Ace,this design was used on the '95 diesel demonstrator engine which had 547cc and produced between 16-18 BHP.I've never been close to one and will never be. If you're interested to talk to Dr. McGuigan: [email protected]Regards, Johann
... I can tell you that the re-phased cams, when used with the hi-compression piston, will give power within 1hp of the "Performance Cam" set from Hitchcocks and the same hi-comp piston, and do it at a lower peak rpm which the stock bottom end can reach fairly safely, and does not lose midrange torque(which is a problem with the Performance Cams).
I wish someone would sell phased cams for the RE. I don't have the skills to machine a set for myself.Whenever my X needs a ring job, I may put in the new 535 piston and shave the head for 9:1 comp. With phased cams, I would probably have the mid-range grunt of a John Deere tractor. Now that would be fun.
Wow, ACE - WE ought to bind that in leather and put it on motel nightstands!! VERY well put. As an "old school" tuner, I have (as you obviously have as well ...) learned to maximise a minimum design to stun and amaze the "chrome plated noisy bike crowd" I've done the BSA and Triumph thing for a while - as well as the Norton's and what ever ELSE British rolled down the pipe into the garage. I've followed Enfield for a few years (I had an Interceptor as a "child" ...) and have been wanting to explore the "go fast" on one at a serious level. I see that I have to do nothing but read your posts!! Hahaha!! Keep up the gREat work!