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Forum: Racing 05-21-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Agree with most of your post but most racing...

Agree with most of your post but most racing series shy away from multi engine formats for two main reasons:

1) equivalency issues, and the weeping and gnashing of teeth by the teams who are...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6,246
Views: 793,013
Posted By homerj
:eek1 I'm surprised how much time he spends...

:eek1

I'm surprised how much time he spends near the edge of the road even on the straights. Here that's where the big, loose, throw you sideways into a boulder type rocks hide. Takes some serious...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
essh :twitch Seems like the teams are flirting w....

essh :twitch Seems like the teams are flirting w. disaster to reduce drag and increase straightline speed.
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Drop the hybrid systems and watch the engine...

Drop the hybrid systems and watch the engine makers walk away. Hybrids are the reason Honda returned, the reason Merc and Renault stayed, and they are the reason that other engine makers are sniffing...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Interesting: quite a few smart racing people...

Interesting: quite a few smart racing people (Mario Andretti included) have been saying this for a while. If you could buy an "off the self" :rofl:rofl F1 car, it might be possible to get more teams...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
This is part of why ground effects were...

This is part of why ground effects were restricted: they work phenomenally, until they don't, and then you have a car that is cornering at a speed that is just not sustainable w.o the ground effect....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By homerj
you see sceep, we try to keep the shitheadery out...

you see sceep, we try to keep the shitheadery out of regionals and actually help each other out.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By homerj
I've had Denver Mill and Lathe do some work for...

I've had Denver Mill and Lathe do some work for me. The actual machinist is a trials rider and he's helped me out a few times w. little things. Not sure if he could help, but asking couldn't hurt. He...
Forum: Racing 04-27-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Yeah, they were kind of insane. Porsche used...

Yeah, they were kind of insane.

Porsche used to have a Le Mans car w. an aluminium roll cage, but it kept cracking and a whole corner of the car would come off. So they pressurized the roll cage...
Forum: Racing 04-27-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Yeah, they were kind of insane. And Gurney was...

Yeah, they were kind of insane. And Gurney was smart enough he could have done something else instead.

Porsche used to have a Le Mans car w. an aluminium roll cage, but it kept cracking and a...
Forum: Racing 04-26-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Or the Gurney Eagle (mostly titanium and...

Or the Gurney Eagle (mostly titanium and magnesium). Someone asked Gurney if it ever worried him that a flat tire could cause the belly to drag on the ground, light the car on fire and consume him in...
Forum: Racing 04-26-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
I totally forgot about Turkey :bluduh, it...

I totally forgot about Turkey :bluduh, it happened right before I started watching again, I took a hiatus during the Schumacher dynasty; it pains me to see people like that succeed.
Forum: Racing 04-25-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
For the record: Micheal even says it was...

For the record: Micheal even says it was deliberate

"Meanwhile Schumacher has again reiterated that the greatest regret of his career is the deliberate collision with Jacques Villeneuve in Jerez...
Forum: Racing 04-25-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Hitting JV was his 2nd offense; he'd already once...

Hitting JV was his 2nd offense; he'd already once intentionally crashed into Damon Hill at Adelaide in 1994. I think it's reprehensible the first time, but after the 2nd time F1 should have dropped...
Forum: Racing 04-25-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
I agree to a point. And that point is when they...

I agree to a point. And that point is when they willfully and recklessly endanger the lives of their competitors by crashing into them to keep the opponent from winning. The Prost's, Senna's,...
Forum: Racing 04-25-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
If someone, anyone, said the same thing about...

If someone, anyone, said the same thing about Bernie, I might think it fell w.in the realm of possibility. Near the frontiers of probability, but possible. But when a competitor says that other teams...
Forum: Racing 04-24-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Oh god, Denis Jenkinson was merciless on Jackie...

Oh god, Denis Jenkinson was merciless on Jackie after he had the audacity to demand basic medical facilities and rudimentary safety measures at the tracks. The bell bottoms, shades, and cap were just...
Forum: Racing 04-24-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
your perspective is out whack. Schumacher...

your perspective is out whack. Schumacher intentionally crashed two drivers *at speed* one (Hill) in the same season that Senna died. He literally attempted to do them grevious bodily harm, but...
Forum: Racing 04-24-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
And Michael never pulled an asshole move in his...

And Michael never pulled an asshole move in his life? That's rich.

Crashed into Damon Hill on purpose to keep Hill from winning the WDC.
Crashed into J Villeneuve in an attempt to keep JV from...
Forum: Racing 04-24-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Been on blackout from the thread because I hadn't...

Been on blackout from the thread because I hadn't had a chance to watch the race.

