Thursday, April 25, 2013


versus New... The Seniors have been putting in work this year.

Monday, April 22, 2013

It Has Life !!!

Hey Guys the rx7 turned on and purred but it sounded a little rough it sounded like it needed cough medicine and was in desperate need of it listening up

We boutta start up a mazda club?

Ibad is getting a Mazda 6 soon, we can do this!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Long Wait is Over

Now that the wait is over is time to get work I finally got my rx7 but its far from meeting my expectations I've been prepared to work long nights and am willing to abandon all means of social life. This is the reason why I'm dropping out of school lol ... jp mr.g but still I'm excited but I have realized that this is going to be far from a fun and financed project wish me luck.
Yours Truly, 
Kelvin Batista 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Valve inspections

Here is a bit of what we did in class today. We also went ahead and started to prep our components for reassembly.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Piston Technology!! Casting vs. Forging READD!!

I hope you've all been paying close attention to the BIG Picture... Not all pistons (or engine components) are created equally. When manufacturers designate a certain material and design for a piston, they do this after a very well thought out decision making process which involves questions such as: What is the primary purpose of the overall final product? How much will it cost? How long do we intend it to last? What kind of gasoline do we suggest get's used by the consumer? Will it be easy to service? Ferrari and Honda produce vehicles: Correct. Ferrari and Honda ask themselves the same questions: CORRECT. Ferrari and Honda produce a great vehicle: Opinions may vary. Ferrari and Honda produce super cars for a high end market: Depends. Ferrari and Honda make two entirely different products: YES. Please consider the differences!

Make sure you read through all 5 pages of this article. You will recognize much of the information I shared with you in class.

This article speaks of the difference between aluminum and magnesium: At the bottom of the article it has a main summary.

This article speaks of the differences between aluminum and cast iron: Also has a summary at the bottom.

Just look at the pictures here. Read if you dare!

More pictures. Read if you dare:

Lots of great info here and pictures as well:

Here is a video on forging:

Here is a video on casting:

If you are interested in the processes from molten to machined by robots, check this out:

Here is another good one on forging:

Imagine how hard that hammer must hit to shake the ground...

Summit Racing cast vs. forged: