I will start off by saying, just because someone is black, yellow, green, or pink doesn’t mean they have any more right to be racist than a white man. And I say “man” because even white women are considered a minority in many circumstances.
So watching Obama spew out lie after lie during his “health care reform” press conference, the final question got me pissed. I am used to politicians lying; Obama is far from being the originator of that. Continue reading →
Here is my last reminiscing post for a while. This is another project that was pretty fun. BTW, we both showed up on comparably worn out tires and Sam Hubinette did just as many donuts in our car as he did in the Techart. But I guess when a car 1/3 the price whoops you, you have to have some excuses… Especially when the whooping was that extreme. I designed the coilovers that were on the GTR. They are just coilover sleeves for the stock Bilstein shocks. I think most people’s (including mine) favorite part is when the Porsche guy is talking shit on the GTR, but Trey from COBB is very respectfull, then the COBB car absolutely dominates.
Here you go, the COBB Tuning GTR vs. the Techart Porsche GT3.
I figured I had posted way too many updates already today. But I couldn’t pass this one up. I was cleaning out my office at the house and came across an old brochure for something I designed back in 1997/1998. At the time I was living in Logan, UT and my dad was living in Sandy, UT about 100 miles away. Well his snowmobiling buddy Dale Cutler had recently hired a guy named Devin Flynn that was seriously into mountain bikes. Dale decided to expand his snowmobile business and make a line of mountain bikes. So on the weekends, I would meet up with Dale and Devin at my dad’s house (he had the SolidWorks) and we would work on a new bike design. I had been doing this for a while before the bikes while designing an engine for Dale that was a 1000cc snowmobile engine based on 2 Honda CR500 cylinders. Continue reading →
OK, so Nukabe came to us at Cobb and wanted us to make a supercharger for an Eclipse they had been taking to various shows around the country. Rather than buying a new supercharger, Trey was tired of the Tribeca and ready to trade it in on something new, so we pulled the Rotrex off the Tribeca to use for the Eclipse.
The Tribeca was pretty easy to design the supercharger mounts for since it had a good amount of hood room. And there was quite a bit of unused volume under the hood. This is not so much the case on the 4th Gen Eclipse. There was just mm’s of clearance to some parts on that car. There was very little room anywhere under the hood on this car. I decided to run a shaft drive to operate the supercharger. And I think it turned out pretty clean. I went through quite a few rapid prototypes that I made in my office to ensure exact alignment of everything.
I have hit a bit of a boring time on my current project at work. So I was feeling all nostalgic about my past projects. So here is a project from a few years ago. I had to design a supercharger for the Subaru Tribeca. It utilized a Rotrex supercharger, Audi BPV, Bell Intercooler, and the rest was all custom. We improved power at the wheels by about 70 HP on just 4.5 psi of boost. It ran flawlessly. We drove it to all the shows it did. No trailer queen here. It ended up having a better power to weight ratio than any CUV/SUV in it’s class.
So according to the WRC, Discovery HD will be bringing WRC coverage back to the states. It will be on their HD Theater channel. So not only are they bringing WRC coverage back to the states, but they are bringing it in 1080i with dolby 5.1 glory! Yes, I know 1080p would be better, but hell 1080 anything is better than the fuzzy crap I have coming from my Dish Network setup right now.
I have been considering upgrading to Dish HD for quite a while but with WRC coming to it… It’s time to pull the trigger.
Well a new shop is opening up in North Salt Lake. It’s called JDM Legends. They import, restore, and modify 25+ year old Japanese cars. It is owned by Trey Cobb of my former employer Cobb Tuning. And while I really hate to endorse anything from him for many reasons having to do with my previous employment, it is being run by a great guy. Eric Bizek is the guy in charge of operations there and as far as I know, he is the only employee. I worked with him at Cobb and he is a great guy with a great work ethic, and he has incredibly good taste. And like many of us, he has a great love of old school JDM that most of us can’t afford to do anything about. So while Trey can suck it, Eric is awesome. So if you want an old school JDM car, I guess I would have to suggest getting it through JDM Legends.
At their grand opening, a bunch of very cool cars showed up. And Trey brought out most of his personal cool car collection. Although I was disappointed he didn’t have his FD RX-7 there. But he had his R32 GTR, R33 GTR, R34 GTR, R35 GTR, Datsun 510 with SR20DET swap, a couple early ’70’s Celicas. And my personal favorite, a Nissan S15 Silvia. Oh man, what a beautiful car.