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The Good Ship Eva
Glossary of Terms - New terminology coined by Michael Traum.
Photography and Videography - Fixing images and getting them to dance.
Sony APS-C Cameras - Standard size digital sensors abord Eva.
Printing - Putting text and images to paper.
Classes of Errors in Writing
The Internet - From email to Paypal.
The Emoji - Embeded symbols and eight bit storage.
Lead Acid Basics - An introduction to lead acid storage batteries.
Lithium Ion Batteries - The long awaited highly functional storage battery.
Electric Motors and Generators - Types, application and limitations.
Generator Sets - Turning fuel into electricity.
Solar Electric - Harnessing the power of the sun.
Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning - Making living spaces livable.
Petroleum - The world's slowest charging battery.
Evolutionary Cosmology - Answering the big question.
Diesel Basics - The basics of diesel engine operation.
Small Marine Diesel Engines - A compendium of the few small direct injection engines that have been available.
Fuel Properties - How fuel burns, and what it means for engine design and operation.
Timing - Time of late compression ignition, engine speed, mean piston speed and temperature of combustion potential.
Small Bore - Unique Tuning Challenges for Small Gasoline Engines.
General Trends in Combustion Fuel Properties
Non-Homogeneous Gasoline - Types of potential problems and consequences for engine performance.
The Advance Myth - Correct advance as opposed to lots of advance in gasoline engines.
Compression Ratio Modification - Ease of modification of existing engines by valvetrain type.
Ethanol - The ins and outs of alcohol as a motor vehicle fuel.
Ring Structures - More pop per gallon.
Precise Jetting - Needle Shanks and Half Clip Positions.
Points Ignition Systems - Providing the spark for spark ignition engines.
Canted Valve Engines - Angled valves for better flow.
Camshafts and Valve Timing Systems - How, when and why valves are opened.
Camshaft Conundrum - How the shape of the circle caused excessively long stroke lengths in gasoline engines.
Rod Bearing Size - Oversize bearings mask reality.
Flatheads for (N)Ever - Why sidevalve engines were slow and dirty.
Exhaust and Exhaust Muffling - Quiet does not mean slow, but fast does tend to be loud.
Fixed Crankshaft Engines - Spining the cylinders to eliminate reciprocating losses.
Confessions of a Long Stroke Wheeler - A Willies Powered 1942 Ford GPW.
Yamaha WR250F High Fuel Consumption - An open letter to Dirt Bike Magazine.
Wheelin' a 1961 Dodge W100
Mustang Analysis - Why the first generation Ford Mustang felt slow.
Fuel Hogs - Why motorcycles get such poor mileage.
Dirt Bikes - The real motorcycles.
Husqvarnas - A personal quest for the early Husqvarna four stroke dirt bike.
Resurrecting the 1991 Husqvarna WMX 610 - The original four stroke motorcrosser rides again.
1999 Husqvarna TE 410 - The Lengthened 1999 Connecting Rod and Stroker 610 Ideas
1986 Husqvarna 400 Enduro - The Swedish Two Stroke
1987 Husqvarna 430 WR - The big bore two stroke gets a manual transmission.
Husqvarna 250 Two Stroke - A Short Stroke Length Water Cooled 250.
Points at 11.3:1 - The rebuilt Husqvarna 610 motor gets a points ignition system.
Regular Racer - The Husqvarna 610 gets a 12.5:1 compression ratio.
A Tale of Two Huskies - Two more 1991 Husqvarna WMX 610 race bikes enter the pack.
A Period Correct Big Cam 1991 Husqvarna WMX 610 - Camming up the stock SEM ignition.
The Lifan Husqvarnas - Small Displacement Big Problems.
Shocking Success - A 1991 Husqvarna WMX 386 and various suspension adventures.
Variation Between Gears - The Husqvarna six speed transmission.
Husky History - 100 years of Husqvarna Motorcycles.
The First Generation Audi 5000 - A lightweight design that still impresses 40 years later.
The 2015 Volkswagens and Audis - Large additional performance improvements.
Maximum Compression Ratios - Putting the squeeze to gasoline.
Traction Control and Suspension - From preventing wheel spin to active stability control.
Steel - It's what's for building.
Structural Analysis - Predicting when something might break and a bit about how and why.
Failure Fiasco - Equipment failure on board Eva.
Relamination - A new epoxy bottom for Eva.
Fuel Tank Replacement - An integral tank in Eva's bilge.
Drinking Water - Eva's water system and water quality.
A Basis for the Clarification of Nutrients and Drugs
Electric Land Dinghies - Extra Vehicular Activity aboard Eva.
The Norsea 27 - Why this small 40 year old design works.
Sails and Sailing - Turning the wind into a driving force.