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Saturday, September 29, 2007

NHRA FOUNDER WALLY PARKS, 1913-2007

Patriarch of Drag Racing Dies at Age 94

GLENDORA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2007) – Wally Parks, the driving force behind the formation of NHRA, has died at the age of 94. It was Parks’ vision, goals and unconditional commitment to the need for speed and side-by-side racing in a safer, more controlled environment that created what is today the world's largest motorsports governing body.

"Today is a sad day in the world of NHRA and the sport of drag racing," said Tom Compton, president of NHRA. "Words simply can't describe the immeasurable impact Wally has had on the sport he created and the millions of people's lives he touched along the way. The name Wally Parks is synonymous with drag racing, and his vision and direction will guide NHRA for years to come. Everyone in drag racing, and the industries formed to service the sport, will forever be indebted to Wally, his vision, his focus and his desire to create, build and grow NHRA."

“Wally spent his lifetime doing what he loved,” said Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA board of directors. “He marked the path and led the way for this incredible industry and the sport of drag racing. Wally was NHRA, and through his dream came a path to follow with lofty goals and ambition. He put the people in place and trusted in them. He has not abandoned us. He has left us with a road map that he knows will be followed.”

Parks, who founded NHRA in 1951, received countless awards in the motorsports world and played a pivotal role in the establishment of an entire industry devoted to speed and automotive aftermarket parts and accessories that today is a multibillion-dollar business. Yet Parks never implied that he did it all himself. His pride and joy, and where he spent most of his time in recent years while still serving on NHRA's board of directors, was The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

Details regarding arrangements and planned events will be released at a later date.

WALLY PARKS, 1913-2007

NHRA founder

Chairman of NHRA Motorsports Museum

The primary driving force behind the formation of the National Hot Rod Association, Wally Parks was the visionary whose early goals created what today is the world’s largest motorsports governing body.

Parks, who founded NHRA in 1951, never implied that he did it all himself. Reflecting on the tremendous growth and success of NHRA, he noted how fortunate he was that so many dedicated people had shared his outlook that almost anything is possible if you believe in it strongly enough. One of the most dedicated was unquestionably his late wife, Barbara Parks, who was regarded as the most influential behind-the-scenes force in the growth of NHRA. Mrs. Parks succumbed to cancer in late January of 2006 after a long battle with the devastating illness.

But without Parks’ vision and perseverance, much of what has happened may not have been achieved.

Born in Oklahoma and living in Kansas until age 8, Parks and his family then moved to California, where his automotive interests surfaced. In his high school years, he became active in building stripped-down Model-T Fords and Chevy fours for use on the street and in early speed trials conducted on dry lakebeds in the Mojave Desert, north of Los Angeles.

In 1937, Parks took part in the formation of the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) – an organization focused on conducting land speed record events – serving as one of its officials until World War II began. In 1946, following military service in the South Pacific, Parks was elected president of the reorganized SCTA. In 1947, after 10 years of employment as a road test driver and process engineer for General Motors, Parks left GM to assume a new role as the SCTA’s general manager. It was his concept that produced America’s first Hot Rod Show, presented by the SCTA in 1948 at the Los Angeles Exposition Armory.

In 1948, Parks helped co-publishers Bob Petersen and Bob Lindsay in the introduction of Hot Rod magazine, which became one of the world’s largest-circulation auto-enthusiast publications, and later was named its first editor. In 1949, Parks organized the campaign that led to the opening of Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats for hot rod speed trials – a still-thriving annual activity.

In 1951, utilizing Hot Rod as a conduit to nationwide readership, Parks formed the NHRA. In 1963, he resigned his position as editorial director for all of Petersen’s automotive magazines – Hot Rod, Motor Trend, Car Craft, Sports Car Graphic and Motor Life – to assume full-time administrative duties as president of NHRA.

An early recipient of Car Craft magazine’s prestigious Ollie Award for his many contributions to motorsports, Parks was named Man of the Decade, 1962-1972 by Popular Hot Rodding magazine and was recognized as Man of the Year in 1973 by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). The American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) honored Parks in 1988 and again in 1994 for his pioneering efforts in motorsports. Parks received his highest honors in 1992 and 1993. He was drag racing’s first inductee into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1992 in Talladega, Ala., and in 1993, he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in Novi, Mich.

