Technology is making it easier to stay in touch, and even to attend events in far away lands. Mike “Q Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about live streaming the Ferrari Meet Up at the Petersen Automotive Museum, as well as what it takes to photograph all the cars in process at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. The Trivia is flat-out awesome, and Kevin teases some new V8TV Television distribution in the works. You’ll find all this and more on the latest V8 Radio Podcast!
2 thoughts on “Live Streaming Car Shows, Hundreds Of Thousands of Car Photos, Automotive Trivia, and More on The V8 Radio Podcast”
Mark Gehringer says:
Great episode! As an automotive noise and vibration engineer, I loved the flat plane crank trivia question. Just wanted to add a little more detail to the balance explanation (nice answer Kevin!). The more common cross-plane crank V8 with counterweights is balanced for both primary (once-per-revolution) imbalance forces and secondary (twice-per-revolution) imbalance forces. This results in very low vibration and is a big reason why it’s used in most passenger vehicle applications. The flat-plane crank V8 (without counterweights) is naturally balanced for primary forces but is not balanced for secondary forces. This causes flat-plane crank V8’s to have a higher level of secondary (twice-per-rev) vibration, which is not a big concern for race engines but generally is not wanted in passenger vehicles. So….is the flat plane crank better for balance…YES because it does it does not need counterweights to counteract primary imbalance ….and NO because it has secondary imbalance that is not present in the cross-plane V8. FYI here is a good video that explains this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TssXF8yQek&t=170s. Keep the great shows coming! #IWorkforGM
V8 Staff says:
Wow, thanks for the great explanation, Mark! We’ll share that on an upcoming episode to clear the air… lord knows we can fog up the understanding of just about anything! Thanks for listening and the kind words! – Kevin