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#1 djwarner

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:18 AM

In this video Leno explained the bezels in the hood for this car were originally vents until the marketing people got a hold of it. Seems the Stingray had a nasty habit of getting light in the nose around 100 mph. (Sound familiar?)

The hood vents were designed to spill high pressure under the car. Has this been tried on our Zs? To what success?

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:06 PM

Well maintained z cars don't get light at 100mph. Worn out tie rods and narrow, high aspect ratio tires get light at 100mph on any car.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:39 AM

Missing video link?

 

Of course 280Z's had hood vents, I'd be surprised if they were for anything other than styling though. 



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:12 AM

Well maintained z cars don't get light at 100mph. 

 

I bought my '71 new off the showroom floor.  Trust me, it got light well under 100mph from day one until I added a front BRE spoiler.  Worst case was driving through Kansas on a four lane and being lifted and pushed over completely into the adjacent lane.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:57 PM

Missing video link?

 

Of course 280Z's had hood vents, I'd be surprised if they were for anything other than styling though. 

They were to remove heat from the engine bay, there was likely a side effect of venting the air pressure under the hood too.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:24 AM

Well maintained z cars don't get light at 100mph. Worn out tie rods and narrow, high aspect ratio tires get light at 100mph on any car.

 Worn out tie rods dont give you hundreds of pounds of lift on the front end alone.  Stock, these vehicles are literally losing around 10% of their weight off their wheels at at these speeds. Most of it over the front wheels. Being well maintained has little to do with it.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:21 AM

 Worn out tie rods dont give you hundreds of pounds of lift on the front end alone.  Stock, these vehicles are literally losing around 10% of their weight off their wheels at at these speeds. Most of it over the front wheels. Being well maintained has little to do with it.

 

 

I agree.


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