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posted 06-16-2001 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SteveW just submitted a great essay on calculating maximum piston speed for our technical archives. Check it out:

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posted 06-17-2001 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve for posting this,

Most of you racers already knew this, but I thought it would be helpfull to explain to the "newbies" why they can't spin their stock 400m to the same revs a stock 289 can safely turn! There are a lot of variables to these formulas, including whether some of these engines could even hit the "grenade" rpms with a brick on the accelerator pedal. But the article should at least show people why strokers need better rods and pistons than a stock stroker. Thanks,


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