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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pike's Peak Race - On Board

This year's winner...

The car:
Norma 2014 pikes peak unlimited division

Drivetrain: Mid Engine, RWD
Engine: 2.0L L4 Turbo Honda
Transmission: 6 Speed
Power: 450 hp
Weight: 610 kg

The winner in 1988, before the road was paved.  Definitely a much more hair-raising experience.

The car

How about on a motorbike with a professional racer?  That's pretty hair-raising too!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Four-Stroke Engines: Flatheads and OHV designs

Flathead Engines:

An early and very common valve arrangement was the "flathead" engine.

Four stroke engines - basics

On the earlier post about Two-Stroke Engines, much of the focus was on the difficulty two-strokes have with exhaust gas and intake charge flow reversal and flow-through.  There was also some discussion of engineering techniques that attempt to overcome these issues.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

...about that diet...

In this post I mentioned how I go about diet and exercise.  At one point I mentioned that it's difficult to be on a ketogenic diet and perform strenuous exercise, particularly anaerobic exercises like lifting weights.