turbo4.com's 4G63 Dragster. Just past half track, the engine expired sending the piston out the side of the block. In the shut down area, the oil coming out of the engine ignited on the hot header and lights up the cockpit. The car still ran a 7.09 at only 149 mph.
World smallest V12 engine
Apparently the builder's name is Yesus Wilder and he only used three
materials to build the engine. Stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze.
All credits to him.
GoPro HD Hero: Top Dragster breaks input shaft!
We try to make a qualifying pass for the Quick 16 race and end up shearing
the input shaft. I strapped the GoPro on the rear section of the frame, it
was neat to see the suspension working...also to watch the slicks get real
skinny during the burnout!
September 10, 2011 at No Problem Raceway for the 3rd Annual Moser
Engineering $50,000 Great American Bracket Race.
Major Huge Announcement
This video is a quick update on the projects here on Jafromobile right now,
as well as a tour and history lesson on my latest addition. I'm always
hard at work to bring you all new material based on Mitsubishi production
and partnerships from 1987-1999. Also covered are what's necessary to
resurrect a car that's been sitting for many years. If it's got a 4g63, to
me... it's always worth saving. My channel now has 4 Mitsubishi-powered
projects in the works which should be capable of delivering tons of new
I'd like to welcome all of you from the forums. My history with Mitsubishi
began in 1997, and hasn't taken a day off since. Owning one of these has
been long overdue for me, and you guys have been a wealth of knowledge that
helped me along my travels. An asset to the DSM community, even though
this isn't a DSM.
Jafro's 5th gen Civic Confession [SLIDESHOW] (sorry)
Why is that significant?
It's because on road trips, this car got 44mpg. I installed a DX motor,
but I kept the CX transmission. It got better gas mileage than a stock CX.
The female I acquired didn't travel light, either. It carried me from
Commerce Georgia to Dinwiddie, VA non-stop on 9.7 gallons of 87 octane with
the back seat stuffed full of enough luggage for 3 people. I drove through
4 states on less than $20 worth of gas.
That's 7mpg better than the Chevy Volt gets when its gasoline engine is
running. That's equal to the 2012 Toyota Prius for 1/10th the price of the
car, and I used junkyard technology that's 20 years old to do it. It still
doesn't come close to the 1984 Honda CRX HF at 57mpg... but it proved that
a random gear head with enough knowledge to put together his first engine
from broken junk dragged out of the mud can build a more fuel efficient car
than modern hybrid offerings that cost as much as 15 times the price. No
matter how you spin their efficiency, the $37,000 I saved would buy my
civic 407,000 miles worth of gas at $4 a gallon.
It was also hell on the streets because it was extremely lightweight with a
manual rack and no power options other than brakes. It did have AC, but
when it was off, absolutely nothing stood up to it in the short if you knew
how to drive it. Keep it above 3800 rpms, rev 2nd to rev limit & do
everything you could to hit the beginning of the torque curve in 3rd
(nearly impossible with this transmission) IF you needed to keep going.
From a roll it was nasty. When you're shifting, you're not accelerating.
Each time someone shifted, it would pull another 2 cars on them and just
seem to keep on revving for days. All it ever really needed with sane
driving was 1st, 2nd, and 5th gear. My second gear was the highway passing
gear. It was so far out of its gear range it was hilarious, and very fuel
efficient. I'd fill it up about once a month. It averaged 380-400 miles
per tank on 9.8 gallons with mixed driving.
So this is what Jafro did with a Honda. Some of you in private messages
asked me to make this. I'm sorry this took so long.
Everything That Could Explode Did Explode At This Car Fire In Lake Station Indiana.
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I was only 2 miles from this fire heading towards it when the Fire
Department was notified of it, so there is some time that passes before
anyone is on scene. The driver has no idea how the fire started, he stated
he was driving eastbound on 80-94 just before Ripley when the vehicle
stalled and started on fire. Everything from tires, to airbags, to the
magnesium in the column blew before the FD arrived. Nobody was injured at
the scene and great job by LSFD
turbo4.com 4G63 Dragster goes 6.66 at 196!
The quickest 4G63 in the world just went quicker. I apologize for the
shaky video, the camera didn't want to auto-focus for our camera man. I
also included some GoPro footage of the same run with a great 4G63 engine