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Reply #105 - 01/28/12 at 15:26:00
 

 Gremlins are far from aerodynamic, I bet you could run 1/4 second quicker with the same engine/driveline in a same weight Camaro? An AMX isn't much better.
 
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Reply #106 - 01/29/12 at 13:49:48
 
So my 7.22 would have been a 6.97 in a different car?  Cool.  Now I can say it's a "would of/could of/should of" 6 second car.  Not sure that will get me much though. Grin
 
Just curious, how did you come up with that number?
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Reply #107 - 01/29/12 at 16:07:24
 
Quote from StickShifter on 01/29/12 at 13:49:48:
So my 7.22 would have been a 6.97 in a different car?  Cool.  Now I can say it's a "would of/could of/should of" 6 second car.  Not sure that will get me much though. Grin

Just curious, how did you come up with that number?

 
 It's an estimation based on a number of life experiences. Eighteen years of exposure to SAAB's aerodynamic testing, over a decade of competitive cycling and how much the same engine/driveline in a same weight Hornet improved.
 
 Wind drag is a big deal, I used to run the Mardi Gras Marathon across the lake Pontchartrain bridge. In that race you're on a straight concrete bridge for 24 miles of the run. If you're lucky and the wind is at you're back, you may qualify for the Olimpics, if the wind is in you're face, you just have a tough day.
 
 Camaros are aero, the windshield is laid back pretty good, Gremlins on the other hand aren't. Anyway, I'm sure you already know all that, and likely just looking for something to bicker about.
 
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Reply #108 - 01/30/12 at 01:24:41
 
No bickering fro.m me.  I'm the first to agree that aerodynamics and Gremlin should not be used in the same sentence. Cheesy
 
I just never head an ET number being placed on it.  Sure would be interesting to take my drive line and run it in a real aerodynamic car and see what the real difference would be.  Maybe I could put it in my buddy's ex-prostock Grand Am, now that would tell a lot.  Then I might not want to go back to the Gremlin.
 
So what is the most aerodynamic AMC?
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Reply #109 - 01/30/12 at 02:12:40
 
 
 I would think the Hornet would be a definate step in the right direction. You've probably heard me blab about my friend Coleman Roddy who was the Winston Comp champ two consecutive years back in the eighty's. He tried different cars and won the first year in a vette I believe, then switched to a Firebird. During a recent conversation he expressed the thought that he could have been quicker with the previous to todays Camaro or Firebird. You'll rarely see a stone chip in the windshields of those Camaros and Firebirds due the the extreem rake of their windshield. Stones just glance off instead of a direct impact.
 
 Just getting in the slipstreem of one cyclist will reduce the needed work effort to stay there by 25%, and the further back in a paceline the better. In an all out attack the lead cyclist will only put in about 45 pedal strokes at the front which puts them in oxygen debt. While the ones sitting in are quiet comfertable awaiting their turn in the wind. Wind and terrain are the only enemies of a pedal bike, there's no friction to speak of.
 
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Reply #110 - 01/30/12 at 15:15:32
 
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Reply #111 - 01/30/12 at 15:36:31
 
Quote from StickShifter on 01/30/12 at 01:24:41:
No bickering fro.m me.  I'm the first to agree that aerodynamics and Gremlin should not be used in the same sentence. Cheesy

I just never head an ET number being placed on it.  Sure would be interesting to take my drive line and run it in a real aerodynamic car and see what the real difference would be.  Maybe I could put it in my buddy's ex-prostock Grand Am, now that would tell a lot.  Then I might not want to go back to the Gremlin.

So what is the most aerodynamic AMC?

 
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Wally Booth began with a Tom Smith-built Gremlin X while Maskin and while Maskin and original partner Jim Gilbert started with one, they were the first to convert to a Hornet. The aerodynamic difference between the two body styles was as clear as night and day. Neither were sleek air-cutters, but the Hornet did have an advantage and that came to light in an April 1973 test session when identical engines were ran in each car.

“The Gremlin was about three and a half miles per hour and a tenth of a second slower than the Hornet,” said Booth. “After that, I ordered a new Hornet from Smith that we debuted at the Spring Nationals in June, and we started to run better.”

 
 
 
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Reply #112 - 01/30/12 at 15:38:13
 
Very cool!!!....I was going to post this you beat me to it......
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Reply #113 - 02/01/12 at 14:20:40
 

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Reply #114 - 02/01/12 at 18:12:46
 

 
 
I'd love to see that shot in color.  
 
Pretty cool to see the WIBG car still out there making passes, then seeing that shot from way back then.
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Reply #115 - 02/04/12 at 02:05:18
 

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80 AMX 2950# Iron Head 420 N/A Jerico 4-speed street legal

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Reply #116 - 02/04/12 at 03:52:51
 
I dont know why but the 1st pic in the above post friggin cracks me up ..77.
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Reply #117 - 02/04/12 at 15:09:40
 
He's lookin for the can of stopleak he dropped.. Wink
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Reply #118 - 02/04/12 at 18:01:29
 
mmmm,Motorwheel Flys!!!
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Reply #119 - 02/05/12 at 00:32:30
 
Did you notice a theme?  MOTOWN MUSCLE!
 
Yep, this area has been beat bad the last few (20) years but we are STILL the Motown and still have some muscle.
 
BTW, that dude was just resting before the next round, need to be 100% every round.
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