Indeed you did order the 2013 revised & updated B&W version Tim - and I thank you most warmly for doing so!
You may like to know that the enhancement of the cylinder pressure state around BDC on the ex cycle was one researched personally and confirmed by the late Prof Blair.
It was however first
researched many years previously (and pre-electronics) by Smith and Morrison for their good (but now - quite naturally - outdated book, 'Design of Exhaust and Intake Systems' - the 3rd edn of which I read at university in 1977!!
Along with 'Design and Tuning of Competition Engines'
which is still
a good read - a very nice blend of tech and practical - and there is a Fiat TC on the cover and some info on my old F1 boss Brian Hart in there too!
That book more than anything got me into what I do now!
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&as ... as_rights=
Still stuck on its 6th edition of that year!
I contacted publisher Josh Davidson at Bentley some years ago, he said he knew of me from my 1995 book which was nice. I offered to revise and update it and wrote some stuff (heavily researched) about Formula Ford. I was told that whilst they would appreciate my help (here and there) they had a guy (who had scratch-built his own racing engine) who was doing the 'Seventh Edition' but it is still not in the market place...
Anyhow for your kind interest - attached is what I wrote. Completely unrelated to the topic so just an attachment. Shortly after, Josh, a good friend of the Bentley family, took a 'golden handshake' and left... !
I wonder why I bother sometimes, I truly do...