I believe Larry's reaction was similar to mine, but I resisted the
temptation to "go physicist" and point out the requirement that all forces
are in balance; i.e., flexible though the air dam might be, it still
transmits the same force to the lower valence to which it's attached. BTW
Steve, I still like my Taurus chin spoiler down there, but it looks like
the late model Mustang one is very similar.
At 01:55 PM 7/21/99 -0700, Steve Laifman wrote:
>"Wright, Larry" wrote:
> > Robert Hogan wrote:
> > <The cut, formed and painted plastic strip made an
> > <excellently deformable air dam as it held shape under aerodynamic
> > <loading and obstacle contact but did not transmit
> > significant loading to
> > <the supporting structure.
>I guess that all depends upon how much load one believes is "significant". He
>didn't say "none", and he's probably right.
>Then again, getting jack under the x-member is already a challenge. Some
>quick-release pins or dzus fasteners may be the answer. It would help the
>cooling, at speed. Need an electric fan for slow traffic.
Robert L. Palmer
UCSD, Dept. of AMES