Yeah but revving beyond the maximum power and torque curves is slower-usually a rapid fall off in performance. The key to speed is keeping within the maximum power band so keeping that engine to between your max torque and power bands which in a well set up significantly modified 1600 would be around 6500-7500rpm usually.
That depends on the engine specs.
When you have very light weight moving parts with very big cams, suitable carbs and very big comp. ratio believe me that you feel the power goes up until the painfull end...
Reuven, I thought when my race car died, it went to heaven. Now I see it is in Israel.
Before: and after.... I killed the car by going into the wall to avoid killing the novice that panicked and slammed on the brakes on the straightaway when he saw me and the cars coming up behind. He and his Mini Cooper would not have survived. 138:RIP
Richard J. My race 1600 ran at 8-8200 RPM for years with no problems. (On pump gas) That is only 4200 piston feet per minute, comperable to a 1750 or 2 liter at 75-7600 RPM
Hopefuly I will install my new engine until the end of the year, it is almost ready to "sing".
We have some Giulia cars for sale, good chassis before restoration (but it is far too far). I don't know how hard it is to find a Giulia in the States...