OT: Car buffs, help needed

Sandra Hermann jeepgirls2004 at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 30 19:55:19 EDT 2009

Why in the world would you need more than one clutch?  Isn't one bad enough?   
P.s.  I think Jeeps may be a great topic..... 

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--- On Fri, 10/30/09, John Francis <johnf at panix.com> wrote:

> From: John Francis <johnf at panix.com>
> Subject: Re: OT: Car buffs, help needed
> To: "Pentax-Discuss Mail List" <pdml at pdml.net>
> Date: Friday, October 30, 2009, 3:31 PM
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 04:13:55PM
> -0400, paul stenquist wrote:
> > What's the latest gee-whiz technology in the auto biz.
> Looking for  
> > topics that are unusual and somewhat obscure. For
> example the ceramic  
> > brake disc is potentially a good topic, the hydrogen
> fuel cell  is  
> > probably not. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
> The place to look for cutting-edge technology is often in
> racing,
> and typically in F1 and/or WRC.
> Currently F1 is using carbon/carbon brakes - ceramics are
> old hat.
> If you're looking for technology that's just beginning to
> show up
> in cars driven by mere mortals, twin-clutch transmisssions
> might
> be worth taking a look at.
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