Prevention of fastener loosening, part 2

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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In last month’s article on this subject, the main topic of discussion was chemical threadlocking methods, but there is a little more to be said on this before looking at mechanical methods. The anaerobic liquid threadlocking compounds, while be... read more
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The emulsion tube

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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When it comes to carburettors there are essentially two types each working on differing principles –the constant depression device or that of the fixed venturi, sometimes referred to as fixed jet. Because of their simplicity and ease of setting... read more
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Variable geometry manifolds

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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At a time when many if not most high-performance road vehicles have some kind of variable geometry intake manifold, it seems absurd to ban such systems for the latest breed of Formula One machines. Originally outlawed in the mid-2000s on the grounds ... read more
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Formula One scavenge pump development

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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In last month’s article we looked at the work by the Honda Formula One team in developing the pressure feed pump for its V8 engine. However, this was only half the challenge when it came to developing a reliable oil supply system for its car, s... read more
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Acid pickling and etching

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The use of strong acids is commonplace in industry in the manufacture of many components, and they have a number of purposes that might be useful in the context of race engines and transmissions. Although not widely used for this purpose, there are ... read more

Ultrasonic testing

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Of all the industrial applications for ultrasonic testing, material flaw detection is the oldest and the most common. Since the 1940s, the laws of physics that govern the propagation of sound waves through solid materials have been used to detect hid... read more
Tags :  test-equipment

Gear materials

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The materials selected for use in transmission systems, particularly the gears, play an important role in the reliability and efficiency of racing transmissions. In this month’s article we will take an initial look at those materials. Material... read more
Tags :  transmission

Powder-metal valve seats

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Modern race engines place very harsh demands on valve seats for a number of reasons, all of which are concerned with extracting the absolute maximum from the engine. In comparison to a passenger car engine, as an example, racing seats are expected to... read more
Tags :  valvetrain
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