Excellent points Ashford, but here's another one.
It is basically illegal in the USA today to 'hotrod' a modern car any other
way except to use 'bolt-on' parts that have passed some rather rigorous (and
expensive) tests. And while it's popular to portray modern youth as all
being scoff-laws, the truth is that they aren't any more fond of breaking
the law (and being caught) than we were ...
That said, there was a feature in one of the magazines a few months back
(might've been Hot Rod, don't recall) about cars that turned under 10 second
quarter-mile times _and_ got 20 mpg on pump gas. One of the cars featured
was a Honda, with at least a derivative of the original engine block
(beaucoup boost, ceramic pistons, lots of combustion engineering). Not
quite a kid doing the work, but not an old man either !
> I don't and can't engineer a camshaft that will give me the proper
> performance that I would like so I rely on aftermarket suppliers who
> have hopefully done the engineering work for me. The examples are
> endless, but the Weber carb add-ons spring to mind as one of the
> modifications that most people instantly speak of when they want to
> increase performance.
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