<VV> "Points" to ponder - HEI

Tony Underwood tonyu at roava.net
Sun Oct 30 02:10:44 EST 2005

At 08:56 hours 10/28/2005, Padgett wrote:

>>In a Corvair turbo, the combustion chamber pressures were probably higher
>>than any other production car on the world at the time they were built.
>Well, no. The contemporary R-2 and R-3 supercharged Studebaker 
>engines were setting a lot of land speed records in production trim. 
>These used dual point (R-2) and transistor ignition (R-3).

If I'm not wrong, a Studebaker  Avanti still holds a land speed 
record for a US built stock production automobile at ~191 mph.


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