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Transparent aluminum

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  1. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Old news, actually. Transparent aluminum has been around for about 4 years.

    And personally, not only would I dig a transparent engine, but the plastic engine models they sell at KB will only cost me about 20 hp loss :)

    -> Steve
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i'd buy one-

    that way you can see your broken rod, spun bearing, or whatever without taking shit apart to diagnoss
     
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    no you coundn't really see though because it would de a glass engine so it would only work with sleves and be super fragile
     
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    Huh? It's aluminum that's see-through... it's not the same kind of glass that you would use for a conventional window. Well, maybe if you wanted to transport a pair of humpback whales four centuries into the future, but that's a totally different story.

    :lol:
     
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    YES! STAR TREK REFERENCE! W00T! :ph34r:
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :secret:

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    all the oil spray in the egine would block you veiw anyways.....
     
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    Very true- but you could fire up the engine, pop the hood, and make all the dimwits at your local car meet go "wow".
     
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    That's exactly what I thought of when I read it.
     
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    Star Trek 4 was the best one... EvAr.
     
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    I don't know about THE best, but it was definitely one of the best ones.
     
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    I remember the Whale saving movie...... :lol:
     
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    Wrath of Khan ownz all.

    And let's just pretend that Trek V never ever existed
     
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    hmm see through? so i guess you could use these as windows on your car and make it that much harder for thieves to get your goods...
     
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    Or for bulletproof windows that aren't 1.5 inches thick.
     
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    so this transparent alluminum actually has metallic properties? from the article it kinda sounded like it had glass-like properties. and i know that just because something contains an element doesnt mean that it will retain the same properties of it when its in its elemental form. things change drastically when combined with other things.
     
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    Well, I doubt you would be able to see the airflow difference in your intake manifold- air is transparent too.
     
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