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Elio Stabilty On Highway,wind, Steep Grades, And At70mph.?

Discussion in 'Forum Rules, Site Suggestions, & Help' started by Jackbow, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Muzhik

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    Reminds me of a trick Model T owners did sometimes. On cold nights, they would set a small oil lamp under the engine block. It would be a small flame but it provided enough heat and kept the block warm enough that you could turn the engine over the next morning.

    Provided, of course, the engine didn't catch fire. But that almost NEVER happened. Really.
     
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    I have a place for my Elio in the heated shop (aka garage); if it gets really cold, I might kick the heat up a degree or 2 more to balance out the areas of less insulation like the garage door. It always stays at least 60 in there. :becky:
     
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    LOL... I thought they meant to whack one of the kids to go take care of it!
     
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    Getting really excited to see some video's of the road tests. Teaser Video.
     
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    Yeah, well, that's a British car on a British show.

    I was shocked that he never put a helmet on, even after the almost tilting over shown above. In the Elio's defense, the tires on the Elio are ***just*** a little wider than the tires (or is it "tyres"?) on the Morgan. This has got to provide a little more stability than the ones shown above. Also, as they noted, the engine is mounted ahead of the front axle. That's going to throw the whole center-of-gravity thingy off.

    This just proves what Yeats wrote almost a century ago:

    Things fall apart; the centre (of gravity) cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.
    (Hear that, naysayers?)
     
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    Include that the person driving has no idea how to throttle steer; the last 2 he drove should have been doing donuts like a bakery; he kept throttling back so it could catch traction, rather than foot to the floor and smoking.
     
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    I liked the sound of that Morgan.
     
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    Shouldn't be too hard to straight pipe the Elio! :target:
     
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    Good point. Kind of like the wings icing up on airplanes.
     

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