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John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
10/18/20 10:17 p.m.
slowbird said:

Looking good! I'm concerned that the big open hole leading to the trunk will act as a huge parachute. Got any tarp material you can cover it with?

Probably not required to run with trunk lid mounted. That might reduce drag/wind catch.

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/18/20 10:42 p.m.
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) said:
slowbird said:

Looking good! I'm concerned that the big open hole leading to the trunk will act as a huge parachute. Got any tarp material you can cover it with?

Probably not required to run with trunk lid mounted. That might reduce drag/wind catch.

Sawzall of everything behind the rear wheels will reduce drag more.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/18/20 10:46 p.m.

Um, awesome!

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
10/18/20 11:02 p.m.

We're bringing all the spacer for you to put on the MEATS. 315 ftmfw! You'll need them with that 200 shot. 

fanfoy
fanfoy SuperDork
10/19/20 7:32 a.m.

Looking at how long this thing is behind the front doors, I'm thinking this could be a really great speedster pickup. Modern day this:

If you have time

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/19/20 8:39 a.m.

Looking good!

golfduke
golfduke HalfDork
10/19/20 12:08 p.m.

I will never look at Avalons in the same fashion again, and that is in a very very good way.  

 

I second the ultralight fabric/tarp-like "tonneau cover" behind the roll bar and to the trunk lid.  A few marine-grade snaps and a 10$ tarp would probably get the job done with <1lb weight penalty IMHO. 

 

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
10/19/20 12:14 p.m.

To everyone saying tonneau:

 

YUP!

its just better. The only exception is if you put 4 kirkeys in there. Which you should do. 

Run_Away [FS]
Run_Away [FS] Dork
10/19/20 12:38 p.m.

Awesome! Do you have any way to scale the car?

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
10/19/20 6:20 p.m.

Mascheinenbau i sent you a PM, may have gone to Spam

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/19/20 8:46 p.m.

Front chop. I didn't need spring compressors for front or rear. Just zip the nut off til it pops. The fronts were under a lot more compression than the front, shooting the top hat across my garage. I was sure I went too far when half the spring is gone...

But I was wrong. Fitment is supreme and have just enough ground clearance to slip the jack under the radiator support, which is apparently structural enough to lift the car. I'll take better pictures in the light tomorrow.

Drove it again. It's pretty berkeleyin fast.

Nitroracer (Forum Supporter)
Nitroracer (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
10/19/20 8:48 p.m.

You've done a very good job with simplify and add lightness.

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
10/20/20 8:03 p.m.

A car isn't low enough unless, when letting it down off the jack, the jack then is stuck underneath until someone lifts up on the fender. 

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/20/20 8:20 p.m.

In reply to barefootskater (Shaun) :

It was very close to that. It may not make it into my tow dolly.

$16 Amazon LED pods are in. We're ready to party 

03Panther
03Panther Dork
10/20/20 9:43 p.m.

I really wish I could be there to see this one run... but not this year.

OjaiM5
OjaiM5 Reader
10/21/20 2:24 p.m.

Challenge is something I look forward to all year, even if I am just a voyeur. It looks like so much fun. 

In reply to OjaiM5 :

I really hate to be pushy, but any chance of a rendering of this thing? 

(Please ignore if that's an imposition.)

thatsnowinnebago (Forum Supporter)
thatsnowinnebago (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/21/20 3:15 p.m.
barefootskater (Shaun) said:

To everyone saying tonneau:

 

YUP!

its just better. The only exception is if you put 4 kirkeys in there. Which you should do. 

+1 to four Kirkeys. This thing is hilarious. 

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/21/20 3:28 p.m.

In reply to wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) (Forum Supporter) :

I don't know how much you expect it to change in the next 48 hours lol. There won't be a next year. I plan to crush this car after I steal its engine.

OjaiM5
OjaiM5 Reader
10/21/20 3:34 p.m.

I would love to draw it but it looks done to me. I could put a BAW (big ass wing) or a Ojai hood or something on it lol 

OjaiM5 said:

I would love to draw it but it looks done to me. I could put a BAW (big ass wing) or a Ojai hood or something on it lol 

Did you ever think you'd have a hood duct design named after you?

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 SuperDork
10/21/20 5:12 p.m.

In reply to TVR Scott (Forum Supporter) :

I never expected to name a hood duct either, it was just easy to explain that way.

In reply to maschinenbau (I live here) :

Good point, I don't really want change, merely egging on brilliance.

As for the Roll-avalon, Perfect as is. Go show em what for!

 

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/21/20 5:18 p.m.

I don't think this car can get a true Ojai hood.  I believe the true Ojai hood relies on the lack of a radiator to create a "wing" effect where the radiator used to be.  Without this lack of radiator it is just a typical radiator duct type hood.  I mean that is my interpretation..  I am neither Ojai or the coiner of the "Ojai" hood duct.  

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 SuperDork
10/21/20 9:14 p.m.

In reply to nocones :

The coiner had thought of that before you posted it. I agree completely that if there is a radiator inside it is not an "Ojai Duct". The ones with a radiator are ancient afterall. 

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