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Old 03-30-2016, 06:31 PM   #25121
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EDIT: Your first draft specified gallons, not pounds of fuel.
Yes.

Then I considered both gaseous fuels and electric cells.
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I like the rule in that racing series that was featured on top gear.

According to those rules after a race I can walk over to any other team, hand them a 50k check and its mine.
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:42 PM   #25123
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Napkin scratch cost of small nuclear reactor which would not need to refuel in that endurance series?
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:35 PM   #25124
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Napkin scratch cost of small nuclear reactor which would not need to refuel in that endurance series?
No idea.

But why not? If you can engineer a compact nuclear reactor that can be manufactured for a low cost, is durable and rugged enough for a racetrack, and fits within the weight constraints of a race car, do it! Just keep the weight of the fissionable material within the 30 lb limit.
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Napkin scratch cost of small nuclear reactor which would not need to refuel in that endurance series?
7 figures? Maybe 8?
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No idea.

But why not? If you can engineer a compact nuclear reactor that can be manufactured for a low cost, is durable and rugged enough for a racetrack, and fits within the weight constraints of a race car, do it! Just keep the weight of the fissionable material within the 30 lb limit.
I'm not sure keeping it within 30lbs is physically possible for a reactor (you can do it on a bomb because you compress it with explosives, but...). I might argue that the fuel limit should actually only reflect the amount of fissionable material that it's possible to cause to fission, rather than including the leftover stuff.

OTOH, I'm pretty sure that to fit under the 4000 lb weigh limit there's going to be so little shielding on the reactor that it'll kill every driver on the grid, the officials, corner workers, fans in the stands, and give the entire host city cancer. I doubt even Bernie would go for that.

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I am researching whether or not to upgrade the family pusher to a Ford SUV with the 3.5L Ecoboost. Anyone familiar with these engines? Anything in particular to watch out for?
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I just signed up for the DIYAutoTune AmpEFI clinic in St. Luis in April. Looking forward to it and learning how to tune MS3 a bit better.
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I am researching whether or not to upgrade the family pusher to a Ford SUV with the 3.5L Ecoboost. Anyone familiar with these engines? Anything in particular to watch out for?
I worked on the original 3.5L production installation (cylinder head tooling + crankshaft tooling) and have owned a 3.5L for 150K miles now and a daughter has the 3.5 Ecoboost for 55K.

Pretty bulletproof motor overall and I've not heard of any long standing issues with the Ecoboost version.
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I just signed up for the DIYAutoTune AmpEFI clinic in St. Luis in April. Looking forward to it and learning how to tune MS3 a bit better.
Scott Clark did my most recent tune. Great guy and i'm very happy with how it all worked out. It turns out that in my case that my EGR was open the entire time and it may have skewed my tune but I am very happy with the results regardless. At some point I may pay for Scott to do another tune or I may go to the AMP EFI clinic myself. I can't wait to hear your review.
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I am researching whether or not to upgrade the family pusher to a Ford SUV with the 3.5L Ecoboost. Anyone familiar with these engines? Anything in particular to watch out for?
Yes, timing chains on the early models have oiling problems of some sort.
I'm not sure they recalled it or not. Google wasn't of much help without reading a shitload of things.
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...g+chain+recall

I guess they've figured it out on the later 2015s and 2016s. Increased the size of the oil passage way from what I understand. Though, I'm not sure if this is specific to the F150s 3.5l or all of them.
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When I was looking at trucks, intercooler condensation issues and associated hydro-lock complaints ended up steering me away from the ecoboost F-150.
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Scott Clark did my most recent tune. Great guy and i'm very happy with how it all worked out. It turns out that in my case that my EGR was open the entire time and it may have skewed my tune but I am very happy with the results regardless. At some point I may pay for Scott to do another tune or I may go to the AMP EFI clinic myself. I can't wait to hear your review.
I have talked to Scott at the past 2 MS Megameets. He is an extremely smart guy and knows what he is doing. I had been planning on taking the EFI101 courses, but all the guys at DIY recommended the AMP class over it. They said it is far more hands on and you actually learn to tune, verse the EFI classes are more like bookwork and you learn the math behind everything. I will probably still take the EFI classes sometime in the future.
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Removed 2* timing up to 4k rpm and 30% load... added a bit more fuel.

Adjusted TPS map for open/closed loop loads... 0s all across the bottom helped a lot when getting off throttle for decel. Actual fuel cut instead of brupbrupbruuuhhhhh

Engine response feels... betterar? Like a happy mush of power.

When shifting it only went up to high 16s AFR

Trying to record the screen was problematic due to my usb wire being fubar... I needs a new one so it doesn't lose connection to the xede.

At one point I saw AFR dip as low as 10 something in 3-5 psi... Getting to that point snapped my neck back a bit
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Had no idea that the Google distributes the 32 bit version of Chrome by default. You have to tell it to download the x64 version instead.

You Should Upgrade to 64-bit Chrome. It?s More Secure, Stable, and Speedy
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Old 03-31-2016, 01:32 PM   #25136
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So, anybody here at MT think they can carry more than 1,428 bags of heroin inside their own anus?

hustler?

http://goo.gl/54lISh

(It's not NWS, just a regular news report from pix11.com)

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So, anybody here at MT think they can carry more than 1,428 bags of heroin inside their own anus?

hustler?

http://pix11.com/2016/03/30/bronx-ma...n------cavity/
"Oops! That page canít be found."
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Had no idea that the Google distributes the 32 bit version of Chrome by default. You have to tell it to download the x64 version instead.

You Should Upgrade to 64-bit Chrome. It?s More Secure, Stable, and Speedy
Thank you.



Also, was it you who recommended the book Exploding the Phone to me? Just finished it. Damn fine read.
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Hahaha! The forum software censored the URL itself, as it contained the word "аnal"


Try this: Bronx man caught in Vermont carrying over 1400 bags of heroin in аnal cavity | New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
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Also, was it you who recommended the book Exploding the Phone to me? Just finished it. Damn fine read.
Yup, that was me. I liked the first three quarters of the book a lot. The last part of the book seemed to drag a little bit. On the whole, though, very enjoyable.
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