... Two great articles about our functional sixteen and dnq's at Houston.
... Very interesting about the V~twins crank and cam harmonics. Designing the lobes for the dyno / spintron would probably be another eye opener if Spintron could go down the track with five shifts.
... So let's see if I have this cam design down. You don't want to make four different lobes, that follow what can't be followed, because you will just go back to the "Dragracing Way" and make the lobes, boyond most (in not all) conventional wisdom, because Spintron or not this makes more power.
Rol, are you talkin about loft, semi controled chaos or what I believe in the tron.....but low et rules for me.
I think this is funny. George Brice is using a 50's era design modified
to be competitive, where Byron designed a "clean sheet" engine and is
Would make me happy to see the "Screaming Chicken" get beat pass after
pass by the S&S engined entries. Considering the lawsuits directed
at S&S over the years,paybacks are he!!.
... George, in the article Cameron says that Byron designed lobes to try and smooth out the valve action in accordance with what they saw on the Spintron, actually making four different profiles, but lost power. So then had to design new (more) lobes and ignore the Spintron.
I thought Spintron was something politicians used.
Byron having problems....... If he did not appear to "have problems", how long would it take NHRA to slow him down
... Rob, back in the days when you used to race diminutive engines (750's) for wrist trinketts ( Rolexes) a craze went through the four cylinder crowd that they all had to be gear drive. Was this for power or because the chain would not last 200 (or more) miles Also, did Chandler complain of the whine
Roland- Gear drives were used on the 4 cylinder road race engines to improve valve timing at high rpm. I don't think there are many high rpm engines still using a chain. Our current race bike has gear drive cams by the way. None of the riders complained about noise from the gear drive. They were loudest at an idle, sounded like you were grinding up rocks.
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