I finally worked out all the major problems with the engine install and was comfortable getting a final dyno tune. Today I took the car out to Omer's (STL Tuners) and did about 8 dyno runs.
We only found about 10 HP at the peak but picked up 70 ft lbs at 2500 rpm. It was running very rich with the stock tune. The amazing thing is the engine made 350 HP at the wheel! That is what the engine was rated at the crank in 2003 and was a full 50 HP more than I expected. That means the engine is making around 400 HP at the crank. I really am shocked at the numbers it put down.
Sounds real strong. This combo should be real quick from corner to corner. Just an idea on brakes from your last reply about why you thought you were slow. You might take a look at Hawk HP+ pads or another agressive pad. I have them on my Coupe and I'm pleased with the performance. Lookng forward to the next video.
Just an Idea:
Why was the Dyno done in STD Smoothing in stead of SAE?
STD will show 8 to 10 HP more than SAE.
I am not sure why. My guess is that using 15 degrees C and 29.92 is a more standard day than a 25 degree day. All of aviation uses 15C as a standard day.
I have witnessed a Roadster with a 588 ci big block make 500 RWHP on the very same dyno, so me making 350 is not so bad. Even if he used SAE and it made 340 HP I would have been happy.
I do realize though that if my engine made 340 HP on a 80F degree day (SAE) that it would make 360 HP on a 40F degree day. We did the dyno on a 100+ degree day and went for a ride afterward. The car spun the tires pretty hard in 1st and 2nd and seemed very fast. With all this in mind it makes me look forward to those 40 degree days with an extra 30 HP!
mmarshall: I know it will cost you a few more $$ but you really need to try a set of Hoosier A6 tires on your car. I ran Kuhmos on mine when I first built my Coupe and the turn in was much improved with the Hoosiers. I was running over cones with the inside rear tire, they bite big time on the first run and do not need two or three runs to bring then up to temp. You might have to spray them after the third or fourth run depending on tire temps. I check tire pressures after each run but I recommend them. If I lived closer I would let you try mine. Made a big difference in my car. Looking forward to your next post.
just asking. The industry accepted standard is sae.
The Car companies use sae when they give hp ratings.
If using some other smooting can possibly give inflated #'s.
Atmosphere temp is always measured and incorporated into the software at the time of the run.
Don I am not sure I would use the term inflated. If anything is inflated it would be how they all rate their engines at the crank instead of at the wheel. I remember Mazda getting sued because none of their cars would make even close to the rated power.
One just has to realize that the dyno numbers I was given are what the car would make at 15C degrees and that at 25Cdegrees it will make about 10 less HP. I don't consider it deceptive as it is impossible to say a engine always makes exactly 350 HP. It is just common sense that engines make more power in denser air. Then again common sense is not so common.
CB I currently run Hankook C71 R-comps 275/17 front and back. I really need more rubber in the rear to help with oversteer but that will have to wait for next season.
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