Learn what’s involved in breaking in a freshly built 1200 hp twin turbo methanol-fuelled Nissan VK56 engine in a competition jet sprint boat. We show you how this can be done out on the water without the aid of a dyno. Watch the full video here: bit.ly/2k5fDJk

Breaking in a 1200 hp VK56 Jet Sprint Engine

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Find out what separates Turbosmart products from the stream of low cost counterfeit parts flooding the automotive market. We focus on the design process and see how Turbosmart utilises cutting edge software to fast track new product design and testing to deliver better performing products in less time. Watch the full video here: [ Hpacademy.com Link ]

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Nissan’s ‘Godzilla’ built a formidable reputation on race tracks in the early 90’s, not least of all in the hands of Gibson Motorsport. With run away wins in the Australian Touring Car Championship, the R32 GTR was a force to be reckoned with and forced the rule makers to rethink the direction of the championship. In this video we get a unique and rare insight from Alan Heaphy, the man...
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[Tech Tour] Godzilla. King of the Mountain | A V8 Killer

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Monster Tajima is perhaps one of the best recognised names in the world when it comes to gravel hill climbing and at the 2015 Race To The Sky we got the opportunity to find out what makes Monster’s Toyota 86 hillclimb car tick. We learn about selecting and tuning a suspension system specifically for gravel hill climbs, the importance of aerodynamics, and developing a power band to achieve...
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[VIDEO Interview] Traction and Balance keys to hill climb success | Monster Tajima

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We're deep into filming of our soon to be released Practical Engine Building Course. This course will provide you with a step by step process that you can apply to your own engine building project. This course will also include a library of worked examples where you can watch the process being applied in real time on different engines. Pictured is a Subaru fa20 engine from our Toyota 86...
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Learn what’s involved in breaking in a freshly built 1200 hp twin turbo methanol-fuelled Nissan VK56 engine in a competition jet sprint boat. We show you how this can be done out on the water without the aid of a dyno. Watch the full video here: bit.ly/2k5fDJk

Breaking in a 1200 hp VK56 Jet Sprint Engine

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[Behind the scenes of a paddle shifted gearbox] Paddle shifted gearboxes are becoming more common in professional and semi-professional motorsport. In this video we discuss how the MoTeC M1 ECU operates a paddle shifted Holinger Engineering gearbox fitted to a supercharged Toyota 86 rally car. Interested in tuning? Sign up for a free tuning lesson series here: bit.ly/1USZMUp
For an engine management system to deliver the right amount of fuel, it's critical for it to know how much air is entering the engine at any time. In this video we are going to talk about the different ways the ECU can achieve this.

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Find out what separates Turbosmart products from the stream of low cost counterfeit parts flooding the automotive market. We focus on the design process and see how Turbosmart utilises cutting edge software to fast track new product design and testing to deliver better performing products in less time. Watch the full video here: [ Hpacademy.com Link ]

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Maintaining a constant supply of oil is critical to the performance and reliability of the engine. This gets even tougher in a competition car as the engine can generate more heat than a road car, and the car may be able to corner and accelerate/brake substantially harder. In order to understand what’s going on we need data - In this case we can see the remote oil filter housing on a dry sump...
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As modern race cars have become faster and the engines more highly strung, it’s becoming harder for the driver to concentrate on a range of analogue gauges measuring the engine’s vital signs. This is one reason we’re seeing more cars equipped with dash loggers such as the MoTeC #ADL3 pictured.

These dashes are a powerful device that allows the driver to receive exactly the information they...
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We talk to Nigel Petrie from Engineered to Slide​ about his popular Nissan S13 that is being built specifically for grip racing. In typical ETS fashion Nigel has incorporated his impressive fabrication skills to create a truly one off build. We discuss Nigel’s design philosophy and find out what has been done and why.
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Tech Tour - Engineered To Slide Nissan S13 [VIDEO]

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Paddle shifted sequential gearboxes are common in professional motorsport, but to allow full clutchless operation it's essential to match revs on a down shift by blipping the throttle. This is easy if you're running a drive by wire throttle body since the ECU can just blip the throttle. How do you achieve this with a conventional cable throttle though? The answer is with one of these pneumatic...
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In this video we look at how the GM PCM controls the ignition timing being delivered to the engine. We look at how to use the HP Tuners VCM Scanner software to find exactly where in the ignition tables the PCM is accessing, and how the final ignition advance is modified by the various correction tables. We also discuss the knock control system and the interaction between the high and low...
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Driven by Nicholas Bates at the 2015 World Time Attack Challenge, the V-Sport Toyota 86 is one of the best-prepared and best-looking ZN6's we've ever seen. Unusually, while most other fast 86s have been swapped to a different engine package, this open class Toyota still runs the factory-specified FA20 two-litre four-cylinder boxer. In this video, Scott Kuhner of Insight Motorsports explains...
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Why Keep the FA20 in the V-Sport Toyota GT86?

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Choosing the right ECU for your application can be tricky, particularly as your project becomes more complex and you find you need more inputs and outputs. Adaptronic's new Modular range of ECUs offer a unique solution as they can grow and expand with your requirements. This means you’re not paying for features you don’t need, but the ECU can also be expanded as you need more functionality,...
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A competition jet sprint boat brings a whole new meaning to the term 'road tuning'. While the dyno is the best place to perform your tuning, many of our customers live in cities or countries where there are no dynos, so their options are limited. If you want to learn how to optimise your tune on the road (or even the lake), both of our Practical Tuning courses include modules that explain how...
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Choosing the right ECU for your application can be tricky, particularly as your project becomes more complex and you find you need more inputs and outputs. Adaptronic's new Modular range of ECUs offer a unique solution as they can grow and expand with your requirements. This means you’re not paying for features you don’t need, but the ECU can also be expanded as you need more functionality,...
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[VIDEO] A modular ECU that expands to suit your requirements

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The RP968 was a real head turner at World Time Attack 2015, and we chat to Sammy Diasinos who was an integral part of the team producing the aero package.

In this video Sammy speaks about how he got into the automotive industry, including how he started working for Formula 1 teams such as Caterham and Toyota.

Sammy talks about the important roll (CFD) Computational Fluid Dynamics has played...
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[VIDEO] Using CFD modelling to develop aero packages for competition vehicles.

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What happens when your car is too fast for the competition? In some cases you could get hit with restrictions to level the playing field! This is the plenum from the Gibson Motorsport Nissan #r32 #gtr that was so dominant in the ATCC in the early 90's. To slow the GTRs down a boost limit was imposed that was controlled by a pop-off valve fitted to the plenum (where the aluminium blanking plate...
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