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PooK

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Here is my Idea for the wing stays Marty, By machining the brackets I can use these and still get the AOA we need (just clamped in the pic)
They are already Matte Black so they will match the chassis...whats your thoughts?

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He likes 'em.  Get that thing to powdercoat, we want to see it assembled!
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Will the wing be high enough to actually catch air with the intercooler scoop in place?  If it will work then yes, I like it.

I see the intercooler is mounted.  Ryan emailed me that he had sent you a pic.  Were you able to figure out everything?
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It's a drift wing, so the center section that is usually blocked by the rear window has a different airfoil than the outside that does most of the work.
That said I can still slide it up or down the brace bars or raise it on posts?


The problem with the mounts was that they had bolted the fuel pressure reg in the spot the mount hooks to. Now the fuel hoses etc...will have to be re routed.

I also worry that the intercooler sits to high but ill have it mounted tomorrow to check.

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Sweet! I like it! We'll likely do ours the same. Could you use clamps to make it fully adjustable up and down the braces?

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Unfortunately no, The roll bar braces spread apart as they climb, I could make the mounts anywhere but once they're in.....
Looks a LOT better in person. Think it should be higher?


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"Think it should be higher?"

I would think you would want the chord line above that intercooler, disturbed air is ok going under but not over the wing.
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"Unfortunately no, The roll bar braces spread apart as they climb, I could make the mounts anywhere but once they're in....."

Duh! Of course, wasn't thinking.
 
"Looks a LOT better in person. Think it should be higher?"

Looks good here, but perhaps a tad higher (4-6 inches?). Need a side profile pic to really see.

 



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The trouble with wing placement while you build the chassis is that the wing always looks much lower once the car is finished and on the ground as opposed to being up on a build table.  If you made wing supports that used tubing and a split collar the support tubes you could potentially change the placement by would change, but you would have to precalculate the placement options.  If you imagine the support tube being either just inside or just outide the wing mount, the support could be reversed and the angle reversed (form being inward tilted, to outward tilted).  Just another idea to help clog up the works...

oh, THREE WEEKS!!!

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Not a bad idea at all, Ill look at that tonight! It would be cool to be able move it from street (low dirty air) to track (high clean air)

Big issue here and with this whole concept is the damage that will be done to the powder coat with any collar...

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Here is where the wing "should" sit but I was shot down on the proto car...someone said it looked like a Top Fuel Car<IMG border=0 align=absMiddle src="http://pipedreamsproto.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/bawl.gif"><BR>Looks really high till you realize when its on its wheels even the hoops are only waist high.....<BR>PooK<BR>

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I don't see a pic but you can place it where you think it would be best.

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Still looks like a dragster to me at that 18" position. 
Since this is for someone else, put it where they say this time!!!
One nice thing about that high position is that you can still see the third brake light.  I worry about getting run over in such a low vehicle, the more visible the better.
How about devising a system to raise it after the brackets are installed?  Maybe a bent plate that can mount to the matte black parts, and allow you to raise the wing maybe 6" for track use?
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Danny, I can give you my opinion this weekend? I'm planning on stopping down either Fri. or Sat. That top mount IC looks HUGE in the pics...It didn't look nearly that big in person. Maybe about 3-4 inches higher on the wing...just based off the pics... 

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Never mind, I can't get these brackets to work right. I'll do tabs and we can get any length tubes to put it an any place we want after its on its wheels.
If we go down this road we're stuck with it
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