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Archive for January, 2010

Remedial Abstraction

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I was watching TV last night, Holmes on Homes, a HGTV production where a well meaning General Contractor (Mr Holmes) responds to write-in pleas from viewers to come and “remediate” their horror building experience. I gather from watching just one episode that the general mantra is to come onto a site and start by identifying all [...]

Road Trip – Weapon of Choice VW Van (s)

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

I have been on some epic road trips in my time. I love the sense of crossing vast or significant distances at a steady and incremental pace. I especially love a road trip with a utility purpose – which in my case will have been towing a boat or car for one reason or another. [...]

Career Guidance – Formula SAE

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

In April of 2009 when Tracey and I were on a brief visit to Australia, I had the opportunity to visit the ECU Motorsports workshops at Joondalup and talk with half a dozen of the ECU, Formula SAE team who were completing the 3rd year of the ECU Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) course that uses the FSAE [...]

WEVO Shifter “from the Dreamtunnel”

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Last post I covered some very, very early “research” into shifter design. Preceding that in the early 70′s was a very funky double lever, one wheel brake for my hill trolley as an 8 year old……..but that’s another story. This time we are covering some more recent history and forthcoming shifter product developments. In 1999 Windrush purchased [...]

WEVO Shifter “Barn Finds”

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Some times it’s not a matter of where you are heading, but rather – where have you come from?…. Today I had a chance to uncover some relics that long pre-date the first products I ever designed for Porsche’s, but it is air-cooled and it is mostly hand made. In the very best of “competition engineering” [...]

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