Posted by Johny B Good on February 24, 2012, 3:03 am
One big error in that wiki article, "The intake vacuum creates the drag
effect felt in gasoline engines when going down a hill with the throttle
closed." is total bollocks.
I've actually verified the theory, regarding reduced pumping losses when
a gasoline (petrol) engine's throttle is closed, by switching the ignition
off when rolling down a suitable incline and feeling the variation in
retardation due to operation of the accelerator (gas) pedal as if it were
the brake pedal. Of course, this was with a vehicle without all this new
fangled engine management junk fitted.
Regards JB Good
Posted by Your name on February 17, 2012, 5:46 pm
I like the bandsaw...
Posted by Jim Wilkins on February 17, 2012, 6:16 pm
Motorcycle wheels turned out to work very well. The previous owner had
burned the rear tire to the cords, giving them almost the perfect crown. I
had to grind down the front tire to match. Both wheels have axles protruding
from very good bearings and the rear has the convenient sprocket to drive
The straight-line ladder frame is much simpler and stiffer than the usual C
frame and still gives 13" of throat depth.
Posted by harry k on February 15, 2012, 5:25 pm
Your saying so does not reality make. Post one cite showing that any
are being produced.
Of course you can't. None are being produced and if even one exists it
is in a museum. IIRC none were ever sold, only given to a few people
for real world testing and all destroyed afterward. What was your
Posted by News on February 17, 2012, 4:02 pm
harry k wrote:
Do some Googling (do you know what that is?) and many jouros, from respected
papers and mags, have ridden in the car.