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Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:02 PM
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Posted By varg
Send this to that jerk: ...

Send this to that jerk:
https://i.imgur.com/b0DFaUQ.jpg
Forum: General Discussion Today, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 457
Posted By varg
Sarcasm doesn't change the fact that they are far...

Sarcasm doesn't change the fact that they are far from being common. People are vastly oversimplifying the complexity of the task at hand, DARPA challenge stuff was a mere oddity and barely worked...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10,317
Views: 312,216
Posted By varg
Watching it head in I didn't ever consider the...

Watching it head in I didn't ever consider the winds the real threat because they were relatively weak, but the rain...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,734
Posted By varg
Right, proving my point, the M42 compares with...

Right, proving my point, the M42 compares with average late '80s/early '90s 4 cylinders, not with good ones. Ergo, it is not a good engine, it is about average. Just with some critical flaws. You...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 07-13-2019, 07:26 AM
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Views: 312,216
Posted By varg
Good luck

Good luck
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,734
Posted By varg
It's pretty simple. Compare the M42 to a good...

It's pretty simple. Compare the M42 to a good little I4 from the same era, the first generation Honda B16A.
1.8L vs 1.6L
6,500rpm vs 8,000rpm
138hp vs 160hp
10:1 vs 10.2:1
$21,000 car...
Forum: M20 07-12-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By varg
Thing is, with a reasonably frequent oil change...

Thing is, with a reasonably frequent oil change interval, a healthy engine and street driving you're highly unlikely to ever push the capabilities of even cheap conventionals that have the proper...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 07-12-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 114,098
Posted By varg
Looks that way from the diagram. I don't work on...

Looks that way from the diagram. I don't work on them or design them or anything I just pulled some diagrams so I had an idea of what I was looking at.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,734
Posted By varg
If you keep them quiet they sound good, most of...

If you keep them quiet they sound good, most of the 24V I6 cars I've heard with aftermarket exhaust sound like ass. I have a buddy who has an E90 328 with a catback that sounds pretty good, but most...
Forum: The Project Forum 07-12-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 49,662
Posted By varg
Yeah, it's stable and allows pretty fine...

Yeah, it's stable and allows pretty fine adjustment of height easily even compared to the transmission adapter for a floor jack so it makes the transmission installation almost trivial compared to my...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,734
Posted By varg
My point is that this context of its state and...

My point is that this context of its state and weight relative to another engine in similar state is critical to that weight meaning anything at all and should be mentioned when quoting the figure....
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 457
Posted By varg
Heady philosophy and thought experiments aside,...

Heady philosophy and thought experiments aside, self driving cars are currently a joke and a long way from being a widespread thing. People really underestimate the complexity of driving and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,734
Posted By varg
Shortblock? Because I don't believe for a second...

Shortblock? Because I don't believe for a second than an S14 is over 100lbs lighter than an M42.

http://vorshlag.smugmug.com/Projects/BMW-E36-LS1-Beta-Project/Cimg5229/142053371_w3v4X-M-1.jpg
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Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,734
Posted By varg
It's a 1.8L 4 cylinder that revs to 6,500rpm and...

It's a 1.8L 4 cylinder that revs to 6,500rpm and falls off a cliff after 6,000rpm. what the heck have you been driving that made you categorize that as "loves to rev"? Smog era american cars? :doh:...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 07-11-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 114,098
Posted By varg
Looks like there's more to it than previous...

Looks like there's more to it than previous incidents involving nose cone separation (http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2002/a02p0021/a02p0021.html) since you can see what...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 07-11-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,309
Posted By varg
Everyone outside of aviation plays fast and loose...

Everyone outside of aviation plays fast and loose with weight specs. Motorcycle manufacturers advertise meaningless dry weights, automotive manufacturers give a weight with no details, dressed engine...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,734
Posted By varg
Can an M54 be persuaded to make 250whp without...

Can an M54 be persuaded to make 250whp without forced induction or monumental cost? If so I vote M54. M42s suck (had one), S14s are too expensive for what you get. Personally I don't see any point in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,186
Views: 210,499
Posted By varg
Convertibles are heavy so it'll sit lower on the...

Convertibles are heavy so it'll sit lower on the same springs, and the S52 adds some weight to the front end. Plus the side skirts make it look lower than it is.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4,186
Views: 210,499
Posted By varg
This is one case where the form over function and...

This is one case where the form over function and stancing doesn't bother me. It was never going to be a sharp, relatively lightweight driver's car like the coupes and sedans, it was crippled from...
Forum: M20 07-09-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By varg
Ouch, $40 for 5L, (FCP euro price, maybe a sale)...

Ouch, $40 for 5L, (FCP euro price, maybe a sale) about twice the price of the M1 15W50 I'm running.
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 07-09-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,309
Posted By varg
Yeah at that's good, I looked into the Ninja 300...

Yeah at that's good, I looked into the Ninja 300 and it's 385lbs wet, which is a lot more than I expected. 349 seems more reasonable. Cut the emissions crap off of it and it probably weighs a good...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 07-09-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 114,098
Posted By varg
I definitely understand what you're saying, and I...

I definitely understand what you're saying, and I am ignorant to whether Boeing is currently developing a replacement to the 737 and competitor/replacement for the more modern Airbus. The two...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 07-09-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 154,833
Posted By varg
I haven't inspected a banded wheel from that side...

I haven't inspected a banded wheel from that side but I've seen it being done and it is done from the outside usually with a special rig that turns the wheel and MIGs it in one smooth bead. It makes...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 07-09-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 114,098
Posted By varg
It's also business blasphemy. The expense of...

It's also business blasphemy. The expense of developing a completely new airframe is monumental compared to what they've been doing with the 737, and it's a gamble because the airlines have to not...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,186
Views: 210,499
Posted By varg
Yeah that seemed like a reasonable sale price. ...

Yeah that seemed like a reasonable sale price.

I quite liked the wheels on it, a lot better than cookie cutter mesh style :think:
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