[DML] Re: Early production prototype rear fascia
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[DML] Re: Early production prototype rear fascia

Actually no,
     It tends to smooth out the airflow under the car and air is more
uniformly swept under leaving less turbulence in the engine
compartment and the car's wake.  I have been experimenting with a
similar valance in which the exhaust tips protrude through, and it is
also slotted on either side of the tips for cosmetic purposes.  Not
only do I like the look of the car better, but aerodynamically it
appears to be helping because I have been consistently getting better
mileage since installing the prototype.  I've not noticed any
difference in my gauges but a test with a simple digital thermometer
showed engine bay temperatures decrease over 10 degrees at speed.  I
also haven't noticed any increase or decrease in wind noise.

It is difficult to make out in this picture at speed but if you
lighten it....?:

This one is a bit better:

VIN 16816
The Arizona DeLorean Club  www.az-d.org

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Thomas Mc Auley <dmc4087@...> wrote:
> It is hard to make out in that picture. Would a bumper that extended
down furthur (hiding sump) not increase wind noise and drag?
>   Thomas
>   Vin #4087
> byrondelorean <celiambyron@...> wrote:
>   Sorry guys, just trying to feed my curiosity. Please check out this 
> link and look at the rear lower bumber. I am searching for some good 
> closeup pictures of this. I am beginning to wonder if that design 
> was part of the mold of our existing rear end, and the lower part 
> was simply cut out? 
> http://www.delorean-owners.org/legend/history.html
> Byron
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "byrondelorean" 
> wrote:
> >
> > I had seen a picture of a DeLorean what seemed to be in the 
> factory 
> > with a rear fascia that extended below the ones we have. It 
> covered 
> > the oil pan only exposing the exhaust tips. I am not talking about 
> the 
> > kits that are out there, this was a true factory looking 
> streamline 
> > stock looking set up.
> > I would love it if someone could point out where there are some 
> > photos. 
> > 
> > Thanks for your help.
> > 
> > Byron
> > 
> > 
> > Byron
> >

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