I've been preaching something like that for years, except straddling the power peak and that's why I rebdachit out of my combo. And maybe why it goes 93 in the 1/8th. IDK, I just like the sweet sound of 8 little KB107s flailing about in brotherhood with screaming pipes, at 7000. I could care less if it might go quicker or faster,shifting earlier; I ain't pulling the stick 'til I get my fix!,lol. That's also why I don't do automatics, the TFsplits (.59-.69) are quite wide, and it's easy to fall off the cam. If you don't have the TM or pressure, there you are waiting for something to happen. The 2-3 ain't so bad, but the engine still needs a heck of a powerband; about 2000rpm. My combo is only 1250/1350ish. I'm thinking of getting something like a 282/288/100 tight-lash solid next go-round... hyup ~195psi/~181VP and Caltracks should do it. Quick; how fast will it go,lol. I don't care,obviously, 181VP is only good for one thing; showing off. I mean that's supercharged 408 territory.