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    "Lastly, why aren't there any carbon fiber...

    "Lastly, why aren't there any carbon fiber wheels?"

    One problem with c/f wheels is not the manufacturing aspects or even the costs but relates to the potential damage suffered when mounting and...
  2. Thread: brakes

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    hari3392, One additional comment I would add to...

    hari3392,
    One additional comment I would add to the helpful advice given by Owen Thomas above is to make sure the calipers can be bled of air easily.

    If not , the task is either done less well...
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    Thanks axleripper, A good site and some great...

    Thanks axleripper,
    A good site and some great reading too.

    Peter.
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    Pat, Yes I have to agree with your observation...

    Pat,
    Yes I have to agree with your observation regarding the Fang being a poor choice as a design target.

    The expression "cheap and cheerful" certainly comes to mind.

    Peter.
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    Rolling Camel, Years ago there was a company in...

    Rolling Camel,
    Years ago there was a company in Australia producing a mid engined variant of the Lotus 7 clone (a locost in all but name) using the original Mini as the power source.

    The vehicle...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JD944:
    Start simple. Look at the constraints of your...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Abhishek Mehta:
    what are the points to be concidered...
  8. Won't be there myself but that IS a great display...

    Won't be there myself but that IS a great display and in a good location as well.

    Good luck with the show.

    Peter.
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    ummm....errrr...ahhhh....yeah. WOW is right....

    ummm....errrr...ahhhh....yeah.

    WOW is right.

    Peter.
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    I forgot to mention the reason Citroen placed the...

    I forgot to mention the reason Citroen placed the calipers inboard was a direct result to do with the suspension geometry.

    Citroen at the time used double arm suspension at the front and wanted to...
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    Some production cars have had calipers mounted at...

    Some production cars have had calipers mounted at the lowest position when the brakes have been inboard. Citroen DS and GS series had them.

    From a practical point of view they were not a great...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AlexHsia:
    My team might be using leather instead of...
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    As Ed and Nick have already suggested the actual...

    As Ed and Nick have already suggested the actual number of degrees comes as much from the WHY as it does from the WHAT.

    Just getting a number is virtually meaningless unless you know the reasoning...
  14. Craig, given you are watching the costs closely...

    Craig,
    given you are watching the costs closely perhaps a shared purchase may be the way to go since the corner weighing is not something you need to do all the time?

    A second thought is to...
  15. more likely an ex employee by now. Expensive...

    more likely an ex employee by now.

    Expensive mistake indeed.

    Peter.
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    "applications range from big rigs to garden...

    "applications range from big rigs to garden equipment..."

    How fast is this bloke intending to mow his lawn?

    Peter.
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    Then take advantage of it. If you are...

    Then take advantage of it.

    If you are fortunate enough to have specialist advice then talk to that specialist first since it is after all what they do.

    They will be able to answer any questions...
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    "I recollect some '60s or '70s vintage...

    "I recollect some '60s or '70s vintage high-revving engine, thinking an early Honda F1 or motorcycle engine, that used torsion bar valve springs. Very interesting."

    Honda used torsion bar valve...
  19. Thread: Dash boards

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    You might want to add cupholders too for "that...

    You might want to add cupholders too for "that special touch"

    Peter.
  20. Thread: Dash boards

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    Make sure the material finish is non reflective...

    Make sure the material finish is non reflective and won't splinter under an impact.

    Some sort of vibration damping material is also desirable to ensure the displays are accurate , long lived and...
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    zephyrus17 , Basically Yes. All you need is...

    zephyrus17 , Basically Yes.
    All you need is something simple and reliable and let's call a spade a digging implement here...this HAS been done before.
    Have a look at a few that work for...
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    If a simple tensioner is all that is needed try a...

    If a simple tensioner is all that is needed try a bolt with a lock nut and a spring.
    Saves time , weight and does the job as well as any vernier set up (plates with various numbers of holes).

    You...
  23. Following on from some of the ideas posted...

    Following on from some of the ideas posted above...

    Have a project planner / schedule board or whatever you want to call it clearly visible to all and with agreed responsibilities and areas duly...
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    Love number 10...Divine placement - brilliant. ...

    Love number 10...Divine placement - brilliant.

    I have not heard mention of the ever useful "Duct Tape tool".
    Essential equipment for any FSAE team.

    Peter.
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    * You are welcome* Pete.

    * You are welcome*

    Pete.
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