Tuesday, 21 December 2010

New toy for Christmas!

Santa delivered an early Xmas present to Hytech Engines last week. It was the brand new latest and greatest Boring Bar and Surface Mill from Berco. This new machine weighs 2 Tonnes!!!

Our old Boring bar is now for sale. If your interested, please contact us on (09)262-0955 or email us at hytechengines@xtra.co.nz

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

WRX engine gets the treatment.

We have just finished building a fully forged internal Version 4 STI WRX engine for a customer. The build includes after market cams, head studs, block studs, ported and polished heads, metal head gasket, Crower heavy duty valve springs and titanium retainers etc...

I must admit that the WRX engine is not a pretty thing to look at, but the customer is going to be more than happy with its performance when it's in the car and tuned.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Hytech Drag Evo continues to improve!

On Friday 3rd December we made a last minute decision to take our Evo to attend Round 3 of the Night Speed Drag Wars series at Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere.

This turned out to be a good decision as the car and driver are showing some real consistancy running a number of 10 second passes, including a new best time of 10.509 seconds at 219.85kph! This was with a fairly average 60ft time of 1.72 seconds.

The only problem we encountered was the car was hitting the rev limiter in 4th gear well before the finish line on every run. This is will mean we will have to up the rev limit and/or use a taller tyre. If we have to run a taller tyre we will probably make the switch to a slick tyre of some sort.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Positive results at 2nd "Test & Tune" day of the 2010 season

The Hytech Evo made some positives steps in the right direction today, running 10.65 & 10.81 seconds on only 17psi boost and 98 ron pump gas. We achieved our best 60ft time to date of 1.63 seconds on street tyres. Unfortunately we only managed to get in 4 runs the whole day. By the time we used up the pump gas and switched to race gas and more boost the day came to a close and it was time to pack up.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Hytech Engines Customers represent at Nizfest 2010 & Powercruise 2010

A couple Hytech Engines customer cars turned up to the Nizfest Drags to get a couple of runs in.

Two customers attended Powercruise 2010 at Taupo this year in their very nice old school V8's.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Test & Tune Nov 2010.

It was a very hot day and luckily there weren't too many cars out for testing which meant we could get in quite a few runs.

We were still running the car on pump gas and 17psi boost today. The driver needs to get as much seat time as possible to feel comfortable in the car before we run full power on race gas.

The good news is that we didn't break anything today. There were a few cars which smashed diffs and gearboxes, so we were lucky.

The only issues we had was the car would bog in 2nd gear, but we would still manage to cross the line doing over 130mph (208kph)!

We managed to reduce the cars 60ft time to 1.699 seconds, and most of our runs had a top speed of between 130 - 133mph.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

2010 Night Speed Drag Wars Round 1

Round 1 of the 2010 Night Speed Drag Wars was the first outing for the freshly rebuilt Hytech Engines Drag Evo. Unfortunately the night was ended early when a faulty injector stopped us from running. However a Hytech Engines customer won his class, taking out the Turbo 4WD (C1) Class with consistant low 11 second passes. Well done to Dayne!

Hytech Engines Evo on the start line.

Dayne and his quick Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 2.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Hytech Engines gets new sponsors for 2010/2011 Drag Racing Season!

We are proud to announce that STA Parts, Wiseco Pistons USA, NS Spec Motorsport and Kaspa Transmissions have come on board to sponsor our drag car for the upcoming 2010/2011 Drag Racing Season. See the "Sponsors" Page on our website for more info on these companies.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Old School Ford Falcon GT stops by.

A customer came by today to show us his old school 1975 Ford Falcon GT with his Hytech Engines built 351 Cleveland. Very nice sounding engine. More photo's can be found on our website under "Customer Cars".

Sunday, 24 October 2010

We check out the "free" Supershow.

4 & Rotary Promotions along with the Auckland City Council put on a free car show in Manukau City over Labour Weekend. Since it was free entry, how could we resist checking it out. We were pleased to see a few of our customer cars at the show along with a few interesting builds. More photo's of the show are on our free to view Facebook page.

Saturday, 16 October 2010


Hytech Engines freshly rebuilt 2.0ltr 4G63 produced 450.4kw at all 4 wheels on a Dynapak Dyno. The engine had zero knock and zero vibration right throughout the rev range. Power was still climbing past the 450kw mark, but at this stage we are choosing reliability over total peak power so are not going any higher with HP until we happy with the cars reliability on the track. We have previously snapped driveshafts with less power.
The dynapak dyno calculated that the engine itself produced 742.9hp before calling it a day.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Ford Flat Head V8

We just completed a rebuild of an old school Ford 239 cu in flat head V8. Engine reconditioned with new pistons, conrods, valves, adjustable lifters, bearings, Iskenderian camshaft, heavy duty valve springs.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Austin 7 engine build.

We recently had to strip and clean a little Austin 7 engine to fit new rings. The engine was very smokey and burning lots of oil. Engine now back together and being fitted to car.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Quiet times.

We don't have anything interesting happening in the shop this week, so there's nothing to report. Here are a few turbo comparison charts for you to look at.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Gaz Whiter takes out NAC Drift Nationals on weekend!

Hytech Engines sponsored Gaz Whiter won the NAC Drift Nationals at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park on the weekend. Well done to you and your team!!!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Hytech customer in latest issue of NZPC Mag!

Hytech Engines customer Brad Jesson gets his very tidy Evo 7 featured in the "Daily Driven" section of the November issue of NZ Performance Car Magazine. Even though we only did the machining and balancing to his 2.3Ltr 4G63 engine, he deserves to be added to our website and blog.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Isuzu C240 Cylinder Head For Sale

For those of you who are enquiring about the above cylinder head and keep asking for more photo's. Here they are. The cylinder head is kept in a plastic cylinder head bag to protect the head and protect the coating the surfaced face has on it. There are a few hairs on the head which found there way onto the head when when unwrapped it. Some of you may mistake these for cracks. They are NOT cracks. The head is in excellent condition. We have fully reconditioned it. We would not recondition a head if it was no good.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

New customer cars to show off

Nissan S14 with Tomei stroker kit and T67 Turbo kit.

Mitsubishi Evo. An award winner at the 4 & Rotary Nationals 2010.

Both cars will be added to our website soon.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Hytech Evo gets new face.

The front bumper has finally been fitted to the car along with the headlight intake.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Sunday, 29 August 2010

New Sponsors wanted for 2010/2011 Season!

We are on the look out for new sponsors for our Evo drag car for the up coming 2010/2011 drag racing season. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please don't hesitate to contact us on (09)262-0955 or hytechengines@xtra.co.nz

Another 4G64 leaves the assembly line.

Another fully forged internal 4G64 is completed and has left the workshop.