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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If you're interested in learning how to tune EFI engines, this online video training course is a MUST.

If you want to learn how to tune engines (either using aftermarket standalone engine management systems or by reflashing factory systems), then this course is the perfect starting point for you. Learn the fundamental principles behind engine operation, ECU operation, and how to tune fuel...
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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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Cole from LYFE Motorsport gives us the run down on the MoTeC engine management, power distribution and data acquisition system used in their Time Attack R35 GTR. Cole also talks about using data for development, the R35 weight disadvantage, required power output, the engine package and fuel system required to reach their goal. Click the link to watch the full interview. [ Hpacademy.com Link ]

[Video] - Lyfe Motorsport R35 GTR Time Attack Car

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Nigel Petrie from Engineered to Slide talks to us about his 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.
Todays task is getting all our Toyota 2JZ parts ready for machining. This engine will be assembled for one of our 'worked examples' for our upcoming 'Practical Engine Building' course. We're aiming for a completed engine that can comfortably and reliably support north of 1000 whp, and while that's not a big ask from a 2JZ, one of the known weaknesses with these engines is the stock main...
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Drag car life - When your turbo is so big you need to clearance the strut tower to make it fit...

If you want to learn more about EFI Tuning, and general performance modification, our 'Introduction to Engine Tuning' course is the perfect place to start, and it's only $19 USD! Follow the link [ Hpacademy.com Link ]
Bullet Race Engineering are world renowned for their billet engine blocks which are seeing use in both drag and circuit applications and breaking records everywhere. In this video we find out what goes into designing and building a billet 4 cylinder engine block that can cope with 95-100 psi of boost pressure, 11,000 rpm and 1900 horse power.

If you are interested in learning how to build...
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A race car with no fuses or relays?

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Why does the Gibson Motorsport GTR have a mechanical fuel pump?

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