In late August we received and interesting invitation: The website www.Later-g.net needed two cars to compete in the Optima Batteries Ultimate Streetcar Invitational. The competition was set to take place November 8th; the Saturday after the SEMA show. The event would consist of a 2.2-mile road course, an autocross, a 0-60-0 competition, and a styling component. It sounded like our kind of event, so we signed on the dotted line. The only problem was that there was a ton of things we wanted to do to the Camaro, and we only had two months to get it all done. So we kicked it into high gear and started Project Bad Penny Track Edition. More proof that hot rod projects are never really done. Step one was more power. After all, can you ever have enough?
The foremost reason for the Wiseco Flow-dome is hitting the target volume necessary to maintain the needed compression ratio while accommodating different valve angles, centerlines, and valve diameters of the different cylinder heads. It also allows bigger cams to be run before running out of piston to valve clearance. The Wiseco Flow-dome mirrors the face of the valves and doesn’t shroud them or create a tall dome that impedes combustion. Incoming charge past the intake valve and outgoing exhaust past the exhaust valves doesn’t get caught in the void underneath the valve and flows smoothly past it. Because the void under the valves is filled around TDC on the exhaust stroke, it clears out the cylinder a bit more as well.