Autos: Enthusiasts

Infiniti Preparing World's First Variable-Compression Engine for 2018

Tuesday  07:07,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

Expect V-6 levels of peak power and torque with 25-30 percent greater efficiency on Infiniti's variable-compression engine.Dubbed VC-T for "variable-compression, turbocharged," it features a mechanical connecting-rod modification that was first[...]

Video: Infiniti's Variable-Compression Engine Reshapes the Internal Combustion Engine as we Know it

Tuesday  07:07,   01 november 2016
HOT ROD

Video: Infiniti's Variable-Compression Engine Reshapes the Internal Combustion Engine as we Know it for automobiles, compression ratio is always a fixed setting. Some modern engines can hang a valve open momentarily during a compression stroke[...]

Ask Anything Answers Reader Questions on Military V8 Uses, Jaguar XJ-S V12 Swapping, and Chrysler 331 Hemi Multi-Carb Induction Options

Tuesday  07:07,   01 november 2016
HOT ROD

Car Craft reader remembers military use for Chevy 283 V8, what to do with a running but rough Jaguar XJ-S, and making a multi-one-barrel intake manifold for a 331 Chrysler Hemi.Reed Gibson; via CarCraft.com : I'm building an intake manifold for a[...]

New HEMI Cylinder Heads for your Small-Block Ford!

Tuesday  07:07,   01 november 2016
HOT ROD

Hammerhead Performance has unveiled a new set of hemi-style heads for 289-351W and 351C that flow 400 cfm at 0.600 lift . To put that into perspective, average unported aftermarket 351W heads flow around 300 cfm.To get the big flow, the hemi design[...]

Gordon Murray's Latest Vehicle Is a Flat-Pack Kit Truck for Africa

Tuesday  07:00,   01 november 2016
Road & Track

The creator of the McLaren F1 designed this truck that can carry two tons and be assembled by three people in 12 hours. Research Research New Used New & Used Make (e.g. Mazda) Model (e.g. CX-5) A large part of Africa needs new[...]

All about new-age automatic transmissions

Tuesday  07:00,   01 november 2016
Autoblog

Discusses the new-fangled automatics being used to meet the desire toAutomatics are complicated devices, too complex to get into detail here. However, before we can explain the new style ones, let us state some basic facts about traditional[...]

What Happens When You Skip Oil Changes?

Tuesday  07:00,   01 november 2016
U.S. News & World Report

Aside from fuel the most important fluid your vehicle needs is oil. This vital liquid plays a key part in keeping your engine running by lubricating metal parts, such as the pistons, to prevent premature wear. Oil also collects various particles in[...]

How Do Carburetors Work?

Tuesday  07:00,   01 november 2016
MSN

This much-maligned method of fuel delivery is actually misunderstood genius.But carburetors actually do their jobs quite well. There's an old saying that carburetors run on gasoline, air and black magic (or something to that effect). I'm here to[...]

This Is Jaguar's New 296-HP Turbocharged Four-Cylinder

Tuesday  07:00,   01 november 2016
Road & Track

The Ingenium 2.0 will also be available tuned to 197 and 246 horsepower, with no word yet on when will JLR expand the family with inline-six versions to replace the V6s.Lightness is the key to efficiency, and it doesn't get much lighter than an[...]

This New Type of Engine Combines the Best of Both Gasoline and Diesel

Tuesday  06:56,   01 november 2016
MSN

It could be the future of internal combustion. [...]

Variable Compression—the Rest of the Story

Tuesday  06:56,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

Infiniti VC-Turbo Over the course of a round-table discussion and a separate private interview with Alain Raposo, Alliance global vice-president, powertrain and EV engineering and Shinichi Kiga, chief powertrain engineer, gas engine group, we now[...]

Forgotten Ford Big-Block Makes a Comeback at Engine Masters 2016

Tuesday  06:49,   01 november 2016
HOT ROD

Engine Masters Challenge is sponsored by AMSOIL, Presented by HOT ROD, and Operated by the University of Northwestern Ohio. When you think of big-block V-8s from Ford Motor company, your thoughts will usually gravitate towards the legendary[...]

Video: Fire Engulfs Mopar Small-Block at Engine Masters 2016

Tuesday  06:49,   01 november 2016
HOT ROD

Engine Masters Challenge is sponsored by AMSOIL, Presented by HOT ROD, and Operated by the University of Northwestern Ohio. At AMSOIL Engine Masters competitors routinely push their engines to the limits. Horsepower and torque numbers well beyond[...]

Peeking Inside the GM/Ford Transverse Nine-Speed Automatic

Tuesday  06:42,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

There’s been a flurry of recent information released about the new 10-speed automatic that rivals GM and Ford have co-developed for longitudinal engines as it gets readied for production in the Chevy Camaro ZL1, Ford F-150 EcoBoost 3.5, and Ford[...]

All of your 2016 AMSOIL Engine Masters Champions

Tuesday  06:42,   01 november 2016
HOT ROD

Engine Masters Challenge is sponsored by AMSOIL, Presented by HOT ROD, and Operated by the University of Northwestern Ohio. Small-Block Scott Main and team MPG Heads took the podium in the Small-Block class with their 404ci Ford. The[...]