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by Craig
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring temperature drop from an intercooler
Replies: 24
Views: 5738

Wally, Holy Crap that's a lot of information!! Why can't life be simple? I'll print it out and read it, thanks! Michael, what kind of car do you have? My buddy who I'm doing this project for has a Dodge Omni GLH Turbo, which is heavily modified. Last hear his best 1/4 mile time was 12.2. This year w...
by Craig
Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring temperature drop from an intercooler
Replies: 24
Views: 5738

Chris, are you trying to tell me that the intake air goes through the intercooler first, THEN through the turbo, then into the intake manifold That makes no sense. The air flow on a turbo charged and intercooled vehicle goes like this: Environment > Air Filter > Turbo > Intercooler > Throttle Body >...
by Craig
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring temperature drop from an intercooler
Replies: 24
Views: 5738

The air goes from the turbo to the intercooler then into the intake manifold via the throttle body. The air gets heated up by the turbo because the turbo is driven by the exhaust gas. The hot air then goes through the intercooler to cool down before it gets pushed into the engine. I'm not trying to ...
by Craig
Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring temperature drop from an intercooler
Replies: 24
Views: 5738

Measuring temperature drop from an intercooler

Hi Guys, First I'd like to say thanks for those who helped me out with thermocouple post I made a few weeks ago. Looking into that has brought me to another project I would like to try. A friend of mine has a turbo and intercooler on his car. He is curios to know how efficient the intercooler is at ...
by Craig
Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Looking for PLC with 16 analog inputs, or similer
Replies: 3
Views: 2767

I looked at that, however, since we need to use thermocouples including a cold junction, the 16 analog inputs will only control 4 thermocouples, and we need to control 8 per part we cure. After doing some research I have come to the conclusion that we should get something that has the cold junction ...
by Craig
Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nuts & Volts and CQ Magazine did not receive February ye
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

Well the Feb issue isn't up on their website yet, so I wouldn't hold yoru breath.
by Craig
Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to control 16 digital outputs based on 16 analog inputs
Replies: 10
Views: 3541

Hi Guys, Thanks for all the replies! I have looked at microcontrollers such as the PIC and Basic Stamp, but none of them have high number of analog inputs, and since each thermocouple requires two inputs, that cuts it down even more. We are ok with spending up to about $3000 for this project. If you...
by Craig
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to control 16 digital outputs based on 16 analog inputs
Replies: 10
Views: 3541

Need to control 16 digital outputs based on 16 analog inputs

Hi, Here is the situation. I need a way to control 16 lamps based on the input of 16 thermocouples, so one thermocouple per lamp (the lamps are used to heat carbon-fiber products for curing). I would need some sort of device that has 16 analog inputs and 16 digital outputs. The programming would hav...
by Craig
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My f#^$%k$*#(##@(*&&@#$#$ DVD player keeps skipping
Replies: 12
Views: 3695

I'd say buy a new one. For the $20 for a cheapie, or $100 for a decent one, it's not worth your time totry fixing it.
by Craig
Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adware becomming unmanagable
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

I think the easiest thing would be to upgrade these forums to the latest version. That would stop the spammer from even registering. In the meantime, their accounts can be disabled. I run a message board using the same software as this, and have had no spammers since the update. The website for this...
by Craig
Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: torque amp for tiny screwdrivers
Replies: 11
Views: 4043

I agree with Dave, that is a reallly good way to knock tight screws loose. I use it all the time from tiny screws to larger bolts when workign on cars.
by Craig
Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Looking for PLC with 16 analog inputs, or similer
Replies: 3
Views: 2767

Looking for PLC with 16 analog inputs, or similer

Hi, Here is the situation. I need a way to control 16 lamps based on the input of 16 thermocouples, so one thermocouple per lamp (the lamps are used to heat carbon-fiber products for curing). I would need some sort of device that has 16 analog inputs and 16 digital outputs. The programming would hav...