Don Cherry never amounted to much at the pinnacle of hockey except as a mouth piece in an ugly suit. Jackie...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-23-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By homerj
Thanks for sharing this, I buy nearly everything...

Thanks for sharing this, I buy nearly everything on Amazon so they should get a good chunk from me :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7,484
Views: 1,235,748
Posted By homerj
The silly trick is to let the plunger on the...

The silly trick is to let the plunger on the master cyl. go *all the way* out. I have my clutch lever position set up pretty far off the bar so I don't clamp my ring and pinky against the bar when...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,860
Posted By homerj
I ride in large part for the exhilaration of...

I ride in large part for the exhilaration of speed. Now going "fast" is relative and directly linked to skill level. What's "fast" for a new rider is coasting for an experienced rider.

I like to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7,484
Views: 1,235,748
Posted By homerj
I didn't fill the slave on the bench, but I've...

I didn't fill the slave on the bench, but I've since tried their method of bleeding air out of the slave.

Godwinmt, at any point are you bleeding air out of the lines, or just pump, compress, pump...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7,484
Views: 1,235,748
Posted By homerj
Trouble bleeding the Brembo clutch

So I made a huge mistake and took off the clutch line off my 09 so I could make some ergo adjustments on the bike. The old configuration was beating the clutch line up against the bottom of my BRP...
Forum: Racing 04-11-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
If they've met those criteria, they're good. If...

If they've met those criteria, they're good. If the FIA wants this to stop they've had more than enough time to re-write the rule to say "any bodywork found deflecting more than X via jig test, video...
Forum: Racing 04-11-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
I might agree with you if the scrutineers...

I might agree with you if the scrutineers interpreted the "spirit" of the rules and didn't penalize infractions that met the "spirit" of the rules, but not the letter. Different race series; but a...
Forum: Racing 04-11-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Did it pass the test :D?

Did it pass the test :D?
Forum: Racing 04-11-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Calling Gordon Murray an idiot. :rofl

Calling Gordon Murray an idiot. :rofl
Forum: Racing 04-10-2015, 01:56 AM
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Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Completely agree. Pirelli World Challenge is...

Completely agree. Pirelli World Challenge is pretty exciting (GT3 cars, in a 1 hr sprint). But most of their grid aren't top flight WEC competitors.

Also appears that WEC is about to ruin LMP2 by...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Will Ferrari have trouble getting their tires up...

Will Ferrari have trouble getting their tires up to temp? Alan McNish was talking about that after Malaysia. Tires that last in really hot temps do so because the car doesn't put much heat into them,...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
But they all move, on all cars. That's why the...

But they all move, on all cars. That's why the FIA have a wing flex test, same w. the cascade elements. Red Bull built something to meet the requirements for flex set forth by the FIA. Is/was their...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Red Bull were definitely doing something "extra...

Red Bull were definitely doing something "extra legal" but every race team is. To me part of smart racing is finding the loop hole and exploiting it to your absolute maximum.

I read about a tin...
Forum: Racing 04-08-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
I have a blue print of the Merlin V12 similar to...

I have a blue print of the Merlin V12 similar to that drawing. The single most mentioned piece of art in my house :D
Forum: Racing 04-08-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
They had the benzonated (sp?) fuels banned since...

They had the benzonated (sp?) fuels banned since they were essentially poison, on top of being really dangerous fuels. A bunch of other exotic mixes got banned as well, but current fuel is by no...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
so much wrong w. this. Engines: the turbo v6...

so much wrong w. this.

Engines: the turbo v6 hybrid had to happen or Merc and Renault were going to walk. They wanted 4's, but ferrari pitched a fit and they compromised on v6s. NA V8s don't...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6,246
Views: 793,013
Posted By homerj
As a fan of Meoni, McRae, Sainz, Latvala and...

As a fan of Meoni, McRae, Sainz, Latvala and Villenueve; I have a soft spot for win or bin drivers. I'd wish for some of the former and less of the latter for JBB next year at the big one.
Forum: Racing 03-22-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
You might miss them; I'd be glad to see the back...

You might miss them; I'd be glad to see the back of them. They were sore winners, and now they're proving to be sore losers too. Either buck up and fix the car or STFU and go away. Efforts to upend...
Forum: Racing 03-18-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 82,780
Posted By homerj
Good point about the extra race, that had slipped...

Good point about the extra race, that had slipped my mind. I think this will fall under the "off track entertainment" section :D I think that more and more tracks are fed up w. the fees they have to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-17-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By homerj
Wow, just wow. You'll slander someone you've...

Wow, just wow. You'll slander someone you've never met for no reason at all.

Looking at his bird photos, this guy has some serious equipment and the patience of Job. But if it makes you feel...
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