In 1994, the tributes to Parks’ legacy continued to pile up. A large bronze statue of Parks was presented at NHRA’s Gainesville Raceway, which was eventually moved to its current location in front of the NHRA Motorsports Museum at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. Later in 1994, Parks and wife Barbara were co-inductees into the Don Garlits International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in Ocala, Fla., for their pioneering efforts, which spearheaded NHRA’s success. Parks also was the first recipient of the Don Prudhomme Award, a trophy presented by NHRA to an individual who has made a profound impact on the growth and positive image of the NHRA POWERade Series.

At the 2001 NHRA Awards Ceremony, Parks was presented the prestigious Blaine Johnson Award for his dedication, perseverance and nurturing commitment to the sport throughout the years.

In 2002, Parks again was recognized for his many contributions to the sport of drag racing. He was presented with the inaugural Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award at the fourth annual Hot Rod & Performance Trade Show in Indianapolis. The late Petersen, a renowned automotive publisher and creator of multiple automotive magazines, then presented Parks with the all-bronze sculpture which was created to honor the entrepreneurs who have contributed to the history, growth and well-being of the hot rod industry.

In late 2003, Parks received another honor of distinction, as he was named the Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award winner by the Motor Press Guild in Los Angeles.

Parks remained on NHRA’s board of directors and dedicated much of his time to his personal involvement with the cultivation and expansion of The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum at Fairplex in Pomona, home of the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals and Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. Although much of the museum’s historical focus is on the evolution of NHRA and drag racing, it also features many other forms of motorsports that relate closely to the formative years of NHRA, including dry lakes, Bonneville, oval track racing, and allied performance industries.

These are elements that appealed most to Wally Parks, a guy who had been there, done that, and enjoyed and appreciated it for decades.

Friday, September 28, 2007

R35 vs R34 vs R33 vs R32


R32 GT-R

R33 GT-R

R34 GT-R

R35 GT-R

Weight (lbs)

3262

3373

3388

3836

Length (in)

178

184

181.1

183.2

Width (in)

69

70

70.3

74.6

Height (in)

52.7

53.5

53.5

53.9



People said the R34 GT-R was heavy. Nearly 500 lbs heavier by the official weight. Thats not a small amount of weight. If its as fast as the claims at Nurburgring, it must be making some power.

Presale brochure - weight and dimensions

Rocket Punch Blog


  • Dimensions: 4655mm(183.2 in) L x 1895mm(74.6 in) W x 1370mm(53.9 in) H
  • Weight is 1740 kg /3836 lbs ( 1730 with titanium muffer - 3814 lbs)
  • Premium edition comes with a Thatcham class immobilizer and alarm (optional on the Base and Black Edition)
  • Premium edition comes with a Bose sound system (optional on the Base and Black Edition)
  • Side airbag system is optional on all 3 trims

Engine and Drivetrain:
  • The engine designation is VR38DETT (Twin Turbocharged 3.8-liter V6)
  • The engine performance of the 3 trims is the same
  • There is no Manual transmission option

Standard Equipment:
  • HDD Satellite Navigation System
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Electrical Adjustable Seats
  • Heated Seat (Premium Edition)
Options:
  • Titanium muffler (10 kg lighter)
  • Anti-theft immobilizer 250,000 JPY

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Big lip on an R33 GT-R.



4" lip on a stock body, non rolled fender R33.

www.rbwheels.com




2009 GT-R - 21" wheels and tires ? - NOPE - bad photo

Seems as though this is a bad photo. I have heard they are actually 20" wheels from a couple of sources.

http://www.nissangtrproto.com/2007/news/gt-r-tires-may-be-21/

There is some discussion on the Nissan GT-R wheels and tires being 21 inches. Pretty large and unique for a performance car.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X test





This might be a big oops...so here goes the whole thing, pictures and info about 28 days early. Maybe they are afraid of the GT-R hype ?

Popular Mechanics



The all-new 2008 Evo X is finally here. Well, almost. You’ll have to wait a few more months for it to hit dealers. But we recently got a sneak peek and first drive of the revamped speed demon at Mitsubishi’s Tokachi proving ground in Northern Japan, and it definitely lives up to the hype.

