Category: Technical

Goodman looking for glory at Monterey…Ventura Highway gets Ian Hooked on a Feeling…Little Bullet block fires up memories and dragsters…What’s new pussycat?

“You win some, you lose some, you wreck some” is one of many quotations by American motor racing idol Dale Earnhardt that have passed into the annuals of the sport. It’s a quotation Australian racing icon Ron Goodman can certainly relate to having done all three in a career spanning many decades. A veteran of…

Defusing the fuss about diffusers

    The first prearranged match race of two self-powered road vehicles over a prescribed route occurred on August 30, 1867, between Ashton-under-Lyne and Old Trafford (now home to Manchester United) over a distance of eight miles. It is reported that there was some confusion surrounding the winner Isaac Watt Boulton’s carriage. And so the…

No one size fits all when it comes to brake pads

    One-size-fits-all probably began when cavemen got together and started handing out clubs. More than likely it really got going in the US clothing industry that is credited with pioneering the ideal garment that can fit a whole rang of people ‘sizes’. Nowadays, the phrase is used for everything from a lousy government policy to…

Trickle down from Superbike technology keep road bikers on-track

  Within the rough and tumble microcosm of motorcycle racing, MotoGP rules the roost with its astronomical budgets and Formula 1-like levels of bespoke engineering. But if you want to see knee-to-knee competition on relatable motorcycles that have more in common with street legal sport bikes than the prototype monsters of the top rung series, you’ll want World…

GKN’s eAxle spins a web of technology around the Spyder

    The Porche 918 Spyder is one of the top performing and most sought after supercars in the world. Part of what makes the Spyder so revolutionary is its hybrid and plug-in capabilities that delivers a performance not attainable from a normal setup. There’s also GKN’s eAxle that supplements the 918 Spyder’s hybridised 4.6ltr-V8 has…

Remember the filters during an automatic transmission fluid evacuation service

Fluid evacuation systems in the automatic transmission service industry are commonly being used in lieu of traditional transmission service methods. The use of this method to replace the transmission fluid is a clean, efficient and safe way to remove hot oil from a transmission. However, there are some risks to doing a fluid evacuation service. There…