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Old 03-06-2012, 04:53 AM   #21
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Binary numbers? Improper fractions? Whatever happened to "drafting"??

Really, we do need a vacation!
Twenty-four days and twelve hours and seven minutes till we will be "On the road again". (Always start the trip with a little Willie on the radio.) Thanks for reminding me .... I feel better now. Hank ...................... I think I'll leave the drafting to NASCAR, besides, the co-pilot would freak out.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:42 AM   #22
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Yep leave the drafting to the nascar guys oh and the citroen,2cv still puts the U in ugly as does the ds19!!!! And people thought the old Saab's were ugly HA!
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:04 AM   #23
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SAABDOCTOR, Howdy;

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Yep leave the drafting to the nascar guys oh and the citroen,2cv still puts the U in ugly as does the ds19!!!! And people thought the old Saab's were ugly HA!
Not that they were so ugly ... we just got tired of all of the 'Saab stories'.

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Old 03-06-2012, 06:27 AM   #24
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As far as drafting goes it does work. When I was young dumb and full of it, I was coming home from FT Bragg one weekend and got behing a truck from my hometown. I always carried a hand held CB in the car (93 MX-6). I hollered up at him and asked if he had to stop b4 he got home. He said there was no way he was stopping til he hit the weigh station. I told him to give me a brake check if he was going to stop cause I was going to save some gas. He did not mind and I tucked up under him and I mean up under him I was close enough that I could not read his plate #. Anyway from the Pee Dee bridge on 95 to the weigh station on 26 close to Columbia SC I burnt a 1/4 tank of fuel. Not recomeding this by any means just lettting you know that it does work. Course most of you knew that.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #25
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Myth Busters did an episode on drafting and even when following an 18-wheeler at a safe distance there is still a measurable fuel economy benefit. They tested a car, but I'd imagine it would translate to any following vehicle.

I've got pretty good reflexes, but I wouldn't trust myself to be paying 'enough' attention to follow very close for long enough to realize the benefit.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:02 AM   #26
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Festus2, Howdy;



I thought drafting was for engineers ????
whooo-whooo chuga-chuga

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The new Engineers now use computers to draw. Most of them have never seen a beam compass or a set of railroad curves. In fact I had one ask me what was a slip stick?
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:20 PM   #27
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P.S. a Slip stick is a slide rule.
Ah yes.... ask an operator of one of those the answer to "2 times 2" and you get: "Approximately 4".....
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Jim W, Howdy;

Throw them a 'French curve' oo-la-la and see what happens...

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:37 AM   #29
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And 5 out of 4 people have problems with fractions...
60% of all statistics are made up on the fly.
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The friends we camp with, he is a truck driver and he said they call it tail suckin and most truckers hate it.
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