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Feb 8 2019
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Urea-based ice melt is used in aviation to avoid corrosion problems. It isn’t quite as effective as rock salt and I’m not sure how the price compares, but might be worth looking into.

Mar 22 2017
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Behold the “machete order” (IV, V, II, III, VI - yes, it omits I entirely): Read more

Feb 20 2017
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Can vouch for the S54 being a very nice soundtrack indeed.

Feb 13 2017
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Visibility’s probably 5 or 600ish feet most of the time, down to 200 or less occasionally. What little I can see of the harbour once in a while looks pretty nasty, and wind direction is all over the place at ground level.

Feb 13 2017
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Heh.. yeah, I remember Connaught being basically a trench cut through the snow, deep enough that traffic was just a progression of car roofs. That stretch a couple winters ago wasn’t far off it either.
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Jan 21 2017
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He was looking less crashy toward the end, and he wasn’t slow. Could work out. Read more

Jan 13 2017
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In an attempt to be somewhat more helpful than I was in my previous reply: I have an E46 M3, and I’ve driven both the NC Miata and the 987 Boxster. I’d take the Boxster. Read more

Jan 13 2017
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Yeah, no bad choices there. If the Boxster wasn’t a manual and one of the Z4s was, I might be inclined to go BMW. Then again, the PDK might be fun to play with. Even the NC would be a lovely drive and then you’d have more budget room to do something else extra. Read more

Jan 9 2017
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Congrats! I’m in NS and work in IT, so.. not so much with the knowledge of opportunites, but still, grats.

Jan 6 2017
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Ah, I could see how you’d want a different approach for low traction surfaces. Hm.. I tried to reply to Sideways on Dirt up above, but it doesn’t seem to have gone through. Read more

Jan 6 2017
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This. You want the inside wheel to lift when you’re turning in. Read more

Jan 6 2017
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Don’t know about circle track karts, but a normal kart chassis is designed to unload the inside rear wheel as you’re turning in. Ideally you want to three-wheel through mid corner and load the inside tire up again as you exit.

Jan 6 2017
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Can’t one-wheel-peel when there’s no diff - karts have a solid rear axle and both rear wheels turn at the same rate. Ideally you want the inside rear wheel to lift slightly off the ground as you rotate and then load up again smoothly through the exit. Read more

Jan 4 2017
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I don’t generally mind being on track with people who aren’t as quick - getting by slower traffic cleanly can be a fun exercise, and if I can’t get by without making a mess and want more space to push I can always lift out for a bit to make room.
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Dec 5 2016
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This. Do not turn your back on a hot track.

Dec 3 2016
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I think ‘soundly outscore’ would be a stretch, but that would be exceedingly entertaining. Sainz would likely end up inheriting the other Red Bull seat, too. Heh.

Dec 3 2016
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It’s caused Don McLean’s Vincent to become stuck in my head (silver thorn, bloody rose).

Dec 2 2016
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It would certainly be better for Toto’s blood pressure. :) Who would fit the bill though? Wehrlein?