Question for the oppo engine engineers about mid-power.

I'm looking at the overlooked. The mid-range power band. Quite a few of us look at max power at what RPM but where we drive is in the middle. When it comes to building maximum power, for the middle RPM, say 4,000, what enhances this the most? Hogging out the cylinder for maximum flow isn't the answer in this range is… » 3/28/15 5:20pm Saturday 5:20pm

Starting at 44m, look and see Burt Rutan's newest plane, Skigull.

Burt Rutan retired over a year ago. He didn't design a plane the whole time. He can't just stop cold turkey. Burt presents to the oldboldpilots association the 45 airplanes he designed that he can talk about. 44 minutes in, is the Skigull, an amphibious motor glider. You do not need a FAA medical to fly a glider or… » 3/23/15 10:27pm 3/23/15 10:27pm

Oppositelock's Orange: The Kumquat.

Kumquats are literally Sweet-Tarts candy in a citrus fruit form. They're grape sized and you eat the whole thing like grapes, rind and all. So the rind resists then Ka-POW!! sour chased by sweet. Its a surprise alright. Go discover it for yourself. » 3/23/15 11:53am 3/23/15 11:53am

What is this...thing?? Or, The kids are alright.

I cant tell what Subaru this is. Im fairly certain it's some special version or has special parts from somewhere. I just can't put that final piece in the puzzle. » 3/21/15 8:12pm 3/21/15 8:12pm

I'm getting my computer dyno action on!

Fuck me! My Desktop Dynos book has the software in a pocket in the back of the book...and its a 3.5" floppy diskette! Was it that long ago I bought it? Looks like I'm going to try a free online package cause I think I eCycled all my leftover 3.5" drives. » 3/20/15 5:07pm 3/20/15 5:07pm

How Jim Clark's booty is greater than booty from Beyonce' or Minaj.

As the story goes, directly from Cosworth themselves, The bottom end bolt spacing of the DFV, was designed off of the width of Jim Clark's bottom. I mean, the man was such a fine driver that his backside influenced twenty+ years of engine design! I don't see Beyonce's butt influencing twenty years of mechanical… » 3/17/15 2:44am 3/17/15 2:44am