Re: [DMCForum] Re: Challenging Martin to a "Tractor Pull" at Pigeon Forg
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: Challenging Martin to a "Tractor Pull" at Pigeon Forge [OT]



Bill you would win only cause the mass of your car will keep the tires
planted.  If you really want to see something come and help me get my dyno
running.  Then we can put all these HP, Torque, timing issues to rest once
and for all.


Andrei



----- Original Message -----
From: "content22207" <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 5:01 PM
Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Challenging Martin to a "Tractor Pull" at Pigeon
Forge [OT]


OK Martin, can I challenge you to an automotive "tractor pull" at
Pigeon Forge? I'll bring one of the Lincolns. What are you bringing?

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <webmaster@xxxx> wrote:
>
>
> content22207 wrote:
>
> >Horsepower is calculated from 2 numbers: Torque and RPM's. An engine
> >that "only" produces a couple hundred HP, but does so at low RPM's, is
> >MUCH more powerful than an engine rated even higher at high RPM's.
> >
>
> No it isn't, it just has more torque at low rpms. In the case of
> diesels, they can't rev as high as a petrol equivalent. If you had the
> right gearbox that geared a sportscar engine down to make use of the
> torque available at top end for pulling rather than accelleration,
you'd
> realise the sportscar engine is tranferring more energy.
>
> My education taught me to be specific with my terminology. Power is
rate
> of transfer of energy. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. Power is
> torque times speed, and you are limited purely by the amount of
chemical
> energy available to you by burning fuel, so for a given amount of fuel,
> you can have either torque or speed. That "given amount of fuel" in
this
> case can be considered as the size of the engine.
>
> Martin





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