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    In the hustle of packing up from FSAE, I managed...

    In the hustle of packing up from FSAE, I managed to lose the contact sheet for HPD. It had the email address of Jay, the guy who was wandering around talking to people. Does anyone happen to have...
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    In the hustle of packing up from FSAE, I managed...

    In the hustle of packing up from FSAE, I managed to lose the contact sheet for HPD. It had the email address of Jay, the guy who was wandering around talking to people. Does anyone happen to have...
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    Torsen says that you can drop the weight of the...

    Torsen says that you can drop the weight of the oil to increase your TBR some. I also called them, and talked with Rick, and he suggested changing some of the washers so there will be a higher...
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    If I remember correctly, a machine design...

    If I remember correctly, a machine design textbook said that you should have 90 degrees of chain contacting the sprocket at the least. With smaller sprockets, like your T12 or our T13 that little...
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    We are also venting on the sprocket side for that...

    We are also venting on the sprocket side for that very reason, plus it will make filling it a bit easier. Filling it will be fun, I'll have to use a syringe to inject oil into the 1/4" hole in the...
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    jack, are you guys venting your diff? In the...

    jack, are you guys venting your diff? In the past we have had trouble with the pressure building up and forcing the oil through the seals, so this year our machinist came up with a way we can...
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    How about over a pound lighter jack? The Torsen...

    How about over a pound lighter jack? The Torsen that I made this year weighs in at 5.15 pounds, however that's with wires in place of the roll pins. It includes the thrust washers we made to...
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    I agree with Charlie on this. Also, part of the...

    I agree with Charlie on this. Also, part of the challenge by having dynamic events worth so many points is that we must finish engineering fast so that we are able to get driving/testing time. If...
  9. Thread: Upright Design

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    Hey Charlie, your A-arms look to be steel, any...

    Hey Charlie, your A-arms look to be steel, any reason you're not using aluminum?

    -Luke Thompson
    Vandals Racing 2003-04
    University of Idaho
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    I think you guys should recruit underclassmen for...

    I think you guys should recruit underclassmen for guard duty... issue them shotguns and woe betide anyone who tries to break in!


    -Luke Thompson
    Vandals Racing 2003-04
    University of Idaho
  11. Thread: Value of aero?

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    I was wondering if people think aero is really...

    I was wondering if people think aero is really worth it. Does anyone know a good resource to find out how much aero we can really get at our speeds? Is the extra weight of wings worth it?

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  12. Thread: Value of aero?

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    I was wondering if people think aero is really...

    I was wondering if people think aero is really worth it. Does anyone know a good resource to find out how much aero we can really get at our speeds? Is the extra weight of wings worth it?

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    Wow Adam, I'm amazed how nice your floor looks! ...

    Wow Adam, I'm amazed how nice your floor looks! Ours has all sorts of random marks from fluids soaking in, solvents removing the paint, etc... ...
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    The rules state that only 3 fuels are allowed -...

    The rules state that only 3 fuels are allowed - E85, 94 Octane, and 100 Octane, so thus NoS and O2 would not be allowed.


    -Luke Thompson
    Vandals Racing 2003-04
    University of Idaho
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    I thought the visit went very well, I learned a...

    I thought the visit went very well, I learned a lot about topics I didn't know as much as I should... I really thought the most helpful thing for me was the very end session... Having all the team,...
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    I thought the visit went very well, I learned a...

    I thought the visit went very well, I learned a lot about topics I didn't know as much as I should... I really thought the most helpful thing for me was the very end session... Having all the team,...
  17. Thread: Cooling Update

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    Last night we dumped $20 of oil on the Kibbie...

    Last night we dumped $20 of oil on the Kibbie parking lot when our oil filter unscrewed while Sam Z. was testing the oil cooler setup... Not sure what exactly went wrong, but everything is getting...
  18. Thread: Cooling Update

    by LukeT
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    Last night we dumped $20 of oil on the Kibbie...

    Last night we dumped $20 of oil on the Kibbie parking lot when our oil filter unscrewed while Sam Z. was testing the oil cooler setup... Not sure what exactly went wrong, but everything is getting...
  19. Thread: radiator design

    by LukeT
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    Sticky: What sort of oil cooler setup are you running? ...

    What sort of oil cooler setup are you running? We're looking into removing the stock F3 cooler, replacing it with a remote filter mount, oil thermostat, and ATV-sized external oil cooler. It's...
  20. Thread: radiator design

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    Sticky: Last year our car used 2 7x9x1.5 radiators from...

    Last year our car used 2 7x9x1.5 radiators from Ron Davis Racing, about 16 fpi. It stayed nice and cool, as long as both had fans on (not even shrouded, at that) when it idled. Right now we're...
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    Which sort of engr data? The tech papers or did...

    Which sort of engr data? The tech papers or did you find something better?


    -Luke Thompson
    Vandals Racing 2003-04
    University of Idaho
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    Alan, Which ATV is yours out of? Ours is the...

    Alan,

    Which ATV is yours out of? Ours is the Rubicon TRX500FA. Did you guys do any testing or analysis of it when you started using it? Like I said, we were worried about such small spline...
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    Seeings how I am our team's Diff guy, I can tell...

    Seeings how I am our team's Diff guy, I can tell you all that I know about the Foreman diff. AP Racing used to make them, but then sold the line to a company in Japan (my contact did not tell me...
  24. Thread: Chick FSAE-ers

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    Ya know, all this talk about UMR I'm starting to...

    Ya know, all this talk about UMR I'm starting to wonder if I should have replied to their recruiting mail back-in-the-day... Nah, then I wouldn't be beating you this year!...
  25. Thread: Cooling Schedule

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    As everyone knows, the ATV radiator has been...

    As everyone knows, the ATV radiator has been mounted to the 95 car. Now how do we actually connect it? It's got that fan with a thermostat that has to hook in (and we need the thermostat hooked up...
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