Friday, 7 December 2012

Red Bull Drift Shifters Auckland 2012

Hytech Engines sponsored Gaz Whiter was lucky enough to get an invite to participate in the Red Bull Drift Shifters event held in Auckland City today. A huge crowd got to soak up some sunshine and witness a one of a kind event featuring the top drifters from the United States take on the best from NZ. The event was won by Matt Powers followed by Sam Hubinette both from the United States with "Fanga" Dan Woolhouse from NZ coming in third. Here are a few snap shots from the event, but no doubt you will see coverage of this event in various car magazines, blogs and websites in the coming months.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Forged Evo 4 engine completed.

Fully forged Evo 4 engine built for a customers Mitsubishi RVR.

Monday, 12 November 2012

2012/2013 D1NZ Round 1 Highlights

See Hytech Engines customers Gaz Whiter (D1NZ) and Russell Sifleet (Pro-Am) in action during the first round of the 2102/2013 D1NZ Championship.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Gaz goes V8!

Gaz Whiter's new S14 Silvia sporting a American V8 engine for the new drift season.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Drift Fleet S14 ready for 2013 season

After we built the SR20DET short block for this car, owner Russell wasted no time in getting the rest of car completed and on the track for some practice ahead of the 2012-2013 season.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Nissan RB30 short block going overseas.

The forged Nissan RB30 short block for our overseas customer is ready to be shipped. It's all packed up and waiting for the shipping company to collect.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Honda B18C

Honda B18C block with forged pistons and forged rods. All machining completed, block guard fitted & balancing done. Customer to assemble himself. On with the next job.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

RB30 for overseas customer

This engine is for an overaseas customer.
The block has been machined up, ready for assembly. We have supplied and fitted an oil pump drive collar to the crank. The crank, forged pistons and forged rods are layed out ready for balancing, before the short block is assembled.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

NZ Performance Car Stickers

Thank you to NZ Performance Car Magazine for sending us some stickers for our cars.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Widebody MR-S Turbo

We built a forged short block for this Toyota MR-S Turbo. Soichi at ST Hitec fitted the engine and tuned it. The customer has since fitted a widebody kit and had the car vinyl wrapped. We are sure this thing will fly around the race track.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

SR20DET short block.

We have just rebuilt a standard Nissan SR20DET shortblock for a customer.
Looks brand new again. 

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Mitsubishi Evo 1-3 "Race Spec" head for sale

We currently have an Evo 1-3 cylinder head which we have done the following to:

Stripped and acid dip cleaned.
Hardness and crack tested.
Removed standard valve guides.
Ported and polished head.
5 angle valve cut.
Surface milled head.
Cut valve seats.
Fitted bronze valve guides.
Fitted new valve stem seals.
Fitted heavy duty valve springs with titanium retainers.
Fitted 1mm stainless oversize valves.

Price: $3,500.00 or ($3,000 on exchange for standard and complete Evo 1-3 head in good condition).

We flow tested the head and it has an 18% increase in flow over the standard head at full valve lift.

Please note that the price does not include camshafts.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Gaz Whiter Drift

Hytech Engines sponsored NZ Drift King Gaz Whiter has finally got his car ready for the World Time Attack Drift Challenge in Sydney, Australia. The car has had the engine dialed in perfectly for the upcoming event and the graphics have finally been applied.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Skylines Downunder Dyno Day 14/07/2012

We went along to the SDU dyno day last weekend to support the club and to put our R32 GTR on the dyno. Our GTR made 513.3kw at 4 wheels on low boost. A miss stopped us from running higher boost. This is an issue we have known about and have a new ECU harness to fix it.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Forged Evo short block.

Another rebuilt forged Evo short block with Hytech Engines balance shaft eliminator kit is completed.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Getting ready for World Time Attack Challenge

Hytech Engines sponsored Gaz Whiter getting the car dialed in after making a few changes in preparation for the Drift Competition at the World Time Attack Challenge in Sydney in August 2012. 
New graphics to be applied to the car soon.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Toyota Supra 2JZ-GTE

The Toyota Supra is one of our favourite cars & the 2JZ-GTE is a big reason why.
We recently completed a forged short block build for a customers Supra.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Big V8 gets dropped off.

A 19.6Ltr Hino F20C V8 to be reconditioned.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Ford 351C V8 Build

Time to start yet another Ford 351C V8 build. I've lost count of how many of these we have built.

Boring the block.

Flow testing the heads.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Gas Porting pistons

Gas porting JE forged pistons for a customer.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

44th NZ Nationals Highlights

Nothing interesting in the workshop at the moment, so here is coverage of the recent NZ Nationals drag event. If you watch closely you will see our Evo twice in this video :)

Monday, 4 June 2012

Torque Plate Honing

Torque plate honing a 4G63.

Basically the torque plate simulates the cylinder bore’s distortion when the head is bolted to the block, thus allowing us to hone the cylinders with the simulated distortion. Honing with a torque plate generally gives better ring seal, compression, and can reduce oil consumption. Not necessary on every engine build, only those who are building high horsepower engines and want it done.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Hard Park, May 2012

We attended the recent Hard Park event put on by which turned out to be a huge event. We heard over 650 cars turned up!
Customer's big horsepower Evo II.

The boss in his R33 GTR V-Spec.

Customer in his Corvette.

Hytech employee in his R32 GTR.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

We have a winner!

Hytech Engines customer "4SHOW" took out "Import Street/Show Car Of The Year" at the NZ Industry Awards dinner held over the weekend. Well done!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Gaz at NZ round of Aussie V8 Supercars!

Hytech Engines sponsored Gaz Whiter had his car on display at the Toyo Tyres stand at the Hamilton, NZ round of the Aussie V8 Supercar Championship last weekend.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Customer SR20 Ute project car.

Hytech Engines SR20DET sitting in the engine bay of a customers ute. Fabrication by Brendon Thomas. Can't wait to see more progress pictures.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Mazda GTX short block

Forged pistons, ACL race series bearings, ARP rod bolts, shot-peened Mazda GTR rods.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Custom made front axles for Evo 1-3.

After snapping numerous front axles in our Evo 1 Drag Car, we decided to make our own axles to handle the demands of big horsepower and drag racing. We are finally ready to start testing the axles.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

4 & Rotary Nationals 2012

We had a number of customer cars at the 2012 4 & Rotary Nationals Show and Shine.

The drag racing at Meremere the following day didn't go as planned for us. The last time we raced at Meremere we managed to snap 3 axels launching off the line. We only had time to change 2 axels before this event, so the first thing we did when we got to the track was replace the remaining broken axel. We then had to fix the launch control which stopped working. Turned out to be a broken wire, which was quickly sorted out. Our first pass was a little unsettling, at 3/4 track the car dived off to one side so we had to back off throttle resulting in a time of 10.9 sec @ 140mph. The second pass was even more unsettling. Just after launching off the line the car dived to the right so we backed off throttle, then got back on full throttle, then again at 3/4 track the car dived off to the right again, so we backed off completely and coasted to the finish line resulting in a time of 11.5 sec @ 102mph. Instead of risking crashing the car into the wall, we decided to call it a day and put the car on the trailer.