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    What about adding a small 1/2 tube connecting the...

    What about adding a small 1/2 tube connecting the two frame mounts? Sort of like an anti-intrusion bar used on the monocoques?

    If I was making some A-Arms, I would also seriously consider having...
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    I think there is some confusion on brazing here....

    I think there is some confusion on brazing here.

    Brazing and bronze welding are two different processes.

    A brazing joint needs to be similar to one used by an adhesive, where there is a very...
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    Are you looking for ORB fittings? Download the...

    Are you looking for ORB fittings?

    Download the Engineering Specs (bottom right corner) from this website, everything you need is in there.

    www.Sealum.com

    If you have the space, it is...
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    Implementing design changes based strictly on the...

    Implementing design changes based strictly on the reasoning "so and so told us to do it" will get you nowhere with the design judges.
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    Oh, another point, if you have a have a shaft...

    Oh, another point, if you have a have a shaft driven solid-axle RWD car, you will get torque steer due to the difference in vertical loading on the tires from the reactions on the crown gear, but...
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    I think that torque steer due to deflection in...

    I think that torque steer due to deflection in different length driveshafts is probably one of the most misunderstood concepts around. If you actually think about it, it makes absolutely no...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Not design report pictures.. but.. hotness.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Bit of a random thread hijacking...but speaking of the new front impact...
  9. Was it U of Arizona??...

    Was it U of Arizona??

    Last post on page.
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    Here is a link to a CAD drawing of an upright...

    Here is a link to a CAD drawing of an upright that uses lasercut sheet metal, and demonstrates how it can be partially self-jigging. The pic is in the middle of the page.

    Lasercut sheetmetal...
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    I dont know if you meant in a monocoque structure...

    I dont know if you meant in a monocoque structure or not, but if you did mean in a monocoque, it clearly states in rule 3.3.4.2.F that it has to go down to the bottom of the frame.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I do have a related question:
    If a car is using a stressed engine and the...
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    Not much info, but I am sure you can contact...

    Not much info, but I am sure you can contact them.

    http://www.quaife.co.uk/catalogue/page87.htm

    You can see all their products here, including their sweet twin hayabusa V8.
    ...
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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 Rod Woobs:
    Rob you say your team and car are coming...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">For my composites class, I need to make a program that calculates the...
  16. I think Denny's distance was the minimum crush...

    I think Denny's distance was the minimum crush zone depth possible for a max loading of 20g's, not the height to drop the test piece from.
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    Kurt, Let me be one of the first to say...

    Kurt,

    Let me be one of the first to say welcome to the forum. Your project is really inspiriational to a lot of us here. I have been following your progress daily on the Kimini for the past year...
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    Check out the link I just posted on the design...

    Check out the link I just posted on the design link thread. design links
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    Sticky: Here is an awesome thread on another forum (which...

    Here is an awesome thread on another forum (which is a good forum for anyone interested in locosts) that gives links to almost all bike manuals out there.

    ...
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    Dont forget the purple paint job ...

    Dont forget the purple paint job http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

    Chris Clarke
    http://www.FormulaUBC.com
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    We've ran 3/8" bolts in single shear on the lower...

    We've ran 3/8" bolts in single shear on the lower outboard points for about the past 5 years without a problem.

    We also had cast aluminum uprights, but put a steel insert in them to prevent...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> See:
    http://www.ringmini.de/English_Version/GSXR_Kart/gsxr_kart.html ...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> So, I need to have .049 ROUND CLOSED tubing all the way back to the front...
  24. I think that Carrol Smith predicted this...

    I think that Carrol Smith predicted this happening, and wanted the direction to go towards mandatory open differentials. The thinking was that this would cause the teams to run softer suspensions,...
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    Generally you want to increase the dia and reduce...

    Generally you want to increase the dia and reduce the wall thickness to increase EI and reduce weight.

    We have used larger dia roll hoops and side impact tubes in the past and been approved for...
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