crock wrote:If we start with a high performance hot rod street engine using conventional materials, what can be done to increase the longevity of the engine? I am trying to get some tips that can help performance street builds that normally last 10,000-30,000 miles go 100,000 miles between rebuilds.
Barbapapa wrote:Keep the stroke low enough that the piston doesn't poke out the bottom of the cylinder plus tight piston to bore clearances, that allows lower drag rings to work which will wear the bore less.
Avoid low idle speeds for the valve train.
crock wrote: Tbis does not include problems caused by overheating, which is the number one cause of early engine death.