Small block Chevy. A series of V8 engines from GM known for their durability, low cost, and aftermarket support. GM has been making them for something like 40 years. »
I can picture the decal on the back of the trailer: "Stay back 50 ft or you'll get a free car wash." »
Box forts. Pillow and couch cushion forts. Paper bag puppets. Make homemade playdough (takes a lot of salt). Make sugar cookies or homemade pizza (surprisingly easy and delicious). Build a gingerbread house. Go for a walk/drive and see people's Christmas lights. »
Simplify and add lightness?
Great to hear that it's running. My dad had similar issues when trying to get a Honda 70 cc trail bike running. My brother had bought it off a teach of his for $20. It had been sitting in a field for a few years, and mice had eaten off half the insulation. He was only able to get it running… »
I'm not an engineer, but I'm always curious about things. One thing that I've been curious about recently is how car doors are designed to protect in the event of a side impact - and how it could potentially be improved. Let's take a look at two examples:
Example A: The Volvo S60: »
This might have something to do with how the tire was manufactured as well. If there were five stronger areas (e.g.: more belts?), those five areas wouldn't have collapsed as easily? »
I know how you feel. I have a similar variety of interests. I've come to the conclusion that I like learning - learning woodworking, automotive things, cooking, photography, computer programming. I just need yo find someone that'll pay me to learn. »
I used to like it. After seeing some of the engineering... now not so much. The fact you can't open the hood on your own = stupid. »
...more about hybrid drive-trains. I know they seem to catch a lot of flack around here, but I think there's something interesting about them - especially the high-performance variety.
Anyone know where I can learn more, other than Wikipedia? »
My wife and I are known for our love of bacon. We now have two tubes - both were given to us. »
I was actually thinking earlier today - how big is the engine in one of these? Something that size might work well in a plug-in hybrid. Just something small to run a generator when you start pushing your range, like the BMW i3 has. »