Stroke 3: Bang! Third in a Four-Part Series
You can call it “ignition” or “combustion.” Here at the QCrew we call the third stroke “Bang!” Let’s review: Some gorgeous intake systems have been created to Suck the combined air and fuel into the cylinders where the handsome high-compression pistons we stared at for hours before installing in our engines where their beauty can no longer be appreciated except in our fond memories have now Squeezed the mixture into a potent bomb waiting to explode. Bang! The spark plug provides the triggering event.
We’re mostly left to our imagination about the nature of the exlosion that creates the horsepower and torque we live for. Sure, there are grainy images from high-speed film and boroscopes or windows drilled into specially prepared laboratory engines, but we miss all the drama and summer blockbuster pyrotechnics that we all know in our hearts are glorious and wonderful.
Luckily, there are like-minded illustrators who can bring a vision of the glory. Yep, the creation of power is as beautiful as we imagined.