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The Combustion Process of the
Internal Combustion Engine

Summary

Internal combustion engines are “heat pumps” whose capability of converting fuel into heat is integral to optimizing power.

This lecture reduces the complexities of this conversion to practical terms, relating them to the modification of stock engines for increased performance.

Interview:
Zora Arkus-Duntov (Deceased)
This interview was worth the wait!

Zora was an internationally renowned Chevrolet engineer who pioneered the availability of “ready engineered parts for high output” at the factory level, was a driving force in initial development of the Corvette and established the importance of a “performance aftermarket” during the mid-1950s. His legendary engineering background included the original Patent on Chevrolet’s Rochester Fuel Injection system and multiple valve, overhead camshaft experimental big- and small-block Chevrolet engines.

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