Monday, 28 December 2009

Hytech Engines built RB26 in Performance Car feature car!

Performance Car #158 February 2010

Hytech Engines builds an RB26 engine that produces 534kw at the wheels in a Nissan R34 GTR! The magazine spills the beans about our new 10 second Mitsi Evo and coverage of our cars at Import All-Stars and Night Speed Drag Wars. Buy the latest issue and enjoy :)

Friday, 18 December 2009

Another Hytech Engines R32 GTR gets tuned!

Nissan Skyline R32 GTR.

404kw at all 4 wheels.

Dynapack 4WD Hub Dyno.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Last 4G63 for 2009

This Evo I-III 4G63 engine was built for another tuning shop in Auckland. Fully balanced with forged internals and a very nice aftermarket crankshaft. Should make really nice power. It's the last 4G63 engine built for 2009 and it's been collected by the customer who is happy he got it before xmas. No more engines in our workshop, a great way to be before xmas.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Engine refresh

Customer only wanted the bottom end of his RB26 refreshed as he was selling his car. We stripped and cleaned the bottom end, polished the crankshaft journals, painted the block and fitted new rings and bearings. All back together and delivered to another workshop who will put it back in the GTR. There are now no more RB26 engines in our workshop, just how we like it before xmas.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Completed Work.

RB26 forged short block. Customer already had a set of used forged pistons that he wanted to use. They were ok so we used them after giving them a good clean.

Rebuilt cylinder heads for a Mercedes Race car.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Boss wins 2009 Night Speed Drag Wars Series!

The 3rd and final round of the series saw a big turn out of competitors with several quick cars putting on a show. The boss didn't win his class on the night but didn't well enough to collect enough points to take out the Turbo 4WD class for the season. He received a trophy, prize money and a season pass to Fram Autolight Dragway. Well Done !!!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Hytech Evo finishes 3rd in class at Import Allstars 2009

The day was long and very hot. We had a few little issues throughout the day which meant the car wasn't performing as it should. We managed to achieve a new personal best time in the car with a 10.65 at 215kph. This in only 0.13 seconds quicker in ET, but the top speed is up 21kph! This means there are lower ET's to be had in the car. The car ran the new PB time sticking with the 20psi boost pressure. In the semi-final of the Pro Import class we decided to up the boost pressure to 25psi because we were up against a very quick (and eventual class winner) mitsi evo powered mirage. This turned out to be something the drivetrain didn't agree with, resulting in the evo breaking a front axle when launching off the line.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Forged Evo 5 Engine completed and ready

Fully forged internals, Jun cams, HKS Timing belt, Tomei head gasket, HKS cam gears and a race prepped cylinder head from Kelford Cams. This made it easy for us as we didn't have to port and polish the head or fit aftermarket valve springs, retainers, guides and valves ourselves.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Hytech Engines gets a mention in Performance Car Mag #157

The latest issue of Performance Car Mag has just been released and the Hytech Engines workshop gets a write up. We will scan the article and put it on our website for all to see.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Hytech Engines represents at Round 2 of Night Speed Drag Wars!

Dick Richardson (The Boss) won the Turbo 4WD class with a best ET of 11.15 during the night in his R32 GTR. The car had a small problem with the Line lock switch not working which meant he couldn't warm up the slick tyres before racing. This made the tyres slippery. Maybe it was a good thing because if the car went quicker than 11.00 he would be disqualified for going to fast for the race bracket.

It was also a great night for the Hytech GSR/EVO. The car was kicked out of the Turbo 4WD class for being too fast and was not allowed to compete in the points series. This resulted in a series of exhibition passes throughout the night. David Kemble piloted the car to a series of 10 second passes, the best of the night a 10.7 ET. The car should run around 10.5 on it's current boost setting of 20psi and 21psi tyre pressure. Their is still more left in the car and more boost to run :) Thank you to our sponsors INTERCLEAN for the race fuel for the night and KASPA TRANSMISSION (Otahuhu) for making sure the diffs, standard gearbox and clutch were in good shape for the night.

Below are 2 video clips from the nights racing. See our Facebook page for better quality videos.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Another forged VR4 engine complete.

This was an easy build as their were no modifications to the cylinder head, just a new forged bottom end.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Hytech R32 GTR finishes 2nd at Night Speed Drag Wars

A pitcure of our GTR launching off the line at Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere.

