The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54477   Message #2892154
Posted By: Bobert
22-Apr-10 - 01:00 PM
Thread Name: Copperhead Road - explanation of line
Subject: RE: Copperhead Road - explanation of line
Sorry, but I ain't buyin' that one, GUEST... A gallon of good shine will fetch upwards of a hunnert dollars... A gallon of race fuel about $7...

The reason that they torn that engine down was to modify it to get more horsepower... Lotta ways to do that but the common ones are:

*cylindar boring and bigger pistons
*stroking with different crankshaft to get a longer stroke
*bigger valves to allow more air/gas in thru the intake valve and more exhaust out
*millin' the head to increase comprssion ratio
*tuned exhaust headers to get the exhaust out
*different camshaft with more life and longer duration
*larger intake manifold with options for mutliple carburators

You do that to an engine and now yer ready to outrun Smokey... But beware of Smokey's radio... It's real quick... lol...