Re: Dumb noob question
Comparing different engines is like comparing apples to oranges. You can't do it effectively. That said, if you have two identical engines, same induction system (carburetor, intake manifold), cylinder head, fuel, ignition, etc, and one has more displacement, the larger of the two will typically produce more horsepower. As was said, there's no subsitute for cubic inches, no matter what. The keyword for the above is, "identical engines" in every respect except for displacement.
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