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@Zeus That is a tri y design, of sorts. Every straight six goes 1-5-3-6-2-4. 15-too young. 36-too old. 24-just right.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on ENGINE PORN: OS GIKEN TC24-B1Z
Love, love, love the way you shoot man. It's decided, first chance I get I'll have to get another Z.
Moar pictures!!! This car is stunning
2 months, 3 weeks ago on MODERN HEART: ROCKY AUTO'S RB30 POWERED Z
@JeanPaulFondeurGil Maybe we'll get a feature on his 9 second street version when he rebuilds it.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on FRESH SQUEEZED: AN 8-SECOND, 800WHP DATSUN B110
@Larry Chen. Getting some ideas for the Z? This B110 is definitely bad to the sheet metal bones. Done in his garage?? That's what his site is about.
@difinity That second sentence makes absolutely no sense. Is there some magical decomplexifying coefficient that applies to the internals and stresses of forced induction engines and not to NA engines? And there is no way you can arbitrarily say one design will cost less to build or run. In fact the sited examples of Porsche and VW would support the notion that forced induction motors always cost more to build/run and are inherently less reliable than their atmospheric air breathing counterparts. http://www.reliabilityindex.com/ If that was supposed to be sarcasm then please disregard.
3 months ago on POLL: FORCED INDUCTION VS. NA
Going through my mental database of possible applications I have to say that NA wins for most real world applications. Even for race applications if I had to drive it I would definitely prefer NA. That is if the assumption is gasoline powered piston engines. If rotary or diesel are to be considered things get a bit murky as both designs tend to be more useful
in forced induction form.
FI would be the clear choice at high altitude. I would also choose FI for a small commuter car with a tiny motor as a ompromise of economy and some measure of performance should you be in need of it.
If, gun to my head, I can only pick one? NA all the way
@Drk14 @Brad_S @speedhunters_dino
Yep. And in Florida there isn't even any emissions testing anymore. The rate of violators is really so low it doesn't justify the expense of testing. There is a law that vehicles operating on the road may not have excessive smoke, flames, oil etc. from the tailpipe. I've yet to see someone get a citation for that.
If you go to an old school car show in Daytona or Fort Lauderdale don't be surprised to see a street driven Olds Cutlass or 5 blown to high heaven.
In any case, that monster probably doesn't run the race ECU map on the street. You can bet that if it were in California there'd be a setting that would pass any emissions test there
3 months ago on ENDLESS POWER: 1200 HP STREET LEGAL GT-R
Great article. The R34 is the pinnacle of Nissan design for me as well. I've lusted after that car but will probably never own one. Good job with yours
3 months, 1 week ago on GT-R DREAMS: DINO'S R34 SKYLINE GT-R PROJECT
@Neopolitian You literally need to calm down, or figuratively get a grip. It's literally not that serious.
Yikes! I would love to hear what a six rotor sounds like.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on 2013 NZ 4&ROTARY NATIONALS: FIRST LOOK