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  1. Thread: Engine data

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    Try the Haynes manual for the car, or whatever...

    Try the Haynes manual for the car, or whatever the equivalent is over there. That should give some decent disassembly pictures and some of the numerical data you need.
  2. Thread: Spaceframe design

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    Ron Champions Locost...

    Ron Champions Locost book is quite good, but watch out for some errors in the measurements he gives (Google Mcsorley for some corrected and updated chassis plans).

    When I designed a spaceframe...
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    All the best :) I finish my placement year...

    All the best :)
    I finish my placement year tomorrow, and go back for the 5th and final year of my Automotive Engineering degree in a few weeks. If its anything like our course you've some long...
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    Indeed they did, in fact I'm pretty sure it was...

    Indeed they did, in fact I'm pretty sure it was faster than Lotus down the GoodWood hill during a practise session.
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    I was part of the team that designed the new...

    I was part of the team that designed the new Vauxhall soapbox, which made its debut at this years Brooklands race (even though its not finished yet!). I was there for the second time at Brooklands,...
  6. It has a 2-speed gearbox, although you can hit...

    It has a 2-speed gearbox, although you can hit 70mph in first, and no doubt pull away easily enough in 2nd. I doubt people will have to shift much :)
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    Poll: XFX 6800 on AGP. Fast enough for now :) Got an...

    XFX 6800 on AGP. Fast enough for now :)
    Got an NV68 cooler to go on soon, when the weather cools off a bit I'll have to see what this baby can do..
  8. Thread: VW twincharging

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    Yeh. In the first year of uni we had a series of...

    Yeh. In the first year of uni we had a series of lectures from guys in the industry, one of them had a couple of slides on the twincharging system. I thought it was Lotus who presented it, but if as...
  9. Thread: VW twincharging

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    Lotus had an F1 car using both super- and...

    Lotus had an F1 car using both super- and turbo-chargers, but I don't know if they raced it before forced induction was banned. Can't think of any others off-hand.
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    Hightower's right, you've got the ratio...

    Hightower's right, you've got the ratio back-to-front :) Not your fault though as the article contradicts itself too...



    "Rod length to stroke ratio" is the proper way around, yet they then go...
  11. Thread: impeller hub

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    The impellor is the set of blades connected to...

    The impellor is the set of blades connected to the engine, usually reffered to as the pump.

    HowStuffWorks linky in case you haven't seen it already
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    The ECU in a diesel gives just as much control as...

    The ECU in a diesel gives just as much control as the ECU does in a petrol. The petrol ECU would control both the spark timing and fuel injection duration to control speed. The diesel only has...
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    Modern diesels are controlled by an ECU, adding...

    Modern diesels are controlled by an ECU, adding traction control would be no more difficult than on a petrol.
  14. Thread: ZIPing

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    No, the files are still present on the disk, but...

    No, the files are still present on the disk, but aren't taken into account when calculating disk usage. The blocks the deleted files are on are marked as empty, but the data is still there and can be...
  15. Thread: ZIPing

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    Span it over a handful of CD's. Think WinZIP...

    Span it over a handful of CD's. Think WinZIP allows you too (haven't used it in aaages) and WinRAR definately does.
    Pretty sure you can get a freeware RAR decompressor if unpacking it at the other...
  16. Thread: An odd way to die.

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    Anyone remember the mess that model B52 made when...

    Anyone remember the mess that model B52 made when it went down? That was a beast of a thing, so lucky no-one was underneath it.

    Before...

    After
  17. Thread: what processor?

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    Poll: AthlonXP in here, Dual Xeon in work :) Cyrix and...

    AthlonXP in here, Dual Xeon in work :)
    Cyrix and a couple of Pentiums in the corner.
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    Looks like he's run someone over in the first...

    Looks like he's run someone over in the first pic, possible because he can't see where he's going when reversing....

    :D :D
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    Some shots of my garage...

    I wish! :)

    Anyway, some pics of somes guys garage who likes his expensive motors...

    Pics here

    and some more here
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    You sure about 8 volts? Doesn't sound right,...

    You sure about 8 volts? Doesn't sound right, never heard of a car running on on anything other than 6 or 12volts, and you'd have to go back to the 50's to find cars with 6volt's.
  21. Thread: PC Advice

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    Nvidia graphics card are traditionally supported...

    Nvidia graphics card are traditionally supported better under Linux, the Nvidia supplied drivers are much better than the ATI ones. Im not sure the X1xxx series are supported yet by their drivers....
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    I imagine because the factories are closer to an...

    I imagine because the factories are closer to an airstrip than they are to a harbour :) Plus, building something like this or the Airbus Beluga would be an 'in house' job and probably work out a lot...
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    Interesting to see that 'stang is semi auto, I...

    Interesting to see that 'stang is semi auto, I thought one of the big selling points of this is that its a drop in replacement for a manual synchro pack? From what I recall the Cerbera that had it...
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    Its to do with the efficiency of the engine. As a...

    Its to do with the efficiency of the engine. As a rule of thumb, of the total energy contained in the fuel you pump in, you get 1/3rd out as useable power, then lose 1/3rd as heat into the cooling...
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    I've not messed around with Knoppix much beyond...

    I've not messed around with Knoppix much beyond rescuing systems with bad drives. I assume you've installed it to the hard drive and aren't just running the LiveCD? Once installed to the hard drive...
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