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When cows fly

Post by Tom Hicks » Thu May 16, 2019 8:23 am

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Re: When cows fly

Post by Rich Bingham » Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 am

Too funny !! Thanks for the laugh, Tom. :lol:
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Re: When cows fly

Post by Ruxstel24 » Thu May 16, 2019 10:04 am

Where does a Model T fall in the scale ?
I have to assume the Jeep is slightly more aerodynamic than a T... :?

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Re: When cows fly

Post by Kaiser » Thu May 16, 2019 12:42 pm

As the owner of a 66 CJ5 i take offence of that :lol:
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Re: When cows fly

Post by Tom Hicks » Thu May 16, 2019 8:14 pm

Kaiser wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 12:42 pm
As the owner of a 66 CJ5 i take offence of that :lol:
That's udderly ridiculous. Jeeps were designed to do specific work and aerodynamics were not a consideration. To keep the "Jeep look" only minor changes can be made. And they can be camooflaged! When the steaks are high you can count on the Jeep, you won't have to hoof it.

'66 was a good year.
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Re: When cows fly

Post by Kaiser » Fri May 17, 2019 4:17 am

'66 was a good year, my wife is of that year too, still runs fine without a rebuild :roll:
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Re: When cows fly

Post by Rich Bingham » Fri May 17, 2019 10:33 am

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 10:04 am
Where does a Model T fall in the scale ?
In the grand scheme of things, I've been given to understand that (arguably) aerodynamics doesn't weigh very heavily where road vehicles are concerned even at today's speeds. Influenced by rapid advances in airplane designs (where it does make a difference) designers of everything from railroad locomotives to refrigerators became infatuated with "streamline" design in the late 1920's and 30's, and our perceptions of enhanced speed owing to swooping forms and compound curves are still influenced by them. As far as the Model T is concerned, about the only big differences I've noted performance-wise is that piloting Lizzie in a stiff cross-wind is much like managing a small boat under sail !! There can be a lot of wind-load that's much reduced if you put the top down ! :lol:
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Re: When cows fly

Post by Ruxstel24 » Fri May 17, 2019 12:00 pm

Rich...
I think Henry engineered the design with wind drag as a supplementary braking system as it was ultra low cost and provided the ability to save on the service brakes :shock: :lol:

And on the flip side, a good tail wind (and a steep downhill grade) will give you another 5mph top speed !! :?

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Re: When cows fly

Post by Rich Eagle » Fri May 17, 2019 3:58 pm

Yes, much the same as using thermosyphon to give extra torque through the waterpump for those who install them.
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Re: When cows fly

Post by 46woodduck » Sat May 18, 2019 2:25 am

The problem is that cows don't realize that they are aerodynamic and never take advantage of it.They should really put a pig in the wind tunnel.
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Re: When cows fly

Post by Tom Hicks » Sat May 18, 2019 9:37 pm

They tried, but the noise was too much for the pig and when he lost his voice, he became disgruntled.
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Re: When cows fly

Post by d stroud » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:15 am

I'm sure glad the new Cub Cadet lawn tractor that I bought last year has a nicely designed streamlined hood, it sure does get the yard mowed with a lot less fuel than our old "square" hooded Craftsman. :lol: Dave
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Re: When cows fly

Post by Burger in Spokane » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:06 am

Dave,

Just as a safety warning, be sure to never roll down the windows at speeds over 200mph.
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Re: When cows fly

Post by Dallas Landers » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:02 pm

Dave, i went from tractor type mower to a zero turn this spring. Its like a rear engine dragster compared to my tractor. Not sure why they call it "zero turn" thats all my wife can do on it. She said she is not mowing with that €₩◇$@*%& thing! :D


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Re: When cows fly

Post by Roz » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:48 pm

They wind tunneled that cow wrong. Cows always stand with their butts to the wind. That’s how you tell which way the wind is blowing when you have to pick a field for a dead stick landing.

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Re: When cows fly

Post by Duey_C » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:51 pm

I laughed so hard this afternoon when I read this thread, I almost couldn't sleep for my nap!
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