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Old 04-20-2011, 01:03 AM
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Here's an oddball one for you math whiz's. How many Square inches is a 124 Wagon MINUS the underneath?
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:50 PM
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... please rephrase the question...
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Here's an oddball one for you math whiz's. How many Square inches is a 124 Wagon MINUS the underneath?
Excellent job on the "oddball" aspect!!!
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:00 PM
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Here's an oddball one for you math whiz's. How many Square inches is a 124 Wagon MINUS the underneath?

in cubic inches, best way to find out is caulk all the seams and drive it into a swimming pool, then measure the height change of the water and calculate volume by the length and width of the pool
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:21 PM
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in cubic inches, best way to find out is caulk all the seams and drive it into a swimming pool, then measure the height change of the water and calculate volume by the length and width of the pool
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:22 PM
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in cubic inches, best way to find out is caulk all the seams and drive it into a swimming pool, then measure the height change of the water and calculate volume by the length and width of the pool
nahh. that does not take into account the thickness of the sheetmetal or the tire displacement.
The BEST way would be to hermetically seal the car in seran wrap, submerge the car it a pool, and measure the height INCREASE of water, then measure the total surface area of the pool, and calculate the cubic inches of displacement.

of course, ballast would be needed, so you'd likely have to fill the car with concrete or similar heavy ballast...
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DUH...
we both said the same thing...
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in cubic inches, best way to find out is caulk all the seams and drive it into a swimming pool, then measure the height change of the water and calculate volume by the length and width of the pool
Be sure to remove all oil & gas, or use someone else's pool.

If well sealed, you would only know the displacement by this method.

If cabin volume is what you're after, you could seal & flood the cabin, and then weigh it.

I think consumer reports uses ping pong balls to measure internal volumes.
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nahh. that does not take into account the thickness of the sheetmetal or the tire displacement.
The BEST way would be to hermetically seal the car in seran wrap, submerge the car it a pool, and measure the height INCREASE of water, then measure the total surface area of the pool, and calculate the cubic inches of displacement.

of course, ballast would be needed, so you'd likely have to fill the car with concrete or similar heavy ballast...

technically, I guess you would have to "push" it into the pool. all sealed up like that would make for a Hudini like escape
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I still don't know what the hell the OP is going after?

And everybody knows these cars are boats, so they float, don't sink.
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I still don't know what the hell the OP is going after?

And everybody knows these cars are boats, so they float, don't sink.
yeah... that's why I said it'd need to be filled with concrete...
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