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A New Boost Controller that Multitasks!!

8 Aug
Innovate SCG-1 Boost Controller with Integrated Wideband, Shift Light, and Datalogger

Innovate SCG-1 Boost Controller with Integrated Wideband, Shift Light, and Datalogger

If you have a turbo charged car, the 2 most important gauges you can install are a boost gauge and a wideband air fuel ratio gauge. In the past, this generally meant individual gauges stacked up on your a pillar, or on top of the dash. Let’s face it, that look went out even before the original Fast and Furious movie.

Innovate Motorsports came up with this thoughtful, intelligent solution. An all in one gauge that combines a powerful electronic boost controller with a wideband air fuel meter. It even includes an integrated shift light! Housed in a convenient 52mm (2 1/16″) body. The boost controller portion will control up to 44 psi (4 bar map), has programmable waste gate reference pressure threshold, has programmable solenoid duty cycle (with separate gain control function), and the best part, a user-programmable boost cut safety using Air/Fuel and Pressure as as data reference points!

The wideband portion is compatible with ALL fuel types, gives you the bility to calibrate O² sensor for maximum accuracy
has one configurable linear 0-5v analog output and gives you 4 channels of log-able data (MAP, RPM, A/F, WG duty)

We are offering Free Shipping to ALL 50 states on this through 8/15/2014!! Click here to contact us to get yours on the way

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Anything but Neutral

2 Apr

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We were contacted over the winter to get hold of one of the very rare and exclusive Prodrive steering wheels and Works Bell hub for a client in Switzerland. Recently got some installed pics and wanted to share them! This was installed into a European spec WRX

Spring Semester 2012: Gear Calculations 101

11 Jan

Found this neat calculator online care of Tomei that I figured lots of people would find useful

Gear Calculator

Bliss in Black and White

12 Oct

Happy thoughts……

sent to us by a good client and friend down in Florida from his most recent trip to Atlanta Motor Speedway. New goodies being installed soon to help further dial it in

Bride Zeta III Japan Series

20 Aug

In the spirit of the Japan Series seats introduced last year, Bride Japan has now put together a special version of the Zeta III. This features a carbon back, lightweight (16.5 lbs) shell, full FIA approval, and the special Japan Series logo and fabric. We have a limited number of these available, and package deals are being offered with the required bases/sliders. Contact us for details!

Branching Out

1 Jul

Prova Engineering is a familiar name among Subaru enthusiasts, but did you know they also are involved in several other marques on the motorsport side of things?

Some examples – BYOUBUGAURA Z33. This is why the genuine stuff is always best. Note the full INGS Aero kit. The same kit you can buy for your own Z. You may not be running your car in Super Taikyu, or even SCCA Club Events, but there is a certain pride that comes in knowing that the same parts you have grace real race cars around the world. We don’t look at this as an excuse to treat yourself and your car with the best, but rather, a reason to.

Prova’s own 997 Cup Car

Urethane Transmission Mount for 370Z/G37 Installed/Tested

28 Jan

“The Z1 Auto transmission mount dramatically improved
shift engagement and eased gear selection without
sacrificing comfort. We highly recommend this
product for any Z/G enthusiast who takes their driving
seriously. Installation was easy – You must loosen the center bolt to align the two outer bolts,
other then that there were no installation issues what so ever. ”

– Performance Motorsport East Staff (this was from one of the owners, Andrew, who put it into their white 370Z)

If you are interested in one, drop us a line and let us know!

Classic Z1 – Part 1: Drag me to Hell

1 Nov

Over a series of posts, we’ll take a look back to where Z1 Performance began.  We’ll chronicle some of the projects, and events from back in the day and share some old photos and stories along the way.

Z1 Performance, the brainchild of a few die-hard Datsun fanatics, saw Adam’s 1979 280ZX as a veritable guinea pig in a project that would strive to blend old school and new in a timeless package.

Mike was the owner of Z1 at the time and an experienced mechanic.  Along with Billy (an equally knowledgeable tech) they had been restoring, repairing, modifying and racing Z-cars for years prior.  They had the experience, parts and knowledge required to get this project off the ground.  Together with Adam’s vision, they targeted the ultimate street car of the time; the 993 911 Turbo, capable of running mid 12-second 1/4 runs with a full interior, A/C, and stereo.

This ZX was not destined to be a trailer queen.  Rather, it would be a fully functioning daily driver as comfortable cruising to work as it was on the drag strip.  As the project grew legs, progress was made quickly.  It wasn’t long before we were all spending Friday nights at Long Island Dragway for test-and-tune.  The boys would have hours to make countless runs, note changes and results.

Phase 1 was simple: Turbocharge the higher compression N/A 280zx motor using OEM Datsun turbo parts along with a rising rate adjustable fuel pressure regulator.

Phase 2 required the stronger Turbo motor’s internals, a front mount intercooler (Starion core) high flow fuel pump, larger turbo and a programmable ECU (Electromotive TEC II).

Phase 3 would bring along a fully built motor, aggressive cam, massive injectors, larger turbo and intercooler plus loads more boost.

Once armed with the ECU, Adam scoped out the few dyno’s available in the area at the time and gain some experience tuning the L series for boost.  We’ll have to search for dyno sheets!

