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    Pfffft...back in my day we had a set of Keizer...

    Pfffft...back in my day we had a set of Keizer wheels that needed to come apart for re-sealing. Low and behold the original bolts seized to the magnesium centers.

    Our solution: use a countersink...
  2. I have eyes and a pencil and am able to draw free...

    I have eyes and a pencil and am able to draw free body diagrams.

    Assuming the rod-ends were the bump stops, FSAE calls that poor design - not rod-ends in bending.
  3. Except none of those rod-ends are in bending... ...

    Except none of those rod-ends are in bending...

    It wouldn't surprise me if there was more to the story than the picture is telling.
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    If this monster really does exist it is not...

    If this monster really does exist it is not entirely the students' fault. The rule book has been rewarding this for years so why wouldn't teams roll with it?

    In the Carroll Smith days, it was...
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    Dang this thread brings back memories. I'm...

    Dang this thread brings back memories.

    I'm sorry but the mid-2000s were some of the best years for FSAE. Everything was much more "engineering student project" and not "wannabe-F1".
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    What year did the 20mm restrictor become a rule...

    What year did the 20mm restrictor become a rule and does anyone have a rulebook from that year?
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    +1000 to everything Kirk said. I would be all...

    +1000 to everything Kirk said. I would be all for an official unrestricted naturally aspirated FSAE class (heck call it FSAE-S..."S" for senior citizen).

    Restricting an engine is an expensive...
  8. Isn't this backwards? V=IR --> I=V/R As...

    Isn't this backwards?

    V=IR --> I=V/R

    As resistance increases the current through the transistor is going to decrease. That is why you may see ballast resistors on low resistance (low...
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    When I was designing my Locost, I tried to taper...

    When I was designing my Locost, I tried to taper the rear portion of the cockpit like you are doing. After doing the mock-up I abandoned the idea due to the available space and my desire to stick to...
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    1) Attach attenuator to front of old car. 2)...

    1) Attach attenuator to front of old car.
    2) Rent a backhoe.
    3) Place bucket of backhoe in ground.
    4) Get freshmen to drive car into bucket.
    5) Profit.
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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 Jon Burford:
    I am a key member of a team that has had...
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    We had this guy.... ...

    We had this guy....

    http://fsae.com/eve/forums/a/t...10399141#57410399141

    I told him to check out www.fsae.com - problem solved. http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
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    The team ordered a set of 7" wide wheels the year...

    The team ordered a set of 7" wide wheels the year after I graduated. To achieve the correct offset, Keizer machined the mounting pads pretty thin (IIRC less than 3/16") and the countersinks for the...
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    Is the semi-circular clip that axially secures...

    Is the semi-circular clip that axially secures the large bearing on the output shaft in place?

    If it is missing the clamping from the block halves is enough to keep everything in place for a...
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    I saw the link earlier today and as an alumni of...

    I saw the link earlier today and as an alumni of the FSAE program find it to be completely out of place. Not to say that what was done was right, wrong, or indifferent but preventing students from...
  16. Something isn't right then. The Honda ECU...

    Something isn't right then. The Honda ECU outputs a signal that is compatible with most tachs.
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    More than likely the donuts. The oil was...

    More than likely the donuts. The oil was probably pinned to the side of the pan and the pick up wasn't able to deliver it to the pump.
  18. Thread: fuel tank

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    The FSAE rule committee is trying to say that a...

    The FSAE rule committee is trying to say that a permanent, non-moveable fuel level line must be located between 12.7 mm and 25.4 mm (0.5 inch
    and 1 inch) below the top of the sight tube.

    This...
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    You are probably causing the engine to approach a...

    You are probably causing the engine to approach a stall. Get in a manual car, take it up to 60, hit the brakes, and don't downshift. You will get a similar sensation once the engine RPMs drop below...
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    Getting the driver's input after their

    Getting the driver's input after their &lt;15 minute stint in the car isn't enough?
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    Its your project; use as much or as little as you...

    Its your project; use as much or as little as you want (or as your budget requires).

    Do some cost vs. benefit analysis. Are the several pounds worth saving a few bucks?
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    What is the point of the sinusoidal spline? It...

    What is the point of the sinusoidal spline? It seems to be a really complicated way to execute a simple task.
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    Whats wrong with bolts and bobbins?

    Whats wrong with bolts and bobbins?
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    Are you using the key or bypassing the ignition...

    Are you using the key or bypassing the ignition switch?

    If you do not have the key and the 2006 electrical system is anything like the earlier ones, you need to install a zener diode on the pink...
  25. Glad to hear everyone is alright. I've been a...

    Glad to hear everyone is alright.

    I've been a long time reader of this board and never bothered posting. The direction the competition took during my last year in school combined with incidents...
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