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Old 03-21-2008, 09:22 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Keep in mind as well the practical side of engine production drives the makers not the theoretical aspect of engine design.

Car makers may well have the information about optimum speeds for pistons but are constrained by piston weights , rod lengths , crankshaft harmonics and a stack of other items on the list with production costs and convenience frequently being at or near the top.

An interesting discussion though.

Cheers , Pete.
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