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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3046 posts)

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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Golf Ball dibits ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: July 26, 2012 06:33PM

Reportedly this applique works for boat hulls and in air. Anybody use in air ? What would Smokey do ? roverman.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5932 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Golf Ball dibits ?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 26, 2012 09:03PM

Don't do it Art! It ain't pretty! (But there was a Mythbusters episode I think. Can't remember the outcome.)

Jim


flitner
John Fenner
Miami Fl
(168 posts)

Registered:
03/11/2010 10:58AM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB 350 CHEVY

Re: Golf Ball dibits ?
Posted by: flitner
Date: July 26, 2012 10:44PM

I believe it was plausible or even confirmed on Mythbusters, but nowhere close to eye candy to say the least, LOL!


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Golf Ball dibits ?
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: July 27, 2012 09:56AM

I remember seeing it done on the underside of some vehicle, can't remember what it was.

Mythbusters article and video [www.autoblog.com]


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3946 posts)

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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Golf Ball dibits ?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 28, 2012 10:27PM

I'm sorry, but I don't put much stock in Mythbusters.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Golf Ball dibits ?
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: July 31, 2012 03:25PM

I haven't watched the Mythbusters video but I doubt it used measured and quantified data obtained in a calibrated wind tunnel - I expect it was tested on some real world outside environment and introducing some unknown variables.
Stick the original and modified car in a wind tunnel, conduct straight line and yaw measurements and post the drag coefficients - then I'll be a believer.


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

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10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Golf Ball dibits ?
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: July 31, 2012 03:58PM

Graham, while Mythbusters does indeed test in the open environment, that is exactly the results that most of us are interested in, real world results, not lab experiments. Sort of like EPA milage figures, good lab results but seldom achievable in the real world of driving.
And no, I'm not going to attack the Midget with a ball peen hammer after seeing the video. LOL



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Chris Buckaloo
Jacksonville, fl
(67 posts)

Registered:
02/06/2009 12:33PM

Main British Car:
1962 Austin Healey 3000 BT7 Ford 289 Smallblock V8

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Re: Golf Ball dibits ?
Posted by: mtnrek@yahoo.com
Date: February 12, 2013 01:32PM

lol, i remember that episode! cool idea, and believe it or not I have seen a Ford Focus runnin around north central florida with this done to it.... Ugly and Silly... but funny as hell!


lol lol


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3046 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Golf Ball dibits ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: February 12, 2013 05:00PM

The "idea" is to use on a belly pan. No need to make Hemi Healey look like a squished golf ball. Onward, roverman.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Golf Ball dibits ?
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: February 13, 2013 10:12AM

Lexus did it but you probably have a lot of lower hanging fruit to pick before this becomes an imperitive.

Lexus dimples.jpg


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3046 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Golf Ball dibits ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: February 13, 2013 11:19AM

On the Lexus,I wonder if "NHV" was involved ? Seems like they would reduce attenuation ? roverman.


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