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.... callchet .... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:32 AM
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10. Down shift just like a truck does.
Edited on Tue Jan-27-09 10:32 AM by callchet
And I said give them 40 hp.
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  -Car engines are beyond ridiculous callchet  Jan-27-09 09:53 AM   #0 
  - I agree. People want to jack rabbit out of red lights, etc. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-27-09 09:54 AM   #1 
  - Speed saves  zipplewrath   Jan-27-09 10:07 AM   #4 
  - I don't think it is speeding out of red lights that is the problem...  LiberalFighter   Jan-27-09 10:58 AM   #23 
  - It is not Horsepower that moves a large truck,  lazer47   Jan-27-09 09:58 AM   #2 
  - It gets 5 mpg and that translates into  callchet   Jan-27-09 10:08 AM   #5 
  - I use a CVT on my 80cc Honda, only get 90 mpg  happyslug   Jan-27-09 09:47 PM   #45 
  - By the way horsepower and torque come of of same machine when it is measured..  callchet   Jan-27-09 10:47 AM   #18 
  - I had a car that made 40 hp.  MineralMan   Jan-27-09 09:59 AM   #3 
  - I used to tell people that my Datsun 210 wouldn't get less than 35 MPG if I tried  OKIsItJustMe   Jan-27-09 10:19 AM   #7 
  - i had every model of the late 50`s french simca  madrchsod   Jan-27-09 10:13 AM   #6 
  - And what is that 15 hp going to do when it hits a 5% grade?  liberal N proud   Jan-27-09 10:22 AM   #8 
  - Down shift just like a truck does.  callchet   Jan-27-09 10:32 AM   #10 
     - Those cars would only downshift so far  liberal N proud   Jan-27-09 10:38 AM   #11 
        - 40 hp would get a volkswagen up that hill with no problem.  callchet   Jan-27-09 10:40 AM   #13 
  - You are describing the economy of scale.  phantom power   Jan-27-09 10:24 AM   #9 
  - Well you don't need 0 to 60 in 7 seconds. There  callchet   Jan-27-09 10:38 AM   #12 
     - If you are pulling out of my driveway you do  liberal N proud   Jan-27-09 10:44 AM   #15 
     - See post # 7 Great little fun car.  callchet   Jan-27-09 10:50 AM   #20 
     - Yes, you can definitely trade acceleration for better mileage.  phantom power   Jan-27-09 10:45 AM   #16 
        - GEO got 55 highway and was totally suitable car.  callchet   Jan-27-09 10:52 AM   #21 
  - I've been in rural areas and  SheilaT   Jan-27-09 10:41 AM   #14 
  - Talking about over the road trucks,  callchet   Jan-27-09 11:04 AM   #25 
     - Oh.  SheilaT   Jan-27-09 07:31 PM   #43 
  - Not exactly a fair comparison  One_Life_To_Give   Jan-27-09 10:45 AM   #17 
  - Truck weighs 80 thousand pounds  callchet   Jan-27-09 10:49 AM   #19 
     - On a level surface that means?  One_Life_To_Give   Jan-27-09 11:04 AM   #24 
        - Point ?  callchet   Jan-27-09 11:08 AM   #26 
           - Can't base fuel comparison on weight alone  One_Life_To_Give   Jan-27-09 11:13 AM   #27 
              - My point is if you use mechanical technology  callchet   Jan-27-09 11:22 AM   #28 
                 - The GEO was a small LIGHTWEIGHT car.  CRF450   Jan-27-09 11:52 AM   #31 
                 - Airodynamics is more important than just engine displacement  One_Life_To_Give   Jan-27-09 11:59 AM   #33 
  - Add $2 per gallon Federal Tax  One_Life_To_Give   Jan-27-09 10:53 AM   #22 
  - Bingo.  tinrobot   Jan-27-09 04:00 PM   #38 
  - Thats the stupidest comparison if I ever saw one.  CRF450   Jan-27-09 11:42 AM   #29 
  - It doesn't work that way.  montanto   Jan-27-09 11:43 AM   #30 
  - This guy hit the nail on the head.  CRF450   Jan-27-09 11:54 AM   #32 
  - You might as well be talking to a brick all, people here don't give a shit  DainBramaged   Jan-27-09 12:19 PM   #34 
  - Made me laugh. Thanks  callchet   Jan-27-09 02:16 PM   #35 
  - Wrong wrong  callchet   Jan-27-09 02:22 PM   #36 
     - 40hp is not going to work out well in today regular cars no matter how many gears  CRF450   Jan-27-09 03:34 PM   #37 
        - Its a motorcycle engine.  callchet   Jan-27-09 06:42 PM   #40 
  - Um...Tractor trailers don't get 150 mpg. Its more like 7 to 10 mpg  Fledermaus   Jan-27-09 04:29 PM   #39 
  - Nobody said tractor trailers  callchet   Jan-27-09 06:43 PM   #41 
     - From your original post.  Fledermaus   Jan-27-09 09:01 PM   #44 
        - From my original post  callchet   Jan-27-09 11:00 PM   #46 
           - Gosh, tractor trailers move large loads at 5mpg. Don't get me wrong.  Fledermaus   Jan-28-09 06:06 AM   #49 
  - I remember reading Popular Mechanics in the 1970s, their car guy said the same thing  happyslug   Jan-27-09 07:10 PM   #42 
  - You know I'm all for eco friendly cars, but we DO NOT need taxes like this!  CRF450   Jan-28-09 12:48 AM   #47 
  - You're right but it's a seriously uphill struggle, even around here ...  Nihil   Jan-28-09 06:01 AM   #48 
  - Diesel.  Oerdin   Jan-29-09 04:37 PM   #50 
 

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