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Old 09-03-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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If the coil packs on each of the spark plugs of a modern engine are used because they are better than a distributor.........

And, if fuel injection is superior to carburetors......

Why don't race car engines use them?
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Race cars have different priorities. They need to sustain their maximum horsepower all the time, efficiency is less important, longevity is entirely unimportant, they're rebuilt every 500 miles (or less), there are no issues of emissions, they run different fuel, I'm sure I could think of a dozen other different priorities...

...and who says race car engines don't use them? There's plenty of purpose-built race cars outside of NASCAR. Formula 1 uses fuel injection and paddle-shift automated manual transmissions. NASCAR is switching to fuel injection.
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I believe it as been awhile since 'what is best' was replaced 'what is allowed' in the major racing circuits.
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Danica Patrick would have won The Indy 500 if she didn't have to slow to save enough gas to finish.....
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I believe it as been awhile since 'what is best' was replaced 'what is allowed' in the major racing circuits.
This says it all!!!!

Try using a NASCAR or Pro Stock carburetor on a daily driver and see how that works for ya. They can do one thing equal to FI and that's delivery fuel well at WOT. Everything else is a joke.
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Try using a NASCAR or Pro Stock carburetor on a daily driver and see how that works for ya.
i see the equivalent everyday via suv drivers(w/ no passengers) speeding while braking late to red lights and such...
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i see the equivalent everyday via suv drivers(w/ no passengers) speeding while braking late to red lights and such...
Now thats way too Funny!!!

On these SUV's you see do they have NASCAR stickers on there windows? LOL
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