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When building or modifying an engine for all-out racing, street/strip performance, trailer towing, or most any application, there are many variables to consider. One critical variable is the Compression Ratio or CR. Compression ratio is the amount of “squeeze” the piston puts on the air fuel ratio before it lights  the fire.  And, more importantly, it is the amount of expansion or “push” these hot, high pressure, combusted gases put on the piston.  The more amount of expansion, the more amount of heat and pressure energy can be extracted from each combustion event. Read the rest of this entry »

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They used to call it “snake oil”, something of dubious value sold as a cure all for any medical condition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sir Issac Newton in the 1700s developed the most important equation in all physics and dynamics, Force = Mass x AccelerationRead the rest of this entry »

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You’ve probably heard various racers and engine builders/tuners talk about torque vs HP.  Read the rest of this entry »

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With gas approaching $4 a gallon and diesel well north of that, everyone is interested in squeezing every last mile out of every fillup.   Read the rest of this entry »

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