jet powered garden shed?

Mon Feb 18 04:50:00 EST 2002

In a message dated 2/17/02 9:16:41 PM, brett at writes:

<< okay, who can tell me what the heck this thing is? >>

It's the Jim Hall sucker car.  The car had sliding skirts to seal it to the
ground and the two fans were powered by a snowmobile engine and created a
vacuum that vacuum and the lark upper surface of the car created huge amounts
of downforce that stayed relatively consistent regardless of the speed.

Does it work?  In a huge way.  When Andy Whittle and I built the Car and
Driver G-Challenge car we used a sucker system on it and we went from 1.65g
to 2.9g without changing anything.

Eric Fletcher SOC
'00 S4 Damn Fast with more toys than most... (K04's too)

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