Mitsubishi took a big chance rebuilding this very popular sports sedan, as any serious modifications could cause the vehicle’s core customer—the fast and the furious—to get their speed fix elsewhere. No worries, though; the X (“X” stands for 10th generation) definitely embraces its racing roots. It’s sporty, fast and agile. Even so, this definitely isn’t the same adolescent bad boy that many have come to know and love. The X is more refined, more sophisticated—inside and out.

The most notable change is the all-new 2.0-liter intercooled and turbocharged inline Four that replaces the legendary 4G63 engine that served every previous Evo. It’s rated to produce 295 hp (up from 286 ponies) and 300 lb.-ft of torque (up from 289), but many experts believe those numbers are very conservative. To reduce weight, the engine is based on a reinforced aluminum block and is equipped with a direct-acting valvetrain that replaces the roller rocker arm configuration. On the asphalt, the switch translated into quicker throttle response and strong pull, no matter the gear.

You’ll have choice of two gearboxes to mate with the new four-banger: a five-speed manual and new six-speed Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST). The latter is an electrohydraulic manual transmission that’s not unlike VW’s DSG. It can select two gears at once—one engaged, the other all spooled up and ready to go. When the gears are changed, there is no lag time because the clutches are swapped simultaneously. It delivers quicker shifts than most manuals, but with the smoothness of an automatic.

A dynamic handling system, called Super-All Wheel Drive (S-AWC), regulates drive torque at each wheel by controlling a network of handling technologies, such as an active center differential 4WD, active yaw control, active stability control and sport ABS. It takes data input from steering wheel, throttle, wheels and the vehicle’s longitudinal and lateral movements to determine the vehicle’s path of travel, and corrects it when needed. Unlike similar systems from Subaru and BMW, S-AWC let’s you push the car harder for longer before pulling you back from the edge. Instead of simply taking control away from the driver at the first hint of trouble, it places control of the car in your hands while still putting power and torque to the wheels that need it. That’s great for people who can actually drive, and for those who aren’t so good.

Mitsu didn’t forget to upgrade the suspension. It provides a more stable ride than the previous model without compromising handling or performance. All Evos sport inverted struts in front and a multi-link configuration in the rear, and are built on a platform that has 56 percent better torsional rigidity and 50 percent better bending rigidity. The MR comes with Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs (rumor has it that Mitsu might also offer this as an option on the GSR, but nothing has been announced officially). Though the GSR setup was tight, it was the MR that really shines in the twisties.

In the looks department, the Evo definitely got a major overhaul. The sophisticated design will appeal to those looking for a less edgy, everyday performance sedan—not just a speed racer. The hood has twin air intakes and a NACA duct to provide plenty of oxygen to the turbocharged engine. The front fascia is also optimized to provide the necessary airflow for the radiator and front-mounted intercooler. Mitsubishi calls it a shark-nosed front end, but it looks a bit Volvo-esque to our eyes. In its new guise, the Evo is sure to appeal to more women and guys who want a speedy ride to take out on the town and still be taken seriously.

When all is said and done, it’s hard to compare the old Evo to the new one. They are two very different vehicles. One is more refined and easier to drive fast. The other has similar driving characteristics, but it is much more freewheeling, more drive-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fun. Regardless, the Evo X is one fabulous car. —Chuck Tannert

GT-R - presale- brochure leaked in Japan

7Tune



Mistake on Nissans official GT-R site

http://www.gtrnissan.com/index.en.us.html

For the 1999 GT-R, they say it debuts and takes a fourth win at Pikes Peak. In 1999 Motorex, UPRD, and Rhys Millen ran an R33 GT-R at Pikes Peak in HPSS and set a record.

As far as I know, an R34 never ran at Pikes Peak. There were Bests R33 - 400R that ran in a class up, and the R33 in 1999, but not an R34.

Nissans official GT-R website and countdown

Tokyo Motor Show Countdown

Monday, September 24, 2007

Nurburgring..keep refreshing this...

2009 GT-R video from Laguna Seca and..

2009 GT-R video

2009 GT-R prices and information from GTR.co.uk


Prices and Specs

The following is the detailed information re: new high-performance car.
Other information except front face, rear and interior will be disclosed by Nissan PR on 26th or 27th September.
The car model is CBA-R35 and the name is "NISSAN GTR".

