Wind Buffeting

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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby DannyP » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:49 am

And Dan, I've found the same when it comes to wind. It definitely comes over the windshield and curls back and hits the back of the neck. Wind works exactly the same on a hill facing the ocean. There it is called a rotor and can crash you if you are flying in it(I used to do RC slope-soaring).
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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby egrant5329 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:57 am

This would make it harder to get in and out, but might actually be nice while driving.
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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby EEricson » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:22 pm

If you could make a hard tonneau that hinged at the passenger door, with maybe a gas strut to pick it up/hold it, you could make quite a cool entrance at cars & coffee.
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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby danstern » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:54 am

The car Ed showed photos of is the one I referenced earlier with:
at least one original Spyder did use the wrap around at the Carrera Panamericana
Think there was only one. That car was in L.A. for many years on display. Then it was at a charitable event held with Rennsport Reunion. It sold at auction in Monterey a few years ago. Hazy memory was about $5M. She got in by opening the door and scooting in from below.
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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby egrant5329 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:49 am

She got in by opening the door and scooting in from below.
Wow that would be quite the acrobatics trick for me to pull off! It's bad enough getting in through the door with no top. I've seen people shake their head and chuckle at me when I unfold out of the car and stand up and I'm only 5'8".
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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby daVinci 550 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:59 pm

Well,... it is a helmet fairing. Have you tried wearing a helmet that covers your ears? My Spyder does not have one and I have thus far not experienced this issue.
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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby egrant5329 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:07 am

I have thought about getting a helmet, but never have. I would probably look goofy in this, but it would it would go well with my white spyder. https://www.galeriestradale.com/en/classic-helmets/12-casque-1000-miglia.html

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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby daVinci 550 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:48 am

Perfecto! I have one just like it, but I think the leather part on mine is brown... Haven't worn it during a ride yet, but wouldn't rule it out.
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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby EEricson » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:59 pm

I have a sheepskin-lined RAF-style leather flight helmet and goggles I wear in the TD when the weather is right for them. Absolutely goofy and people love it. Plus: my ears stay warm and eyes stay dry on those crisp fall mornings.

This is called being "married to the bit," and I recommend it to anyone who wants to have a good day.
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Wind Buffeting

Postby egrant5329 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:39 pm

I have a faux wool lined leather pilots helmet that I wear when it’s in the 45 - 50 degree range. It is really works well but on me it is a very effective form of birth control.

I would probably already have one of the Stirling Moss style helmets if I could try one on to verify the fit. The way it covers your ears has to protect your ears from the wind.

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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby Carlos G » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:14 pm

I made a prototype cold weather tonneau cover. It helps with keeping warm, but it doesn't do much for the wind slapping you upside your head. I do have some other ideas, rolling around my wind blown head though.
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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby egrant5329 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:36 am

It looks like you did a good job on the tonneau. Before I got my fiberglass half tonneau I would drive with my tonneau driver side unzipped and it helped some. Yours would give more protection. Hopefully it doesn't flap much.
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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby Carlos G » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:52 pm

It does flap around some, but it's made from a lighter weight fabric than what I wanted. I have a couple of ideas for stiffening and water proofing.
I might also incorporate some side windows of sorts, like on the RSKs, or the shots you posted earlier.
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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby danstern » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:48 am

Looks ready for a poncho with snaps for driving in the rain. :D
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Re: Wind Buffeting

Postby Carlos G » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:41 pm

Don't laugh, that though has already crossed my mind.
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