[s-cars] 80tq: Dyno Results
wallace at stanfordalumni.org
Thu Aug 29 08:40:24 EDT 2002
Fun to follow the discussion and measurements, guys! Very cool. One note:
JShadzi at aol.com wrote:
> Interesting to
> note your hp and torque are swapped from mine, where your hp is higher than
> your torque.
We didn't get to see Mike's attached graph, but I expect his power
and/or torque peaks were at higher engine speeds than yours?
IIRC, power is just torque times speed, once you straighten out the units.
An engine with a very low RPM torque peak (e.g. a diesel) thus has
relatively low peak horsepower, while an engine that manages to produce
its peak torque up at high speed (e.g. Honda S2000, I bet) scores high
I think it's a little funny that both measures are frequently shown on
graphs, when they're so closely related. Kinda like showing one curve
and its integral, I guess.
'87 5kcstq 189k, 1.8 bar but much less exciting graphs
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