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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-29-2016, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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As the title says, what if victory decided to change the 106 to a water cooled pushrod engine? The engine height could be lower. I don't see the advantage of using an overhead cam engine.
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push rods is old out dated technology. all your high end expensive sports cars use overhead cams. you can use a program to advance timing or retard while you are running.
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push rods is old out dated technology. all your high end expensive sports cars use overhead cams. you can use a program to advance timing or retard while you are running.
Don't tell that to Hemi and small block owners. Ever hear about the Motus Gibson? OHV is anything but dead.

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push rods is old out dated technology. all your high end expensive sports cars use overhead cams. you can use a program to advance timing or retard while you are running.
Just because they use it, doesn't make it better. Overhead cam is also dated technology.
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Just because they use it, doesn't make it better. Overhead cam is also dated technology.
There's really not much new mechanically under the sun. New developments seem to be digital ones. IMO many are put onto cars and bikes just coz they can, not coz they are needed or wanted, like keyless ignition.

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overhead cam engine can run faster without worrying if the valve train will float and put a valve into the piston. the height of the motor is the same there really is no difference, unless you really want to back to a flat head Ford motor. There is a good example of wasted horsepower. Could not get enough air and fuel into the engine.

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cam shafts, rockers, pushrods. Overhead cam, in block cam, it's all becoming obsolete VERY soon. Koeningsegg (and i'm sure other companies too) have developed camless engines. welcome to the 21st century!

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y reason companies use push rods; including car companies. Is because the knuckle draggers of this planet can't live without them.
Pushrods have more parts to fail, every opening event is slightly different, create engine packaging issues, and make multi valve sytems way too complex

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