Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What Is The Base Car?

In the customization of cars, there have been for a long time a technique to successfully fit the front mask on other vehicles. Unlike mere rip-off, to bring any face to any base vehicle is a required sense and trick of the finish.

Fukuoka customized vehicle was found in a car show, do you really know what the base is? 


Front looks to Maserati.

 Rear Porsche?

The correct answer is, was Fairlady Z.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Quad-Turbo Nissan S14 Silvia

This is not really a “quad turbo” setup like on a Veyron, even if it sounds cool to call it that in the post’s title. It’s a custom compound turbo setup that works in a similar way to that used on diesel engines, with two turbos of different sizes working together to create the kind of boost levels and engine responsiveness that couldn’t normally be achieved with huge turbos alone.
First, at lower revs, two TD06-17C  turbos start creating boost to get the whole thing going.
Once the boost levels are sufficient with the smaller turbos, these two T88-34D turbos positioned right up the front of the engine bay create even more boost with the eventual aim being something well over 3 bar.
The boosted air then flows through the intercooler and into the intake manifold. Somewhere in the middle of all that is a water/methanol injection system to keep the inlet charge somewhat cool.
The thing on the right is a supplemental radiator that is plumbed into the heater core lines, since the car has no HVAC system. Despite being a bit ugly, Takuro says it works quite well.
All those snails need to be supplied with exhaust gas obviously, so Takuro fabricated a complicated exhaust manifold where the front three cylinders feed one TD-06/T88 compound pair, and the rear three feed the other pair. Each turbo has its own individual external wastegate which is used to control the staging of the turbo boost.
Here we have some brake bias gauges, a huge mechanical boost pressure gauge, the methanol injection system over on the right, and a big old-school Trust mechanical boost dial.
The 2JZ is fitted with a six-speed Supra transmission. The purple thing is the fuel filter.
In the back, we have the tank for the methanol injection mix, battery box, 100hp fuel pump, NOS bottle (only used as an intercooler and radiator cooling spray at the moment)
The rear mounted radiator and electric power-steering pump, scavenged from a Toyota MR-S.
The side-mounted exhausts are for the four external wastegates.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Leif's Garage Brutal 2014 Chevy Camero "Mad Max"


Blown 495 Big Block Engine
Turbo 400 Transmission
Flowmaster Exhuast System
Art Morrison Rear Frame Clip
Narrow Ford 0in Rearend 4 Link Suspension
Air Ride
Custom 24in 3pc Asanti Wheels
Full Roll Cage
Custom Interior
Modified Firewall & Floor
Flat Black Vinyl Wrap 

Friday, February 13, 2015

1970 Suburban C10 On Air Suspension

1970 Suburban C10 Completely Restored Three Door 350 Small Block With 200 Miles 400 Turbo Dana 60 Air Ride Rear Tubbed Front Hydraulic New Interior New Sounds with BlueT connection 4- 6X9 , 2- 10/Subs , 2- Amps and Dynomatt Floor Roof (No Rattle) New Wheels and Tires 1970 Suburban C10 completely redone Three Door New Create Motor 350 Small Block With 200 Miles but may get some added here in the next 30 days as I do drive it. Motor comes with a 3 year or 100,000 mile warranty 400 Turbo Dana 60 , Air Ride Rear Tubbed, Front Hydraulic New Interior New Sounds with BlueT connection 4 6X9 , 2 10/Subs , 2 Amps and Dynomat Floor Roof (No Rattle) New Wheels and Tires. Can Tow. Great shop truck or daily driver and great marketing piece for any company.