Cars, being a nerd and other stuff

I’m thinking of taking a break from my blog for a bit while I sort out some talks I have to write for an evangelistic camp next month. Apologies if my updates are a little spasmodic.

Things that you can pray about in the meantime

  • Finally getting all the paper work sorted for next year.
  • That Christians will be generous and give me and FOCUS the money for next year.
  • For the talks I have to write and for me not to get stressed out about them.
  • For people that I have spoken to and will speak to with regard to working for FOCUS next year.
  • For Christine and I to work hard on our relationship especially for me as I think about the future.

Today I have...
  • Been out helping a mate get his car Dyno Tuned* (see pic). Most people who read this probably don’t know I’m into cars and to a certian exstent I'm not… anyway the chances are that you won’t know what a dyno is or a dyno is... guessing anyone?
  • Written the protocol for editing out website content (finally)
  • Thought about making some progress on the talks (they are about half done)
  • Filled in some more forms for work next year.
  • Chatted with an old school mate.
  • Helped my parents battle computer issues.
  • Helped Nixter battle Skype issues.
  • Battled some more preference settings on Adium (like msn messenger only 1000 times better)
  • Updated this blog
  • Talked to Christine.. twice
  • Gotten angry because AAPT doesn't have a good usage meter for their ADSL plans.

*For the record we got the car (A heavily “modified” Mitsubishi Gallant VR4 with a 4G63 motor) doing 169 kw @ the wheels with 18psi boost… now stick that in your pipe and smoke it.



Nick said... 9/23/2006 2:04 am  

Pretty impressive, where did you go for it? There aren't many dynos in Hobart.

ckjolly said... 9/23/2006 6:08 am  

you also *saw* me twice

; )

mike said... 9/23/2006 9:37 am  

Pro Automotive in Moonah... it was quite impressive however we were hoping for more like 200kw.

Nixter said... 9/23/2006 2:37 pm  

thanks for the help - yoiu rock, even though you are a pikey ;P

Jonny said... 9/24/2006 10:57 pm  

Does it show in the photo that we were actualy "having a fight"?

Did you tell everyone we were wearing earmuffs due to the noise? 3" exhaust and screamer pipe, motor screaming at about 7000rpm, rollers up to 170kph!

The car is good for 200kw, I have some more ideas. (We are talking towards 400 horsepower at the motor).

BSJ-rom said... 9/25/2006 2:04 pm  

For my engine prac we used a hydraulic dynamometer to analyse some 4 cylinder vectra engine. 3000 word discussion and twice as much data analysis (if I had gotten it right the first time. I buggered it up at least two or three times). Hmmm. Don't mention the word dynamometer... see my blog to see just how frustrated I got... *twiddling thumbs and whistling innocently*

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