Category Archives: Engines

The P71 visits ADTR!

We were on our way out of Los Angeles and it was the one chance we would have for the P71 to meet ADTR – the source of many of its magical parts. Chris has been very helpful with all … Continue reading

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Building a Track Car – Thoughts on the Miata

As I wait for more parts to arrive I am continually reviewing what needs to be done to the car to make it track worthy. There will no longer be a need for Air conditioning so I will remove all … Continue reading

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Oh Boy, Turbo Power Back in F1!

      Yes, dear friends, turbochargers will be back in Formula One after a quarter century of absence.   Has it really been that long? In 2013 1.6 liter turbos are the mandated power plants that will replace the 2.4 liter … Continue reading

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The Red Toyota Pickup Lives – Again

It was just shy of a three hour drive back to my engine builder’s shop in Mooresville, NC, but I was excited to make the journey.  It was build day and I would be allowed to participate.     Most … Continue reading

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Evolution IX – A Solution with a little egg on my face.

The Evo is back in Jim’s garage and now runs almost as it should.  It burned out at least three tech’s before the root cause was finally revealed. It started with severe drivability problems and a solid P0500 code in … Continue reading

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Evolution IX – a new turbo and a new problem

Many of you out there have been waiting impatiently for the installation of the Tomei turbocharger in the Evo IX.  Believe it or not, I have too. A couple of weekends ago I started on the installation with great hopes … Continue reading

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The Evolving Story of the Evolution MR

  The Evolution is going through more changes.  True to its name it is evolving into a car that capitalizes upon its starting point and is becoming more of what it is.  So what is the Mitsubishi Evolution?  Its heart … Continue reading

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