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In the May 2009 issue (038) of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Prof. G.P. Blair, Charlie McCartan and Melvin Cahoon discuss, in the third of a three-paper special investigation, valve spring design for race engines. The title of this article is "Progressive Design"

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In the April 2009 issue (037) of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Prof. G.P. Blair, Charlie McCartan and Melvin Cahoon discuss, in an appendix to the second of a three-paper special investigation, valve spring design for race engines. The title of this article is "Tapered Valve Spring Design Principles"

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In the March 2009 issue (036) of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Prof. G.P. Blair, Charlie McCartan and Melvin Cahoon discuss, in the second of a three-paper special investigation, valve spring design for race engines. The title of this article is "Taper Design "

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In the January 2009 issue (035) of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Prof. G.P. Blair, Charlie McCartan and Melvin Cahoon discuss, in the first of three articles, valve spring design for race engines. The title of this article is "Uncoiling Mysteries"

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In the December/January 2008 issue (027) of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Prof. G.P. Blair discusses Fundamentals and Empiricism in Engine Design. The title of this article is "Back to Basics"

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In the June/July 2007 issue (023) of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Prof. G.P. Blair discusses Valvetrain Design for MotoGP Engines. The title of this article is "Steel Coils Versus Gas"

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In the September 2006 issue of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Prof. G.P. Blair, and Melvin Cahoon (Volvo-Penta of the Americas) discuss how to optimise the design of an engine air intake bellmouth and the use of advanced software as an aid to the process. The title of this article is "Best Bell"

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In the January 2006 issue of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Prof. G.P. Blair, Charlie McCartan and Hans Hermann discuss, in the forth of four articles on Valvetrain Design, an insight into Valvetrain Dynamics as specifically applied to Pushrod Follower Systems. The title of this fourth article is "Pushrod Operation"

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In the December 2005 issue of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Prof. G.P. Blair, Charlie McCartan and Hans Hermann discuss, in the third of four articles on Valvetrain Design, an insight into Valvetrain Dynamics as specifically applied to Direct Acting Bucket Tappets. The title of this third article is "Bucket Operation"

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In the October 2005 issue of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Prof. G.P. Blair, Charles McCartan and Hans Hermann discuss, in the second of four articles on Valvetrain Design, an insight into The production of Cams and their Followers. The title of this second article is "Making the Cam"

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In the August 2005 issue of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Prof. G.P. Blair, Charles McCartan and Hans Hermann discuss, in the first of four articles on Valvetrain Design, an insight into Valve Lift Profile Design. The title of this first article is "The Right Lift"

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In the April 2005 issue of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Prof. G.P. Blair (Prof. Blair & Associates) and Charles McCartan (OPTIMUM Power Technology) discuss in an article, "MotoGP engines - a Big-Bang creation", the merits of big-bang in the MotoGP arena.

In the Summer 2004 issue of Race Engine Technology Magazine, Mark Oldham of Barnham Racing Engines looks at the scope for the use of the 4stHEAD software in the design and development of competition engines. The title of the article is "Death of a Black Art".

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In a recent series of articles, in issues 2 and 3 of the influential Race Engine Technology magazine, the authors Prof. G.P. Blair (Prof. Blair & Associates) and Melvin Cahoon (Volvo-Penta of the Americas) discuss The Design Parameters for Airbox Restrictors in Race Engines. Click magazine image on the left to access relevant article animation files.

4stHEAD Software Suite reviewed in Racecar Engineering Magazine. In an article called "Train Plotting" Keith Howard gives a detailed description of the software including its capabilities and functionality (March 2004 - V14N3).

 

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