Pipemax Pro 🟠
Pipemax Pro 🟠
in pipemax 4.0, the predictor has more user inputs so you don’t have to input engine data and it predicts all the specs that would be needed to make your engine run that way (and then it will make those specs).
i’m excited to have been able to share some of the secrets of my years of engine building experience with you. i’m sure you will enjoy my interview and the article i co-authored with a friend that describes some of the new features and functions in pipemax 4.0.
i’m not sure what the first dyno graph was but i do know i made the first dyno graph show a line graph as a way to compare the various cylinder heads to one another. i did that to show if a camshaft in one engine would produce more than another. i do know that phil kunz of lmpech published an article on the use of a line graph in an article in the “track & field” magazine in 1993, although it wasnt published until the 1995 issue. i don’t remember seeing any dyno graphs before that article was published. there was no need for a line graph with a dyno chart because you could just look at the bar graphs on the dyno chart but with the line graph it was more of a selling tool. it was a very good selling tool for the new pipemax program because it showed the differences between the various cylinder heads in a very easy to see graph.
i also published a dyno chart in every issue of the “track & field” magazine in 1993 and 1994. they were a template of a line graph just like the pipemax line graph. the only difference was the pipes were painted blue and the lines were painted green. the pipemax line graph was a much better looking graph and it was the first time i used a line graph on a website. i guess that was the first “web dyno graph.”
this is the first real dyno test of pipemax. the dyno is a fairly accurate dyno, but it’s not the same as an engine dyno. pipemax is still a really good simulation and can give you a good feel for the engine potential. pipemax also can simulate a lot of the different port and manifold designs. the real test is when you run the engine in your car. to do a good job, you have to have a complete tunnel ram manifold, exhaust manifold, and carburetor. we’re still working on it, but we can simulate many of the parts and the carburetor.
editors note: larry meaux has been quietly porting heads and building championship winning race engines for more than three decades. a long list of winning customers is testament to his porting and engine design skills. he is passionate about race engine performance and leaves no stone unturned when investigating and testing new theories. in this interview he has devoted considerable time to answering our questions and sharing valuable knowledge that will help other racers and engine builders. be sure to read the entire interview. its long, but larry shares some great porting tips that you can apply at home. in our opinion any engine you might contemplate should be modeled in his pipemax program to determine optimum lengths and cross sections for intake and exhaust flow paths. get a copy of pipemax and join the forum on larrys web site www.maxracesoftware.com for some eye opening information on race engine performance. larrys years of experience have made him a valuable resource for engine builders seeking to optimize power and torque in racing engines. now hes willing to share it with you.