:thumbupREZDAWG said:That is so true, know what [email protected]#! it. Im just gonna dive in and have some fun and when I break something then Ill bore you guys with question. thanks for taking time to write thats pretty cool. everyone else that 4 wheels in my town likes Chevys. Ill get some pics up on here too!!!!!!!!!SHIT YEAH!!!!!!
Take that, and flip it around...rvcam said:From what I was told, V8s are more efficient.....
Yeah but at the same RPM's the pistons are moving slower on the 302. Look at it this way, the 300 has 23.88" of total stroke and the 302 has 24". Its almost the same. Cylinders are the same size too. Both engines have a 4.000" boreRalphenstein said:Take that, and flip it around...
300 vs. 302 = almost same displacement
8 cylinders (even though smaller than the 300's) = more cylindrical surface area = more ring friction = less efficiency
Have you seen 300 rods? have you compared them with 302 rods? the 300 rods are way heavier and longer. The 300 crankshaft is also much heavier. A 302 crank is only like 30 pounds. The 300 is probably close to 60. So if the rotating weight really was an issue (which its not unless you run screaming fast RPM's, in fact it helps at low RPM's, just like adding a heavier flywheel), the 302 would have an advantage there.Ralphenstein said:There are also 2 more sets of rod bearings and the weight of the two other rods & pistons to move back and forth.
How is it any more complex? and whats wrong with 2 more sets of valves? Its a very reliable part of the engine.Ralphenstein said:Not to metion 2 more sets of valves and a more complex cooling/exaust/intake config than the inline.