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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    So you're Rusty's White Knight come to rescue him from some annoying guy who deal with facts rather than hand waving? Rusty is clearly going to believe whatever he wants to, but he's not the only one who reads stuff here. And when was I ever obligated to entertain you? I can believe that.
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    That is your suggestion, not mine - don't try to pretend it's my quote. You've quoted HP at one rpm, what does the power curve look like? If one is peaky and the other broad then they will not do the same work upon acceleration, as I wrote above. You do know that if the hp is the same at an...
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    Generally when one goes for the cheap shot it means you are unable to support your position, and reflects poorly on you. Your proposed test is contrived and a meaningless distraction not based on any of my points at all, and would prove nothing. The power output of an engine tells you nothing...
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    So when did 3.07 become the morally correct gear ratio? You’re just setting arbitrary requirements to support your notions.
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    Practically speaking we’re not really talking 10:1 on these engines, and you wouldn’t need more gears, just the correct final drive which is going to be there anyway. Friction losses for gears are actually very low. Engines at higher rpm usually have shorter strokes which decreases rod...
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    Yes, the losses in that C6 are huge, but what does that have to do with the engine? And if the 3.07 gears are not correct for the power band than that would be dumb, so you’d want to use the correct gears. Power is power, it doesn’t matter what makes it it still does the same thing.
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    Because of the shape of the power curve, and because there is more energy in a gallon of diesel than in a gallon of gasoline. And because you always get some amount of diesel when you refine gasoline - you cannot change the proportions much - so we produce it as a byproduct or refining gasoline...
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    Gears do not change the output power at all. If you put 600hp into a 10:1 gear set you get 600hp out of it (minus minor friction losses). HP is roughly equal to torque x rpm - the gears just trade one against the other so you get 10X the torque at 1/10 the rpm, but the power is constant. So...
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    Anyways, having precise cam timing appears to be the reason to eliminate the key/pin, but Ford screwed something up in either the design or the service info for this engine. It's been common to do this for several years now and others have got it right.
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    Where is the big mystery here? You could apply "ecoboost" techniques to a 460, it would be killer. Add small turbos, DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder with valve timing and direct injection and it will clearly make tons of power. These technologies have allowed engines to make power over a much...
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    Viable fusion power is the energy source of tomorrow, and always will be. The only fusion power we have access to is the sun, and it's what powers the vast majority of everything. Fossil fuels are solar energy, just stored long ago. Everything we've built is just a windfall from learning to...
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    Lol, you’re just flinging poo now, and you still haven’t figured out what gears are. I show you an engine with a fat power band and you just make stuff up. It’s got an iron block, forged crank and rods, and full main girdle. Obviously since it’s only 160hp it’s not an engine for a large...
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    The engine in my car makes 160hp at 5500rpm. The torque curve is flat from 1750 to 5500rpm. It's a 1.4L Turbo - it would make a great truck engine.
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    Then see if you can get someone to make one for you or make it yourself. But just because someone wants something doesn't mean someone else has to manufacture it.
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    Hey Ford!!! Screw you guys!!!!

    I like clean air. Also, fuel that does not burn makes no power, and there’s a reason these small engines are making so much power.


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