Regards,

Shin

GT-R 7,770,000JPY (ex. TAX etc)
- Dunlop Sport Tyre
- Crome Colour Coat Rays Forged Aluminium Wheel
- Fabric Seat

GT-R Black Edition 7,927,500JPY (ex. TAX etc)
- Bridgestone Potenza Run-flat Tyre
- Black Crome Colour Coat Rays Forged Aluminium Wheel
- Fabric Seat

GT-R Premium Edition 8,347,500JPY (ex. TAX etc)
- Bridgestone Potenza Run-flat Tyre
- Dark Chrome Colour Coat Rays Forged Aluminium Wheel
- BOSE Sound System
- Thacham Cat1 Alarm
- Leather Interior

Factory Optional Parts
- Bridgestone Potenza Run-Flat Tyre
- Thacham Cat1 Alarm
- BOSE Sound System
- SRS Driver and Passenger airbag with Side Airbag System and Cartain Airbag System

Body Colour:
Ultimate Metal Silver
Titanium Grey
Dark Metal Grey
Super Black
White Pearl
Red

More 2009 GT-R pictures from Nurburgring - this time with GT-R badges


Edmunds.com

More pictures, and more pictures. More speculation on lap times.

So you want to order a 2009 GT-R ? Heres your Japanese colors and options


Model: CBA-R35
Engine: VR38
Three Grades: GT-R Base Model
GT-R Black Edition
GT-R Premium Edition

Ext. Colors: Ultimate Metal Silver (Special Color - extra cost)
White Pearl (Special Color - extra cost)
Titanium Gray
Dark Metal Blue
Super Black
Vibrant Red

Int. Colors: Black
Gray (not available on Black Edition)

GT-R Base Model comes with Dunlop Sport tires on Chrome RAYS forged aluminum wheels

Options:
Tire and Wheel Package (Bridgestone Potenza tires with dark chrome RAYS wheels)
(Standard on Black and Premium Editions)

Anti-Theft System (Standard on Premium Edition)

BOSE Sound System (Standard on Premium Edition)

SRS Curtain Air Bags, Driver/Pass side air bags (an option on all models, not standard for any)

Hello Kitty Tuning


Hello Kitty

Lets see how much of a true gangsta you are...sport the heart steering wheel..

I didnt notice if any of these cars had the Hello Kitty edge guards I saw on a G35 sedan in Venice, CA. That was fairly interesting. If you need Hello Kitty edge guards, maybe you should rethink parking.

Donuts in a JGTC car


Motor Sport Fiesta in Japan

Dear Scotland ...we are sorry also.



40 - 0 vs Scotland. All Blacks news

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Ralliart revealed in Japan




Nihon Car

The official release of the new Lancer Evolution is supposed to be the Tokyo Motor Show, it looks like Mitsubishi is showing it a little bit early.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Primedia magazines movers

Primedia Enthusiast media group.
#1 special interest media company, with more than 70 magazines, 90 websites, over 65 events, two television programs, 400 branded products, and such well-known brands as Motor Trend, Automobile, Automotive.com, Equine.com, Power & Motoryacht, Hot Rod, Snowboarder, Stereophile, Surfer, and Wavewatch.com.


Magazines are so much of the business that I am involved with. I know a lot of the people, and see them out at a lot of the same events I go to. Some of the editors I have known for a long time, some are even customers.

The current -aka last few months- or so moves I can remember. Super Street Magazine - John Naderi out. John was the Editorial Director of the International Division. Carter Jung from Super Street to Import Tuner and editor of Siphon. Joey Leh from Import Tuner to editor of Sport Compact Car. Ed Loh from Sport Compact Car to Motor Trend. I hear that some background people were trimmed from the Modified staff.

Dave Pankew , former editor of Modified Magazine, is now the editorial director for the Performance Auto and Sound - Magazine(s)group.

Winding Road reports 2009 GT-R faster than a 911 Turbo



Winding Road

Hand timed they are reporting 7:38 for Nurburgring. We will see come October 24th.

Pre-orders for 2009 GT-R being taken in Japan.



7tune

7tune reports from Best Car Magazine that there will be 3 grades of GT-R offered. Best Car Magazine supposedly had copies of sales information that has been sent out to Nissan dealers.

The Nissan dealers in Japan are taking pre-orders starting September 20th - September 24th. The preorders are going to be taken until October 24th.

Deliveries of the new GT-R are to begin in December in Japan.

it says tropicana bar

roosevelt hotel , hollyhood , ca

Thursday, September 20, 2007

AC condenser/Oil Cooler



Special Nismo parts are cool.

