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Pearl blue & white 69 Camaro with supercharged 350, Tremec TKO, and 3.73 12-bolt

See my website updated 4/16/01 at:

www.geocities.com/gheatly

The formula in our book is:

CID= pie x R(squared) x L x N

in which pie = 3.1416

R(squared) = bore radius or bore diameter/2

L = length of stroke

N = number of cylinders

This is were I have gotten my info.

"Like I said that is what I thought, I have been wrong before and will be again!"

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TONY

67 CAMARO R/S CLONE, 355/turbo 350, 200hp NOS,12 bolt,etc...

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Byt he way, overboring an engine, with all else the same, increases compression, not decreases it.

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77 Chevy Nova

95 Chevy Lumina 3.4L

and building a 78 Nova

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bore x bore x .7854 x stroke x # cylinders

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My last year of college I had to take Chemistry 101 as a required class. In the first lab we were learning how to calculate volume (duh-pretty simple task after 4 years of engineering classes) and we each had to take an object from a box, measure it, and calculate its volume. I chose a cylinder because I was lazy and only wanted to measure 2 dimensions. But our worksheet had spaces for length, width, and height. I only filled in two: diameter and height, then calculated the volume. When I handed it in, the TA pointed out that one of the spaces was blank. I explained that I had a cylinder and only needed 2 dimensions to calculate the volume. She began to argue with me that it wasn't possible and I needed a third dimension to find the volume of a cylinder!!! And this girl was a grad student?? I realized on the first day that I wasn't going to get much out of that lab class. The second class she came over and apologized and agreed that I was right, you can find the volume of a cylinder with just diameter and height.

Another way of looking at displacement (sometimes it helps me to derive a formula so I understand where it's coming from):

Find the area of the cylinder:

(bore)x(bore)x(PI)/(4) or

(1/2 bore)x(1/2 bore)x(PI) (same thing different way)

Then multiply by height of cylinder (stroke):

(bore)x(bore)x(PI)/(4)x(stroke) or

(1/2 bore)x(1/2 bore)x(PI)x(stroke)

Then multiply by the number of cylinders to find the total displacement of the engine:

(bore)x(bore)x(PI)/(4)x(stroke)x(# cyl) or

(1/2 bore)x(1/2 bore)x(PI)x(stroke)x(# cyl)

Note that the first equation is the same as Travis' because PI/4 = .7854

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seriously?

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i've known of some crazy people, but that tops the list

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