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Old 04-27-2003, 12:03 PM   #1
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Since the beginning of school year this year ,my engineering class has been designing a Fuel efficient cart for a race which is this monday down at indianapolis speedway. We just finished the cart last week and it is a beauty considering some juniors/seniors built it themselves..the teacher helped a little bit The paint job was done by a local corvette shop for FREE. The only stipulation was that we had to put 2 of his logos on our cart..which doens't really matter b/c those logos are tight with the corvette imblum and all. I was on the news last week for this cart cuz our local Fox 28 came out to see it and they talked to us about it. anyways..here'* some pics.

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Here i let my awesome shooting abilities come into play







The race consists of around 100 schools all wanting the best gas mileage. The concept of our car was to slice through the wind with a tear drop shape. The body is made of kevlar ($$$) and some carbon fibre. And there is a Briggs & Stratton 3.5HP Motor in there , hehe. Were hoping to get around 750MPG and win the race on monday. Wish us luck.

If u guys are interested in this..there'* alot more info here
http://www.mishawaka.k12.in.us/mhs_f...icle/index.htm
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Oh that is so cool...

Do you get to drive it?
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Nope the driver has to be in the range of 130lbs ..and around 5'-6" max height. I'm around 6'-1" 175lbs so nope. I will be in the pit crew though
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Ah well, I'm sure he'll do great. Have fun in the pit lane. Good luck!!

Let us know how you guys finish!
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That is really sweet. And the MPG is incredible.
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I would try to get some featherweight chick from your school to drive, somone like 75lbs, I bet that would help out alot.
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That would work but the girl has to have some drivin skills..and alot of girls don't really sign up for "Engineering" when they make up their schedules, lol. I think we have 3 girls in the 2 classes.
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Wait till you all see my Go-Kart im making in my Metals Tech class... Im gonna put SSEi on the nose of it... im 50% done as of now... I need an engine and need to set up steering system... Im either gonna paint it GREEN.... or Blue... (midnight blue) hehehe
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Cool im thinking of going to school for engineering I do not know what feild probibaly mechanical. Good luck.
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looks cool!
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