Steve Zicht wrote:If you gathered every author, writer and researcher in the automotive performance field in one spot , not one of them will agree to every opinion expressed by the other. Everybody has an opinion about every subject of automotive research. I have chatted at length with David Vizard, Harold Bettes and a handful of other automotive writers and experts and the difference of opinion will vary between them.
What does this tell you ? We are still to this day learning more and more about internal combustion engines even if they have been around a hundred years and the technology continually changes all the time. Personaly, I dont like the bashing either but everybody is entitled to free speech.
Some writers rely on information solely supplied by people who pay them to write what they are told to write. Some authors are heavily involved in their own automotive research and publish their results in specialized publications. The automotive race enthusiest who reads the material must decide if the data is valid and if the published test results were obtained in a real world test enviroment.
David Vizard is a rare breed that actually does alot of his own ' hands on ' research in his own testing facility that he set up for himself. You gotta bone to pick ? Prove the guy wrong with your own research and verify the results and make them public for all to see. Im almost certain that somebody in the field will disagree with your data and start to criticize you stating your data was incorrect or invalid.
FYI, David is near 80 years old and still has a busy testing schedule !
Shopboss wrote:I attended one of his 2 day schools years ago in Charlotte NC. I came home, applied what I learned and my engines started winning a lot more races. -Donny
Troy Patterson wrote:I've learned volumes from David Vizard. There are very few people who are willing to share so much information, my hats off to him. -Troy Patterson
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