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Merlin and Griffon question

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Considering that these engines continued with carburetors rather than fuel injection, could they have developed more power and or been more reliable if fitted with fuel injection?

Would there have been reliable ability to use any extra power?

Not looking for in depth, that's somewhere in the obvious book but looking for a short response please.
 

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Considering that these engines continued with carburetors rather than fuel injection, could they have developed more power and or been more reliable if fitted with fuel injection?

Would there have been reliable ability to use any extra power?

Not looking for in depth, that's somewhere in the obvious book but looking for a short response please.
The later engines replaced the conventional carburetors with an arrangement where a precisely metered quantity of fuel was injected into the eye oif the supercharger intake see - https://www.enginehistory.org/Accessories/HxFuelSys/FuelSysHx09.shtml . This form of fuel injection eliminated the losses that would otherwise have occurred in the carburetor venturi, and, with a suitable implementation, could operated under negative G conditions.

Direct fuel injection, as used on the German engines, retained some advantages, such as allowing extreme valve overlap and avoiding backfire problems.
 

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