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Re: MGB (and TD) aerodynamics

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Subject: Re: MGB (and TD) aerodynamics
From: "Bob D." <>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 12:30:05 -0500
The aerodynamics of roadsters is strange. I'm sure others have noticed the
following phenomena: If you try to throw out a drink, the liquid will come
right back in your face. If you're on your way to the post office your mail
will blow out of the car without coming back at you. If you leave your
sunglasses on the trunk lid, they will fly forward and hit your wife in the
back of the head. She will not believe the wind did it. Once I had a roll of
paper towels stowed in the back of my TD. Suddenly in the middle of my trip
this paper snake crawls over my shoulder and starts weaving and dancing in
front of my face. It got bigger and bigger, obscuring my view of the road. I
grabbed at the snake trying in vain to throw it out of the car, but the
snake refused to leave. I was forced to stop the car in order to deal with
the entirely unraveled roll of paper towels. There must be some kind of
whirlpool effect behind the windshield. I am not exaggerating when I say
this was a real hazard that absolutely forced me to stop the car in the
middle of the highway.

Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
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