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Old 07-17-2013, 01:59 PM   #17961
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:19 PM   #17962
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Ours broke tonight. What happens to a dream differed? Does it dry up, like a flexhose in the sun?
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Ours broke tonight. What happens to a dream differed? Does it dry up, like a flexhose in the sun?
the original "as seen on TV" pocket hose does the same ****, split down the middle after a hot day. We got a replacement that was broken before we ran water in it. Their factory machine missed crimping the rubber hose inside on the end. never again.

Just like this guy's
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Leonard Nemoy sings the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, or, how you know when your career has hit rock-bottom:

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I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Neither man, nor technology, maybe not even god; was ready for a flexible space-saving hose.








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This is the greatest thing I have ever seen.


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the original "as seen on TV" pocket hose does the same ****, split down the middle after a hot day. We got a replacement that was broken before we ran water in it. Their factory machine missed crimping the rubber hose inside on the end. never again.

Just like this guy's
I've had two for almost a month now, no issues.

I just dont like the hardware they use to screw onto the tap, it's very hard to get it to seal with such cheap plastic.

I have a feel that guy in the above video cut his own hose... to me it seems like it's just a silicone rubber tube covered in that fabric sleeve; I wouldn't expect it to burst open.


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Old 07-18-2013, 10:19 AM   #17971
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Leonard Nemoy sings the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, or, how you know when your career has hit rock-bottom:

according to the Wikipedia that was recorded in Star Trek's second season, so he was at the peak of his career....


I like fsae cars. Though, if I were CO state, why not rune more massive ridiculous expansion tunnels on the diffuser?


also note that UTA's 99 car had wings that put their aero download forces directly through the suspension, so no need for stiffer springs or a "Z" spring to account for aero. Also allows the setup of a more compliant car. A pretty awesome design feature that was promptly banned.
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according to the Wikipedia that was recorded in Star Trek's second season, so he was at the peak of his career....
Huh.

I wonder what made that seem like a good idea?





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Huh.

I wonder what made that seem like a good idea?
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according to the Wikipedia that was recorded in Star Trek's second season, so he was at the peak of his career....


I like fsae cars. Though, if I were CO state, why not rune more massive ridiculous expansion tunnels on the diffuser?


also note that UTA's 99 car had wings that put their aero download forces directly through the suspension, so no need for stiffer springs or a "Z" spring to account for aero. Also allows the setup of a more compliant car. A pretty awesome design feature that was promptly banned.
Getting good tunnels is hard on an FSAE car, due to the very narrow packaging. Often times in FSAE, it's more important to focus on narrowing, and lightweighting the car, versus what would typically be known as a generally better vehicle design. Typically, FSAE diffusers are very efficient (as are most diffusers), but they don't contribute a whole lot of overall downforce, so compared to the contribution of the front/rear wing, they are close to dead weight.

Unsprung aero is not banned! The only aero concept that's banned is ground effects, so no sealing of the undertray, and no fans, or anything to remove the air from under the car. I can't find a good picture of South Dakota School of Mines and Tech's 2012 car, but it's wheels/suspension/aero package could remain in tact with no frame whatsoever.



Or to mention Uni Western Austrailia's "twin-cocque" chassis. Rear suspension is a beam axle connected to the undertray, and the front suspension is a simplistic design that's also connected to the undertray. The chassis is then sprung from the undertray. All aero devices are attached to the undertray, which acts as the main chassis.



I get carried away with this... I'm Kettering University's Chief Engineer.
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You know John Stimpson?


I haven't met him, but I've sure heard plenty about him!

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The only aero concept that's banned is ground effects, so no sealing of the undertray, and no fans, or anything to remove the air from under the car.
I couldn't help but think of the Chaparral 2J cars and the Brabham BT46B F1 car when I read this.

Can anyone explain to me why sanctioning bodies seem to be universally against development in this area? Why is there no race series or format that permits the use of movable aerodynamic devices?

Honestly, I tire of race series that constantly change the rules to ensure "competitive balance." I want 1100 HP Can-Am Porsches and multiple tire manufacturers and fans sucking the air from underneath the car and dammit supercomputers controlling traction and slip angle and no slip starts and everything else if that's what's the fastest on the track.

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My latest project at the shop. The owner basically told me, make it safe, maintain it, and make it run good; I don't care what it costs.

So far I've changed the oil, freed up the choke linkage, tested the rad (flushing tomorrow), cleaned and adjusted the rear brakes, and found the bad ball joint in the parallelogram steering rack which made it a little vague.


Tomorrow, we're pumping out the tank, as there's rust colored gas in there. Let's hope that solves the rough idle, as I really don't want to re-work the carbs.


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Behold, the OHV, 45hp per liter, glory.

The only way I can describe driving it is "******* awesome".





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