2JZ-GTE Teardown and Assembly by Stephan Papadakis

2JZ-GTE Teardown and Assembly by Stephan Papadakis

Stephan Papadakis and his company Papadakis Racing build high performance engines on a routine basis. Take for example their turbocharged 2AR inline-four capable of 1,007 horsepower and 749 lb-ft of torque to the hubs. Stephan recently recorded a series of videos showing a 2JZ-GTE inline-six being dissembled and assembled. Watch as he covers the steps … Read more

Platinum Racing Products Tests Popular Coilpacks

Platinum Racing Products Coilpack Test

Motive Video asked Herman Urriola from Platinum Racing Products to explain how they test popular coilpacks. First they developed their own test rig to measure energy output under different conditions. Then after testing 16 coilpacks, they chose the Nissan R35 coilpack for best performance and cost. Listen as Herman explains their testing procedure and the … Read more

NASCAR Truck with a Honda K24 Inline-Four

NASCAR Truck with a Honda K24 inline-four

Brent Leivestad and his team from PFI Speed purchased a NASCAR Pro Truck from Chuck Taylor last year for a new project build. The truck sits on a perimeter-style tubular chassis with adjustable coilovers and a Winters quick-change rear end. The goal is to get the truck running with a Honda K24 inline-four connected to … Read more

Hartley Superstock 1UZ V8

Hartley Superstock 1UZ V8

Hartley Engines recently shared photos of a freshly built Toyota 1UZ-FE V8 intended for New Zealand Superstock Championship dirt track racing. Rules limit V8 engines to a maximum displacement of 248 ci (4.06 L) with an estimated output around 500 horsepower. Hartley’s 1UZ engine features CNC machined block, CNC ported cylinder heads, forged connecting rods, … Read more