World Superbike configurations

Friday, July 02, 2010
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At the recent Monza World Superbike round, I asked Marcus Eschenbacher, crew chief to Cal Crutchlow at Sterilgarda Yamaha, about their choice of exhaust configuration. As many who work in Formula One or study it will know, the exhaust systems on each... read more
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Thread Lubricant Developments

Friday, July 02, 2010
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We have, in previous articles, looked at the importance of correct pre-load for fasteners, and this is especially important where there are cyclic loads involved that might causes fatigue failures. One of the more reliable ways in which we can tight... read more
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Changing the face of Formula One

Friday, July 02, 2010
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As the world awaits the new, expected to be revolutionary, engine rules for Formula One, last winter an altogether much quieter revolution was taking place. For tucked away on pages 56 to 58 - towards the back of the 67-page F1 Technical Regulations ... read more
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Prime considerations

Friday, July 02, 2010
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When I was a lad, my old dad always used to say, "Change your oil regularly, son, and you'll rarely have any engine problems." Good advice indeed at a time when the statistic that 90% of all engine wear takes place in the first few seconds of engine ... read more
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Securing piston life

Friday, July 02, 2010
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Getting long life from a racing piston that is subjected to 8000 hp is not easy. Every trip down the 1000-foot dragstrip used by NHRA's Full Throttle Drag Racing Series means a modicum of damage to an engine and, with the pistons, damage is a way of ... read more
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U-Flex if you want to

Friday, July 02, 2010
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I've always said that to be a good engineer takes many years of experience but to be a great one takes an appreciation of history as well. It's a well-documented fact that very little is totally new in the world of automotive technology. For instance... read more
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RF85

Friday, July 02, 2010
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RF85 was covered last year in the pages of the May 2009 Race Engine Technology, but in that instance most of the data presented referred to the results of tests on cutting tools such as saw blades and taps. I spoke recently to the owner of Better Th... read more

Corrective action

Friday, July 02, 2010
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The definition of an engine is apparently "a machine that converts power into motion". This may be true in its widest sense but when it comes to rotary outputs, I like things to be more precise. Far be it from me to contradict the Oxford English Dict... read more
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Transmission

Friday, July 02, 2010
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More than 15 years ago, a young David Coulthard said he was "very excited" about a new development at Williams, going on to say that "machine is working better than man". The reason for his enthusiasm was that he had just tested Williams' revolutiona... read more
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How to adjust your sets

Friday, July 02, 2010
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In our May issue, we spoke about the challenges of pushrod fitment issues and how to find the proper avenues for combating strength and lightness problems. Beyond fitment though, there are the closely linked issues of pushrod adjustment and the inevi... read more
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