The first practise run of the night saw the power steering belt flip 180 degrees on the pulleys, shredding it in the process. The car suffered from worse than usual torque steer off the line, meaning we had to back off the throttle to straighten the car before flooring it again. Other than that the car ran fine on the night only running 20psi on pump gas. We managed to finish 2nd in C1 Class (Turbo 4WD). The car now has a new power steering belt and we should be at the next round in 2 weeks.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

V8 Holden customer drops by.

We built the Supercharged and stroked V8 engine for this customer about a month ago. Today he stopped by to show us the engine installed in his pride and joy. Nice! and it sounds even better, very lumpy idle.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Turbo Honda build gets under way

The B20B block has been grout filled and the top of the block bridged to create strength. This is a cheaper option than fitting the Darton liners we normally use with these types of builds. This build will be documented in our "Current Projects" Page of our website.

New RB30 build starts

The boss working on a R34 GTR cylinder head. He's in the process of heating up the head to remove the standard valve guides, so he can install some of Hytech Engines own Beryllium Copper Valve Guides which are much stronger and more reliable than the standard guides. To see the build process of this RB30 build check out our "Current Projects" page and click on NISSAN RB30DET BUILD link. This will be updated as we go.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

4G63 head gets O-Ringed.

We had just ported the head and fitted 272 degree cams, heavy duty valve springs and titanium retainers to this customers Mitsi Evo 4G63 cylinder head when he asked us to O-Ring the head. This is done to create a better seal between the gasket and the head. It increases clamping force on the gasket.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Supercharged V8 Holden engine build finished.

This week we finally finished building this Supercharged V8 Holden motor. It's all ready for the Supercharger to be mounted.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Hytech checks out "Speedshow" 2009

A few pix from the show. More pix can be found on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Look at this!!!

A customer dropped off an RB26 short block for us to rebuild. It looks as though is was used as a boat anchor. Time will tell if we can save this or not.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Another forged engine.

Another forged Mitsi Evo 1 engine built and wrapped ready for the customer.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Gaz Whiter takes D1NZ crown for 2009.

Over the weekend, the grand final of the 2009 D1NZ Championship took place on the streets of Port Nikau in Whangarei. Gaz Whiter only finished the day in 7th but had done enough throughout the ’09 season to take his second consecutive D1NZ Championship crown. Congratulations Gaz!!!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Secondhand Parts for sale!

Over the years we have managed to collect a few parts which are now surplus to requirements. They are advertised on our "For Sale" page on our website and on TradeMe.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Hytech takes part in latest round of Winter Drags

Some quick cars and lots of track time. See our Facebook page for all the photo's.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

RB25 Head gets some work done.

A customer dropped off his RB25 cylinder head to get ported and have some oversized valves fitted. The photo's are before and after shots.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Hytech Engines now has Facebook Page!


Hytech Engine now has it's own page on Facebook. Anyone can join the page so feel free. We will be posting pic's, starting discussions on the performance car scene and our business to get your input, letting you know about events we will be attending etc... Just search for Hytech Engines or click the link on our website home page and you will find us.


Monday, 13 July 2009

Hytech sponsored Gaz Whiter with another win!

Congratulations goes out to Gaz Whiter who continued his strong start to the 2009 NZ Drift Series in association with NAC Insurance by winning round two of the NZ Drift Series at Pukekohe Park Raceway. The next stop on the NZ Drift Series calendar shifts drivers to Taupo Motorsport Park for round three on Sunday, August 30.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Hytech Engines gets new toy!

Hytech Engines new toy is a Nissan Skyline R33 GTR V-Spec. The car came with a few mods. Check out our "Demo Cars" page for a list of mods and more photo's. We will be updating our website when work is done on the car.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

R34 GTR added to "Customer Car" section of website.

The customer was happy to report that the engine made 535kw @ wheels on C16 fuel. More info on the car coming soon.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Sneak peak at Ford engine build for Mustang show car.

A Ford 302 being bored to 347 cubic inches.

Block being honed to final size.

The new Scat V8 stroker kit for the engine.

New 65cc RHS aluminium cylinder heads.

Getting everything dialed in correctly.

The bottom end being assembled.

Customers Evo 2 makes 415kw at wheels.

A customer came by to show us his Evo after the completed engine build. He is happy to report that the car is making 415kw at the wheels. Were glad he is happy with our engine build. Details of his car will be added to the "Customer Cars" section of our website.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Fitting a larger Hytech oil pump drive collar to R32 GTR crankshaft.

We fit alot of our Hytech oil pump drive collars to customers R32 GTR crankshafts when rebuilding the engine, so we have posted a couple pics of the process involved.