Update on Paul Carey UZFE powered Drag Car

Lextreme

Just call me "Lex"
Just got some new pictures from Paul Carey. His car is almost done. I supplied the 2uzfe shortblock and he supplied everything else. He has lots of custom parts and will be breaking some records. Here are some pictures....
 

Treynon

New Member
The FB is such a great drag platform. Easily swappable rearends with solid axles with a range from 9 inch to 8.8s out of ford 5.0s (like I did with mine). I had a ford turbocoupe 2.3T converted to 16 valve volvo cyl head and a t3/t4 turbo. Thing hauled but i'm not a big dragger and wanted to go with an IRS setup so I baught my MKII supra =).
 

AeroPC

New Member
First pass in the blown 2UZFE hybrid

Well we finally got to the the drag strip, and gave the new blown alky 2UZFE a run.



Short report and photos
http://www.aeromanagement.com.au/racing/outlaw_news.html

This motor uses a 2UZFE steel block from Lextreme, the four bolt Lextreme conversion, and 1UZFE crank and heads.

...and believe me - it's a monster. We will be back out in a month or so to complete some full passes.

Regards PC
 

Lextreme

Just call me "Lex"
Paul,

You are the man.... I feel so honor that you gave me a chance to serve you. Its just Awesome..... Please give us more info.... and I am drooling....



I can see how awesome this monster really is by looking at the background. Spectators are plugging there hears.
 

AeroPC

New Member
The 2UZFE heads and crank are different, but not readily available here in Oz, and cams and manifolds are here off the shelf. That is the main reason for using this combo - as drag racing tends to use parts up pretty quick.

Will have detailed info later on the under bucket shim conversion we did using off the shelf RB26 Nissan parts that fit in.

Regards PC
 

LondonBenji

New Member
Paul,

Any dyno or ET numbers?

Taken from Aero's site (I hope you guys don't mind?):

[FONT=Verdana, Arial] Chassis: Series I Mazda RX-7. AERO full tubular chassis, with 38 x 17 tubs. Two Top Doorslammer type 36" 4130 swing-arms
Rear Wing: AERO 2024T3 Aluminium lightweight aerospace.
Weight: 2300lb
Wheelbase: 97 inches
Engine: Toyota Quad Cam V8. 282 cubes.
Horsepower: 1200hp +
Maximum RPM: 10,000.
Fuel: Methanol.
Injection: Enderle mechanical injection. 110 Pump, Hat, Dribbler and Port Nozzles.
Compression: 9.5
Supercharger: "B" Series PSI Screw Blower
Block: Toyota 2UZFE steel block, fully grouted, O-ringed, Lextreme designed 4-bolt main conversion by AERO.
Crank: Lexus 1UZFE, polished, offset ground.
Pistons CP Custom blown alcohol
Bearings: Toyota mains, Clevite SBC rod.
Rods: GRP SBC 5.7" small journal ally
Heads: 1UZFE Lexus, O-ringed, 100lb Crow springs, AERO under-bucket shim conversion, standard valves.
Head Gaskets: Ridgecrest solid copper
Cams; 4 Crow blown alcohol special grind.
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial] Manifold Cast bottom, billet spacer and top plate by AERO
Ignition: Mallory Supermag IV
Spark Plug Leads: 11mm solid core
Spark Plugs: NGK
Exhaust Headers: AERO zoomies
Hoses & Fittings: Aeroquip.
Component Coatings: TBA.
Oil Pan: Bravo Resources 6100 ally, AERO modifications and fittings. Nappy.
Oil Pump:Peterson external pump. RDC pump drive.
Lubricants: Penrite
Oil Filter: System 1 remote filter.
Bell Housing: Lexus
Gearbox: WAR Race Powerglide Auto
Clutch: FTC High Stall auto - 5,500 rpm
Differential: 9" HD braced housing, 35 spline Moser axles, Mark Williams billet yokes, Romec 4130 full spool, Strange noddy case 3.50" bearings, Spicer solid uni joints.
Wheels: Front: 3.5 x 15 Cragar; Rear 15 x 15 Cragar.
Tyres: Mickey Thompson - Front: 24.5 x 4.5 x 15; Goodyear Rear: 33.5 x 15 x 15.
Safety Equipment: Stroud 5 Point Racing Harness, Stroud SFI-20 Suit.
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Special thanks to:
The CREW - tireless volunterr efforts.
Dave from Lextreme - great information and parts supply.
John from Otter Engines - precision engine building.
John Zappia from Zappia Racing - bloody legend.
Vic Donnas from Street Scene - following in his footsteps.
Peter Periano from Pirannah Racing - wild men from Rockhampton.
Danny from Performance Mods - prompt, acurate machine work.
Niel from Sweeting and Denny - prompt, acurate machine work.
Graham and the boys at Southside Engine Center for great machine and head work
Dean from Fremantle Torque Converters for a trick converter
Ben Russell for helping with paint and composite work.


Holy crap! Check out those stats! And Lex, you are famous! :D
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Lextreme

Just call me "Lex"
Wow..... 1,200 hp and 10,000 rpm..... Those specs just trigged my drooling reflex.... Few buckets please.....
 

gte

New Member
I'd be interested to hear about this shim under bucket, especially if you can run high lift cams (13mm) without any special race coatings

What is the lift/duration of the cams you are using if you don't mind giving out that info, or at least info enough to disclose what type of base pressure/area your buckets are receiving? Do the nissan parts have special coatings on them or anything? I hope those parts will fit a 2uz head as well!



The 2UZFE heads and crank are different, but not readily available here in Oz, and cams and manifolds are here off the shelf. That is the main reason for using this combo - as drag racing tends to use parts up pretty quick.

Will have detailed info later on the under bucket shim conversion we did using off the shelf RB26 Nissan parts that fit in.

Regards PC
 

XT-1

New Member
Damn that makes me like the U series engines that much more, wow- I can only imagine what the new 5.7 will be capable of (or what can be cross matched parts wise)
 

AeroPC

New Member
Our application is racing obviously. We run .470" lift with 320 degrees duration, 2UZFE buckets and 100 lb Crow single race springs.
I used the RB26 valve spring retainers because the 2UZFE retainers are too small in diameter (2UZFE springs are much smaller than 1UZFE) and did not fit the Crow springs. The RB26 retainers fit perfectly and were cheap and on the shelf at the local Nissan dealer. When we went to assemble the valves, we found the 1UZFE collets placed the retainer at the wrong height - RB26 collets fixed that. Interestingly we tried the RB26 bucket in the hole - and it fits exactly (and has a larger area under the bucket in the boss area for the shim). We had to mill .040" out of the spring base area, because the springs coil bound .020" after max lift (.060" recommended). With custom made shims the assembly went together nicely - although we do not run valve seals. You would have to check that clearance first. With only one run on the engine, we will be watching these details and wear patterns closely.

What is the latest on the 5.7 engine - is that coming out? I would love those extra cubes.

PC

I'd be interested to hear about this shim under bucket, especially if you can run high lift cams (13mm) without any special race coatings

What is the lift/duration of the cams you are using if you don't mind giving out that info, or at least info enough to disclose what type of base pressure/area your buckets are receiving? Do the nissan parts have special coatings on them or anything? I hope those parts will fit a 2uz head as well!
 

AeroPC

New Member
No worries Davo - it was your idea on the 2UZFE steel block that got me going, and the info and parts supply is great.

Thanks PC
 

gte

New Member
Thank you for your reply,

I have heard from various sources that the 2uz buckets should be replaced when running a high lift cam, my cam of choice is to be something with 13mm of lift and 265 degrees of duration. I was told this is too much for the stock shims/buckets and that the base area is not large enough.

My car is a street car and will have valve seals, so I appreciate that advice!

Do you feel this nissan hybrid setup can withstand the cam I listed above with the proper nose pressure? I forget the diameter of the bucket (maybe 33mm?) , but I don't want to have to machine it for a larger bucket ... what do you think?


Our application is racing obviously. We run .470" lift with 320 degrees duration, 2UZFE buckets and 100 lb Crow single race springs.
I used the RB26 valve spring retainers because the 2UZFE retainers are too small in diameter (2UZFE springs are much smaller than 1UZFE) and did not fit the Crow springs. The RB26 retainers fit perfectly and were cheap and on the shelf at the local Nissan dealer. When we went to assemble the valves, we found the 1UZFE collets placed the retainer at the wrong height - RB26 collets fixed that. Interestingly we tried the RB26 bucket in the hole - and it fits exactly (and has a larger area under the bucket in the boss area for the shim). We had to mill .040" out of the spring base area, because the springs coil bound .020" after max lift (.060" recommended). With custom made shims the assembly went together nicely - although we do not run valve seals. You would have to check that clearance first. With only one run on the engine, we will be watching these details and wear patterns closely.

What is the latest on the 5.7 engine - is that coming out? I would love those extra cubes.

PC
 

AeroPC

New Member
Looks like our experiment with the 2UZFE block in blown alky trim did not pass muster. Huge 3 inch crack around No 4 main in the block. The area is a little weak and thin to continue with this idea.
We are now making plans to CNC a billet 2UZFE block (no cooling) with 6 bolt mains that is super strong (2,000hp with 60lb boost) from 6061 T6 ally.
Will keep you all informed.

PC
 
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