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  1. First off, I'm totally with keeping a car...

    First off, I'm totally with keeping a car designable and buildable within the manpower and money constraints imposed on the team by other factors.

    That said, with enough manpower, money and driver...
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    Talk to Measurement Specialists out of...

    Talk to Measurement Specialists out of Huntsville, Alabama. They are experts.
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    We have a couple old chassis's... All would need...

    We have a couple old chassis's... All would need new control arms and uprights to get rolling. They're pretty bare.

    Just a thought.
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    Ti makes a nice header too... Cheaper than inc,...

    Ti makes a nice header too... Cheaper than inc, particularly if you buy OEM bike headers that some dumbass has replaced with a stainless one that is louder and makes less power.
  5. Wesley: Sounds like a very common tale... 1. ...

    Wesley: Sounds like a very common tale...

    1. Gets hot
    2. Spins a rod bearing
    3. Chunks a rod
  6. I've heard of and seen so many damn problems with...

    I've heard of and seen so many damn problems with automated shifting systems that I turn around and run as fast as I can away from them.

    A manually operated mechanical shifter with someone thats...
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    Not to be rude, but hanging a turbo off a...

    Not to be rude, but hanging a turbo off a manifold (even if its NOT 60" away from the head) with no other support is bad engineering and shows a lack of consideration to thermal management.

    I...
  8. I think the bike engines/trannys have really...

    I think the bike engines/trannys have really shown their reliability and durability as well. As mentioned, these machines are designed, built, calibrated, tuned and set up by amateurs... Its...
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    Kettering's Mahle transaxle used a Torsen, which...

    Kettering's Mahle transaxle used a Torsen, which locked up after 1 hour of use... We realized this after the AX, and retuned our suspension to limit our rear droop travel, so that we too, could pull...
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    Our fuel tank this year was .032" 6061-T6. I...

    Our fuel tank this year was .032" 6061-T6. I like to think I'm a pretty good TIG welder, been doing it for about 10 years, and .032 sheet is tough. If you weld two coupons of .032 that are laying...
  11. Any interest in full-time engineers?

    Any interest in full-time engineers?
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    This could be totally off topic...or maybe not? ...

    This could be totally off topic...or maybe not?

    I did some testing last year for my Vehicle Systems Dynamics class... We tested our '06 car in slalom and skidpad using different tires, and...
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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 Matthew Giles:
    John,

    Did you guy have to sand fill...
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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 BStoney:
    John:

    Can that bender do an 8" radius bend...
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    We have a JD-Squared Model 3 bender, and I've...

    We have a JD-Squared Model 3 bender, and I've been very happy with it. It really does work great, and I've used it a lot.

    http://www.jd2.com/

    It's $300 for the bender, and there are a plethora...
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    When y'all are saying go slow, I'm afraid you may...

    When y'all are saying go slow, I'm afraid you may be misleading...

    Turn the drill real fast, but feed it very gently and slow. Use cutting oil, don't be shy with it. Pull the drill out of the...
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    Also, valvesprings made of OTEVA-70 or OTEVA-70SC...

    Also, valvesprings made of OTEVA-70 or OTEVA-70SC are the best - at least IMHO.
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    If you can get the valve spring specifications...

    If you can get the valve spring specifications from the manufacturer, they'll tell you the natural frequencies, and as-tested ranges where surge comes on and goes away.

    Theres much, much more to...
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    In my mind, its pretty clear aero is the way to...

    In my mind, its pretty clear aero is the way to go, but only if the team has already developed a chassis/suspension package that works. The aero is worthless if your chassis/susp sucks. It takes a...
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    You've got it Drew... Old chassis's were...

    You've got it Drew... Old chassis's were strapped to our decel crash sled, with a 95th male Hybrid III dummy strapped inside. An SAE paper was written, although I can't remember the name of it. ...
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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 Jersey Tom:
    The only reservation I'd have about a...
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    Don't know if this is common knowledge yet, but...

    Don't know if this is common knowledge yet, but the shouldner harness bar will HAVE to be at least .095" wall thickness from now on.

    Some now-alumni from Kettering did some crash testing on old...
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    Tom, Where did ths $350 value come from for a...

    Tom,

    Where did ths $350 value come from for a spaceframe? Our steel is all donated, but we easily have $1500 in tubing making up our spaceframe, and that doesn't include scrap generated in tube...
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    Kettering's car with a pretty heavy Mahle...

    Kettering's car with a pretty heavy Mahle powertrain came in at 470. We were happy, considering we have 2 full radiators, radiator fans, hydraulic clutch setup, 4 wheel brakes, heavy dampers we made...
  25. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pete M:
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