2009 Nissan GT-R to debut in Gran Turismo 5


Jalopnik

Press Release -

GT5 Prologue" Free Downloadable Demo and Target Release Date Announced

Sep 20, 2007

On September 20, 2007, at the "Tokyo Game Show 2007" at Makuhari Messe, we announced a free downloadable demo and a change in the target release date for "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue".

The demo for "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue" will be made available for download on October 20, 2007. The retail version (Blu-ray Disc®/download) will hit stores on December 13, 2007.

Coinciding with the start of the 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007, we will be unveiling new car models as well in the free downloadable demo. Be sure not to miss both these exciting, simultaneous events!

We have also released new videos and screenshots on the "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue" website in conjunction with this announcement. Be sure not to miss them!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fastest speed violation in Ekurhuleni

Newspaper report

A man was arrested near the N3 Linksfield offramp early on Sunday after the highest recorded speed violation in the Ekurhuleni metropole, metro police said.

The 31-year-old man was travelling at 261km/h in a 120km/h zone in a Nissan Skyline GTR which had a Botswana number plate. He said he was on his way to the Wesbank race track in Alberton, said Superintendent Vusi Mabanga.

Three other speedsters were arrested after travelling between 184km/h and 188km/h in a 120km/h zone.


162 mph in a 75 mph zone in a Skyline GT-R. The other cars werent even close... 188km/hr....weak.

Former street racers flock to old airport site to satisfy need for speed



Newspaper article

Nice pink glove, and racing harnesses.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

GTR Magazine Fuji Speedway 2007

Some really great pics in this GTR.co.uk thread. Some of my favorites....

Prostock R34. Engine setback about 10 inches. Still using ATTESA. Looks sexy, it had better be fast.





Red R34 - Gold BBS. Sexy , sexy, sexy. And Red is faster.


4 door R34. Just because its different.


The color and the stance of this car is nice.

McLaren Formula 1 team fined 100 million dollars and disqualified from 2007 season

From Autoweek

For its part in the Ferrari/ McLaren industrial espionage scandal , the World Motor Sport Council passed down the decision to exclude McLaren from the 2007 constructors championship and fine them 100 million dollars.

McLaren's drivers, defending champion Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, will continue their duel for the drivers' title .

It sounds more like this years Formula 1 championship is going to be decided in the courtroom , not on the racetrack.

I wonder if everyone is going to move to NASCAR now, COT spec cars. Not much you can industrially spy on there.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Some more VVEL information and pretty pictures.



NISSAN INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE ENGINE VALVE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY
- Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL) delivers significant improvements in
dynamic and environmental performance -
TOKYO (March 29, 2007)--Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today introduced a new engine technology that delivers a balance of responsiveness and power, fuel efficiency and low emissions. The new system combines the technologies behind Nissan's newly developed Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL)*1 and continuous valve timing control (C-VTC) to deliver significantly enhanced performance. This advanced technology will be available to customers worldwide through the Nissan and Infiniti product lines.
Nissan announced plans to install the VVEL system, which contributes up to a 10%*2 reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions, on its products worldwide starting from FY07 under the Nissan Green Program 2010. The first product to feature the VVEL technology is the Infiniti G37 coupe, scheduled to be unveiled at the upcoming New York International Auto Show in April, 2007.
While conventional engines control air intake using a throttle valve, VVEL-equipped engines do this directly at the intake valves, continuously controlling their valve events and lifts. C-VTC and VVEL together control the valve phases and its valve events and lifts, allowing free-control of the valve timing and lift. This results in more efficient airflow through the cylinder and significantly improves responsiveness, optimizing the balance between power and environmental performance.
The new engine offers the following advantages depending on driving range:

* Higher fuel efficiency

* At low-to-mid load ranges, the system controls air intake at the intake-valve, immediately before it enters the combustion chamber, in contrast with conventional engine air intake via a throttle valve, leading to increased efficiency by easing airflow through the cylinder.
* In the low- and medium-rpm ranges*3, intake-valve lift is kept low to reduce camshaft friction and improve fuel efficiency.


* Better response

* Controlling air intake at the intake-valves improves acceleration response by allowing more dense air into the cylinders from the start of acceleration.


