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    MIL-HDBK-149B Rubber ...may be a good place to...

    MIL-HDBK-149B Rubber

    ...may be a good place to start. I haven't read through it (just came across it the other day) but it may have what you're looking for. It contains loads of technical data. ...
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    If they indeed charge you based on linear...

    If they indeed charge you based on linear distance, not thickness, say you stack sheets on the waterjet to cut multiple parts at once(assuming there are duplicate parts).

    I would never call...
  3. Yep, I'm interested. As long as the internals...

    Yep, I'm interested. As long as the internals are in servicable condition of course. The housing isn't as big of a deal since I have a spare that fits the chassis. Please shoot me an e-mail and we...
  4. I'm starting the restoration of an '03-04 FSAE...

    I'm starting the restoration of an '03-04 FSAE car and am looking for a University Special differential (Torsen 012000). More specifically, the gears and washers since the housing gets replaced with...
  5. I'm starting the restoration of an '03-04 FSAE...

    I'm starting the restoration of an '03-04 FSAE car and am looking for a University Special differential (Torsen 012000). More specifically, the gears and washers since the housing gets replaced with...
  6. So I'm not the only one who thinks about what...

    So I'm not the only one who thinks about what they'd do if they could do it all over again? http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

    Being involved in the vehicle...
  7. Dan G, I stumbled across this page today while...

    Dan G,

    I stumbled across this page today while looking for some connector info. Lots of good tips for doing sensible aircraft wiring (splicing, connectors, wire sizing, crimping, fuses vs circuit...
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    Got any specs on piston sizes, # of pistons,...

    Got any specs on piston sizes, # of pistons, pedal ratio & length, etc? Your car is short enough that I can't imagine quality flex line would be the culprit. It's possible though. Even running...
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    I agree that crimping with a proper mil-spec tool...

    I agree that crimping with a proper mil-spec tool and mil-spec connectors is THE way to go, but... let us not forget one significant fact - not all teams have reams of cash with which to operate. As...
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    I just found out that UC Davis is hosting it's...

    I just found out that UC Davis is hosting it's annual Picnic Day (it's big yearly open-house type event) on the same day. I'll have to see if the team is going to ditch it and make it down.
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    Besides modelling everything in CAD, you could...

    Besides modelling everything in CAD, you could plug the info into a spreadsheet. That way you don't have to have everything modelled to figure out the CG. You can throw guesstimate numbers in there...
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    Michael, Naturally, the more people who can go...

    Michael,

    Naturally, the more people who can go the better, but we all have to face our own challenges and the economics of running a team so maybe not everyone can go. Travel expenses were not...
  13. Hey folks, The company I work for, California...

    Hey folks,

    The company I work for, California Motors, is doing well and we are looking to add to our engineering talent. Myself and one of the other engineers are FSAE/FutureTruck alumni, so we...
  14. Hey folks, The company I work for, California...

    Hey folks,

    The company I work for, California Motors, is doing well and we are looking to add to our engineering talent. Myself and one of the other engineers are FSAE/FutureTruck alumni, so we...
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    Doesn't seem like it would be that bad to design...

    Doesn't seem like it would be that bad to design under the current body shell, but I know what you mean. $9k isn't cheap, but considering the alternative - time and money to develop a new shell, it...
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    Dennis, your new "mystery" AWD configuration...

    Dennis, your new "mystery" AWD configuration sounds like it could be something I had been musing over for an AWD car before. It'll be interesting to see what you come up with...
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    We ordered from these guys before: ...

    We ordered from these guys before:

    http://www.shapirosupply.com

    Decent selection, useful online catalog, no minimum order.

    Seems like just about anywhere is cheaper than Spruce. They have a...
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    Even if you don't have your team together it...

    Even if you don't have your team together it would be worth the trip down to see some other cars in person and get a real idea of the scale of the parts and performance capabilities of the cars. Not...
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    With one inboard brake your axles will have to...

    With one inboard brake your axles will have to deal with the braking torque. Usually not a big deal, but something to consider. Also, an inboard brake acting through a limited slip tends to add...
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    I have thought about putting together a resource...

    I have thought about putting together a resource page for FSAE (and other racing-related design). As you've noted, some of the info is pretty challenging to come across and it would be cool to have...
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    Dave, search amazon for "fiberglass" or...

    Dave, search amazon for "fiberglass" or "composites" and you'll find all sorts of stuff.
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    Come on guys, give the guy a break. Show him how...

    Come on guys, give the guy a break. Show him how much you really do know and give him some reasonable answers.

    David, what you propose is a huge undertaking so don't expect it to be done in 6...
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    Alright! That's what I want to hear...

    Alright! That's what I want to hear http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

    Even if the guys don't make it down, I'd be glad to help out in any way I can.
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    Ah yes, trying to rotate or zoom in on internet...

    Ah yes, trying to rotate or zoom in on internet pics happens all the time http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

    One of my favorite quotes: "I think with the F4 key," as said by...
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    Back in '02 we had designed our car such that the...

    Back in '02 we had designed our car such that the entire engine could be removed/installed easily by one guy (removable braces and a funky mount setup). In our design review we were told it was too...
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