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noddaz
noddaz UltraDork
2/27/21 7:56 a.m.
Duke said:
Toyman01 (Moderately Supportive Dude) said:

Why did it take the engineering world so long to figure out that the best way to generate traction was to put more rubber on the road?

 

It didn't.  Could you imagine trying to sell sell someone in 1970 one (1) tire for $300?  Racing tire sizes had not filtered down to the street level yet.  Unless you are talking about n50s on the back of a Chevy/Ford/Mopar/AMC

Duke
Duke MegaDork
2/27/21 1:02 p.m.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
2/27/21 1:16 p.m.
Duke said:
Toyman01 (Moderately Supportive Dude) said:

Why did it take the engineering world so long to figure out that the best way to generate traction was to put more rubber on the road?

 

It took that long for engineers to sell their souls to grip at the expense of steering feel.

Purple Frog (Forum Supporter)
Purple Frog (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/27/21 1:26 p.m.

Why did it take the engineering world so long to figure out that the best way to generate traction was to put more rubber on the road?

Because when you had 1/4 the horsepower you only needed 1/4 the tire...

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP HalfDork
2/27/21 2:00 p.m.

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP HalfDork
2/27/21 2:04 p.m.

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP HalfDork
2/27/21 2:16 p.m.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
2/27/21 2:27 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/27/21 4:08 p.m.

1959 Pathe-Marconi bus.

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/27/21 4:45 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

I love goofy French vehicles. If you want to lose a few hours Google Tour de France advertising vehicles.  
 

Unrelated pic: a woman on a dating sight asked what my sign was (I had no idea that was a thing outside ot Threes Company).  I sent her a pic and haven't heard from her again.

 

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
2/27/21 5:18 p.m.

In reply to Wally (Forum Supporter) :

I Hate Astrology So Much That Whenever Anyone Asks Me My Sign I Lie and Say  Leo and Then After They Spend the Next Hour Telling Me How They Just Knew I

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
2/27/21 9:59 p.m.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
2/27/21 11:28 p.m.
Wally (Forum Supporter) said:

...Unrelated pic: a woman on a dating sight asked what my sign was (I had no idea that was a thing outside ot Threes Company).  I sent her a pic and haven't heard from her again.

Some girl with psychic power, she said, "T-Bone, what's your sign?" I blink and answer, "Neon!" I thought I'd blow her mind.

EXISTENTIAL BLUES  

   -Tom "T Bone" Stankus

 

 

 

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
2/28/21 11:34 a.m.
lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter) said:

On a technical note:  There is not going to be any vibration beyond what is felt in the rest of the car.  There will be no additional heat from the engine.  Despite being right next to the engine, the airflow goes over that window into those slates, into the engine and out the bottom back. The heater box is below that area so if the heater is on, it might be a bit warmer.  The engine fan noise (which is generally the predominant sound inside a stock Corvair) would a bit louder and is pretty much white noise, so it could be pretty calming.  Parking in a sunny spot might be a bit of an issue of course.

Now, you want to talk about engine heat:

 

Gary
Gary UltraDork
2/28/21 1:46 p.m.

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit UltraDork
3/1/21 4:33 p.m.

 

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit UltraDork
3/1/21 9:27 p.m.

Soviet prototype ground effect craft?

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
3/1/21 9:51 p.m.

In reply to Donebrokeit :

VVA-14 Ecranoplan. Soviet WIG: Wing In Ground effect.

RichardNZ
RichardNZ GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/1/21 9:53 p.m.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
3/1/21 10:09 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Thunderbirds are go.

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