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I finally shook off the lazies and got my super-MPG air dam installed tonight. It still has the layout lines on it, but I fueled up so I can get an MPG test going.

Clearance: 1" above grade.

Pix and reports to follow.
 

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One day of driving and everything is A-OK. EGT is down 50-75 degrees at 70 MPH.

Most air dams are of rigid plastic and are vulnerable to road debris and parking curbs. Not mine. It is made of 5/8" thick conveyor belt.

So far the close clearance is not a problem. It only rubs the ground upon braking (nose dive).

Weather permitting, I'll check it out from outside tomorrow.
 

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:nopics:

Pictures David??
 

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Yeah where are the pics at.
 

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^^^^^ I'm with Stupider
 

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No pics yet. My camera got the worst of being in my bike's saddlebag. I thought old Canon F1s were indestructible.

I should have a first tankful result by the first of next week. that's just rush results. I normally rely on four tankfuls to average out filling inconsistencies.

Think of your favorite Nextel Cup car. It look like that, only streetable.
 

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No pics yet. My camera got the worst of being in my bike's saddlebag. I thought old Canon F1s were indestructible.
Dave, I have two, circa 1976, F1's and an A1. They have several hundred thousand shots on them and still clicking. What ever did you do to stop one??
 

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Left it loose in the saddlebag. For a week. Forgot it was there.

Back won't open to let me access film.
 

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Film? What's that???
Awh, you youngsters!!

I have only seen one digital camera that even comes close to the quality of a film camera, and the body alone was over $10K. So they are not there yet!!
 

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You are right - love them. I gave up on my 2-1/4" format and my Linhof Technika V (4x5) in the late 70's. All my work was 35mm enabled. Shame the way things are going quality wise.

Dave, for webbed base pics for posting, the 8 mega pixels point and shoots are way more than ample. I got some for my kids at WalMart for $79. They actually work pretty well. Better to smash one of those in the saddlebag the the F1 :(.

Dave, Would love to see any air dam pics when available.
 

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I got Bob Chandler last weekend when he was posing for a pic with my boy in front of Bigfoot #1. I took a pic with my little Oly 7.1 and then announced that I was out of film, could he give me a moment. He chuckled and said, "There's one in every crowd". He still stood there though and I snapped another pic...
 

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Don't worry. Pix and report come to those who wait.
 

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First tankful shows a 1.0 MPG improvement. We are into cool enough weather here in Indiana that my peak MPG is past but with the air dam, I can match my best hot weather MPG even in cooler weather.

Pix are gonna hold off until I pull it off (in a couple weeks) and purty it up. I need to trim it and the road is marking how much I need to trim.

Next order of business - side ground effect skirts.
 

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First tankful shows a 1.0 MPG improvement. We are into cool enough weather here in Indiana that my peak MPG is past but with the air dam, I can match my best hot weather MPG even in cooler weather.

Pix are gonna hold off until I pull it off (in a couple weeks) and purty it up. I need to trim it and the road is marking how much I need to trim.

Next order of business - side ground effect skirts.
Do you get extra $$$ plowing the roads for DOT with that airdam in winter?
 

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My air dam is designed to be easy to remove (5 minutes with a ratchet and socket) in November and sit rolled up in my garage until April.

Should have second tank results this weekend.

I may pull it off and trim the bottom a little. The road has indicated where it drags. I also have to adjust a mounting hole a little bit.
 
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