Re: The Achilles Heel
2nd gear goes out, with other transmission issues. When you ask "can they handle being on the rev limiter" I wonder what is the purpose if you aren't racing, but just want it road worthy? Doesn't riding on the rev limiter say "abuse?" It's the whole idea of an event like racing, to put the maximum stress on the engine. If you're going to do this you have to go over the engine first to make sure everything is right. Fresh oil, proper level, cooling system working properly, proper valve clearances, good compression on all the cylinders (within 10% of each other), and timing. Otherwise you're asking for trouble.