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Old 26th September 2019, 11:05 AM
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Default Re: Mercedes V8 Inlet Manifolds

Of course first major step is proving that it actually works better than previous designs...

And with patents the chicken/egg quandary rules, where it’s hard to build something then test it thoroughly without letting the cat out (and having your design pinched), but the flip side is paying for a pointless patent on something that doesn’t actually work.

Even worse is the thought that a big company will copy your design knowing the little guy owner doesn’t have the financial support to enforce the patent in court....

Then there’s EPA certification which is another giant hurdle, but it has be done by a previous TK member with a earlier V8 in an XF which on the face of it would normally be banned. Proof that it can be done if you’re determined enough to go through the process.

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