Overhead Cam at 14K RPM
This video shows an operational cutaway of a BMW S1000RR — a 193HP superbike — bumping against its 14,200RPM redline. A cam and valvetrain at 118 cycles per second is an amazing sight (and sound)
18th Annual Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Z Show Ride-Along
If you didn't make it out to the WCN this year, then hop on the back of the golf cart (it's a flatbed, so there is plenty of room!), sit back, and enjoy a ride-along through the car show. Unfortunately by the time we were able to start, a number of Z's had left early (be sure to boo loudly at the empty spaces), We're just amateurs at this, so the video is a bit rough, but you still get to see many of the awesome Z's. An unnamed Motorsport employee said that the camera was mugged just before this video was taken, and the reason for the lens smudges. That is his story, and we're sticking with it... The background sounds of the show were great (except for the squealing golf cart brakes, which fortunately we covered), but not allowed due to the music playing in the background... So we chose "The Change", "Pure Performance", and "Epic". Great titles to go with Z-Cars! The Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals is a 3-Day event celebrating the Nissan/Datsun Z. This video is from the Z show, on Sunday, April 28, 2013, on Collins Avenue in Orange, California. A link to lots of still pictures will be up soon on our websites.
Project Datsun Supercharge
A little slide show and video showing the process of converting my carburated 240Z to an Electronic Fuel injected blown monster.
600+hp Datsun dyno session
series of Dyno pulls, with a best of 607 hp This was the first Dyno session where my car exceeded 600hp to the wheels. The runs were performed at Motor City Motorsports in Riverview, MI on a Dynojet 248C (yes it was calibrated properly). The backfires at the end of some of the pulls were just from the rev limiter's 8000rpm fuel cut - this introduces unburned oxygen into the Exhaust and burns any previously unburned fuel from the rich mixture prior to hitting the fuel cut. The engine is a stroked Nissan L-series, 3.0 litres with Diamond custom forged pistons and Cunningham rods. the head is an N42 with a fair amount of port and combustion chamber work,- ceramic coatings on the pistons, chambers and ports. Also has a custom cam grind from Elgin. The turbo is a GT42R with a 1.15AR hot side and a 4" Exhaust that exits through twin 3" oval pipes on either side in fron of the rear wheels. Fuel injection is a Electromotive TEC3r, and I did all of the tuning myself. There's a lot more, but that should give an idea as to what's in the car. no Nitrous no water or meth injection 94 octane Sunoco pump gas I've posted some additional details here: http://forums.hybridz.org/showthread.php?t=121857