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A Tech Look Under the Scion FR-S!

By Mike Kojima

Recently the Scion FR-S or Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ has been officially unveiled to the motoring public.  Most of the stuff about the car on the web has been pretty pictures and cool videos of Ken Gushi sliding around in the rain.  Now that the first close to production Scion FR-S’s have been officially rolled out and press embargos have been lifted we will give you a technical look at the car's underpinnings with some engineering commentary.


 

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‪Frode Holte - Michael Crawford Racing - 2012 Global RallyCross Championship‬

By GT Channel

http://gtchannel.com for more car videos. GTChannel caught news of a new team coming over to GRC from Indy so we went to go interview these guys. Michael Crawford Motorsports announced the signing of ERC driver Frode Holte, to drive the team's primary car in the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship and X Games XVIII.

 


 

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Wrench Tips #30: Finding Oil Leaks Using Fluorescent Goo

wrench tips miatabusa oil leak fluorescent glowing oil dyeby Dave Coleman

Finding the origin of an oil leak can be a pain in the ass. By the time you even notice you have a leak, the stuff has spread itself all over the engine leaving little hint as to where it came from. If you could turn back the clock and watch the stuff leak out, it would be easy, but how?


 

Turbo Tech: Generating Compressor and Turbine Maps

By Khiem Dinh

Compressor and turbine maps are the spec sheets for a turbocharger.  They characterize the performance of a turbocharger allowing engineers to properly choose the correct combination of wheels and housings for their particular application.  Compressor and turbine maps for a turbocharger are the equivalent of a dyno sheet for an engine; the maps and dyno sheet provide performance information over a wide range of operating conditions.  In the same way engines need specialized equipment to get a dyno sheet, turbochargers also need specialized equipment to generate compressor and turbine maps.


 

Eyesore Racing 24 Hours of Lemons Frankenmiata

Project Frankenmiata: Salvaging The Chassis

by Dave Coleman

Like every good story (assuming Star Wars is every good story), this one started in the middle, ran through to what seemed like a pretty satisfying end, disappeared for a while, and is now starting back up at the beginning. Confused? That's how we like it.

Well over a year ago I put this little "coming soon" lie up next to this story in the Frankenmiata geek hub. And then I pretty much forgot about it. You can thank the persistent nagging of our fine reader 8695Beaters for getting me off my ass to finally explain where this car came from.


 

2013 Lexus GS Impression

By GT Channel

http://gtchannel.com for more car videos. GTChannel reviews the all new 2013 Lexus GS including the F Sport and 450h hybrid.


 

DashCommand App Now Available for Pioneer AppRadio

DashCommand App Now Available for Pioneer AppRadio

Industry Press Release

Palmer Performance Engineering, the creator of DashCommand, a leading smartphone app allowing automotive enthusiasts in-vehicle performance, diagnostics, and fuel economy data access, announces a new partnership with Pioneer’s AppRadio.


Driver Profiles: Andrea Pathiakis

Driver Profiles: Andrea Pathiakis

By Amanda Martin

Get to know Andrea Pathiakis, driver of the #11 ICON Vehicle Dynamics Nissan Motorsports SDHQ Mini Stock Nissan Hardbody and 2011 Champion in the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series.


 

 

PFC RH665 Racer Brake Fluid Special

Industry Press Release

RH665 has the highest GUARANTEED minimum Dry Boiling Point (ERBP) of any DOT 4 Brake Fluid, 617*F, to guard against vapor lock and give a Rock Hard pedal even under extreme racing conditions.  Now you can get a couple bottles on the house when you buy a set of race pads, race disc or race caliper. 


 

Jim Wolf Technology Valve Tool

Doin' WORK! The Jim Wolf Technology Nissan Valve Tool

By Justin Banner

When working with Nissan Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) Heads, removing the valve springs and keepers can be quite a challenge. That's where the Jim Wolf Technology Nissan Valve Spring Removal Tool comes into play! How does it work and how much easier does it make working the Nissan DOHC Heads? "Doin' WORK" will show you how!


 

Wrench Tips #29:  Pull a Dent With a Suction Cup.

Wrench Tips #29:  Pull a Dent With a Suction Cup

by Alex Vendler

It's happened to all of us.  You park your car and head to your destination only to return and find that another motorist violated Newton's law about two objects inhabiting the same space at the same time.  Crunch.  Now what?  Insurance kills you if you make a claim, and modern base/clear paint jobs can only be repaired by painting the whole panel.  That's 4 figures minimum if you use a decent body shop.


 

Welcome to Project Starletabusa!

By Alex Vendler

Teaching a junkyard dog some new tricks.  Giving this long forgotten gem some much needed star power using a Miatabusa drivetrain and more.  One man's journey to create a unique street/track weapon on a tough budget.


 

Tech House and Speed by Bill Wood: Episode 100

Tech House and Speed: Episode 100 - With Guests: Kenneth Hansen, Charles Espenlaub, Crazy Leo Urlichich and Craig Lowndes

At the end of the racing year we take another whirl around the globe checking out the constant variety in motorsport from Australia to Sweden. And at all the stops we bring back great chats and tales with winners, champions and legends. And that includes a python "wrassler" and a self proclaimed Crazy Man from Moscow. It's a great show!


 

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