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    Ric mcDade

    Trying to wrap my head around a Full open, 100cc , ported, geared to turn approx 16500, open slippy pipe, not completely blowing away a fairly stock, 100cc reed jet with an IR2 pipe turning 13,800. What am I missing here?


    Jim White

    I read a good quote somewhere back in the day. Might have been the book about Mark Donahue. Anyways it was something to the effect of:

    “Horsepower sells motor cars, torque wins motor races”

    I’ve always believed a motor with good torque in the right range is better than a little more horsepower in a very narrow range which I believe is how most opens are.

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