Sunday, October 24, 2021

Miller? Here's what you need to know.

There're Ralph, Roger, Harry and High Life. 

Not all, but some know that there's beer with ambition to level with sparkling white wine at certain social event. Not available in Sweden, but make no mistake, it's a good beer. 

Next Miller to talk about is Harry. A race engine engineer that, together with Offenhauser, created engines that ruled Indy racing for almost 40 years producing 100hp/liter already in the 1930-ties and introduced the idea of supercharger kits in 1924.

Let's move on to Ralph. Ralph W Miller. A somewhat anonymous engineer who back in 1957 invented the Thermodynamic process that makes current and future (commuter car) engines efficient and environmental friendly.

But how about Roger? Another farsighted engine engineer? Nope. We're talking about a cool, Johnny Cash kind of guy. Dead, but worth to spend time listen to. 

Miller High Life Beer Can - Shop Beer at H-E-B

The beer with ambition.
 Harry's Supercharged engine.
A comparison between Otto cycle and Miller cycle diagram [30]. | Download  Scientific Diagram 

Ralph's Cycle compared with Otto's

King of the Road by Roger.

What have you done today? 

Another TV series?

Just asking.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Cars, Cars and that all there is?

How come you're only thinking about cars? Is there nothing but engines, cars and bikes in your brain? How single minded can you get? 

If you read this post, I guess you heard these questions over and over again while you've asked yourself another related question.

What's so hard for others to understand? 

You're just exploring the world and the society through your passion. Which is reasonable because passion keeps you wide awake and curious. When exploring different angles of the 360 deg global car and bike community you learn about technology, people, industry and industrial history. Meanwhile others find comfort in the sofa watching Netflix while doing nothing.

Nonetheless, they are correct. We're into engines, cars and bikes 24/7 and we've been there for decades and we'll be there forever and ever. Simple as that.

I can only speak for myself...

Day time work: Engine Development

Evening work: Turbo & Supercharger Speed Shop to Support Thirst for Speed. 

Recreation: Restoring and building engines, cars and bikes.

Excitement: LandSpeed Racing with our Salt Slush Amazon in the US of A.

Social life: Laughing load with cars guys and gals of all ages.

Pandemic shelter: Salt Slush Workshop.

Relaxation: A sunny day when the living is easy and there's no particular place to go...

Garage party: Get to know the best in an allowing space. 

Recreation by the sea.
Garage charades as relaxation.
If you're about to open a book, try this one. Fins by William Knoedelseder it will make you familiar with Hollywood history too...
Metal handcraft by Magnus, a maker and a man of many projects.
Tease and discuss. Witty conflict management.  
Design and art school. 
The question that remains...sofa or all of the above?
I'd say it's better to be a doer than a reviewer no matter topic, age or gender.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

What's happening? Our shelves are getting empty!

Our bank had an opinion. Our accountant too. Because they did not understand the go fast turbo and supercharger community. Our loft was packed. Too heavy. Everyone except Magnus were worried about the load.

I'm talking amount the Salt Slush storage of BorgWarner AirWerks and EFR turbos and during the pandemic. 

Our shelves were sagging while car guys took shelter from Corona.

Then suddenly....Boom! Mail, orders and random requests were coming in like PBR on a hot summer evening. 

No need to worry. We still have all AirWerks S200 and S300 turbos combos and most of the EFR assortment available in Gothenburg and pallet of new turbos are coming in. But we're still flabbergasted about the post pandemic New Roaring Twenties and the sudden crave for turbos.

Carina is burning midnight oil as we're shipping turbos to those in need of speed.