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Re: sprongle, 10v vs. 20v

On Thu, 9 Jul 1998, David Coleman wrote:

> i'm sure i'll get blasted by veteran rally types, but why doesn't the
> sprongl car use a 20v?  if it's rules-based, why doesn't the team use a
> 20v car?  is it reliability-based, or am i mistaken and it is in fact a
> 20v??

>From what I have been told by an engine builder friend of mine, the 20V 
head is an improvement over the 10V head, but not _that_ big of an 
improvement.  Certainly not what you'd expect from a 4 valve per cylinder 
head.  I suspect that Sprongls might use a 10V for cost reasons since the 
performance advantage of the 20V might not be as big as one might imagine.

> bytheby, i sure hope i'm not stirring up some old 10v/20v debate that
> has been put to rest yesteryear... 

Haha, no debate here.  Most of us wish we had 20v heads.   Those that 
have the 20V heads wish their cars were as light as the 10V cars, so 
we're at a standoff.  Occasionally someone jumps the fence, but mostly we 
stay where we are for our own reasons.  :-)

Does anyone know for sure if Sprongls are currently using a 10V or 20V head?

Graydon D. Stuckey

"There's alot more to Jazz than just wrong notes"