Tag Archives: The Spun Bearing

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The Spun Bearing: A Century of Automotive DOHC Engines

3-Series | February 19th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

“Power output is finally dependent upon weight of air efficiently burnt per minute, and this in the end is fixed absolutely by the breathing power …

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The Spun Bearing: Boutique Cars Need Engines Too

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 9th, 2012 by Horatiu Boeriu

Some fragment of an article flashed by, probably on an iPad, that got me thinking about all of the small-scale manufacturers of automobiles and their …

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The Spun Bearing – unlucky # 13

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 3rd, 2012 by Hugo Becker

The Spun Bearing: 500cc Combustion Chamber, Wave Disc Generator, and Leather vs Cloth The 500cc Combustion Chamber BMW is migrating towards a common combustion chamber …

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The Spun Bearing: ZF 9HP, FWD, and Looms

Interesting | January 27th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

ZF 9HP In the remote reaches of Cobo Hall one can find a number of vendors tucked away at the NAIAS. ZF was there with …

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The Spun Bearing: Fuel, Design, and More On the ATS

Interesting | January 19th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Fuel During a discussion of the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 recently, the subject of energy density came up. Batteries have so much lower energy density than …

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The Spun Bearing: New M Strategy, Cars At the CES, and Chevy Code 130R

Featured Posts, Interesting | January 13th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

New M Strategy It was just a matter of time. The M bits have been sneaking into BMW’s mainstream products for awhile, a shift knob …

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The Spun Bearing: Once Upon a Car, Connected Drive, and Pure Speculation

Interesting | January 5th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Once Upon a Car I just finished reading Bill Vlasic’s, “Once Upon a Car”, and highly recommend it. It’s a fast paced look at the …

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The Spun Bearing: N54 Legal Matters, the i8 Breaks Cover, and Renderings

Interesting | December 29th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

N54 Legal Matters I received a piece of mail yesterday that was a bit interesting. It seems that one legal challenge to the issues with …

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The Spun Bearing: The i8, Saab, and Happy Holidays

Featured Posts, Interesting | December 23rd, 2011 by Hugo Becker

The i8 I made the press launch of the Toyota Prius in 1999. At the time it was a revolutionary car that Toyota was hoping …

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Opposite Lock: My Next BMW

Featured Posts, Interesting | December 21st, 2011 by Shawn Molnar

I’ll be the first to admit that my opinions, tastes and preferences represent a minority of the driving community. As a purist that favors connectedness …

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