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takes a few years... I saw it evidenced on a Car Model cover car, a funny car (The Vulture) made an appearance in 2016 at DSC12 on the display only table, tire/rim melt was plainly evident (keep in mind this is over 40 years old and not my model).
if it's a concern, a coat of "future" floor polish between the rim and tire has been postulated to resolve this problem, another fix may be BMF the rim where it will touch the tire.
the problem is usually not just one thing. if you're changing engine innards, modifying one part can yield small to mild improvements in performance...changing lots of parts without applying the science and proven knowledge will usually result in a waste of money, time, and sometimes a persons life. you can switch from a two bbl manifold and carb to a four bbl manifold and carb, and performance will improve but the cam in the block may be best for only two bbl carbs and the resulting best case fuel mileage. the same scenario with single exhaust will also be limited by the exhaust...but just bolting on any dual exhaust system will not always yield best results. electronic fuel injection is a totally different beast with it's own pros and cons.
I had roof rats invade the space over my single story apartment in Phoenix. at night I would here them stampeding back and forth and fighting, I think one got stuck in the heating side of the crappy air conditioning system...when winter came and I turned the heat on, the smell of burning dead rodent was awful. I learned to check my pans before cooking after putting a pan on the stove that had been peed on. I don't miss that apartment at all.
speaking of hydraulic lock, I heard a story about an engine that wouldn't crank over, the guy then replaced his battery and then starter before figuring out his problem went much deeper...water in a cylinder.
those are really great, I acquired a Leica in similar fashion due to a department closing..those base plates are a bear to carry around by hand for any distance. I used it for replacing broken pins on really expensive Xeon processors for a while. they're great for getting splinters out also.