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    I always thought it'd be pretty easy to 'fool'...

    I always thought it'd be pretty easy to 'fool' the charging system into thinking it had more voltage whenever you had the throttle over say, 80% so it wouldn't charge. The load would be higher at...
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    One thing to watch for on old Z's is lift. I...

    One thing to watch for on old Z's is lift. I think at 60 MPH, there was about 60 pounds of lift on the front of the car, and 120 pounds on the rear. It may get interesting around 120 MPH.

    The...
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    Amen Rinaz. I've also always found it easier to...

    Amen Rinaz. I've also always found it easier to find something less than perfect that someone else did and try to improve it, than trying to start from scratch.

    Also, if you have any hope of...
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    No. Epoxy does not corrode aluminum. Epoxy in...

    No. Epoxy does not corrode aluminum. Epoxy in fact serves a good insulator for galvanic corrosion. Galvanic corrosion, with aluminum as the anode and carbon as the cathode. If the aluminum is...
  5. I'd saying going by the best skidpad may be more...

    I'd saying going by the best skidpad may be more accurate, 1.6 G's. I'm assuming a driver could do a good heatup accel run, and then do a good accel run.
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    I think my favorite thing is going to a bar with...

    I think my favorite thing is going to a bar with an SAE shirt or hat, and talking to some pretty young lady. She invariably asks, "Are you in SAE?", a la Sigma Alpha Epsilon. I explain, she gets a...
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    No.

    No.
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    Have you thought about building one of the...

    Have you thought about building one of the reverse trikes? It seems like a conventional trike:

    A) Has a pretty high Cg and a pretty narrow (zero) in the front, so if you do anything with serious...
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    Rebuild the tube in command line... You can just...

    Rebuild the tube in command line... You can just mate one node, fine the command line, write down the nodes you want mated, and copy/paste with minor changes (if the nodes are sequential, you can...
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    Personal record, 11 hours, 30 minutes on the way...

    Personal record, 11 hours, 30 minutes on the way down. While driving around in CA, I then got 2 speeding tickets, one for ~110 in a 70, another for 90 in a 60. Both were written for 15 over, one...
  11. Regarding skidpad and tire width: What width...

    Regarding skidpad and tire width:

    What width rims are you running with your tires? Anyone know how much of an effect there is? The only advice I've gotten is use the widest rim possible for a...
  12. Regarding mashing it on a straight... We've...

    Regarding mashing it on a straight...

    We've got a driver that's pretty fast and 240 lbs (Denny), and a driver that is ok at 145 lbs. On our ADL plots, you can see the 145 lb guy going like hell...
  13. There's the points issue also. Doing something...

    There's the points issue also. Doing something neat with the engine gets you design points, and this thread is very calculating about winning the competition.
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    Eliminating the driver.... ...

    Eliminating the driver....

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/07/science/07roach.html
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    Funny coincidence: There were 2 decomissioned...

    Funny coincidence:

    There were 2 decomissioned CBX's in the loft at Western, sitting there, mostly complete. I bet they're still there, too. They can't be licensed because of the terms under...
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    Anyone have a good ballpark figure for this, and...

    Anyone have a good ballpark figure for this, and from each component? John Bucknell mentioned if he was going to build an FSAE-Spec motor, "friction would be tiny". I figure hydraulic bearings...
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    Anyone have a good ballpark figure for this, and...

    Anyone have a good ballpark figure for this, and from each component? John Bucknell mentioned if he was going to build an FSAE-Spec motor, "friction would be tiny". I figure hydraulic bearings...
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    I'd nix the idea of the cam chains on the end. ...

    I'd nix the idea of the cam chains on the end. It'll be easier to avoid resonance issues with the chains in the center.
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    Re: Denny's comments on Vette's I'd think the...

    Re: Denny's comments on Vette's

    I'd think the main thing would be emissions. You can't run a that rich anymmore, and have to eliminate most shitty places in the combustion chamber. Getting the...
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    The last car was actually pretty conventional. ...

    The last car was actually pretty conventional. The tube frame has been around since '96.

    The V8 was amazing, and even though it didn't end up working as a racecar, I wish I had been a part of it...
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    The new version of ANSYS has a Solidworks (SW)...

    The new version of ANSYS has a Solidworks (SW) plugin, so modeling/switching is a lot quicker now. This is word of mouth from guys in industry I know.

    I like having everything truly integrated,...
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    I think that was mainly affecting industrial...

    I think that was mainly affecting industrial engines. So if you're racing a John Deer, or doing something strange with a Briggs, you're ok.
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    God, I LOVE theory... " 2. Longitudinal taper:...

    God, I LOVE theory...

    " 2. Longitudinal taper: Longitudinal taper is apparent when viewed from either the inner or outer surface of the pad. The trailing section of the pad is partially floated in...
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    The other complication for temp in brake pads is...

    The other complication for temp in brake pads is that the pads that have a good coefficient of friction at low temps (eg when starting an autocross), tend to have lower service operating temps than...
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    The way Nascar gets camber is by tapering their...

    The way Nascar gets camber is by tapering their splines, and allowing the spline to shift during driving... But they may oversize their parts to compensate for that. My vote is for overtightening;...
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