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The Spun Bearing: The Case For the 90 Degree V6 (With Reservations)

Interesting | March 30th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

The latest information (rumors) circulating about the next M3′s engine suggest that BMW is seriously thinking of placing a V6 (a 90 degree V6 at …

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The Spun Bearing: M Diesels, Synchros, and Cruise Control In the Rain

Interesting | March 23rd, 2012 by Hugo Becker

M Diesel BMW released a new batch of pictures of the M Diesel, the incredibly powerful straight six oil burner available in their series of …

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The Spun Bearing: Nissan Powers the DeltaWing at Le Mans

Interesting | March 16th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Wander around racing chat rooms and you can find more bile being spilled regarding the DeltaWing entry at Le Mans than just about any racing …

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Voice Recognition and the Applification of the Automotive IP

Interesting | March 13th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

In the 1990s I was involved in setting up an artificial intelligence system for a ‘major telecommunications company’. We were using a piece of AI …

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The Spun Bearing: On Playing Musical Chairs With the Board of Directors

Featured Posts, Interesting | March 9th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Announced today is a ‘strategic realignment’ of the BMW board of directors effective April 1, 2012. Quoting the press release, “Board of Management members Dr.-Ing. …

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The Spun Bearing: If Not Saab, Triumph?!

Featured Posts, Interesting | March 1st, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the water comes reports that BMW is thinking of reviving the Triumph brand. To …

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The Spun Bearing: Push Rods, Drum Brakes, and Leaf Springs! Oh My!!

Interesting | February 26th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Pushrods After the Twin Overhead Cam article, I just had to bring up pushrods. Derided by many, the humble pushrod has been around as long …

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