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    1. Yes they (most) do. The butterfly is to regulate...

      Yes they (most) do. The butterfly is to regulate air flow. Without continuously variable cam lift (like BMW), you still regulate engine speed by regulating airflow at the throttle body, almost always...
    2. Those are Riv-nuts: ...

      Those are Riv-nuts: http://www.mcmaster.com/#nut-certs/=x3dwzc
    3. zombie update. Been working on bodywork forms...

      zombie update.

      Been working on bodywork forms for the molds over the past few months.
      Hoping to have the Golf on track later this year....
    4. 5 minute videos with 3 minutes of titles are...

      5 minute videos with 3 minutes of titles are painful...
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      Race Car Engineering and Mechanics - Van...

      Race Car Engineering and Mechanics - Van Valkenburgh

      Old, but it turns out physics didn't change yet. :)

      Mine is the original 1976 edition.
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      http://www.clubfte.com/users/fordflaresides/240300...

      http://www.clubfte.com/users/fordflaresides/240300.jpg

      great truck engine
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      Pretty sure that is a 4.2 with the smogged...

      Pretty sure that is a 4.2 with the smogged carburetor. Expect gasser HD pickup fuel economy (or worse) with that combo. We had a 1990 with the same drivetrain. Fun trucks.
    8. Yep. There are a lot of 'credits' available to an...

      Yep. There are a lot of 'credits' available to an OEM to reach 54.5 CAFE. Real world fleet average will likely get to the 40s though IMO.

      I agree that is IS a good thing, but recognize that we are...
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      Yep the 225s fit just fine - we ran 225/45 Ho...

      Yep the 225s fit just fine - we ran 225/45 Ho Ho's (EDIT - 13s) with +1" spacers and rolled fenders on the IT car (on 6" wheels though...)
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      OK. Well the brake rotor is a centrifugal fan, so...

      OK. Well the brake rotor is a centrifugal fan, so the most effective approach is to run a hose from the center of the rotor - take that hose and jam it down into the triangle between the caliper and...
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      That seems like a lower, or even negative...

      That seems like a lower, or even negative pressure area if the splitter is close enough to the ground. The ducts will likely get a lot more pressure, and thus air flow if they open above the splitter.
    12. Another approach is to use the information...

      Another approach is to use the information provided by the "new driver" sign, and provide a bit more margin for their more likely errors in driving. Not doing so would be pretty much equivalent to...
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      The last thing I would do is maximize front axle...

      The last thing I would do is maximize front axle weight with a VR. Just detune the 1.8t a bit, and make sure you cover the reliability items good oil cooler, good oil control in the pan. If you are...
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      Um. MOST fuel fill doors are plastic today. ...

      Um. MOST fuel fill doors are plastic today. Nissan is a notable exception, with all the crooked Altima fuel doors as rolling examples, but even they are looking at plastic doors on future models.
      ...
    15. I have driven a really wide range of cars from...

      I have driven a really wide range of cars from very slow to very fast, on the street and road race tracks. I get a lot more enjoyment out of getting everything out of a car that I am able to really...
    16. where does the manifold place the turbo flange?...

      where does the manifold place the turbo flange? Center, towards front or rear?
      Any photos of the manifold?
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      Fixed. what time?:beer:

      Fixed. what time?:beer:
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      While yes the show is obviously staged in...

      While yes the show is obviously staged in controlled conditions, the premise is not all that far from the reality in SoCal (at least in the late 80s/early 90s). Folks would meet up at a parking lot...
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      I agree that they drug their feet, but the...

      I agree that they drug their feet, but the Cross-Blue is exactly this.
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      Probably the same "idiots" that prefer cars that...

      Probably the same "idiots" that prefer cars that have track worthy driving dynamics, even though they spend all of their time commuting. By your logic everyone should be driving a base Camry.
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