PeteL wrote:I think we're getting a little ahead of ourselves discussing what the rev limit should be.
Every engine chassis combination has advantages and disadvantages. LT1's have aluminum heads but make their torque way down low, LS1s are all aluminum and have an anvil flat torque curve but have to run 50 lbs heavier which they can put low, right and aft, the Fords have their issues making power but have a lower min weight. So carb cars have one performance advantage, an RPM limit set mechanically as opposed to electronically.
Is there any evidence that carb cars are running amok and need to be reined in? Have the carbed cars been dominating at the regional or national level? The real question we need to get at is not whether a lack of an imposed rev limit is an advantage but is it an advantage that is not already counterbalanced by an disadvantage. Is there a real competitive advantage factoring everything in?
First step in solving a problem, make sure there is really a problem.
Great post. Spot on.
Platform parity is achieved in many ways.