Re: Re: Re: Re: Motor Rating

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Posted by Ed Mc. ( on July 21, 2005 at 20:49:24:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Motor Rating posted by Graeme on July 21, 2005 at 12:15:33:

Well, back in the Olden Days when Mr. Kiekhaefer himself was running things, they terribly underrated their motors; such as the old 10 HP Hurricane of the late 40's, which would run rings around most other 20 HP motors.

The motor was rated at 10 HP, all right, but at an rpm quite lower than its maximum and of course when you revved it up to its full capacity it was really puttin' out the ponies to the water!!!

Sorta like the '69 Camaro Z28 was rated at a 'mere' 290 HP when it really put out something like 400+ at 7500 rpm or thereabouts!

GM's way of placating the insurance folks while still putting out a serious performance machine.

Glad you're enjoying it all!!........ed

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