|10-15-2012 06:45 PM|
|birkey||This is the kidney shape people speak of? With larger than normal squish pads, how much smaller are the combustion chambers?|
|10-15-2012 06:23 PM|
Here's what newer sbc heads are trending towards
R07 chamber image by performancecnc on Photobucket
that basic squished figure 8 is being used in a lot of aftermarket race heads, it works pretty well, BUT it creates a very high compression ratio with most shelf stock pistons.
pentroof 4 valve heads are also becoming fairly normal on OEM stuff.
true "hemi" haeds haven't existed fora LONG time, but there are many manufacturers who run "semi-hemi" shapes.
|10-15-2012 06:12 PM|
|birkey||These Singh grooves, are they a modification made after the fact. Or are they sold this way??|
|10-15-2012 04:18 PM|
Click on image for brief article on Vortec head
More info on one reason for the Vortec and other fast burn-type chamber shapes can be seen here.
|10-15-2012 03:34 PM|
|birkey||I take it when you got to order a cylinder head, if it doesn't specifically say which shape it is, then it is the typical wedge shape?|
|10-14-2012 11:24 PM|
Time for links....Little rhyme or reason here, I just included what looked interesting and valid to me.....
Combustion Chamber Design
Design To Improve Turbulence In Combustion Chambers
Cylinder head design
Cute little video...
Wedge combustion chamber
Don't know who wrote this, but it's an interesting read....
Cylinder Head Technology
Cylinder Head Designs - Head Porter - Circle Track Magazine
|10-14-2012 10:52 PM|
Most combustion chambers on american V8's are wedge style.
Hemi good port to valve angle. big valves, central spark plug(s), valves open away from cylinder walls no shrouding around valves.
Disadvantage large surface to volume ratio. No effective quench (true hemi)
High compression ratio requires a big piston dome. High surface to volume ratio. Convoluted combuston
chamber shape with big dome. More expensive to manufacture Complicated valve train, rocker system. Most Hemi's are not a true Hemi head . But a modified hemi Semi hemi with quench like the new chrysler Hemi.
engine of present.
|10-14-2012 10:21 PM|
|birkey||Advantages and disadvantages of each?|
|10-14-2012 10:05 PM|
The latest wowza seems to be the heart-shaped chamber that is closed enough to allow a generous squish pad on the underside of the head.
We went through what seemed to be a very short romance with Singh grooves a few years ago....
|10-14-2012 08:55 PM|
Combustion chamber shapes
Lets stray away from timing here for a second and talk about cylinder head combustion chamber shapes. I always hear people say many factors such as fuel, and timing (just to name a few) depend on the shape of the combustion chamber. Besides Hemi, which I have been told most new heads are technically "hemispherical" what are some others?
Along the lines of typical domestic v motors