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Old 03-16-2006, 12:59 AM   #31
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I said 235hp, which was meant to be taken as crank horsepower. HEnce why I said the stated horsepower figure given by Honda is slightly overrated.

Ok, thats what I assumed originally, but then you said you go by dyno numbers for hondas, so I assumed you meant whp because thats what dynos tell you.
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:52 AM   #32
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Ok, thats what I assumed originally, but then you said you go by dyno numbers for hondas, so I assumed you meant whp because thats what dynos tell you.
Really? Are you sure? I mean absolutely sure? This is a picture of 302 Ford mounted on a dyno for testing;



How exactly is this dyno going to measure and or determine what the power is at the wheels? Please explain this in very simple words so dummies like me can understand how an engine dyno does that.
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:01 AM   #33
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Really? Are you sure? I mean absolutely sure? This is a picture of 302 Ford mounted on a dyno for testing;



How exactly is this dyno going to measure and or determine what the power is at the wheels? Please explain this in very simple words so dummies like me can understand how an engine dyno does that.


i think he means chassis dyno's and engine dyno's
but im sure you knew that anyway lol

most of the times a chassis dyno is used though,
I would imagine no one wants to take out the engine to see how much power its making,

but what am I doing correcting you?
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:15 AM   #34
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i think he means chassis dyno's and engine dyno's
but im sure you knew that anyway lol

most of the times a chassis dyno is used though,
I would imagine no one wants to take out the engine to see how much power its making,

but what am I doing correcting you?
All I know is that he said;

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... so I assumed you meant whp because thats what dynos tell you.
There was no mention of engine or chassis dynos, only "thats what dynos tell you". Word mean things, if he meant something else, he should have used other words.
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:36 AM   #35
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Alright chill i stand corrected. I should have said chassis dyno since that is what I meant, but symply used the word dyno. I was refering to the type of dyno that measures power from a car, not just a bare engine.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:19 AM   #36
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i think he means chassis dyno's and engine dyno's
but im sure you knew that anyway lol

most of the times a chassis dyno is used though,

I would imagine no one wants to take out the engine to see how much power its making,


but what am I doing correcting you?

Well you would be wrong.
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Really? Are you sure? I mean absolutely sure? This is a picture of 302 Ford mounted on a dyno for testing;



How exactly is this dyno going to measure and or determine what the power is at the wheels? Please explain this in very simple words so dummies like me can understand how an engine dyno does that.

Dont forget Hub horsepower dynos. Like a dynapack.
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:16 PM   #38
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Well you would be wrong.

well im sure some people would, im guessing you have?
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:22 PM   #39
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Im partial to the GM High Output Quad 4s myself. 180 hp from a 2.3L, not the best, but nothin beats 130mph (buried needle) in 4th gear, and 150 mph (bending needle) in fifth with another 500 rpm left. Ofcourse, with reliablity they sucked balls.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:59 AM   #40
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I took this picture at the Harrahs Auto Museum in Reno; an all copper Rolls Royce... thats a nice engine

...might as well show the whole car while i'm at it...



sorry they're big. Have fun 56k'ers..
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Old 03-17-2006, 02:32 AM   #41
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Its not jus the 56k'ers your pissing off...it stretches the whole damn page sideways and everyone has to scroll back and forth
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:34 AM   #42
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Its not jus the 56k'ers your pissing off...it stretches the whole damn page sideways and everyone has to scroll back and forth
Doesn't bother me lol, pretty nice pics and I have it set to fit 40 posts per page so Bubba had the last post on page 1
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:57 AM   #43
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there we go, i made them a more convenient size
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:29 AM   #44
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high performance isn't everything. the chrysler 225 slant 6 is unbeatable for reliability. It also looks wicked nice in the engine bay.
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:47 PM   #45
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Im all about truck engines. I have the last carburated model GM 305. Its slow, low RPM, and sucks the fuel like an ogre with a pepsi; but even though ive heard all sorts of crap about how they break down alot, mine is pushing 200k miles and theres nothing wrong that i cant fix. Also, old american v8's are about the easiest engines in the garage to work on. My dad's old Ford 150 has the 4.9L straight 6, its dog ass slow but has enough torque to bull my truck backward while im trying to pull him (yes ive tried it). He was driving to a friend's garage to replace the thermostat once and it overheated bad. So bad that it was dieseling(sp?) for the last 3 miles. He replaced the thermostat and cleaned the engine with diesel and it ran just fine again. BTW it has 300k miles.
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