Welp, whattaya think?

Welp, whattaya think?

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    Welp, whattaya think?

    30 second vid clip of a test session of our FSAE car. BJ stalled it since he forgot to pull the clutch lever when he locked up all 4 the second time.

    Our dyno guy (****y grad student to put it lightly) tuned the motor with a leak in one of the aluminum welds on the manifold, asked us to fix it, and never retuned it. It was running rich as hell, backfired once, and blew a weld in the plenum along with our SLA restrictor. Gotta love lazy grad students...

    Anyways, this is our prototype, we're making another frame, a new carbon dash and seat, finishing the body work, and making spare parts out the ass right now for competition. motor is a stock Honda F4i 600 bike engine making 82 horses through a 19mm restrictor, pnuematic shifting, and tops out in 3rd gear at about 70 mph (which BJ reached in this video before he turned around for a reference point of the acceleration of this thing).



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    Nice lookin' machine! Looks like fun!
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    Must be fast, it out ran the camera shutter.
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    It was taken off of an older digital camera not meant for vids. Wouldn't let me zoom when it was recording a video :-(

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    Just teasing ya. working on cars is fun(when it isn't a job)
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    I know. Takes a lot to actually get to me. And amen on the job part. I love working on them for myself or close friends/family. The general public......I've already learned my lessons on that one.

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    sweet. But RIT is going to beat you ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkvibe View Post
    sweet. But RIT is going to beat you ;)
    Only time shall tell

    Pretty much everything has been redesigned this year, and I'm confident that we've delt with the cooling issues from the past and will complete endurance for the first time in 4 years.

    UC should be placing MUCH higher this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep45238 View Post
    Only time shall tell

    Pretty much everything has been redesigned this year, and I'm confident that we've delt with the cooling issues from the past and will complete endurance for the first time in 4 years.

    UC should be placing MUCH higher this year.
    good luck this season.

    I was never on the SAE team at RIT but graduated from there with BS mech. engineering.

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    Thanks for the kind words guys.

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    Looks Like Tons of Fun...

    Certainly beats a golf cart...
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    I think its pretty darn cool. Can I drive it?
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    Throw enough money our way. We need the cash bad, we're $3000 in the hole right now.

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    I wish I was only 3000 in the hole....

    Does being a UC grad count for anything?
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