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Old 09-04-2008, 06:12 PM   #21
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Oh also our head body guy is a Formula 1 nut, plays soccer, and wants to move to London, so our car is going to have wings...yeah, wings.

I think it is going to be gay, but he is in charge of that, and I'm just making the molds and fabricating other bits and pieces.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:12 PM   #22
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i wish we had the resources to do all that here at uconn. our FSAE just started and its pretty weak. im going to check it out on monday tho, maybe get more involved.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:27 PM   #23
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SAE is basically trying to keep the students from building a ridiculous engine and as a result killing themselves or someone else. But, just imagine what one could do with a 600cc I4, no restrictor, a turbo, and M85, in a less-than 400 lb car
I would love that haha!


I did not know about the 13mm restrictor for the turbo.
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Yeah I joined FSAE last year and went to a few meetings. We were building the turbo 600cc for the first time. I wanted to help on the engine and tuning end but all the seniors said they already knew it all and I could just watch. So after a while I got tired of watch a bunch of dummies jerk each other off and I quit. Then their guy that was gonna tune everything quit too. So come Febuary/March they couldn't get it running. And they didn't compete that year.
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Damn. When I went to school (early 80's) there wasn't anything going for auto enthusiasts that I knew of. What a great project and competition. Would be a kick in the butt to build something like that for track days. A home built smaller version of the Radical's or the like.

Good luck in the competition! You driving?
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We keep it simple here at UM-Dearborn. I am not part of the team (because I'm a grad student and grads have too much work on their hands to be bothered), but I think they placed higher than UM-Ann Arbor who have 10 times the funds and facilities. Our team used a twin-cylinder Yamaha snowmobile engine with a CVT.
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Good luck in the competition! You driving?
We are going to have a bunch of track days to find out whose good at what, hopefully ill be driving!



**** I forgot to take pics of the engine! But man the porting on that head is amazing, there is BARLEY any room for improvement, from the factory too!
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We are going to have a bunch of track days to find out whose good at what, hopefully ill be driving!



**** I forgot to take pics of the engine! But man the porting on that head is amazing, there is BARLEY any room for improvement, from the factory too!

That is awesome. I have my hopes up for driving this year, as I am the only one with any driving experience at all besides the guys who drove last year, but none of them have ever done any kind of autocrossing or track days before. I just want to drive it some, as it would suck to put all that time into it and never get any seat time. Also I have a very light schedule this semester so I will be at the shop a lot here before too long.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:10 PM   #29
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We got the shop ready today! Its in a complex where they have a full paint booth and huge oven for powdercoating, wooo.

it seems we have 2 brand new small *** garrett turbos too

who knos where they came from haha
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Sweet man!
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I did not know about the 13mm restrictor for the turbo.
What?

It's 20mm, supercharger, turbo or whatever.

https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/sho...highlight=FSAE

http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/a...view=slideshow

Last year's 600cc N/A ^.

The year previous the team ran a turbo 400cc single cylinder.

This year we are running the same motor setup, but with a carbon fiber monocoque.
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Old 09-15-2008, 02:39 PM   #32
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This year we are running the same motor setup, but with a carbon fiber monocoque.
You suck
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pictures of last years car =)
If you have time to post on the internet, you have too much free time. Either you have too many team members or too much money (or your not carrying your weight).
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If you have time to post on the internet, you have too much free time. Either you have too many team members or too much money (or your not carrying your weight).

Or your team has no money.
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We are going to have a bunch of track days to find out whose good at what, hopefully ill be driving!



**** I forgot to take pics of the engine! But man the porting on that head is amazing, there is BARLEY any room for improvement, from the factory too!
Yeah, I'm jealous. Saturday we took a 600rr head that we had laying around and tried to see how close it was to mating with the F4i motor, but it is not going to happen, close, but it isn't quite right.

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What?

It's 20mm, supercharger, turbo or whatever.

https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/sho...highlight=FSAE

http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/a...view=slideshow

Last year's 600cc N/A ^.

The year previous the team ran a turbo 400cc single cylinder.

This year we are running the same motor setup, but with a carbon fiber monocoque.
Yeah, I was given false information, I found that out later.

And you suck. Our bodywork will be carbon fiber (sponsorship with Lockheed Martin) as we have enough rolls of it to last till 2015, but the team isn't comfortable with the monocoque idea, but it doesn't matter as we need to improve in many other areas as well.

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Or your team has no money.
Or it is 3:00a.m. and the team isn't out at the shop because it is still September, and the team has no money.
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I would rather go with the full spaceframe vs the CF monocoque personally.

The skills with a spaceframe are far more useful to me in later life then a full CF monocoque is.
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We need to make a FSAE chat thread...
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A picture of the shop, and chris driving last years car in the rain =)

The last one is my progress on the rack im makeing for all of our metal stock, about 1/3 done. I did all the cutting and welding myself, im proud haha.
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Hey from what I can tell in the pictures that frame looks great!
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Why such a short wheelbase? Looks like the front suspension could have been moved forward on the frame some.
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