Entries for June 2015

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Project Lexus SC300 Road Racer: Part 2 - Mounting the Fuel Cell

by Erik Jacobs

When we last left our Project SC300, aka “Damnit”, we had just sat the new Fuel Safe/Radium Engineering fuel cell into the trunk area in order to mark out where we would cut. We had also removed the rest of the factory stock hard fuel lines to make way for our fancy new braided stainless lines that we will assemble ourselves. Now follow along as we mount the cell in place.


 

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29

Fluidampr FR-S/BRZ Crankshaft Damper Development

Fluidampr Case Study

Fluidampr performance dampers challenge the misconception that a viscous damper is only suitable for large, low rpm industrial and commercial diesel engines. Follow the design and development process, plus comparative testing of a new Fluidampr performance damper for the Subaru FA20 / Toyota 4U-GSE 2.0L opposed-four cylinder ‘boxer’ engine. The engine is featured in the popular 2013-present Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, Toyota GT86 and new 2015 Subaru WRX.


 

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28

Blacktrax Performance S2000 Motorsport Makeover: Part 4 - Final Bodywork, Second Engine Build, Testing, and First Races

by Edward Hu

In our last update on the Blacktrax Performance S2000, nicknamed “Irene”, we covered the basic motor internals, exchanging the rubber subframe mounts with solid pieces, and the rubber suspension bushings with spherical units. We had made some body modifications in order to fit the new wheels and tires, and also for the final aero pieces, which will be covered first in this update on Irene.


 

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27

2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Owners Looking For a Boost Can Do So with a K&N Air Intake

Industry Press Release

Not since the Fox Body Ford Mustang SVO has Ford offered a turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine in its legendary Pony Car. Contrary to most auto makers’ engine line ups, due to an increase in horsepower, torque, and fuel economy, the 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost four cylinder engine is an upgrade over the standard 300 horsepower V6.


 

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26

Radium Engineering & Fuel Safe Deliver Ultimate Fuel Cell and Surge Tank Combo

Industry Press Release

A joint collaboration between Radium Engineering and Fuel Safe® has produced a full line of Radium Fuel Cell Surge Tank equipped fuel cells. Customers can order their complete fuel cell system with Fuel Cell Surge Tank (FCST) from Radium's website. Assembly is completed at Fuel Safe's headquarters in Redmond, OR prior to shipping. The Fuel Cell and Surge Tank assembly is turnkey and ready to install.


 

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25

How to Install a Radiator - KOYORAD - Track Life Episode 4 

by GTChannel 

Rob Choo installs a brand new radiator from KOYORAD on his personal Honda S2000.


 

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Posted in: Tech, Videos
24

How to Install Coilovers - KW Clubsports - Track Life Episode 3

by GTChannel 

Rob of Chewerks demonstrates how to install a set of Clubsports Coilovers from KW Suspensions on the GT Channel S2000.


 

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Posted in: Videos, Honda
23

Project Lexus SC300 Road Racer: Part 1 - Intro and Fuel Cell

by Erik Jacobs

This is Damnit. All of my cars have nicknames, but this one earned its name long before I ever picked it up. I could write a book about everything that’s either been wrong or has gone wrong during the previous phases of this build. That being said, this is my first “real” race car. I intend to use Damnit targeting NASA Pro Racing’s ST2 class. Super Touring is a power-to-weight class with fairly open rules. Pretty much as long as you don’t move suspension pick-up points you can do a lot of things. ST2 is limited to 8.0:1 (lbs per horsepower) which, with a ~3200lb SC300 limits me to ~400WHP. Power, engine and other info will come in subsequent articles. Today, we're prepping to install a fuel cell.


 

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22

Project Autocross BRZ: More Nameless Art

by Bart Hockerman

We all know when Nameless Performance has an idea on how to increase the performance further on their designs they will put into motion a plan of attack and some awesome fab work. They are pretty much the most aggressive company I have come across in my years of dealing with manufacturers across the spectrum. Improving upon their design is one thing they are allowed to do when building parts per your order. You the customer get the most current fabrication of the latest, greatest part they can make at that time.


 

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21

Sneak Peek: The Indy Cars of Team Lotus

by David Zipf

We've shown you lot and lots of brand new IndyCars lately, but what did the racing world look like 50 years ago?  Lotus decided to enter the 500 in 1963 and they did so in their own unique style.  We got a chance to look at some of the cars that not only turned Indianapolis upside down in the 1960s, but helped cement Jim Clark as one of the most talented and legendary drivers to have ever lived.


 

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20

CSF BMW E46 M3 2 Piece Race-Spec Cooling Package

Industry Press Release

CSF cools BMW with their new Ultimate Cooling Solution for the E46 M3. With a 2 piece cooling package proven on the race track you know your BMW E46 M3 will stay cool under pressure.


 

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19

Fortune Auto Releases New Concave Flow Digressive Piston

Industry Press Release

Fortune Auto would like to introduce their new Concave Flow Digressive Piston Technology that will be offered in the 510 Series and Dreadnought PRO line starting July 1st, 2015. After countless hours of research and development with each independent application, they have thoroughly optimized the CFD Piston for maximum adjustability. 


 

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18

Evaluating the HKS Max GT R35 GT-R Coilover Suspension System

by Mike Kojima

Not so long ago we evaluated HKS's new Max ST coil over suspension system on a Honda AP2 S2000.  The S2000 is a pretty decent handling car from the factory that is pretty suspension sensitive, the AP1 in particular has a lot of toe change with suspension moment and some wonky suspension can make it quite a handful.  

For our next evaluation we decided to try the other HKS coilover in the lineup the Max GT damper. While the Max ST is calibrated for the serious driver being set up like a hard core street and or weekend warrior track day shock, the GT is made for a mildly performance oriented driver that wants to lower their vehicle with a decent ride and have handling that is a step up from stock but with little sacrificed in the way of ride comfort.


 

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17

Project Professional Awesome Time Attack Evo: Part 3 - Fuel System

by Daniel O'Donnell

At Professional Awesome Racing, we take pride in thinking through problems and coming up with solutions that are as efficient and reliable as possible, all while fitting into a modest budget. We try not to do things that other people do just because “it’s always been done that way.” As you can read in our previous articles, this has lead to unique designs with our chassis/roll cage and powerplant. We like to think this same mentality translates into our fuel and computer systems and that’s the topic we’ll dive into today. So enjoy reading while sitting on your favorite throne or perhaps fire up MotoIQ at work with a finger quick to pop up a spreadsheet if the boss walks by.


 

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16

Demystifying the Camshaft: Part 1 - Valve Events

by Jonathan Spiegel

As we all know, the key to making power is to create pressure in the combustion chamber - and to create that pressure at the right time. This pressure works to drive the piston down in the cylinder and cause the crankshaft to rotate. The more air/fuel mixture you can get into the combustion chamber, the greater your potential for creating more pressure, and more power.


 

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15

Extreme Engine Tech: Building a BMW S52 - Part 2: The Cylinder Head

by Nick Betz

If the engine as a whole is the heart of a car the cylinder head would be all the supporting parts that make the heart pump. Without the opening and closing of certain valves of the heart you can’t get blood to flow into the atriums and out the ventricles. Just like the heart, a cylinder head has multiple valves that need to open and close at specific times to get air in to and exhaust out of the combustion chambers to keep the engine pumping.  


 

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13

CP-Carrillo Introduces Mold Making Kits 

Industry Press Release

Good molds are hard to find…  Starting today, CP-Carrillo offers its customers the convenience of purchasing a “Mold Making kit” directly from CP-Carrillo.


 

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12

Fluidampr Announces Two New Performance Dampers

Industry Press Release

Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ and Evolution X owners can now benefit from a Fluidampr crankshaft damper. The premium viscous style damper upgrade creates a long lasting foundation for durability and performance by protecting against a broad range of destructive crankshaft torsional vibrations.


 

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11

Extreme Engine Tech: Building the Ultimate K24 Part 3 - The Finished Goods!

by Mike Kojima

We have been working with Motovicity for the last few weeks to demonstrate the building of a potent Honda K24Z7 motor, built completely from in stock and off the shelf parts available from Motovicity themselves. We chose the K24Z7 as it is currently the OEM engine for the Civic Si and is relatively difficult to modify due to it's emissions bound cylinder head.  Our goal is not to build a dyno queen or a drag motor but to build a strong K motor all from off the shelf parts with the intention of getting the most power possible on pump gas with the widest most useable powerband. 

In the last two editions of our series we focused on the cylinder head and bottom end of our K24Z7. We swapped to an earlier model K20Z3 head  to get Vtec on the exhaust side and and removable exhaust manifold and installed Skunk2 camshafts, Kelford valvesprings and Supertech valves better suited for turbocharged use. For the bottom end we added lower compression JE pistons and stronger K1 rods, removing the problematic balance shafts while we were in there.  

Now it's time to finish off our motor. 


 

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Mad Mike's 1200HP MX-5 Drift Car, Daigo Saito's GT-R ,Yokoi's S15 - Behind the Smoke 4 Eps.2

by GTChannel

At Formula Drift Round 2 Road Atlanta, Dai blows his engine minutes before qualifying. Unfortunately he wasn't able to compete at this event but Dai went undercover as a reporter to get the 411 on some of his competitors. He first interviews Mad Mike Whiddett who is making a comeback to Formula D with his Mazda MX5 RADBUL, followed by Masashi Yokoi in his D-Max S15 and Daigo Saito in the Achilles Radial GT-R powered by HKS. 


 

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Posted in: Magazine, Drifting
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