Setting targets?

Thursday, November 10, 2011
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An issue often not immediately considered when discussing an engine component such as a cylinder head or engine block, or any cast or forged part of them, is the way the machined features are positioned into the rough part. These features need to be ... read more
Tags :  engine-structure

BTCC exhausts

Thursday, November 10, 2011
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The British Touring Car Championship is in a state of flux at the moment, with cars running to different sets of rules and with different engine regulations in play. As we might expect, no 'side' is happy when the others are winning. It would appear ... read more
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Rolling threads

Thursday, November 10, 2011
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When we look at a bespoke fastener for a race engine, it is often clear that a great deal of thought has gone into its design, and considerable effort into its manufacture. Fasteners for use in race engines typically see much higher stresses than a t... read more
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Don't knock it

Thursday, November 10, 2011
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We live in interesting and uncertain times - that much at least is certain. The world may be hovering on the point of economic disaster but in 2011, despite the proliferation of other types of fuel (such as ethanol, methanol, CNG or diesel) the perfo... read more
Tags :  fuel-system

XKR Jaguar pistons

Thursday, November 10, 2011
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Tony Gentilozzi is the sole engine builder for RSR Jaguar, running the combined GT class in American Le Mans Series (ALMS) competition. He's racing against other factory teams that have far more resources than he does and, in many instances, far more... read more
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Tooling up

Thursday, November 10, 2011
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The technology of the piston ring is evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Required to seal the gap between the piston and the cylinder wall, yet at the same time minimise the overall friction throughout the engine cycle at high temperatures and sp... read more
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Anodising

Thursday, November 10, 2011
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The use of aluminium in race engines is widespread; where it is allowed, it is generally used for structural castings and is also widely used for machined components. Pistons are also generally made from aluminium, and most race pistons are forged. ... read more

NASCAR and the gearbox of tomorrow

Thursday, November 10, 2011
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It is hard to imagine that a current-generation racecar, in a leading race series, owes its gearbox design to a unit that first appeared in a roadcar in 1957. However, this is the case in NASCAR Cup, where the only approved gearbox designs still have... read more
Tags :  transmission
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