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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Your car sucks !

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Infiniti G37 coupe engine specifications

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/03/26/infiniti-releases-new-pics-and-complete-specs-on-g37/

Leading the enhancements to the 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe is the first-ever application of the new 3.7-litre V6 engine with VVEL (for Variable Valve Event and Lift).

Estimated at 330 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, the new "VQ37VHR" contains approximately 35 percent new and unique parts from the new VQ35HR engine introduced in the 2007 G35 Sedan just last year. Both the Coupe's VQ37VHR and the Sedan's VQ35HR engines are based on the award-winning VQ engine series, named one of the "Ten Best Engines" by Ward's Auto World magazine for 13 consecutive years.

Along with utilising a larger displacement than the previous 3.5-litre powerplant, the G37 Coupe's new VVEL system combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake side to help improve performance and response. The VVEL system is also expected to improve emissions and fuel efficiency. The VVEL intake camshafts, featuring continuously variable lift control teamed with the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), allow for a 7,500 rpm redline.

The engine also features increased cylinder block height (from the previous 3.5-litre design), ladder frame construction for greater rigidity, large crank journal and pin diameters, asymmetric piston skirts, twin knock sensors, an electronically controlled "drive-by-wire" throttle system, molybdenum coated lightweight pistons, Iridium spark plugs and a symmetric twin air intake system.

A new, specially tuned dual exhaust system has been designed with equal length exhaust manifolds and low muffler exhaust backpressure to help improve engine breathing. Both intake and exhaust enhance driving pleasure with their authentic performance notes.

Rated at an estimated 330 horsepower, the new engine is not only considerably more powerful than the previous generation G Coupe (rated at 275 hp with 5AT, 293 hp with 6MT), but is expected to offer increased fuel mileage and reduced emissions levels. Overall vehicle fuel economy improvements are estimated to be nearly one mpg better than the G35 Sedan and nearly two mpg better than the previous generation G35 Coupe (actual EPA mileage estimates and emission information to be announced at a later date).



New GT-R , 3.7 liter motor ? We have heard 3.7 for a while. There are also the Nismo 3.8 liter versions of the 350 Z running around in Japan. No replacement for displacement.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Dromo 1 vs Formula Drift drivers.

Come out 4/2 Monday night and race with me and my teammate Chris Milano!
Spots are $20 each. I believe we are scheduled to race around 8pm for a few
races.

Please call Dromo 1 to get your race spots in adavance. (714)744-4779 Tell
the operator that you want to race Hubert Young and get your butt kicked!!
:p

Hubert Young
Milano Motorsport



Formula Drift Drivers and Fans go Wheel-to-Wheel at Dromo 1
March 14, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Formula Drift Drivers and Fans go Wheel-to-Wheel at Dromo 1

March 14, 2007 (Orange, Calif.) For the third time, Formula Drift will give
its fans the chance not just meet, but race against some of Formula Drift's
best at the third Drift @ Dromo event, scheduled for Monday, April 2nd, from
6:30pm-9:30pm.

Each race during Drift @ Dromo will feature at least one Formula Drift
driver, who will be practicing for drifting between the tight confines of
the Long Beach Grand Prix circuit's unforgiving concrete walls by drifting
their karts around Dromo One's slightly softer plastic barriers.

At the end of the night, the fastest eight drivers will square off with the
fastest two Formula Drift drivers in the evening's final. Prizes on the line
will include apparel from Sparco, as well as a ride along during Formula
Drift practice at Long Beach!

Don't forget all the action of Round 1 of Formula Drift Presented by Circuit
City takes place Saturday, April 7th on the city streets of Downtown Long
Beach. www.formuladrift.com for more information and tickets.

Scheduled to appear are:

- Samuel Hubinette, 2004 & 2006 Formula D Champion, driver of the Team Mopar
Dodge Charger
- Tanner Foust, driver of the AEM Nissan 350Z, and Rally America champion
- Tyler McQuarrie, driver of the Hankook/JIC Drift Team Porsche 993 GT2
- Hubert Young, driver of the willraceforfood.com/Milano Motorsport Nissan
S14
- Kyle Mohan, driver of the Team All Stars/MoDrift Mazda RX-7

The first two Drift @ Dromo events were sold out, so fans are encouraged to
call Dromo 1 quickly to register for the evening.

