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#1 Magoo

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 00:10

Changing a fan belt in five seconds. With the engine running. As they say, don't try this at home. 

 

 

Video: The Incredible Five-Second Fan Belt Change | Mac's Motor City Garage.com 

 

 

 

 

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#2 gruntguru

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:33

Never get tired of that video. Screwdriver handle looks to have been used for this more than once.



#3 Magoo

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:37

Never get tired of that video. Screwdriver handle looks to have been used for this more than once.

 

 

Indeed, looks like it's taken a number of trips across the shop. 



#4 Kelpiecross

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:30


Speaking of fast engine procedures - I seem to recall reading in the 1970's (I think) that there was a fad in NASCAR for changing the engine during a race. It seems a bit unbelievable but I think they were taking about two minutes to change the engine. It was made illegal fairly quickly. It takes me about a week to change an engine.

#5 gruntguru

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:28

. . . and then - only if the engine wants to change.



#6 Kelpiecross

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:53

This:
http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=3614863
says an engine change in 11 minutes - a bit sluggish I would say.

#7 275 GTB-4

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:31

Hah! shoulda bought a Jeep!

Possibly Canucks....

http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded

#8 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 00:01

Hah! shoulda bought a Jeep!

Possibly Canucks....

http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded

Yeah right, that is a standard Jeep,, not!



#9 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 00:31

This:
http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=3614863
says an engine change in 11 minutes - a bit sluggish I would say.

Sprintcar teams do them between heats. 15-20 min. Though the replacement is complete with oil tank, injection, drives etc. Though done in normally dirt pits with a crane off the back of the truck is still good going. Especially as most of the helpers are unpaid. Even on the big teams.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:34

Yeah right, that is a standard Jeep,, not!

I am not sure I'd take that Jeep off-road......



#11 Kelpiecross

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:41

Sprintcar teams do them between heats. 15-20 min. Though the replacement is complete with oil tank, injection, drives etc. Though done in normally dirt pits with a crane off the back of the truck is still good going. Especially as most of the helpers are unpaid. Even on the big teams.


Unless I am very mistaken (always possible) I have seen (on TV) sprintcars do a wing change after a rollover and get back out on the track before the race is restarted?

#12 Wuzak

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:40

Didn't Audi engineer quick change engine and gearbox for Le Mans a few years ago - run them hard for 1/3 or 1/2 the race and then change them out?

 

A practice which has since been banned.



#13 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:11

Unless I am very mistaken (always possible) I have seen (on TV) sprintcars do a wing change after a rollover and get back out on the track before the race is restarted?

Under a red light I have seen them change the top wing, front wing and front axles as well as the driver! That still amazes me!

Something that pisses me about Sprintcar Racing actually. Though I believe more recently there is far less of open reds. Though it still takes WAY too long to restart them every few laps. Like 90 min 30 lap races with average 15 sec laps!

I still like watching them race, but restart,,,often,,, sorry I am over it!



#14 jcbc3

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:06

Didn't Audi engineer quick change engine and gearbox for Le Mans a few years ago - run them hard for 1/3 or 1/2 the race and then change them out?

 

A practice which has since been banned.

 

They all did it for DTM, I know for sure.



#15 Magoo

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 00:25

Didn't Audi engineer quick change engine and gearbox for Le Mans a few years ago - run them hard for 1/3 or 1/2 the race and then change them out?

 

A practice which has since been banned.

 

 

At LeMans in 2000, in the middle of the night I watched the Audi guys change the transaxle (in modular fashion, essentially everything aft of the flywheel) in six minutes. 

 

 

Then I walked down to the Cadillac garage and said, "You guys are so f**ked." 



#16 275 GTB-4

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:16

At LeMans in 2000, in the middle of the night I watched the Audi guys change the transaxle (in modular fashion, essentially everything aft of the flywheel) in six minutes. 
 
 
Then I walked down to the Cadillac garage and said, "You guys are so f**ked."


I'd say that you were lucky that a dozen of those Caddy boys didn't come after you with a MIL pump action 12 Gage  ;)



#17 Magoo

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:08

I'd say that you were lucky that a dozen of those Caddy boys didn't come after you with a MIL pump action 12 Gage  ;)

 

The Cadillac LMP program was the classic case of totally misjudging the scale of the effort required.



#18 GMACKIE

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 21:42

Why not swap the whole engine in 64 seconds?:-

 


Edited by GMACKIE, 20 June 2014 - 21:58.


#19 Dipster

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 06:56

Why not swap the whole engine in 64 seconds?:-

 

Why not spend a little extra time and swap it for a real motor........    ;) 



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#20 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:11

The compere for you non Aussies is a sometime Supercar driver. Grant Denyer. A TV host that can do a decent job making up the numbers.



#21 275 GTB-4

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:28

The Cadillac LMP program was the classic case of totally misjudging the scale of the effort required.


I gathered that...gall darned mericans...youse gotta 'splain yer jokes ever time! :wave:

http://www.dtic.mil/.../cs/071000.html

Edited by 275 GTB-4, 22 June 2014 - 13:14.


#22 timbo

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:06

The compere for you non Aussies is a sometime Supercar driver. Grant Denyer. A TV host that can do a decent job making up the numbers.


Lee, I'd say that its not just Grant Denyer (remember him?) that can do a decent job making up the numbers, but V8 Supercars themselves. Their spectator attendance figures for a race meeting are legendary.