Building a rally car is not for light weight walleteers.

I have had an idea, where I build a rally car. I had the combination in my head just right. Power, fun, excitement, entertainment. I changed my mind. I can't afford to replace it after every race. that's what would happen to me, i'm convinced! Nope....nope....perhaps if I had my retirement taken care of, but nope...… » 9/15/14 10:39pm Monday 10:39pm

400mph lap of Reno's race course in a 25yr old homebuilt.

This is a Glasair III. It's not known as an extremely fast airplane, but it is quick. Usually the Lancairs and Thunder Mustangs and Nemesisses (Nemesae?) out run them, but this guy takes the old school path of beating them with horsepower. twin turbocharging an IO-580 flat-6 to near a reported 750hp is how it's done,… » 9/15/14 10:08pm Monday 10:08pm

its found at your better barnes and nobles bookstores. Check it out there. Yes it is very good and in depth covering mostly the new product developments like a new style of magnetic damper or a new system in place but also covers high tech for low tech use on occasion, like cfd software for exploring wings for your… » 9/15/14 4:33pm Monday 4:33pm

my wife reminds me about cargo space. Yes the caddywagon solves it but then it becomes the mommobile and not my work car. Wise purchases yes, my wife disagrees but then financing that would be $600+/mo. So then I side with her and instead buy the small kids a pair of pants each so church will stop complaining. Church… » 9/13/14 11:29pm Saturday 11:29pm

*sigh*...I've got to quit procrastinating the floor replacement on my '78. He's right. 0-60 and power and 'ring time' means nothing. It's how fun the car is and that car feels like it's doing a thousand miles per hour everywhere you go-and it's really doing 40. » 9/09/14 11:49pm 9/09/14 11:49pm

Yes you do! It's a job, you waste time on the computer before the job and during the job and after the job. That's when we all come here to oPPo and think of nifty stuff to discuss with others. You have time at breakfast with your phone on the table next to your cracklin' oat bran and cup of coffee, or on your desk… » 9/09/14 11:35pm 9/09/14 11:35pm

Yeah. it's gotta be FP shared and to get serious flames, a topic that's either conscious to everyone at that moment or a subject that elicits strong reactions. mine got that at 118k so far, but also found enough interest for people to create an account to leave one negative comment to vent against my opinion and then… » 9/09/14 11:19pm 9/09/14 11:19pm

at 14%, and that low of a price, honestly just save the money monthly over some time and then look. That's getting near credit card territory. Your bank/credit union can get you 10-11% on used, especially on 5 grand or under. There are cabrio 5 speeds all around when you have the money. » 9/05/14 8:07pm 9/05/14 8:07pm

The only successful Diesel engine, for airplanes...

...was from Germany during WW2. Why? Well, Somehow Junkers thought two crankshafts driving gears to one prop output was a good idea. It worked. 800hp from a 1,300 lb. engine is nearly the same power per pound we see in today's certified piston aero engines, but theirs were diesel and more efficient. » 9/03/14 12:09am 9/03/14 12:09am

When Don Garlits went...salt racing

Swamp Rat 33 was built near the end of his career for 1988. They thought that some records set a long time ago needed to be freshened up a bit and it turned out that a supercharged Flathead engine record could be done. They did it with a two-way record of nearly 218 mph. Don later built a 300 cubic inch Hemi to go… » 8/29/14 11:40am 8/29/14 11:40am