Dromo 1, home of the most competitive indoor karting in California, is
located at 1431 N. Main Street in Orange, CA. More information is available
at www.dromo1.com, and signups for Drift @ Dromo can be taken by calling
(714)744-4779.

Monday, March 26, 2007

240sx tries to kill Steve from M-Workz

Lucky it was not sucessful. Industry rumor mill is pretty quick. I heard from Victor who heard from Chris Rado. Steve says he is ok, but cracked a couple of ribs and bruised his heart. Get well soon.

M-Workz myspace blog

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Do we really need the California Air Resources Board?

Long, long ago, in a state far ,far away... ok its not so far. California decided the US EPA wasn't doing its part to have clean air. California being the know all say all leader in the environment , started up its own EPA, the California Air Resources Board.

Skip forward some years, and EPA and ARB requirements for mobile sources(I am concerned with passenger vehicle requirements) are very similar however different. For some reason, California decides it must just be that much different than federal standards. Mostly just to ensure their existance. At $265 million dollar a year budget, they have to justify their existance some how.

Some years later the EPA made a decision that a state can meet EPA standards, or ARB standards, but can not make up its own. After ARB was established they didn't want to go down the path of 50 different state requirements.

I would love to see how much the automobile manufacturers would save if they had to meet a SINGLE EPA requirement, not an EPA and ARB requirement. How much less would the consumer pay on each car if their were a single requirement?

California is a big state with a lot of power, enough even to push the EPA around way back when, but with EPA and ARB requirements coming to parallelism, whats the purpose of the ARB ? Just to give the auto manufacturers a hard time over meeting two slightly different standards?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Nopi Phoenix




Winner: Kenji Yamanaka

Final:
K. Yamanaka vs. F. Wang

Consolation:
A. Pfeiffer vs. H. Young

Top 4:
K. Yamanaka vs. H. Young
A. Pfeiffer vs. F. Wang

Top 8:
K. Yamanaka vs. B. Fuller
H. Young vs. Dado Carvalho
A. Pfeiffer vs. J. Martin
F. Wang vs. C. Kregorian

Top 16:
K. Yamanaka vs. Aaron Losey
D. Willie vs. B. Fuller
H. Young vs. Jodin
Dado Carvalho vs. D. Bagley
A. Pfeiffer vs. M. Swartz
J. Martin vs. Sammy “Tiger Racing”
F. Wang vs. Y. Shuyama
C. Kregorian vs. R. Ewerth

http://www.driftlive.com//

Pictures -

Modified

Thursday, March 15, 2007

SEMA article : Used cars that drive the drifting craze


SEMA has some really interesting information, if you are in the industry. This is just something I was thinking about the other day.

http://www.sema.org/main/semaorghome.aspx?ID=56937

I was a little suprised at the number of G35 coupes. 242,000. I like the look of them better than the 350Z and they seem to have sold about twice as many of them. Most G35's probably being lease cars that will come off lease soon. ( Now thinking about this again...G35 coupes and sedans...no wonder there are 242,000.)

The Mazda Miata may be a popular drift car for the underground- non professional guys, but the RX-8 is not a popular car. Not enough power in the RX-8. Rod Millen tried to compete with one, and he didn't seem to have a lot of luck in it.

Monday, March 12, 2007

1995 R33 GT-R for sale

1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GT/R VIN# BCNR33022325

Midnight purple. Mostly all stock.

This vehicle has been legally imported to the USA with Dot, EPA approved documentation to verify. It has full title and is a fresh import.



http://picasaweb.google.com/tyndago/1995R33GTRMidnightPurple

Friday, March 02, 2007

R32 A-LSD


The R32 version of the Nissan Skyline GT-R had an all wheel drive system called ATTESA-ETS. For the R33 the Vspec had ATTESA ETS Pro which included active lockup of the rear differential, or A-LSD.

This picture is of the light that was added to the dash of this R32 GT-R. In this case, not only did the car have the light, but it also had an actual active differential. Along with the active differential, R34 ABS, and an R34 ATTESA control unit was installed.

R32 GT-R with A-LSD differential

Thursday, March 01, 2007

POS Denso Iridium plugs



Going over Huberts motor today, pulled the plugs, thinking I should tell him not to use the Densos as they have a tendency to break the electrodes off. I get to cylinder #1 , and its missing the electrode.. Wonder if this is what caused his failure in China. Drop the ceramic, bend a valve, and finish a motor....

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