The Porsche 928/944 used a special Aluminum casting with silicon which allowed Porsche to run pistons in the unlined cylinders.
1500 HP Wow. I meant around 1000 HP was the limit even for the Donahue Porsche (I guess for the racing setup, not for the qualification rounds)?So did the Vega.....sorry, I could help myself! I had a Vega in the early 70's that got 6 engine replacements..... I had no idea that Porsche used the technology, interesting.
The process was delovoped by Renolds Aluminum for use on the Big Block Chevy engines from the CanAm Racing Series of the late 60's...brilliant stuff and cars that to this day still captivate me... NO limits racing where the moto was "Where Excess is Barely Adequate"... it was Porsche, with their 1500HP monster driven by Donahue, that spelled an end of the series....no one figured they could catch that. A Panzer shod with BIG hair dryers driven by the worlds best and worked on by old cruds like our very own Bad Bruce... I worked on cars that tried to catch it, Ferrari never even tried.
Trying to save one of those Chevy blocks on my race car now.
1k was for full race longevity...the knob on the dash provided what ever was wanted. One of the dyno operators said their limit was 1200 and it didnt stand a chance. I watched him at Donnybrooke one time when his throttle stuck and he drove it with the ign. sw...two black streaks as far as the eye could see coming onto the front straight. All other cars in that race were rolling chikanes for that Panzer.1500 HP Wow. I meant around 1000 HP was the limit even for the Donahue Porsche (I guess for the racing setup, not for the qualification rounds)?
Ha ha ha...just woke up from a nap and your much baiting has drawn me in..lolIf Bruce ever gets out of bed it would be fun to hear what his memories of that car are.... between naps.