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Ron Shaver and Tom Masek have put much effort and research into developing this 470-inch Chevy, and their philosophy is grounded in common sense and experience. "We're taking a different approach this year. We're using a bit more stroke, and a cylinder head with a smaller intake port cross-section to improve velocity. We'll build a fatter torque curve, and it should be very competitive. Since the acceleration rate is a constant (300 rpm per second, as described in the rules), we're not looking at absolutely minimizing the internal mass. Rather, we think there may be some torque advantage in a heavier rotating assembly." We appreciate builders sharing their ideas with us, and we look forward to seeing the results of Ron and Tom's research. We'll have numbers on this engine and all the others involved in the Engine Masters Challenge soon, and we're hoping you'll check in with us to see how Shaver and the other competitors fare in this unique engine building competition. Stay tuned!