MrMagura wrote: ↑
Fri May 10, 2019 11:48 pm
Let me know if you want a formula 1 superpista hose, you can have it for the cost of shipping.
Come on, it's red and shiny, only slightly useless, you know you want it
As for choices made by Silca, it clearly had to be bling on the outside, and as cheap as possible on the inside, functionality was not really a concern.
Maybe simplicity was part of it. Don’t confuse simplicity with cheap. Man i like to argue for the sake of arguing.
But you know, f$&k-it, pm me your email and i will take you up on the cost of shipping. Snail mail, nothing fancy. Let me know the estimated cost and i will do an email bank transfer.
I am kind of curious about this said hose. It will be worth a few $ to have and hold. Plus, i like cars... so it will be cool to have a f1 brake hose, even if after touching it, i decide it is a poor choice for a bike pump. My bike is all 18k f1 style carbon, so maybe i will dig it. And if I do not, i bet my dad would (he is a big f1 fan, but has not ridden bikes since the 70’s on a pugeot race bike).
And my buddy was a hydraulics technician before retiring... if i like it enough, i might even see if he will put it on my pump for a few $. I will send you the photo if i do.
Also, if you make a pump, even if it is with off the shelf parts, contact me and i will buy it assuming it is a fair price. If i like it i will post on this forum. Free marketing. I will provide feedback in an honest and polite way, in effect giving you free r&d. I can be a beta tester. I can even give that feedback in private if you wish, assuming you give me a fair price, given that it is a beta. But i will at least cover you for your cost of parts/time. And we can do some deal about not selling out your ideas/design if you wish. You might need to take my word on it though.
I love that kind of stuff.
Off topic a bit...
My 80’s porsche has an aftermarket intake and injectors with a performance chip. All designed and tuned by a retired ibm computer engineer. He made the product in his garage. He used off the shelf modern maf and injectors, but he sorted it all out to play with the engine. he reverse engineered the bosh motronics code in his spare time in the evenings. Now a 40 year old car can play with modern tech. But at first, i was a very polite, but a very skeptical critic. I asked a lot of questions. But i also listened.
When getting ready to rebuild my engine, i did some research, some math, talked to some people smarter than me... learned a lot, and pieced together a custom engine setup. I am not an engineer, mechanic, or anything like that. I even designed my own tuned headers based on helmholtz resonence theory so the exhaust would be tuned in conjunction with the intake tuning (something porsche never did, presumably due to packaging and emmisions issues that limited them in the 80’s. ).
My setup ended up including this guys parts.. i was his largest skeptic until we spoke about the details/strengths of his design. We talked on the phone. He was a really smart guy.
My car makes more hp and mid ranged torque than any stock or aftermarket 911 of the era (that i know of, on pump gas). Power was increased by almost 50% without boost or higher octaine fuel, or adding more displacement, or even increasing stock rpm. Just engineering and parts upgrades in a smart way that was synergistic to performance at the power bands i chose to target. Volumetric efficiency of the engine increased from an impressive 106% to near 150%. In the 80’s porsche got an engine of the year award, because no-one believed a production car could be made that efficient without boost. In those days, 85% was pretty good.
And it may be that way for a while, because i co-designed a muffler with a different guy that hand makes 911 mufflers in the uk. we agreed to secrecy on the design. So it is the only one.
His design was secret, but he showed me the internals because i had studied a lot of designs made to date, and found nothing that matched my needs. We chatted muffler and header design for some time. I am sure i was not his typical porsche customer. i had him change it a bit to my desired needs/design. Max hp while still muffling sound to a respectable level at low rpm, no drone (none of the aftermarket dual tip 911 exhausts have zero resonance... which howls at 3000rpm or so), and no loss of midrange torque (a downside of exhausts that are too free flowing). It was the holy grail of usable performance mufflers for that engine.
Me and this maf/injectors/chip guy still talk on the phone about engine design now and then. Great guy. Random people contact me to get advice on air cooled engine design/upgrades. And this product was made and designed in his garage, in his spare time, using great quality, but reasonably priced parts. And it worked damn well. And i had no education in cars prior to 2014. I just read, listen when smart people talk, and learn.
So i am quite excited for this hose, and will be the first customer to buy your pump, if you wish to sell me one. I love this kind of stuff.