Very very nice pictures! The V70R looks like it did well against that Ford Cosworth! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Drew
Re: V70R AWD with sattelite 17" racing (The_one_n_only)
the track looks slippery, i'm guessing the AWD gave the edge off the line<p>the R driver ain't too smart though...he has all his lights on!<p>ever try and spin an alternator or generator with a load on it?<p>you're engine isn't making much power at the start, so having the lights on represents a significant percentage of what's available <p>that's why i have to laugh at these children who put all those amplifiers in their "race cars"...what are they giving up? 10 hp? 20 hp? to run a boom-box? <p>LOL!<p>dumb!
Is there a simple way to get just the fogs to work with the parking lights? Are the euro Rs setup that way? The US models only work with the headlights on.<p>If you happen across a wiring diagram for the switch or the fogs please pass it my way, I'd like to be able to run the fogs with just my parking lights.l<p>
there's a place in Philadelphia named after Ben Franklin where you can feel this for yourself. it's a hands-on kind of place; the exhibits are set-up such that you get to know first-hand what's what in the world of mechanics and physics<p>there's a room devoted to electricity, and a pretty neat demonstration of what "work" is ... most of us have seen a horse, so it's not hard to imagine what a "horsepower" is. but what about a kilowatt?<p>they have a bench with an automotive alternator/generator attached to a hand crank, with the load being selectable among various lightbulbs...a flashlight bulb, a 60 watt incandescant, automobile headlights, etc.<p>so you crank the crank to spin the generator, and it's pretty easy, as you might expect, then you switch in the flashlight bulb and hey! you can actually feel that it takes work! Cool! when you switch on the automobile headlight it almost stops you dead in your tracks! you have to re-grip and broaden your stance, bend a little and put your back into it. <p>some people think changing your air filter from Volvo stock to K&N makes a difference, the move the horns from the intercooler, and bore-out their throttle bodies...then why drive with your lights on when racing?<p>but you're probably right...a couple of 55 watt bulbs probably won't make the difference in a casual street race.<br><BR><BR>
[Modified by petew, 7:45 AM 11-22-2002]