is pretty amazing. I think you may be at the point where further aero improvements will require smoothing the fairings to reduce the parasitic surface friction.
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Very impressive! Way to go!
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:18 AM   #149
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Hello from Colorado. I have been parked in a snowdrift for the best part of the last month. Hope you can do better than that. Anxiously awaiting your test results. I have a question: I spotted a VX on ebay. Can you decipher the serial# and tell me if it matches for a vx. Thanks CO ZX2
http://www.autocheck.com/?siteID=204...eh2372ph543439
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:53 PM   #150
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I don't have a VX (mine is a CX with the engine from a DX), but that VIN looks like a VX to me.

The following site has a good rundown of the Honda VIN:

http://members.lycos.nl/hendrik/honda/vin.htm

2HGEH2372PH543439

2=Canada
H=Honda
G=Passenger Car, Built in USA/Canada
EH2=Civic 3 Door, 1.5L
3=3 Door Hatchback, Manual
7=VX Civic
2=check digit
P=model year 1993
H=Alliston, Canada
543439=production sequence number
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