as usual, I WAS missing something....
Jim Dincau wrote:
> You got to get a less fuel efficient race vehicle. The modified burns about
> 11 gallons in a five mile pass and that's straight alcohol no nitro. That
> would be about 70 pounds off the front axle.
> Jim in Palmdale
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joe Amo <email@example.com>
> To: Dan Warner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: land speed <email@example.com>
> Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 10:44 PM
> Subject: Re: Ballast
> > Am I missing something, with respect to the
> > effect of fuel loss. I dont see 1-2 gallon fuel
> > loss weight having an appreciable effect on
> > traction, especially in contrast to the
> > change in aerodynamic forces throughout the
> > run.
> > I can see the moveable weight transfer aid
> > with respect to downforce changes, possibly.
> > Anyone figured the force imparted by the exiting
> > exhaust gas from a pipe? directing the exhaust
> > straight up nets down force, but messes with the
> > airstream, probably something to be had their
> > I believe Vesco's turbine exhaust exits straight up
> > netting downforce, not sure of the effect on his
> > aero numbers
> > Joe :)
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