Years back when I still worked as a lube tech in a tire shop....remember seeing a Dakota with a V8 that was nearly 6.0L in displacement. I can't remember mopar engine sizes...but I do remember that that truck sounded mean and drove meaner!
I never saw them in anything older than '97 back when I still worked in a shop.
Edit: 97 was the year they were introduced to the trucks, that's where I got that. Didn't realize they'd been used in a couple car models prior to that. The more you know.
My project list is pretty short.
'03 Buick Century
Replace all four brakes
Find and fix oil leak
Find and fix source of occasional coolant smell in cab
Replace noisy blower motor
Would do this myself but don't have a place to work. So wind up paying shops to do it. Real estate in my area is...
Also out of pure boredom (my job is extremely uneventful) I decided to see how many "booms" there are in one second for the OHV 4.0L making peak power. 17 and 1/2 explodey events per second to generate .119MJ of energy.
So each bang is generating 0.0068MJ of energy. Or 5015.42 ft/lbs. A boxer's...
Quite true! Wasn't sure how in depth OP wanted to go, so didn't bother getting that far into it. But overall, gasoline engines are surprisingly efficient machines in a lot of ways. Inefficient, too. But nothing is perfect.
Also might want to look at 50 BMG again? Military ball ammo hits around...
Well, the grenade generates that energy all at once. Then sends it literally in all directions and it weakens further due to dispersion as the pressure wave travels farther from the flashpoint. So the actual energy being imparted to target is far less.
The energy created by a 160hp motor over...
That depends greatly on how much power is being generated by that engine at the time. A little arithmetic.....
160 horsepower equates to 0.119 megajoule per second. For comparison, a single 30mm shot from the warthog's GAU8 cannon is roughly 0.303 megajoules at the muzzle.
A standard frag...
Thanks. And I noticed, the vehicle market as a whole has gone berserk. My first ever ranger, bought it for 3 grand in 2004. Would sell for about 7 or 8 grand in the current market. Its kinda nuts.
But I'm really itching to get back into the rbv game.
Hey there everyone. Been many a year since I logged in here, so just thought I'd drop a line and say hello before posting elsewhere. So, hello!
Long time ranger enthusiast, much to my family's dismay. They're largely Chevy folk. Army vet and full time security officer.
Haven't owned an RBV for...