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"

You are a
hurricane of
a girl;

remember
to breathe
every once

and a while,
do not drown
within your
own storm.

"

- i think i saw you smile once, Emma Bleker   (via stellablu)

aspergersissues:

rayvenloaf:

I’m going to be completely honest here and say i wish this man had been my father if he was going to just actually tell me the truth like this.

This is the best life lessons I’ve ever heard from a single human being. I wish my parents had taught me half of this.

(Source: opencult)

ctron164:

chuckyface:

My childhood

Golden Era Nickelodeon !!

(Source: random-fun-stuff)

beautifullyengineered:

The General Motors LS Engines are Beautifully Engineered

They’re so damn good they end up in -everything-

With the new LT engines on the horizon, it’s time to recognize the LS series. I’ve been meaning to post some American tech on this blog for awhile now, too.

Compact, efficient, powerful, torque-linear and with near-infinite potential, it’s hard to beat a GM LS engine. Everybody puts them in everything, and they’ve gotten a bit boring over the years because of that fact, but the LS has good reason to be a first choice swap.

The GM LS engine family is an engine design intended as the only V-8 engine used in General Motors' line of rear-wheel-drive cars and trucks. The LS series was a “clean sheet” design with little in common in terms of shared parts with the classic Chevrolet Small Block V8. The LS was a big step forward for American V8s. While early units used cast iron blocks, the performance variants had a focus on weight savings, using aluminum instead of cast iron for the block and heads, and a composite intake manifold. Engine control was modernized with a switch to a coil-on-plug ignition system for greater efficiency and power.

While the LS series is often criticized for it’s use of simple pushrod valvetrain with OHV heads when most modern engines were using DOHC designs, this design allows the engine’s center of gravity to be much lower and more centralized than a DOHC design, as well as significantly reducing total engine weight.

The LS range has produced anywhere from 305hp in the original LS1 in the Camaro SS and Firebird, to 638hp in its final evolution as the LS9 in the Corvette ZR1. Aftermarket support is vast, and it’s not uncommon to hear of tuned variants making 900hp while being perfectly streetable and running on 91 octane gasoline.

When compared to popular, small-displacement, high-output engines like Honda’s VTEC units, Nissan SR/RB, Toyota 1J/2J turbo variant engines, the LS engines do not produce as high of a specific output (HP/liter) in stock form, but offer a much more linear power band and greater torque output lower in the rev-range that offers better car control in most cases.

Video:

adrianaoneill:

:p

beautifullyengineered:

Great Works for the Enthusiast Masses by the Honda Motor Company

B16A, C30A, B18C (‘96-spec), F20C, K20A

j3ff3rs0n:

so much detail!!!!!!! 

beautifullyengineered:

Engines at Mugen HQ

Saitama Prefecture, Japan

lunabriluna:

Please
the-con-i-called-love:

Good thing I can experience the lunar eclipse from the comfort of my own bed on the interweb.