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Old 02-05-2004, 02:37 PM   #16
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I don't think I can work that answer into 1000+ words. Let's just say it's not too hard to find a horizontally opposed engine. Subaru sold 186,000 cars in the US last year, look under the hood of one of them.

and porches (sans the cayenne, of course.)
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Old 02-05-2004, 02:39 PM   #17
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and porches (sans the cayenne, of course.)
And the 924, and the 944, and the 928. That's why it was easier to just say Subaru.
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Old 02-05-2004, 02:41 PM   #18
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And the 924, and the 944, and the 928. That's why it was easier to just say Subaru.

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Old 02-05-2004, 08:42 PM   #19
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macewielder wrote: -
"I've always wondered exactly how a "horizontally opposed" engine worked as opposed to a regular v or a flat."

maceweilder, a horizontally opposed engine is a flat engine, which is also known as a 'boxer engine'.
A horizontally opposed engine is really self-explanatory - it has pistons that are horizontally opposing each other. That’s why they’re also known as ‘flat engines’ – because if you were to lay a rectangular cuboid on its side instead of standing it up then it's ‘horizontal’ and placed ‘flat’.
Here’s a list of terms for any car engines so that you don’t get them confused: -
Straight, V and W are engine configurations.
Horizontal/flat/boxer and vertical are also factors of engine configurations.
Inline and transverse mean how the engine is placed in the bay.
Rear, mid and front are referring to the engine (bay) location.
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Old 02-26-2004, 02:21 AM   #20
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Old 02-29-2004, 05:51 PM   #21
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a lot of people dont know anything about some of these... so il just list a bunch of stuff: (plus i may learn somestuff )

>vtec
>forced induction (both turbo and supercharger)
>clutch (cable and hydrolic)
>tranny
>rotoray (good fun)
>and more i cant think of right off the bat

ill second the rotary, unless its already been addressed.
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Old 03-07-2004, 08:54 PM   #22
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The stuff vwhobo did on horsepower and the cooling system was great.. but i'm left wondering how long he took to type it if it took me that long to read it.. The rotary engine would b a great topic.. How about electronic torque biasing differentials, 4wd systems and ECM’s? It might not b so technical but could you cover the issues of preparing your car to do racing at weekends etc? i.e. safety and weight saving ideas? Not that my ideas are any good or anything, but maybe you could extend the topics to cover driving techniques as well….? Cheers.
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Old 03-07-2004, 10:26 PM   #23
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The stuff vwhobo did on horsepower and the cooling system was great.. but i'm left wondering how long he took to type it if it took me that long to read it.. The rotary engine would b a great topic.. How about electronic torque biasing differentials, 4wd systems and ECM’s? It might not b so technical but could you cover the issues of preparing your car to do racing at weekends etc? i.e. safety and weight saving ideas? Not that my ideas are any good or anything, but maybe you could extend the topics to cover driving techniques as well….? Cheers.

The hobo loves nothing more than to peck away on his keyboard. His next favorite thing would be, is to have a sawbriar, or rose bush drawn across his ass. I would say he did not and does not sit down and type all of his technical posts, at one setting,(MS Word is a wonderful thing) after getting all the crap from some of our more mature members(12-16yr olds) of this forum, why does he even stay in here? Hell,I guess he cares. This is in NO way directed to you,R34. I just get so tired of some of these little morons that don't appreciate a DAMN THING that you try to give them!!!! "It's all about "ME right NOW" I'm very calm now. SJ,BW, you don,t have to lock this

Retract the 12-16 yr olds, to only inclued the immature pricks.
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Old 03-07-2004, 10:33 PM   #24
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I'm very calm now. SJ,BW, you don,t have to lock this

I was so tempted to close this thread...and then you ended with the above.


Come on...
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I was so tempted to close this thread...and then you ended with the above.


Come on...
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Thank You, I think
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i would have had no need to lock it...its when theres 35 flaming posts in an hour when we get concerned.
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i would have had no need to lock it...its when theres 35 flaming posts in an hour when we get concerned.
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a lot of people dont know anything about some of these... so il just list a bunch of stuff: (plus i may learn somestuff )

>vtec
>forced induction (both turbo and supercharger)
>clutch (cable and hydrolic)
>tranny
>rotoray (good fun)
>and more i cant think of right off the bat

I couldn't agree more with the above list. Not to concerned with VTEC as I think it is nothing more the variable timing used to increase economy. I could be wrong and it wouldn't be the first time. If I'm right... I think its funny how certian generations think VTEC is some kinda high performance design.

Anyways, I would also love to learn about rear-ends. Before anyone else says it, I'm not talking about human rear-ends. Just want to put the nix on that one. But, what exactly is a 3.55 and how does it differ from a 3.31? Pros and cons etc.

Also gear ratios? Final drive ratio and such. Just some ideas.
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Old 03-15-2004, 09:46 PM   #29
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aagh Sarge your avatar is getting me confused...when you post i think its Lectroid

but yeah i agree - im curious about the whole drive ratio thing.
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Old 03-15-2004, 09:51 PM   #30
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aagh Sarge your avatar is getting me confused...when you post i think its Lectroid

but yeah i agree - im curious about the whole drive ratio thing.

I must confess, I stole it from Lectroid. LOL
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