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  2. Performance Electronics PE3 SP - $400 shipped

    This was installed and used very briefly on a motorcycle project that I have run out of enthusiasm for. Shipped anywhere in US or Canada for $400, comes with harness (all wires cut short, see image)...
  3. Carroll Smith / Milliken books to a good home

    I have a set of Carroll Smith "To Win" books and Milliken's Race Car Vehicle Dynamics including the work book that need a new home. If you are on a new team or a low budget team who does not already...
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    Cool looking project! I used Miata NA...

    Cool looking project!

    I used Miata NA hubs/uprights/brakes on my bike powered death machine. They're not the most balanced engineering solution, but they work and man they're cheap. Also 4x100 so...
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    Hey all, Thank you for the kind words. I love...

    Hey all,

    Thank you for the kind words. I love hearing that you've enjoyed the book and that you can see some of your own team in the story.

    If any of you outside of the US have ideas on how I...
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    Free Racecar for everyone! The book! Sorry,...

    Free Racecar for everyone!

    The book!

    Sorry, did you think I meant something else?

    I finally broke even on the book (writing is a terrible way to make money. Stay in school kids!) so I'm...
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    No, the discount expired. You'll have to pony up...

    No, the discount expired. You'll have to pony up the whole $10 now http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
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    We didn't actually use mahogany in '07, just...

    We didn't actually use mahogany in '07, just wrote it on the spec sheet. The next year, after I left, they did the steering wheel with it, and I think the dash after that. Seems like an inefficient...
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    I think you will not be disappointed...

    I think you will not be disappointed http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
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    Hey, thanks guys. I like to think I'm a good...

    Hey, thanks guys. I like to think I'm a good engineer and a decent writer, but I know all of jack squat about marketing, so if you like the book it would be awesome if you could send out an email or...
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I've kind of...

    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I've kind of always expected a book or a made for tv movie or something about FSAE, there are so many people involved. Hopefully we can get some more books and...
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    Itís been a while since Iíve posted, but Iím back from the dead with something that you all might be interested in, and which might be also be shameless self-promotion.

    One of the best things...
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    Wings also make the car noticeably easier to...

    Wings also make the car noticeably easier to drive, though it's hard to isolate that aspect and measure its affect.

    Also, I had a conversation with a rules committee member about the new aero...
  14. Full Disclosure: I work for an electric car...

    Full Disclosure: I work for an electric car company.

    Price: wait two years for the Nissan Leaf, Electric Smart, Volt, Model S...

    Range: I think range anxiety is way overblown. I put a lot of...
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    I normally like the DIY approach but these are too cheap to not just buy. we used the unidirectional stuff on our rear wing supports in...
  16. Anodize grows columnar out from the surface,...

    Anodize grows columnar out from the surface, which, as Hector pointed out, is where fatigue failure starts. The anodize is not strong in tension perpendicular to the columns, so the endurance limit...
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    High compression and spark advance should lead to...

    High compression and spark advance should lead to a hole in a piston long before a thrown rod. In any case, 15:1 and 45į advance (at reasonably high revs) on an f4i shouldn't be a problem with 100...
  18. Have fun and make friends. In three years it...

    Have fun and make friends. In three years it won't really matter what awards you won or how well you did, but you might actually enjoy yourself and make some friends that you'll have for the rest of...
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    First you need to understand what effective...

    First you need to understand what effective exhaust length is. I believe there is a host of valuable information in a recent thread.
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    Effective Exhaust Length: ...

    Effective Exhaust Length:
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_u3Fr9eBueMI/R9xGP7XljOI/AAAAAAAABxE/oB1cELnaB84/s400/053051.jpg

    Ineffective Exhaust Length:
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  21. There is a paper that Porsche did covering their...

    There is a paper that Porsche did covering their development of the cooling system for the 911. They were mostly trying to reduce drag while meeting cooling requirements, but the results show a...
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    I thought the FSAE Holy Grail was a sweet job...

    I thought the FSAE Holy Grail was a sweet job after graduation.
  23. So when somebody is welding, and you sneak up...

    So when somebody is welding, and you sneak up behind them and spray brake cleaner on the weld and it erupts in a giant ball of flame, that could potentially be dangerous?
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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 D Collins Jr:
    I'll check at the shop. Just out of...
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    Not for that shipping cost, but thank you.

    Not for that shipping cost, but thank you.
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