So I just winged it. Forgive the missing images and bad layouts of previous columns. When the column goes live Friday mornings traditionally right after midnightyou can find a link to it on the left-hand side of the home page, under Latest News. That's right, a titanium piston. Although this article is about the famed Chi-Town Hustler it is directly relevant to all fuel engines of the era.
Does the NO2 group liberate oxygen at an inconstant rate?
‘CHI-TOWN HUSTLER,’ ‘VIOLATOR’ AT FUNNY CAR NATIONALS
These extra nozzles are controlled by a two-stage valve which opens at 80 psi fuel pressure or rpm. After 15 years of a great time with the Chi-Town Hustler it has come a time to move on to other ventures. Nitroparaffins burn much faster than other paraffins because one hydrogen atom is replaced by a nitric group, NO2, which carries two oxygen atoms. That brings us, quite naturally, to the John Farkonas-engineered, two-piece, aluminum-skirt, titanium-crown piston. The obvious cure for a combustion temperature problem in any internal combustion engine lies in changing certain tuning variables such as ignition timing, camshaft timing or mixture.