New turbo core assemblies from BorgWarner

New turbo core assemblies from BorgWarner

BorgWarner Turbo Systems Aftermarket introduces replacement core assemblies for high performance turbocharger applications.   The AirWerks® SX-E super core is a complete turbo, less the turbine housing. The chief advantage of the new program is that, as more advanced technology is developed, the latest turbo upgrades become available without having to replace the turbine housing, which is the most expensive part. New part numbers are purpose-engineered for both diesel and gasoline high performance applications and are available in S200 and S300 frame sizes.   SX-E cores contain the following new features: -360 degree thrust bearing (S300SX-E only) -Compressor cover integrated speed sensor port and pre-machined boost port -Flexible compressor cover outlet options (S300SX-E only) -Forged-milled compressor wheels with extended tip technology -Optimized compressor stage aerodynamics -Interchangeable with existing turbine housings for upgradability   For further details contact your BorgWarner Regional Sales Manager for additional details   1849 Brevard Road, Arden, NC 28704...
AEM Releases Ford Coyote Engine Harness Adapter

AEM Releases Ford Coyote Engine Harness Adapter

for Installing Infinity ECU on Coyote Race Engines Using the Factory Engine Harness. Connects to factory Ford Coyote engine harness, provides ability to control all four variable cams, drive-by-wire, and more using Infinity ECU Hawthorne, California: AEM Performance Electronics has released a controls pack-style harness adapter (PN 30-3813) for Ford Coyote 5.0L race engines. The 30-3813 Coyote wiring harness connects to the Coyote’s factory engine wiring harness for quick and easy installation of an Infinity-8 standalone programmable EFI unit (PN 30-7101) onto a Coyote race engine. DELIVERS COMPLETE TUNING CONTROL FOR THE COYOTE The Infinity ECU for the Ford Coyote engine has been used successfully in racing since its release a year ago, including on JPC Racing’s 2x record-setting Coyote Turbo drag car. It delivers complete tuning control including Ti-VCT variable cam timing (four cams), Drive-by-Wire (plug included on harness for quick integration of the Ford Drive-by-Wire pedal assembly), active CAN controls, dual on-board Lambda AFR control, dual-knock control and speed-density fueling to eliminate the MAF. A base map is available for the Coyote for quick start up. A robust fuse and relay panel is integrated into the 30-3813 Coyote harness adapter. It includes relays for the radiator fan, coils, injectors, Infinity ECU, starter and fuel pump, and flying leads for starter, ECU controlled fuel pump, clutch-switch activated starter safety lockout, ignition switch and tachometer. CANbus support is included for the Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS) when using the Ford Racing M-3200-EPAS Boss 302R electronic steering rack, with minor additional wiring. REQUIRED ITEMS Two Bosch 4.2LSU sensors are required for Lambda feedback control (PN 30-2001). A MAP sensor (PN...
Performance fix for mild-mannered engines

Performance fix for mild-mannered engines

By Sam Logan: Grand Rapids, Michigan – TorqStorm’s new billet aluminum centrifugal supercharger is not designed for racing use. Instead its purpose is to increase a stock engine’s power output by an average of 40 percent. Presented with a life-time warranty, its gearbox and bearing housing are constructed of 6061-T6 billet aluminum alloy. It functions by blowing through a fuel-injection throttle body or carburetor. Engineered and supplied in convenient engine kits, these include a blow-through bonnet and the plumbing materials that connect it to the supercharger as well as all necessary mounting hardware. Neither fuel system plumbing nor carburetor or throttle body is included. Flowing sufficient air to support 700+hp, the TorqStorm unit employs ceramic bearings, tool steel straight-cut gears and a billet compressor wheel in the style of a turbo impeller. An adjustable belt tensioner is also included as is a useful V-band clamping arrangement that allows rotation of the cast aluminum compressor cover and thus easy routing of the boosted air to the bonnet or intercooler. Available in natural alloy or black anodized or with a micro-polished finish, TorqStorm charger kits feature their own self-contained oil supply further simplifying installation and eliminating the need for oil feed lines. Finally, TorqStorm provides a vacuum-controlled blow-off valve, which serves a dual purpose. First, it only allows boost to occur above light throttle; that is when vacuum falls to a preset level. It also releases excessive boost pressures, which prevents damage to the system when the throttle suddenly closes on deceleration. Prices start at $2,800 For more information contact: TorqStorm 3001 Madison SE, Wyoming, Michigan 49548 Telephone (616) 706-5580 or...
First power steering tester reveals more than you might wish to know

First power steering tester reveals more than you might wish to know

By Titus Bloom It’s common knowledge that the entry of one foreign particle in the power steering system can damage the pump. Even if the pump survives the ordeal the refuse will momentarily zap engine power each time it passes through the rotor housing easily consuming 10hp, according to KRC’s new and unique steering pump tester. “This custom-made machine records horsepower, flow and pressure and checks the data every 1,000rpm from 1,000 to 10,000rpm,” says KRC chief Ken Roper. “It even produces graphs and retrieves information we didn’t request! But perhaps its most valuable attribute is that it reveals information we never knew before, like power consumption under load, and it validates everything.” Though the average Sportsman race team may not be too concerned if a steering pump consumes 3hp or 6hp, others like NASCAR teams cannot afford any power-robbing deficiencies and would eagerly welcome even a ½ hp advantage. What caused recent power steering system failures? Recently new short track oval race chassis have suffered a spate of power steering failures. The troubles were traced to the pressure relief valve (spool valve) in the power steering pump. Apparently, galling had caused it to jam in the bore. “For years,” says Roper, “production road car pumps have been modified and offered for use on new race car chassis. As you’d expect, they are inexpensive and most of the time they perform adequately. But they have always been a marginal proposition for race cars as most of their internals are uncoated. Without exception, any friction in the pressure relief valve area slows steering response.” To maintain the valve’s proper function...
Wilwood Engineering’s New Tru-Bar Balance Bar Pedal System

Wilwood Engineering’s New Tru-Bar Balance Bar Pedal System

Camarillo, California: Wilwood’s Tru-Bar brake balance-bar system is now available in the eight popular pedal styles used in virtually all types of competition applications. Tru-Bar pedals use a fixed-trunnion bearing in the pedal arm with spherical rod-end bearing pushrod attachments. They provide ultimate precision, control and adjustment of the brake bias on race vehicles. The new Tru-Bar pedals adopt the same chassis and master cylinder mounting arrangement as all Wilwood balance-bar-style pedals. A stronger and larger diameter 7/16-20 bar provides quicker adjustment and features a shouldered 3/8” diameter end to attach the standard remote adjuster cable for further proficiency. M.S.R.P. starts at $328.31. For more information contact Wilwood Engineering at...
Promise of new LS oil pans and pumps for Corvettes

Promise of new LS oil pans and pumps for Corvettes

By Bertie Scott Brown: Dawsonville, Georgia: Last week MTI Racing revealed they had purchased Razor, the dry-sump pump manufacturer of Phoenix, Arizona. Created originally in Ontario, Canada by the aerospace corporation Windsor Gear, the Razor trading name and designs are now owned by MTI Racing, who has moved all operations, which includes finished product, raw materials, and all equipment including testing apparatus, to Dawsonville, Georgia. Reece Cox, President of MTI Racing, announced that Razor will continue to produce multi-stage dry-sump oil pumps for oval track, drag and road racing as well as sprint and midget applications. “We’re aiming to resume manufacturing activities by mid-June 2015,” explains Cox, “and during the course of the year we plan to expand Razor’s markets, initially by the introduction of a new series of cast aluminum oil-pans for the LS1 market.” These themes are entirely consistent with MTI’s approach, who for twenty years has been a leader in high-performance and racing components and assemblies for Corvettes and Camaros. Plans are also in place for the introduction of a new two-stage pump for the Corvette that connects directly to the differential and cools both transmission and differential components. Russ Flagle of Indy Cylinder Heads, a long-time Razor user, says, “We like the quality of the product and how it fits; we like the gear profile and the O-ring layouts that separate its different stages; and we like the fact that it produces adequate volumes of oil and pressure and has no leaks or cavitation.” Background Razor dry-sump oil pumps and Ernie Elliott Inc are divisions of MTI Racing, who also recently formed MTI Composites which...