Success wasn’t always the name of the game, and driving the ZX to and from events and testing would often mean long nights prepping and repairing.  I recall one particular test session at LI dragway when the original N/A tranny finally let go…after perhaps one run.  After a tow back to the shop (and a large bill), Mike and Bill had another tranny bolted up in under and hour and we drowned our sorrows with pizza and beer.

Through it all, we built not only fast cars, but solid friendships that would stand the test of time.  While Mike and Bill have since moved on to other careers, they are still very much a part of the Z1 family and continue to offer their assistance, experience and knowledge in their free time.

LI Drag1

Is it a prybar or a boost controller?

LI Drag3

Likely waiting for an authentic LI Dragway hotdog in between runs

LI Drag2

Sitting pretty!

LI Drag4

There we go!

LI Drag7

That's right, a brushed aluminum gas cap in '96. Z1, setting trends!

LI Drag8

Compensating for something?

Atco1

Now that's competition!

Atco2

Would this be called "attack mode?"

Atco3

Who won the holeshot?

Atco4

Niiiiice!

Z1 Dyno 1

On the dyno, after a quick stop at the airport for jet fuel! No joke.

Z1 Dyno

Again...

Mike

All of it, impossible without this man (Mike). That hat was stlyin in '96!

Lemme Find Out…

22 May

… Adam knows Lisa Fleming

Old School Pic:

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Silver Streak

27 Sep

The other day I received an email from Saher, a good customer of ours from Saudi Arabia, showing me the status of his Evo project. Saher is one of those in charge of Ferrari sales for all of Saudi Arabia (and sales of exotics are booming over there), but by day, he likes to kick back JDM style with his awesome rally rocket. We sent a ton of parts to him a few months ago, and now that installation is complete, we’re happy to show it off!

Modifications reads like a who’s who of JDM goodness including:

INTAKE:

Cusco Suction Kit.GruppeM Ram Air System.HKS Super SQV blow off valve
COOLING: 

ARC All Aluminum Radiator SMC Prestige-R.

 

HKS Type R Intercooler Kit. 

HKS Oil Cooler Kit.

Ralliart Radiator cap.

Ralliart water thermostat.

Ralliart silicone water hoses.

Thermo-Tec insulation wraps.

Tomei oil cap.

Tomei oil thermostat eliminator.

Varis dry carbon cooling plate.

Varis dry carbon plug cover.

EXHAUST:

JSpeed wastegate.

JUN exhaust manifold.

Mine’s Titanium center pipe.

Powerhouse Amuse R1 Titan catback.

Thermo-Tec insulation wraps.

Tomei Extreme turbo elbow.

Tomei Extreme down pipe.

IGNITION:

Spark lightweight battery.

HKS Circle Earthing System.

Denso IW31 Spark plugs.

Ralliart Sports spark plug cable kit.

 

 

FUEL & OIL DELIVERY:

ARC Oil catch tank.

HKS fuel rail.

LAP 255l/h fuel pump.

LAP fuel pump harness kit.

Sard fuel pressure regulator.

Trust 720 cc/min injectors.

 

CAMSHAFTS & VALVE TIMING:

Tomei procam 270 camshafts.

Tomei adjustable camshaft pulleys.

Zaklee transparent pulley cover.

 

CLUTCH:

Exedy Hyper Series D-Core twin plate carbon unit (including flywheel).

 

ELECTRONICS:

A’PEXi Power FC ECU.

A’PEXi Commander.

A’PEXi AVC-R boost controller.

Apexi Turbo Timer with harness Evo. VIII (Black)

A’PEXi EL System Meter II.

A’PEXi fuel pressure gauge.

A’PEXi oil pressure gauge.

A’PEXi oil temperature gauge.

Zeitronix ZT-2 wideband & EGT Controller.

 

HANDLING AND BRAKES:

 

Brembo Big Brake Kits for Evo. VIII MR. (6-Piston Front, 4-Piston Rear) “Calipers in Silver Color”

O.Z.Racing 8X18’’ UltraLeggera Wheels (Black Finish)

Cusco Zero-2 Suspension Kit

Cusco Power Braces Kit Which include the following:

Front side member

Floor-Front center

Floor center

Rear trunk (boot)

BODY WORK AND STYLE:

 

Gialla Evo IX Style Front Bumper

Carbign Craft Carbon Fiber Exhaust Shield Evo. VIII MR

Two Tone Exterior Color in Matt Finish ( Silver and Black)

INTERIOR:

Full Alcantara Interior

Four Carbon Fiber Racing Seats

Racing suits material in all Doors and Seats inserts

Quick Release Steering Wheel

Gear Knob and Hand Brake Handle in Aluminum & Carbon Fiber

And that list just got bigger, as we’ve sent over a set of JDM Evo VIII MR headlights and tail lights too!

Rumor has it that there are some other JDM Monsters making there way to Saudi Arabia soon. Could it be a Godzilla spotting in the desert? Stay tuned!

I love the smell of race gas in the morning!

26 Aug

Here on Long Island, Captree State Park is a little known park mostly visited by boaters.  However, on any given Sunday (while most people are still sleeping) you’ll find car enthusiasts representing nearly all makes and models gathering to peep the local eye candy.

Here are just a few of the more interesting pics from Z1’s outing on August 24th:

Finally, a few snaps of what we drove to the meet: