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- Apr 21, 2010
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I didn't say modifications. I said tightening up the tolerances. That tells me that YOU don't race shit.I built stock engines. The only thing you could do was to tighten up the tolerances which made it produce a bit more power and last longer. In SS, you could get a bit more creative, the power goes up and the need for rebuilds also goes up. In Modified, the creativity goes way up, the power goes way up and the failure rate goes up exponentially. And I got into the 200mph club in a Dragster in the late 60s. My driver was also a Rail Driver and set me up for two passes, one low speed and one full power AFTER I passed the safety checks. Then I went back to being a MP Crew Chief where I belonged.No engine YOU can build will. But my engines did. Of course, they also might shake hands with a rod at odd times but that was the exception.Dead on anology. When I fielded a Stock class, I ran the same engine week after week. I might go the whole year before I need to do a rebuild. When I ran a Super Stocker, I might have to go a month before I had to change to the back up motor and do a rebuild. But when I ran a Modified, I did a rebuild on both engines every week. The Guys in the higher classes did a complete rebuild every day. Todays engines are equiv to at least Super Stock Engines and some, like the F-35,are more like the Modified Engines. You are getting 5 lbs of shit from a 2 lb bag.Yeah that's it,car can't fly much because we'll burn too many engines we don't have a fix for. .How long would your skewing last in real war before they couldn't fly .......stupid analogyI'm an old motorhead. When I built a bread and butter engine, I expected it to run forever. But I didn't ask so much of it. It didn't have it to give anyway. The basic parts were not being overly taxed.The engines on A-model F-35s, which take off and land conventionally, have been running “hot,” or close to the limits of their design, and that heat has caused premature cracks, or delamination, of turbine blade coatings. That’s forced the engines to be removed or repaired earlier than anticipated, aggravating an already backlogged depot system. The cracks in the coating are not a flight safety issue, but they do reduce an engine’s useful life, said a defense official. Air Force cuts back exhibition flights on new F-35 engine woes | The Edge Markets
But when I built a performance engine, I didn't expect it to last very long. In fact, on one of my quarter mile builds, I would have to have to identical engines due to engine failure. No engine was run on two consecutive days on my Modified Production builds.
The F-35 engine is like one of my performance engine builds. You are trying to get 5lbs of shit out of a 2lb bag and it's doing it. The bird isn't that fast due to to the airframe drag. But one thing it does is gets up to it's top speed extremely fast. By the same token, it slows down faster than anything else for the same reasons. But as the article says, it meets the combat service requirements even with that "Problem". If called on, it does the job and gets home safely. The same won't be said about the other guy.
I expect things like this as all performance engines will have the same problems. Yes, even the F-15 with the -220 engines and the F-22 with the F-119 engines. You seem to leave out the problems that the Russian have with the engines on their SU-35 where they have a low sortie rate. The F-35A has over a 70% sortie rate which is one of the best in the world for Fighter type Aircraft. Yes, it will have less than 30% sortie problems for various reasons but it's still better than anything anyone else has.
Fighters break. Get over it.
BTW, I used to work on some of those Military Engines. Did you?
Wow, you are a piss poor liar. No engine can go racing and last that long. Period. You can amble along, but racing, forget it.
Just out of curiosity, what are you driving today? If it ain't got a Hemi, it's junk.
No, they won't. Not for a year. And, if YOU built the engine, it isn't "stock". It never pays to try and bullshit someone who actually DOES know what are claiming. I've been involved in racing vintage race cars for years. Hell, decades now. I also crew a Reno Air Race plane. Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about.
When I want to go fast, I have an original GT40 MKI. I'm in the 200mph club. Have been for decades.
It ain't a hemi, but even with its little 289 I will blow the doors off of most anything. And it’s nearly 60 years old now.
And I can tell you this, there are NO engines made today that have more going for it than the old Recip and Inline Engines from WWII. There isn't a damn thing made today that didn't steal those blind including your 289 and my Hemi. And I have time on the R2800, R3350 and the R4360 engines as a Mechanic. I didn't get to spend time on the Allison and the Merlin since they were both out of service by the time I went into service. I have 5 years of doing that. So don't give me your crap.
Ummmm, we are still racing Merlins. He'll, there's a Bristol Centaurus still being flown.
You sound like Daryl. You pull engine names off of wiki but don't understand what they mean, nor how they work.
And tighter tolerances do indeed mean more power, but that leads to short lifespans. And "Stock" means stock. No mods of any kind.
Tightening tolerances IS modifying. That tells me you either don't understand the English language, or you are lying. Stock means the engine, drive train, fuel system, and suspension, are as built by the manufacturer. ITC allows you to put a better carb on a engine, and slightly stiffen up the suspension, Show Room Stock allows only safety modifications to be done. In other words, the mandated roll cage and five point harness. That's it. No other modifications may be made. Period.