Tech tour of a Ford Focus hillclimb car destined for this years Pikes Peak hillclimb
High Performance Academy
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[Live Tech Tour] 3:30pm NZST | 8:30pm PDT Today - Right here on Facebook.

Join us for a live tech tour of the Tony Quinn / Highlands Motorsport Park tube framed Ford Focus hillclimb car built by Pace Innovations. It's powered by a Nissan vr38 twin turbo V6 and mated to a paddle shifted 6 speed sequential transmission and full time 4WD drivetrain.

Andre will be answering your questions live :)
Live Tech Tour 3:30pm NZST | 8:30pm PDT Today Right here on Facebook
Anthony McLennan
Jarle Finkenhagen
Tyler Falkosky
Surprised by how much a forged piston moves while installed in the block? Here is why.

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Toby Head
Deon Goch
Nic Guevara
Today's task involved some base line dyno runs for this 2011 Yamaha r1. We will be adding aftermarket pipes and reflashing the stock ecu using the FTECU tuning suite shortly. This will be the basis for an upcoming motorbike tuning course that will be ideal for those of you who prefer 2 wheels over 4 but still want maximum performance. #tuneallthethings #highperformanceacademy #learntotune...
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Todays task involved some base line dyno runs for this 2011 Yamaha
Damien King
John Rbdet
Michael David Blunt
And you thought EFI tuning was only for cars… In reality an engine doesn’t really care whether it’s powering the wheels of a car, the jet unit of a boat, or the propellor in a plane, and the principles of engine operation and EFI tuning remain the same. Here’s a throwback to a homebuilt Spitfire replica we had the pleasure of tuning a couple of years ago. Unfortunately the genuine Rolls Royce...
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And you thought EFI tuning was only for cars In reality an
Stephen Rivet
David Gates
Brad Jesson
We finally finished off the installation of our Texense IR tyre temp sensors on our Nissan 350z. We're going to be performing some in depth testing shortly, but for the mean time we managed a quick trip to Highlands - Experience the Exceptional for a few laps to make sure we had no issues on the track. Everything checked out so we're looking forward to seeing what we can learn, and seeing if...
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We finally finished off the installation of our Texense IR tyre temp
Barend Bootha
Тинко Моллов
Luis Hall
A common technique of trimming the fuel delivery on individual cylinders is to use EGT (exhaust gas temperature) sensors. These sensors are K-type thermocouples that are placed in the exhaust header to directly measure the exhaust gas temperature. We find that as we richen the mixture, the combustion temperature and hence EGT is cooled by the additional fuel. Using this data it's possible to...
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A common technique of trimming the fuel delivery on individual cylinders is
Michael Habel
Nigel Shaw
James V. Pearl
How do you know how much fuel your engine needs? What air fuel ratio should you choose? And how do you even go about entering these numbers into your ECU?

Delivering the correct amount of fuel to your engine is one of the two key aspects of EFI tuning (ignition timing is the other one), and has always been the source of confusion. Unlike tuning the ignition timing, choosing the right air...
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How do you know how much fuel your engine needs What air
Doug Sain
Mike Vanlandingham
Jason Boult
Today's task is a complete flex fuel tune on this #vw #corrado race car. We're using a Link ECU G4+ for this task, coupled with a fuel composition sensor that provides the ECU with data on ethanol content and fuel temperature. We will be adding a worked example to our Practical Dyno Tuning course covering the tuning process in Link's VE or 'Modelled Fuel' mode.

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Todays task is a complete flex fuel tune on this vw corrado
Mark Horrell
Pete Hawthorne
Scott Robertson
If you want to improve or optimise the performance of any aspect of a modern racing car, it's important to start with some data.

In this picture we can see linear potentiometers fitted to the dampers in the rear of a Juno race car. These sensors are valuable when it comes to optimising aspects such as the bump and rebound settings of the dampers and improving the contact between the tire and...
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If you want to improve or optimise the performance of any aspect
Brett Lancaster
When it comes to engine performance, one of the most important aspects is the seal between the piston rings and the cylinder walls. Achieving the best seal possible starts with bores that are perfectly round and parallel. This might sound simple but when the head is torqued in place the bores can end up distorting. The technique of 'torque plate' honing uses a solid steel plate that is torqued...
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When it comes to engine performance one of the most important aspects
Daniel Boyle
Michael Huml
Vladimir Korinfsky
If you follow any forms of professional motor racing you would have most likely heard the term ‘dog engagement gearbox’. Ever wonder what it means?

Well we can assure you it’s got nothing to do with a four legged ball of fluff, but instead refers to how the gears inside the gearbox are selected by the driver. When we change gears, the relative speed of the shafts inside the gearbox must be...
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If you follow any forms of professional motor racing you would have
Radu Dragan
Glen Keane
Simon Urquhart
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Peter Cummins
Ashneel Lal
Charlie Moua
It looks like we found the source of the knocking noise our original Subaru FA20 engine developed! While we had suspected a possible bearing problem, what we found when stripping the engine was a bent rod on number 3 cylinder. This allowed the base of the piston skirt to lightly contact the block at the bottom of the stroke. Fortunately the issue was picked up before serious damage could be...
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It looks like we found the source of the knocking noise our
Maxime Bramucci
Josh Gurney
Justin McBurney
Finally found time to finish up the install of our Texense infrared tyre temp sensors on our Nissan 350z. Each corner is fitted with three sensors to measure the inside, centre, and outside of the tire. This data is all logged by the MoTeC #c125 dash, and can be used to optimise camber and tire pressure. #datanerd ???? #datafordays #highperformanceacademy #learntotune
Finally found time to finish up the install of our Texense infrared
Mike Saegers
Тинко Моллов
Ludovic Rousseau
The most critical inputs to any ECU are the trigger inputs that gives the ECU information about engine speed and engine position. All of the ECUs fuel and ignition calculations are based off this data so if it's not accurate, there's no way the ECU can do it's job correctly. The result can be anything from an erratic power curve, severe misfires, or even engine damage. A perfect example of...
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The most critical inputs to any ECU are the trigger inputs that
Joshua Spencer
Mark Tokarski
Patrick Heald
In our opinion detonation is easily the biggest killer of a performance engine.

Detonation (also known as knock) is a form of abnormal combustion which occurs after the spark event has initiated combustion. As the pressure and heat in the combustion chamber rises during the combustion process, pockets of unburnt fuel and air around the outside of the combustion chamber can auto-ignite. The...
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In our opinion detonation is easily the biggest killer of a performance engine
Reivin Greed Shvalts
Jin Kwt
Dieter Schelle
One of the problems with running nitrous oxide is that for consistent performance we need to maintain a consistent bottle pressure.

Bottle pressure will vary dramatically with ambient temperature, and particularly in cold climates it can be difficult to achieve sufficient bottle pressure. This is where a bottle heater can be a valuable asset. The bottle heater is like an electric blanket for...
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One of the problems with running nitrous oxide is that for consistent
Angus Goodman
Neil Robertson
Jason Duran
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
Learn whats involved in breaking in a freshly built 1200 hp twin

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 ]
Find out what separates Turbosmart products from the stream of low cost

Learn more about Turbosmart product design and development

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