Le Mans exhausts

Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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The Le Mans 24 Hour race is a very stern test of man and machine. 24-hour racing is a team event possibly more than any other in motorsport, and requires more effort and more concentration over the course of a race than any other type of racing. In ... read more
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Tightening using torque and angle

Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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In the previous two articles on the subject of fastener tightening, we looked at two methods of pre-loading threaded fasteners - torque control and the turn-of-nut method. The method of torque tensioning remains a favourite; anyone with a torque wre... read more
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Fuel filters

Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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Anyone who has ever dismantled the carburettor (remember them?) of their beloved classic is likely to have noticed, hiding somewhere in the corner at the bottom of the float chamber, a small amount of sediment. Consisting sometimes of quite large gra... read more
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Oil lines

Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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Most race engines will feature a lubrication system with external oil lines, either to supply different sections of the engine with oil or to link to external components such as oil tanks. The design and construction of these lines can often be overl... read more
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Piston pins - material choices

Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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Piston pins play a vital, literally pivotal, role in the reciprocating internal combustion engine. Mechanically they are an extremely simple component and, in their most basic form, could be a simple, short length of solid bar. Indeed, many productio... read more
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Abrasive flow machining

Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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Race engines are characterised by high levels of output, and are generally considered to be low in mass. Engineers spend a great deal of time, and companies spend a great deal of money, in trying to create ever-lighter components. Light components le... read more

Instrumentation

Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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Test systems are only as good as the instrumentation used to measure and record data; without the ability to undertake accurate measurements, reliable testing cannot be conducted. However, as test beds increase in complexity, so does the volume of da... read more
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WRC differentials

Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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The differential is one of the most important components in a modern rally car, contributing significantly to its performance potential. This impact is in terms of actual grip and, more important, the feel the differential affords the driver in order... read more
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The effect of valve size

Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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There can be little doubt that the flow bench is a useful piece of equipment. They can be found everywhere, from the workshops of those who tinker with engines for a hobby to some of the top engine manufacturers in the world. Those with large financi... read more
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