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Lovell Factor

Old 01-13-2019, 12:53 PM
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I was doing a little research on cylinder head porting, and thought I'd calculate the Lovell Factor of a stock 2000 Monte Carlo. I'm not 100% sure this is correct or not, but the Lovell Factor for a stock 2000 Monte Carlo appears to be 80.92 m/s at 6300 max RPM. If I raise the max RPM to 7000, I get an even higher Lovell Factor of 89.91 m/s. Just thought I'd share this info. (calculated using this Lovell Factor calculator (https://www.rbracing-rsr.com/lovellgascalc.html), and the specifications from a 2000-2005 Monte Carlo Service and Repair Manual)

Old 01-14-2019, 06:55 AM
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The problem is that these engines dont make any power up there, especially with a stock or smaller aftermarket cam. To make any useful power that high (7k shift points), you'd have to go with one of the biggest aftermarket cams (or have a custom cam made).

Certainly there have been some go that high or higher, but I dont see the benefit when you can make more than enough power for the trans and tires and still shift at a reasonable rpm.

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