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Sonofagun



Joined: 24 Oct 2006
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Location: Seattle, WA

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:32 am    Post subject: Hi Reply with quote

Just thought I'd introduce myself.
I've stumbled across this site from surfing ZT.
MY name is Rory, I live in Seattle and own a 240sx coupe with mostly suspension crap and diff ive thrown together.
I have an interest in suspension dynamics and all that, blah blah blah... I have very inept at applying math or physics to this sort of thing.
Anyhow, ill be here lurking and ask the odd question or two, and chime in about my experiences when I feel the need to.

See you all around, cheers.
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Wiisass
Head suspension nerd


Joined: 09 Nov 2005
Posts: 131
Location: Philly

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for coming by. Feel free to ask anything you can think of about suspensions. I don't always get the chance to answer it right away.

And you reminded me, I should start an introduction/welcome/whatever thread somewhere on here. Maybe once I get more people to start posting on here.

Tim
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RbbugBiTme



Joined: 15 Jan 2007
Posts: 31
Location: Philadelphia/Yardley

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How fitting.... I'm drunk and I wish to introduce myself.

What a sweet forum. I'd like to know where you guys go to school. I just dropped out of my fraternity at Drexel to put all of my spare time into the Formula SAE team. I'm from Yardley and I'm taking what I learn from Formula and open my own fabrication company, KA Fabrications.

As I'm sure you realize I'll be focusing on the KA24 engines.

Again, awesome forum and I look forward to future conversations.

Peace
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Wiisass
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Joined: 09 Nov 2005
Posts: 131
Location: Philly

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum. It's nice to see another FSAE guy on here. How is your guys car coming along this year?

I'm also from Yardley, I lived there until about 2 weeks ago when I moved to Lansdale so I could get more work done. Driving here everyday was just killing me.

I went to Virginia Tech, did formula there for 3 years.

What kind of stuff are you planning on doing with the KA? I've always been a KA guy, I wanted to do a KA-T for the race car, but the timing didn't work out so I'm going with an SR just for the ease of the whole thing. But my other 240 will keep the KA and it will be turboed once I get the race car done and have some money to mess around with.

Tim
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RbbugBiTme



Joined: 15 Jan 2007
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Location: Philadelphia/Yardley

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The team is getting started on the rear box right now. The whole front half is done. I'm just starting out, the people who ran it before were horrible so I quit.

As for the KA I am using Formula to learn how to fabricate. I am going to open KA Fabrications, hopefully this summer. I've got a whole laundry list of stuff I want to make for it. Will it actually happen this summer? I don't know. I won't be wiping my ass with cash from co op and I need to buy the 240, a TIG welder, and I'm thinking I'm going to start with an Autronic SMC. Considering what I have to save I'll probably just have enough to make some small things and ebay them.
I did have a partner who was splitting the capital for start up and also had the 240 to build on but I have since left him which put me in a nice big hole.

Some of the main things I want to make are:
-Intake manifold
-Custom intercooler kit
-Exhaust manifold for the Forced Performance FP3052/65 turbos
-I really want to figure out the dry sump thing and piece a kit together for all the drifters/road racers (that could afford it).

-Ryan M.
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nissandrift



Joined: 31 Jan 2007
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, My names Steven and I stumbled across the link off of Lookoutdrift. Im working on a mechanical engineering degree at NCSU. I havent been to the FSAE garage yet, but I plan on getting into that from this semester on. From what Ive seen this seems like a forum with actual knowledge on the subject...so I figured Id join.
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RbbugBiTme



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats up Steven, North Carolina State is it?
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nissandrift



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah for the time being... Statics class is kicking my ass, and its only going to get harder.
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RbbugBiTme



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn that sucks, my statics teacher asked me to do research with him when the term was over.
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Wiisass
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Joined: 09 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see another person on here. Statics can be a pain, but spend more time on it now, otherwise dynamics is really going to kill you.

Tim
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RbbugBiTme



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Werd, mechanics of materials too.
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