* More power

* In the low-rpm range, the intake-valves open for a shorter period, preventing blowback of the air-fuel mixture and improving torque.
* In the high range, greater intake-valve lift allows increased air intake to deliver greater torque outputs.


* Cleaner emissions

* Intake-valve timing is optimized on startup, when the engine is still cool, to quickly raise the temperature of exhaust gases and more quickly activate the catalytic converter.
* Hydro-carbon emissions are reduced in the low-to-medium range by keeping intake-valve lift low, speeding intake flow and dispersing the fuel into a finer mist, resulting in more efficient full combustion.

The VVEL improves fuel efficiency most effectively in the low-to-medium operating range, thus it is best matched to the multiple-cylinder and higher displacement engines, that typically operate within that range.
Under the Nissan Green Program 2010, Nissan has announced plans to develop gasoline-powered engines with CO2 emissions reduced to levels comparable with diesel engines, to be available globally by 2010. For multiple-cylinder, high-displacement engines, Nissan will combine VVEL technology with the direct-injection system.


*1:VVEL: Variable Valve Event & Lift *2:This percentage improvement is measured by Nissan by comparing an engine with the VVEL system to an identical engine without it.*3:The accelerator pedal is pressed halfway or less.

More 2009 GT-R information



Autoblog

Not much new information really, just another story. Some speculation on 0-60 times in the 3 second range. It should be able to do that if it is making about 480 hp. When we tested Blackbird with Motor Trend Magazine, we did 0-60 in 3.9 seconds with 400 whp.

With a little more exploration - found the 7tune article that was translated from Holiday Auto magazine. This one has a little more information. Some of it fairly interesting. We will see how accurate everything is in a couple of months.

They have 1750kg as the weight... 3858 lbs . Thats what I heard - heavy...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Orange 346 hp

Da da dant da da dant da da dant na na na

Much more like the General Lee

AWD 600 hp Sentra


This thing pretty much humps....

From Freshalloy.

Video link - AWD Sentra

It's a 1991 Nissan Sentra SER.
I started the awd project on my sentra after my 6th transmission failure (3rd gear breakage). On my second transmission I installed a par dog engagement gear set that also broke (twisted input splines and broken 4th gear dogs).
Someone said it'd be cool if your car was awd and I agreed because I had traction issues. I sourced a gtir transmission, transfer case, drive shaft, rear end assembly, and front spindle assemblies.
Luckily with my job position at a local speed shop, Sublime (Omaha, NE), I was able to work on my own car after hours. At the time, my car was fwd and making 465 hp on pump fuel and 501 hp on race fuel. I decided to go for it and started taking the car apart. At this time I also started upgrading turbo and intercooler system.
I modified the front sub-frameto provide clearance for the transfer case. I also had to raise the steering rack. I modified exhaust tunnel to provide clearance for the drive shaft and I cut the rear floor out and sectioned in the gtir rear sub frame. It's just that easy... wink!
To answer questions about transmission strength, I cryo treated all hard parts. I welded the center diff to lock the front and rear together so I could use the in-house 2wd and I converted it to a hydraulic clutch (cluth is now a twin disc). Everything's custom including all engine and transmission mounts. After the drivetrain was complete, I built the intake manifold, exhaust manifold, intercooler pipe, and replaced my 62 mm turbonetics turbo with a 67 mm T-4 precision turbo. Complete fuel control was still is controlled by the autronic SM2.
Sorry for the blabbing and the delay of information. It's a fast car, but I'm not done yet. I need to put a roll cage in and seat belts. pretty scary ride.
If you have any other questions I'll try to respond later and I'll snag pictures. Thanks
Cameron

Sunday, September 09, 2007

No Pants Wednesday



Its Sunday - just a couple days away from Wednesday.

He painted his wiener green so it'd look like, and I quote, "a sexual serpant capable of spitting its venom everywhere".



ET Premier ditch go to the nudie bar instead.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Disco Potato - who said this was a turbo ?

Turbo lag - turbo response - real or imagined ?

Turbo lag. I have been thinking about turbo lag, and response. Its the favorite buzzword.... GT-R guys all want to be like Mines, and have insane "response".

I have been looking at a ton of dyno charts, and I have driven a lot of different configuration GT-R's. I think a lot of what people think is lag, is they feel the big rush/doubling/trippling of power when the turbos really come to life.

Work in progress...

Turbo lag




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