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Suggestion Automotive 'the garage' subforum.

  1. Feb 6, 2012 #1
    Recently there has been a huge jump in the number of automotive related questions in the mechanical forum.
    It may be worth looking at putting these in a section of their own.

    It gives more scope for 'surgery' type threads, like the suspension setup thread, that aren't pure theory based but tap posters vast practical experience.
     
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  3. Feb 6, 2012 #2

    Ryan_m_b

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    Do you mind making a quick list of links to these threads for review? It might help with the decision.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2012 #3
    Diesel ICE with EGR injection timing change
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=574125

    Ford 429 Engine Question
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=574149

    Suspension Geometry Question
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=574834

    Mikes Suspension Surgery Thread
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=326355

    Forces on a Piston Engine
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=568945



    There are loads more, approximately (I did a quick count) 25-33% of all the questions on the 1st page of the mech eng thread are engine/car related.

    They are an even mix of technical theory and design/setup based questions.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2012 #4

    Danger

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    I think that it's a great idea, Chris. For one thing, it would make it a lot easier for gearheads to find threads than are of particular interest to them.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2012 #5

    AlephZero

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    On a related "housekeeping" issue, the main PF page says

    What's "Audio" doing under ME? Shouldn't it be under EE?
    Maybe there was once a huge interest in Edison phonographs, or some such explanation... :smile:
     
  7. Feb 6, 2012 #6

    jtbell

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    Maybe it was supposed to refer to acoustics.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2012 #7

    AlephZero

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    OK - in which case "noise and vibration" would be a better description than "audio" IMO.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2012 #8
    I have noticed PF is linked to in many automotive forums
     
  10. Feb 7, 2012 #9
    Good idea -
     
  11. Feb 7, 2012 #10

    russ_watters

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    I think it is a great idea.....and I also agree that the audio thing seems a bit weird.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2012 #11

    micromass

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    Woooooooooot: https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=215 [Broken]
     
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  13. Feb 8, 2012 #12
    It's hard to believe we already have that many automotive threads.
     
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  14. Feb 8, 2012 #13

    dlgoff

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    Wow. That was fast.

    xxChrisxx suggested on the 6th, Automotive Engineering subforum created on the 7th.
     
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  15. Feb 8, 2012 #14

    micromass

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    We are moving all automotive threads from mechanical engineering to the new forum. So this are not new threads.

    If you find a post which should belong in automotive engineering, then please report it or PM an engineering mentor.
     
  16. Feb 8, 2012 #15

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  17. Feb 8, 2012 #16

    berkeman

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    When Greg doth approveth, we doth jump on it ith.

    Plus it was a great suggestion. :smile:
     
  18. Feb 8, 2012 #17
    Thanks
     
  19. Feb 8, 2012 #18

    rhody

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    While we are at it, can we consider a (fast) motorcycle forum as well ? :biggrin:

    On second thought how about a motorcycle technology forum because new features and technologies are constantly being considered and added as they become available.

    Rhody...
     
  20. Feb 8, 2012 #19

    berkeman

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    We should be able to mix motorcycles and other automotive vehicles in the single forum for now. If we start to get a lot of motorcycle-related threads, we could ask Greg about a spearate forum. :smile:
     
  21. Feb 8, 2012 #20

    OmCheeto

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    Motorcycles are no more than ultra-light-weight, two wheeled, convertible automobiles, which inherently, and correctly, lean into a turn.

    I cast a yes vote on your analysis.

    :smile:
     
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