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Old 07-22-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
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Some good engine articles to look at

http://popularhotrodding.com/enginemasters/articles/

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Old 07-24-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Some good engine articles to look at

Something that I've been wondering about the '04 Engine Masters
Challenge, and which will likely apply to the '05 version, is what's
the point? I understand this is "dyno racing," and that means your
engine only has to last long enough to make three pulls, but that's
about all that the top finishers are going to be capable of. Here are
some quotes from the '04 writeup:

[T]he 12.8:1 BES Ford idled lazily. . . . During the mandatory warm-up
pulls, audible detonation shook the dyno. . . . When the hammer was
dropped for the competition pulls the BES Ford responded with 657.5 hp
and 601 lb.-ft. peak numbers . . . and a total score of 1,022.6. . . .

Next up was the Chevy team of W. Enterprises, whose 12.5:1 compression,
409-cube motor had qualified in second place. . . . During the warm-up
pulls the motor knocked and rattled plenty. . . . Despite scary levels
of detonation, the big Chevy cranked out three nearly identical
competition pulls. . . . The crazy-rattling Chevy had generated peak
numbers of 667.8 hp and 596.7 lb.-ft. . . . and a total of 1,031.2
points. . . .

Jon Kaase's . . . Ford 408 Cleveland . . . [ran] Australian CH1
Cleveland heads, AMC six-cylinder main bearings and .5-inch thick
copper head spacers . . . [and] 12.4:1 compression. . . . "I've got the
timing back as far as it will go (24 BTDC). . . ." During the warm-up
pulls the motor easily made in excess of 650 hp despite audible levels
of detonation. . . . The amazing result was peak output of 691.2 hp and
616.2 lb.-ft. . . . and . . . a total score of 1,043.2 to win the
Engine Masters Challenge.

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