Ever heard of guys installing pistons backwards on the con rods to get less friction? I have heard this a few times but never really paid much attention. How does it work? Can same be applied to clevelands/windsors?
Here is an extract from an article from www.hotrod.com
I know its for a chevy but what?
The article is about building an eleven seond car for around 2500 bucks.
The pistons are four-eyebrow, 0.030-oversize cast-aluminum goodies from PAW at $83 a set. Jo uses an old Chrysler big-block trick and installs them backwards on the rods to reduce friction. Dyno testing has shown it to be worth 5 hp.
Gimme an old classic cruiser any day over a new car.
I can jump on my fairlane all day long and not even dent it, just bump
a new car 'n' your off to the panel beaters...