Mike Kojima posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 1:19 AM
We get a lot of oils and lubricants to evaluate at the MotoIQ office and for the most part we have had good results with the latest high quality synthetic motorsports oils that come across our desks and into the crankcases of our various race and project cars. When it comes to quality oils we get pretty uniform results, clean burning, low deposits and good wear of the engine's internal components.
Mike Kojima posted on Sunday, June 29, 2014 7:42 PM
When deciding the best way to power Daren McNamara's Formula D S14, Team Falken decided to plow into new territory with not just a turbo, but a turbo V8. Not your typical Chevy LS V8 either, but a blast from the past old school Small Block Chevy. In our last edition of building the ultimate Small Bock Chevy, we looked into the developments that had been made to the venerable 60 year old design to update it to modern standards, particularly the bottom end. In short, the improvements were mostly moving the cam upward to allow for more stroke and to shorten the pushrods for less flex, and a general beefing up of the lower end architecture to support today's power levels.
Mike Kojima posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 1:10 AM
The Small Block Chevy is a dead outdated hunk of iron that is best left to old guys puttering around restoring muscle cars in their garages, or is it?
The venerable Small Block Chevy was first introduced to the motoring public in 1954 and was installed on the assembly line until 2003 and is still in production as a replacement motor. This means that the good old small block has been around for 60 years, making it one of the longest lived and most produced engines of all time with over 100,000,000 being built to date.
Mike Kojima posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:46 PM
Setting the gap on your piston rings is an important step to building an engine that performs at its best. Getting your piston rings to have the optimal seal is perhaps the most critical aspect of good engine building. Of course you want to spend time assuring that your machine work and cylinder wall finish is correct for the type of rings used but a lot of people neglect blueprinting the ring gap.
Pablo Mazlumian posted on Sunday, November 17, 2013 1:57 PM
With all the parts needed to move forward, Project Supra is now on pace to get fired up! Not only are previously featured parts installed, but we continue to add new stuff as well.
Pablo Mazlumian posted on Monday, March 04, 2013 6:52 PM
Project Supra (Extreme Engine Tech): Part 3 - The Cylinder Head
By Pablo Mazlumian
We're taking our 800whp Supra build a step further with a fully built cylinder head, including Titan cams, Ferrea valvetrain, and port matching the head to the Hypertune intake manifold.
Pablo Mazlumian posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:25 PM
EXTREME ENGINE TECH: 2JZ-GTE Engine Build; Part 2 - Modified Oil Pump and Crank Damping
by Pablo Mazlumian
While we await our cool turbo components, we tackle the oil pump and crank damper after recently discovering that our previous motor could have seized catastrophically!
Pablo Mazlumian posted on Monday, November 05, 2012 8:48 AM
Extreme Engine Tech: 2JZ-GTE; Part 1 - More Strength, Less Weight
By Pablo Mazlumian
Known as one of the badest blocks that ever left an assembly line, the 2JZ-GTE found in the MKIV Supra is known for its ability to handle horsepower. Unable to contain ourselves, we build one, and make it even stronger. We start by discussing our piston and rod selection. The goal? A streetable 800 whp, daily-driven!
Mike Kojima posted on Monday, August 06, 2012 5:51 PM
Rotary Radness, Mazdatrix's 13B REW/MSP Hybrid!
By Mike Kojima
So far we have not focused too much attention on the Mazda Rotary engine on the pages of MotoIQ. This is not because we haven't wanted to but because no one on our staff has much expertise on the engine except for Eric and he has been pretty busy lately doing other things in the world of internal combustion besides messing on rotaries.
Mike Kojima posted on Monday, June 11, 2012 4:07 PM
Extreme Engine Tech: Inside the Cosworth VQ35DE Rev-Up! (Part 1)
by Mike Kojima
No, this is not the engine for the Team America BNR32 GT-R Time Attack killer. That engine tech article will be written hopefully by Eric in a few weeks. This is an engine build for a future MotoIQ 350Z project that we will launch sometime late this year.