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lol read a bit of that nasa crap
and its over 50 year old philosophy which has no real impact on a engine on earth since it deals with hypothetical (in the 40/50s lol) anti-gravity and unstable temperatures which would be encountered in outerspace.

useless FMing links... no goddamn chance you need to be a literal rocket scientist to work on a D-series. jesus... all it comes down to is air and fuel and not in sci-fi environments lewls. (joose)
 

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Those obsolete old has beens seriously developed turbochargers, the use of nitromethane and other exotic fuels, how to optimise spark and mixture to safely increase fuel efficiency (ie range), used multi cam multi valve engines, developed water injection as a means of detonation control, methods to keep mixture correct when at altitude and when doing aggressive manoeuvres, use of nitrous oxide to boost power on take of so as to increase payload, methods to increase boost to compensate for reduced air density at altitude and so increase ceiling, and all without electronics to assist.

Of course if you just want to just copy what others use by monkey see, monkey do, you can hope to maybe go as fast as them if you see everything they do, however if you need to develop to different requirements and there is nothing to copy, or if you actually want to lead and be the one who is copied, it helps if you actually understand how and why things happen.

Pythagoras's theorm and Archimedes principle are both 2000 plus year old technology. They are both still used extensivly.

The concept of Pi goes back nearly 5000 years. We still use that technology to calculate engine displacement and compression ratio. I would not discount technology just because it is old.
 

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Would love to have a chat about this build at some point ? i know its a while ago but we are building a rover 216 gti TC cup car at the moment
 

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Well you wont get to speak with Pat because he passed away a few years ago but go find any of his post and absorb all the info you can.
 
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