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05-23-2017, 02:56 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

:thumbs: A good example IMHO that one...

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A good example IMHO that one needn't go to extreme lengths in order to achieve worthwhile aero improvements underneath.
05-20-2017, 05:08 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

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Before too much is misread into the matter of engine weights...

Thanks to its location behind rather than above the front axle, C3 engine weight is split roughly 85% / 15% front to rear. An...
05-17-2017, 10:43 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

OK. "Speed kills!", to recite the old adage. ...

OK. "Speed kills!", to recite the old adage. (More often, it's those sudden unplanned stops.) I believe there is likely a clear consensus among this thread's followers that your point has most...
05-17-2017, 07:27 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

IMHO (and I hope I'm correct), the OP along with...

IMHO (and I hope I'm correct), the OP along with most if not all of the rest of us involved in this particular discussion who might tend to press the envelope from time to time are reasonably...
05-17-2017, 04:41 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Please bear with me if you've already heard this sermon...

To possibly help clear up any confusion that might have accompanied the general topic of aerodynamics having been brought back to the forefront, I offer the following:

While body shape certainly...
04-26-2013, 08:17 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Correct me if my memory fails me, but IIRC you...

Correct me if my memory fails me, but IIRC you still have power steering, no? I can attest that converting to manual does indeed improve road feedback, where the PS filters out much "information" you...
04-14-2013, 03:23 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

IMCO, some good thinking there. :thumbs: ...

IMCO, some good thinking there. :thumbs:

I'm wondering if there's any reason a simple length of capped-off pipe (perhaps with a bleed valve so you could readily equalize it with ambient air)...
04-04-2013, 03:22 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Mike, I'm liking your expedient instrument mount...

Mike, I'm liking your expedient instrument mount (easily removable, I assume). I've been eyeing my glove box ('78) for permanently mounting my ∆ gauges, as I could just close the door and they're...
03-12-2013, 07:03 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

I would love to do just that, but I'd have to...

I would love to do just that, but I'd have to have a good one first to work from, and there's no money in my budget for that at the time. I haven't even been able to make much progress on my diffuser...
03-12-2013, 06:14 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Yeah, wouldn't it be nice if someone made a...

Yeah, wouldn't it be nice if someone made a serious PC style dam that was a bit lower and already prepared for struts? ...and maybe throw in some brake ducts? Guess that's another one for the...
12-22-2012, 08:52 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Paul, it could be time to consider adding support...

Paul, it could be time to consider adding support to your air dam. I waited too long to catch mine before doing irreparable damage at high speed (actually folded the center back), but when it gets...
12-21-2012, 06:14 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

No hard feelings here either, Mike. :thumbs: I'm...

No hard feelings here either, Mike. :thumbs: I'm OK with anything that ultimately serves to improve the breed or promotes a better understanding of it.

And, FWIW the 700'ish range (relative to...
12-21-2012, 02:43 PM
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Views: 42,007
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Do excuse me for having apparently pi$$ed you...

Do excuse me for having apparently pi$$ed you off, as that certainly wasn't my intention. But, your suspension isn't exactly typical of C3's, and my post was as much as anything for the benefit of...
12-19-2012, 05:17 PM
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Views: 42,007
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

I've meant to respond to the above before now,...

I've meant to respond to the above before now, but had forgotten to get back to this. Anyway, the above begs the question, what are your front spring rates now?

IMCO better to address excessive...
10-06-2012, 10:18 PM
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Views: 42,007
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

OK, that's a different technology than the...

OK, that's a different technology than the dampener/stabilizer type I thought you were talking about. I believe you're referring to this...
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10-05-2012, 06:33 PM
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Views: 42,007
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

I'd have a hard time advising to install a...

I'd have a hard time advising to install a steering dampener as a bandaid against high-speed instability in a sports/racing car, at least until exhausting all other available fixes. Besides, it would...
08-15-2012, 01:37 PM
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Views: 42,007
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Some general thoughts on underbody aero... ...

Some general thoughts on underbody aero...

Assuming relatively clean airflow can be achieved and air bleeding into the area can be sufficiently controlled, the cross-section area beneath the car...
08-12-2012, 06:44 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Yep, that's what I'm doing, with matching air box...

Yep, that's what I'm doing, with matching air box in the hood. :yesnod:
08-12-2012, 12:54 PM
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

That's a classic front dam design born of racing...

That's a classic front dam design born of racing back in the day that's definitely worth a look for earlier C3's, bearing in mind that even a dam configuration such as in fig. 1 is far, far, far...
07-04-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 42,007
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

As I've already mentioned in the new thread,...

As I've already mentioned in the new thread, don't forget there were five variations of the C3 body during the model run ('68-72, '73, '74-77, '78-79, '80-82). The PC rear spoiler was designed for...
06-14-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 42,007
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

A most excellent post LiveandLetDrive. :thumbs:...

A most excellent post LiveandLetDrive. :thumbs: Thanks very much for sharing. I've wondered about coming up with some sort of affordable automatic aero data acquisition for the very reasons you've...
06-13-2012, 12:21 AM
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Views: 42,007
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Mike's got C4 suspension. :cool:

Mike's got C4 suspension. :cool:
06-12-2012, 12:47 PM
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Views: 42,007
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

George brings up some valid concerns there....

George brings up some valid concerns there. Without additional out-flow area to offset panning things up, 1) will there be enough of a pressure drop behind the rad to efficiently extract hot air and...
06-03-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 42,007
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

:thumbs: FWIW, I'd get some readings before...

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FWIW, I'd get some readings before installation so you'll have comparative data that can tell you whether and how much improvement you've made. Also, it will require some effort to do...
05-07-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 42,007
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

I'd be afraid that removing the inner covers...

I'd be afraid that removing the inner covers mentioned above might not have the desired effect, as it depends on which way is the existing Δ above relative to beneath them currently. What you don't...
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