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Forum: Miscellaneous 07-24-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 185,856
Posted By Bob
Just a summer internship. The cuts hit the...

Just a summer internship. The cuts hit the department I'm now in pretty hard, now hiring is starting to ramp up again. Actually a friend of mine just got hired permanently into exactly what I've been...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-21-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,548
Posted By Bob
Also the latest firmware release (4.0.1) broke...

Also the latest firmware release (4.0.1) broke EVERYTHING that it is supposed to interface to with USB.

With regards to car radios at least. 3.1.3 played nice with everything... but from what I've...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-21-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 185,856
Posted By Bob
Not so much when people are always saying "here...

Not so much when people are always saying "here have the keys to my cts/srx/traverse/camaro/corvette"

But only going to be here for two more weeks... after that I'm gonna have to buy a corvette...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-20-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 185,856
Posted By Bob
Well, I work for GM, with a lot of the new model...

Well, I work for GM, with a lot of the new model year vehicles. I was standing in the garage the other day when one of the ZR1's rolled in, and had to be taken somewhere... I, of course, was happy to...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-18-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 185,856
Posted By Bob
2011 ZR1 with some 2012 bits on it. What a day :)

2011 ZR1 with some 2012 bits on it. What a day :)
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-18-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7,016
Views: 783,346
Posted By Bob
If they weren't paying my bills maybe... ...

If they weren't paying my bills maybe...
Actually I work at the Milford Proving Grounds. And occasionally get out to the design center, vehicle engineering center, and powertrain headquarters....
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-18-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7,016
Views: 783,346
Posted By Bob
Nope, but the next gen Aveo? yes. the whole fleet...

Nope, but the next gen Aveo? yes. the whole fleet of next gen aveos is camo'ed out and im not sure why. and RHD models.
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-17-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7,016
Views: 783,346
Posted By Bob
Working for GM so... ZR1's x50 every single day....

Working for GM so... ZR1's x50 every single day. Just lined up in rows, with the doors unlocked and the keys in side. It was a little surreal for a while. Also plenty of CTS-V's and Camaros, Opels,...
Forum: Technical forums 10-02-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,639
Posted By Bob
I use on on my car... paint is crap anyway but...

I use on on my car... paint is crap anyway but the cover keeps leaves and needles out of body gaps and keeps all the plastic bits out of sunlight.
Forum: Technical forums 09-26-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,122
Posted By Bob
One big thing with carbon is that its hard to...

One big thing with carbon is that its hard to tell if the work is good or bad- it takes advanced equipment to actually look inside the structure and see if its sound. Unlike steel there are almost no...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 09-26-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,819
Posted By Bob
That's interesting. Because the Mustang weighs...

That's interesting. Because the Mustang weighs between 3300 and 3600 lbs depending on year and options. And the Nissan GTR weighs about 3800 lbs.
Forum: Technical forums 09-13-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 316,649
Posted By Bob
the amount of time a pressure wave take to travel...

the amount of time a pressure wave take to travel from the exhaust valve to the end of the muffler and back is fixed by tube length (sort of, but also affected by other things like gas temp) but...
Forum: Technical forums 09-07-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,756
Posted By Bob
Don't listen to the idiot who brought back the...

Don't listen to the idiot who brought back the thread that's been dead for four years. Also I feel the need to reply to the things he said wrong...


This is kind of true. I'll admit that I'm not...
Forum: User's rides 09-06-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,155
Posted By Bob
I use the G Force KDWS on the rear (245/50 R16)...

I use the G Force KDWS on the rear (245/50 R16) and I've been pretty happy with the dry traction from them. Also driving hundreds of miles over wet/icy roads and sometimes snow, I've never had to...
Forum: General Automotive 08-27-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,573
Posted By Bob
Somehow a car with 450 horsepower doesn't seem...

Somehow a car with 450 horsepower doesn't seem like a real competitor for one with 260. The markets are similar but the Exige is really only a track car. I would expect this to be used more as a...
Forum: Car comparison 08-22-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,564
Posted By Bob
A magazine I subscribe to just did a story on a...

A magazine I subscribe to just did a story on a LOW budget small block... they bought a complete engine, new aluminum heads, cam, and made 400 hp... for $1000. There's nothing else that cost...
Forum: Photography 08-22-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,662
Posted By Bob
I'm curious about the GT40... is it real or a...

I'm curious about the GT40... is it real or a replica? What year?
Forum: Miscellaneous 08-13-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bob
Agreed. Although with most volunteer depts, the...

Agreed. Although with most volunteer depts, the chances of doing repeated training with your specific team are pretty low... ours is worse than most because we have ~120 members. So while I'll know...
Forum: Miscellaneous 08-13-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,149
Posted By Bob
saw that yesterday... definitely a cool way to...

saw that yesterday... definitely a cool way to see laguna seca. I like the perspective of all the shots
Forum: Miscellaneous 08-12-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bob
To be honest some of the class is just useless...

To be honest some of the class is just useless and there's no replacement for experience, but there are also things that I learned that are really relevant. One of the few things I don't like about...
Forum: Events 08-12-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,643
Posted By Bob
yay spam!

yay spam!
Forum: Miscellaneous 08-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bob
I recommend volunteering if you have an interest....

I recommend volunteering if you have an interest. In my region, cities are paid and everywhere else is mostly volunteer, but that varies. And many volunteer departments need members. City...
Forum: Miscellaneous 08-11-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bob
I despise cowards :p But seriously, I somehow...

I despise cowards :p
But seriously, I somehow do not see being a cop in Canada as such a dangerous profession... I'm near Philly and I could understand not wanting to be a cop in a city like that-...
Forum: Miscellaneous 08-11-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,220
Posted By Bob
I think I would have given up on wood and let my...

I think I would have given up on wood and let my house stay cold...
Forum: Miscellaneous 08-11-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bob
I'm volunteer too, but I just got FF1 this...

I'm volunteer too, but I just got FF1 this summer. It's fairly easy but lots of hours. Where do you run?
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