Howdy - Hope to see you at events
*What kind of engineering work do you do?
I look forward to it.
The short answer is anything. Although, I have my M.S. In Mechanical Engineering and I will be working in reliability of gas fired turbines. In the past I have done some Aero work for a couple NASA space grants, some vibration design and analysis of vibration related problems, and last but not least writing a huge program to calculate thermal transients in large multi fluid(up to 18 different fluids) heat exchanger cores. I also did a couple odds and ends that probably should have been done by an electrical engineer but I can do some light electrical as well. I'm one of those jack of all trades mechanical engineers. Definitely not a defined specialist. When I got into cars about 5 years ago I started teaching myself all about engines, tuning and VE's; then I moved on to suspension and weight balance, focusing on consistent traction while drifting.
You will notice my car is definitely not a show stopper by any means, it has hit walls, other cars have hit it, it is the Frankenstein of functionality
Does everybody down there run a v8?
Also, I had some time to burn and i managed to remove another 30lbs from my car yesterday, while making really cool door handles. Makes me feel accomplished after being inspired by a couple FD teams, but my way is cooler. I'll post pics later.