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    Dunk, Are you suggesting that the competition...

    Dunk,

    Are you suggesting that the competition revolve around designing, building, and operating a quick yet simple car that an average Joe weekend autocrosser might be interested in?

    This could...
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    Careful Z, you're starting to flirt with the...

    Careful Z, you're starting to flirt with the opposite side of the line that is currently plaguing the officials and judges - is the point to win the competition (no CAD) or become a better engineer...
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    They primarily use spinning weights, though the...

    They primarily use spinning weights, though the more advanced ones are now starting to be electrically actuated. Check out the baja sae forums for more info and plenty of tuning conversation.
  4. The last year I competed at Michigan a team won...

    The last year I competed at Michigan a team won the pushbar competition with a fully operational and free standing TV with Mario Kart, so no offense to the land down under, but sounds like you have...
  5. Z- If you want some hairpins go stand out at the...

    Z- If you want some hairpins go stand out at the far end of FSG or MIS.

    Also, with your 180 degree turn idea, how do you deal with two cars driving head on at each other during endurance separated...
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    Johnny, I second everything that Auerbach and...

    Johnny,

    I second everything that Auerbach and a few others have said. Keep up the good work. As long as you can come up with a car that can reliably move under it's own power and keep 4 wheels on...
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    I think we all know one marshal who likes to...

    I think we all know one marshal who likes to frequently remind us of being hit by a stray tire. Perhaps FSG should look into better and safer marshal stands and spectator areas instead?

    I know...
  8. Start small and grow. The big companies you...

    Start small and grow. The big companies you mention probably have no interest in helping a small start up team and receive hundreds of email a day looking for and expecting handouts. As Mr. Cobb...
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    Z - I couldn't agree more. I don't want to derail...

    Z - I couldn't agree more. I don't want to derail the thread but as I've said before if the proposed changes to use the cost report/business case come true and they integrate it into design, we...
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    You are correct Bemo. Good to hear they at least...

    You are correct Bemo. Good to hear they at least enforce the rule overseas.

    "T3.13.7 If any item which is outside the envelope of the Primary Structure is attached to the Main Hoop braces, then...
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    Good to see they're still considering the "best...

    Good to see they're still considering the "best design for a price" change. That'll probably be the biggest change to the competition in years, and that they finally made an official decision on...
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    Up until a few years ago the school was named...

    Up until a few years ago the school was named "Missouri Rolla." They changed to "Missouri S&T" around 2010.

    I think the biggest problem with the naming is the schools who assume they have...
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    If you are looking for used race car parts try...

    If you are looking for used race car parts try racingjunk.com.

    It's not the easiest site to search on but you can find anything from a stock mustang the owner thinks is a dragster to ex-LeMans...
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    Grand-Am GT is tricky since there are so many...

    Grand-Am GT is tricky since there are so many cars homologated and pretty much anyone can build one but as far as I know they all had the Xtrac 6-speed transaxle.
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    The Mazda 6s race in the Grand-Am GX class and...

    The Mazda 6s race in the Grand-Am GX class and are built and raced by SpeedSource.

    I don't know what transmission they are using or did use but there is plenty of information available here:...
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    What I meant by this, is shouldn't someone have...

    What I meant by this, is shouldn't someone have noticed the camber compliance? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    The failure occurred over three years. Would you notice slow, steady camber compliance increase...
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    Whenever I hear people correcting the kart/car...

    Whenever I hear people correcting the kart/car thing all I can imagine is a little kid stomping his feet and yelling "But mom! I want everyone to think we're F1!."

    But a kart implies no...
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    Now that this thread is completely de-railed and...

    Now that this thread is completely de-railed and turning into quite the train wreck, does anybody know what Maryland's weight distribution was when they were running different size front and rear...
  19. At least in the mid-west United states there...

    At least in the mid-west United states there aren't many if any colleges or universities that offer an "automotive" engineering degree.

    The few that I know of that do offer such a degree are all...
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    FSAE is an SCCA car class, no different than...

    FSAE is an SCCA car class, no different than A-MOD or EP, and I believe in this case "SAE" stands for "Salina Autocross Extravaganza" http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
  21. Thread: Firewall

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    I think all major series have an intent rule, but...

    I think all major series have an intent rule, but it's not an excuse for poor rules writing.

    And typically when there is a violation - unless it could hurt someone - 9 times out of ten it's...
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    If you can send me a screen shot of a google...

    If you can send me a screen shot of a google search that doesn't answer your question I'll tell you.

    But don't expect me to wait.
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    by Canuck Racing
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    I agree with you Brett, but from a rules...

    I agree with you Brett, but from a rules standpoint if the accumulator isn't part of "the fuel supply, the engine oil, the liquid cooling systems [or] any high voltage system" the only rule he's...
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    All of this is spelled out fairly clearly in the...

    All of this is spelled out fairly clearly in the rules. For the belts and helmets, there is an "expiration date" based upon when you bought it.

    Everything else these is not, though there really...
  25. Are you notching the pipes together as you would...

    Are you notching the pipes together as you would for welding? That alone will help with strength a lot, not to mention be good practice for the real thing. ...
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