Why don't we just take the "experts" to the sideline and let us mortals state our experiences with what works and what not
As I stated earlier, I run my Nova Rossi based engines (Mugen, RB, Nova Mega and Top, most modified and ugly fast) in very hot weather.
I use 30% O'Donnell fuel with 0.3mm shims under the head.
For plugs I use either MC 59 or CT5F which are the hottest plugs of their kind.
I have never had a problem with pre-detonation, neither has any of my engines developed a hunger for plugs (I actually ran a CT5F turbo plugs for over 3 month, racing every Sunday)
Usually I run them between 240 and 265 F.
So, all theoretical knowledge aside, these are real world experiences that are prooven to work.
Next opinion please!