Category Archives: Engines

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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Honda Civic Project

   This was an interesting car to tackle as it had a good deal of miles on the clock (144,000) and was used primarily as a commuter car and airport car.  What I mean by airport car is that the … Continue reading

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What Has Happened to Racing?

 What has happened to automobile racing?  Like many professional sports it has become focused on the individual instead of the team.  The drivers have become personalities where it is almost more important for them to showboat than it is for … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Seen an F1 Engine Tested?

Formula One Engine being tested in open. This is an amazing video of a F1 engine being tested.

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Six Cylinder Engines

Today we see a lot of cars using a V6 design, in particular many great front wheel drive cars built by Mitsubishi, Acura, Honda, to name a few. There was a time when a six cylinder engine meant an in-line … Continue reading

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Jet Beetle

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