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>Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 09:26:50 -0500 (EST)
>From: "Graydon D. Stuckey" <graydon@apollo.kettering.edu>
>Subject: SAE report


>I went to the big SAE show in Detroit yesterday.   This is one of 
>the greatest trade shows around, as there is always a huge representation 
>of the latest technology from some of the most innovative companies in 
>America (and the world to some extent)
>One thing that was kind of interesting was a new brake rotor out
>at nearly the same radius from the centre of the wheel.   Such a funky 
>brake system, I would expect to see it on an Audi!  :-)

Like UFO rotors....

>I saw some new spark plug coil technology that is probably going 

I'm a non believer...just a gimmick...once you've fired the mixture who
needs more sparks.

>If you have specific questions, fire away...

Did you see the Orbital engine people, Bosch, VDO, Sylvania, Hella, ( still no cheap HID
solution in sight, tried everywhere...they are looking at reducing the price by having
one main light source and sending it to TWO headlights by fiber optic strands... 
but still close to $1000...), neat LED tail lights, one booth had real neat drive shafts,
their name slips me now, but had CV joints with very smooth LENGTH adjustment.

Hey, did you see the most important booth, MTS...???? right near the south main entrance,
Both my previous companies had booths there too, met a lot of old friends, spent almost
six hours there.....Tuesday.... Hey, why did'nt you come Tuesday ?