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Old 09-13-2008, 11:05 PM   #1
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Currently working on getting last years car ready for it's new job as this years test mule.

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Me in the car

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Finally back in the shop to work on the harness.

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I'll keep you guys updated with our progress.

The team is also working on getting the engine dyno up and running so we can use it for testing this year.
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Awesome !
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Cool indeed. Weight/HP ratio?
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About 95-100hp at around 500lbs or less.
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MS and turbo
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Nope, Motec M4 ecu right now.

Once we get all the basic stuff done we will be mocking up a Garrett GT1241 on the test car to see how things go. It will be fun, but the added weight might not be worth it, as the restrictor is really the limiting factor in overall horsepower possible.
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Nope, Motec M4 ecu right now.

Once we get all the basic stuff done we will be mocking up a Garrett GT1241 on the test car to see how things go. It will be fun, but the added weight might not be worth it, as the restrictor is really the limiting factor in overall horsepower possible.

whats the price on one of them things?? and That looks like mad fun
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I'm not sure, as we got it through a sponsorship type deal, same with the turbo but we haven't got it in yet.
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That has to be one sick beast on boost!
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The guy standing beside the car in the picture with you in the car...what's his name? He looks really familiar.
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He is a buddy of mine who I have known since the 2nd grade. His name is Miles and I had posted up some things of his on here before (like the totaled V6 Mustang), plus he has been there for every build I have ever done my car, his car, or otherwise.
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It will be fun, but the added weight might not be worth it, as the restrictor is really the limiting factor in overall horsepower possible.
Are the rules structured in such a way that the restrictor must be placed before the compressor inlet? If it can go after it, then you will most certainly benefit from boost.
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He is a buddy of mine who I have known since the 2nd grade. His name is Miles and I had posted up some things of his on here before (like the totaled V6 Mustang), plus he has been there for every build I have ever done my car, his car, or otherwise.
never mind then. Looks like a guy i went to school with named chester....he's going to school somewhere in FL so I thought maybe it was him.
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Are the rules structured in such a way that the restrictor must be placed before the compressor inlet? If it can go after it, then you will most certainly benefit from boost.
They most definitely are. The rules state that the air must pass through a 20mm restrictor pre throttle body for N/A and before any type of compression takes place.

Actually the highest horsepower car last year was N/A, and the car that won the main race in Michigan was N/A (from Wisconsin).
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Does Motec sponsor FSAE, or is their awseomness why they're so popular with the FSAE crowd?
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most companies are happy to donate or give a break to college teams like FSAE. Maybe with some stickering requirements or not. I had a 30 yd roll of kevlar and another of carbon fiber donated by Hexcell for my senior project just because I called and asked.
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clean up your wiring. looks like clusterfuck
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Does Motec sponsor FSAE, or is their awseomness why they're so popular with the FSAE crowd?
We got the Motec from some shop years ago; they were just cleaning out their shop and found it, so they gave it to us. It had no harness or anything, but it was also free, so we didn't turn it down.

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most companies are happy to donate or give a break to college teams like FSAE. Maybe with some stickering requirements or not. I had a 30 yd roll of kevlar and another of carbon fiber donated by Hexcell for my senior project just because I called and asked.
Yeah, companies love sponsoring college teams. Our biggest sponsor is Lockheed Martin who has donated quite a few lathes, mills, and other tooling. They also gave us a roll of pre-impregnated carbon fiber about 500ft long to use for the body work this year.

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I know. Most of the wiring had been ripped out, or pulled from the wrapping to trace it because the guy who did it last year used all red wiring for EVERYTHING. This year the harness will be much more neat, and all power and grounds will be distributed very cleanly through centrally located bus bars.
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UPDATE! 10-18-2008

So I know it has been awhile, and we really haven't gotten much done.

Lately we have had a bunch of new members coming to the shop to check things out, and we have been finalizing the framework for the new car. All of our metal stock has been ordered, and should be here by Monday, and we should finally see the car coming together. Senior design has been finalizing the intake and exhaust for the new car, and last week they were milling out a mold for the intake.

Today Baja was gone for a test & tune day in Tampa, and for some reason hardly any new people came out. The ten of us that were there today got more done than we have in a long time. The aero guys got the front bodywork mostly finalized, and have most of the other parts mostly laid out. We started cutting and notching some of the smaller tubes for the frame with some extra metal from last year, and also fixed most of the wiring on last years car. All that kept us from firing the car up was needing another bus-bar for the sensor ground, so it should be running again sometime next week.

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Ken working on the bodywork:

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Doug working on the flow models of the bodywork:

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Nate finding the dimentions of the frame segments to cut and notch:



Notching the tubing for the new frame:



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The wiring nightmare:

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Hooking up the AiM (dataloger and display):

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Everything is going well, and hopefully the updates will become more frequent. Wednesday should be a good day, and hopefully we will have more argon so we can start welding the frame.
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UPDATE! 10/22/08

Didn't get much done tonight as there were a bunch of new people, and a disagreement on the length of the new chassis. Mostly new people crowding around, and Sean gave a demonstration on how to use the CNC machine.

Here are a few pictures from around the shop after most people left. Soon we should be seeing much more progress.

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And one of the senior design guys is putting together the new equal length header. Apparently getting the header lengths all the same when you are trying to go around the side of the motor is fairly difficult.

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