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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

It was rebuilt with used parts, I'll put my guess at 47
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

I'll guess some numbers.

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

I'll throw my hat in the ring with a nice round number of 36.
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:30 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

42 is the answer to all greet questions
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

Just got my printouts… Aaaaaand the dyno had to have been broken.

18hp at the wheels.
341 ft-lbs of torque.

I'm going back soon because there's no way that second number is possible. And I really think I'm closer to 25 at the wheels from a pull I did last year. Sorry to bum you guys out.

Still the slowest bus here regardless of numbers,
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

asiab3 wrote:
Just got my printouts… Aaaaaand the dyno had to have been broken.

18hp at the wheels.
341 ft-lbs of torque.

I'm going back soon because there's no way that second number is possible. And I really think I'm closer to 25 at the wheels from a pull I did last year. Sorry to bum you guys out.

Still the slowest bus here regardless of numbers,
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Your numbers make perfect sense.

Engine torque at peak, 81.

Overall 4th/rear axle ratio 4:40

multiply the two: 356.2 ft/lbs at wheels minus driveline friction loss

I don't remember where I read that it takes 11 hp to maintain freeway velocity, but somewhere i read that it takes 11 hp to maintain freeway velocity and hell, I don't don't doubt that our windsail front ends are good for stealing 7 horsepower right off the top.
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

interesting....

I based my number on a friend who dyno'd a very tired 1600 s/p in his bus.

figure it started at 60+/- at the crank. wow, she's tired. I had a moped make 32 at the rear wheel. it was scary as hell doing 70 and realizing your drum brakes were just a bit bigger than the diameter of a coke can
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