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Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-06-2015, 12:42 AM
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Posted By randycat99
As promised, here is the "gearing applied"...

As promised, here is the "gearing applied" version of the graphic that shows the 3 drastically different engines geared for comparable speed range on an 8-spd Challenger. There's a lot of extra...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-05-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By randycat99
I think your reading comprehension is off. ...

I think your reading comprehension is off.

Nowhere did I suggest driving aggressively at all times. So you may be arguing against something that was never even suggested.

I only said to not be...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-05-2015, 12:03 PM
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Posted By randycat99
How do you know how I drive my car? It seems you...

How do you know how I drive my car? It seems you do have a problem with people who drive automatics (despite your disclaimer, earlier). None of that changes the validity of what I suggested.
...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-05-2015, 11:41 AM
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Posted By randycat99
The advice really doesn't change, regardless of...

The advice really doesn't change, regardless of who it's coming from.

Driving a stick in local traffic is not relevant to this point, either. If you are holding out 1st gear longer, you are...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-05-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 62
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Posted By randycat99
My understanding is that skip-shift only arises...

My understanding is that skip-shift only arises when you drive the car like some sort of 80's Chevy...short-shifting at lower rpm as if that is going to save you gas. If you embrace the powerband...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-04-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 366
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Posted By randycat99
Courtesy of a post that occurred many pages ago...

Courtesy of a post that occurred many pages ago (OldBustedHotness?), I saw an opportunity to make an interesting graphic to illustrate 3 radically different engines, as they would appear on a common...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 11:53 PM
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Posted By randycat99
Do you measure horsepower, or does the horsepower...

Do you measure horsepower, or does the horsepower measure you?
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 11:46 PM
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Posted By randycat99
One more...is it better to have a high-torque...

One more...is it better to have a high-torque hore or low-torque hore with hot top end?
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 366
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Posted By randycat99
This little side venture has serious...

This little side venture has serious ramifications on all that has been discussed here, retroactively. If using the unit of hores, do the answers to questions change? Which is more...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 11:14 PM
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Posted By randycat99
Well played, sir! :D

Well played, sir! :D
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 11:04 PM
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Posted By randycat99
I know, right?...then my mind went...

I know, right?...then my mind went wandering...thinking about the first scientist to devise the unit of horepower (maybe in some old west locale). What is the measuring device he devised to quantify...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 10:46 PM
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Posted By randycat99
I'll take "horepower" for 500! ...

I'll take "horepower" for 500!

(seriously...did anyone even notice the missing "s" in that word a few posts ago?)
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 7,274
Posted By randycat99
Do those even measure watts directly? Isn't it...

Do those even measure watts directly? Isn't it the same deal with having to measure more elemental parameters such as voltage and current, and then calculating watts out of that?
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 366
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Posted By randycat99
"horepower"...now that's a new dimension to this...

"horepower"...now that's a new dimension to this topic! I expect it will yield bigger number values...big plus for marketing, eh? :p
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 366
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Posted By randycat99
If you want to get perverse about hp/torque...

If you want to get perverse about hp/torque profiles, ever wonder about the turbine engine inside an M1 Abrams tank?

MIL-SPEC
Designer: Chrysler Defense
Manufacturer: General Dynamics
Engine:...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 08:51 PM
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Views: 7,274
Posted By randycat99
Is it in here, maybe? ...

Is it in here, maybe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk9OPAGL1io

My recollection is it was some sort of promo video when the 392 was introduced?
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 08:07 PM
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Posted By randycat99
500 hp/375 lb-ft was probably not all that...

500 hp/375 lb-ft was probably not all that feasible on a big block from that day. Redline was probably pushing it at 5000 rpm, and pk hp was probably at 4500 rpm...which would mean it would need to...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 7,274
Posted By randycat99
Fwiw, I don't think the torque curve on the 392...

Fwiw, I don't think the torque curve on the 392 can really be described as "flat". Broad?...sure. Generous?...sure. Flat?...not so much, imo. Could say it is "less peaky" than other high-output,...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 07:10 PM
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Posted By randycat99
So I think it can be agreed that torque is...

So I think it can be agreed that torque is important by virtue of hp being important. If you reduce the torque at pk hp point, then you have also reduced the hp.
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 07:05 PM
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Views: 7,274
Posted By randycat99
I think that is where the strawman argument comes...

I think that is where the strawman argument comes into play...as nobody was really arguing that torque is "more" important that hp. Hp is important, and torque is not "unimportant". It can also be...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 06:09 PM
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Views: 7,274
Posted By randycat99
We aren't talking about a 20,000 rpm engine. We...

We aren't talking about a 20,000 rpm engine. We are talking about a 16,000 rpm engine (18k, if to add a bit of padding for redline after pk hp). Regardless, you wouldn't need to be running any of...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 06:02 PM
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Views: 7,274
Posted By randycat99
Why would you think it couldn't be done w/o...

Why would you think it couldn't be done w/o drawbacks? Taller gears ==> more fuel economy, right?
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 7,274
Posted By randycat99
Are you saying you would need more gears in this...

Are you saying you would need more gears in this hypothetical HC, to ensure fuel economy?
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 366
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Posted By randycat99
See I think you are reading something in my post...

See I think you are reading something in my post that wasn't there, as you have from all other posters in this topic. I didn't even ask you anything about Formula 1 cars and 1/4 mi races, or even...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 7,274
Posted By randycat99
Great summary, c26bt34c! :) So I think the...

Great summary, c26bt34c! :)

So I think the question to tie this topic together...what kind of engine would you (all here in attendance) prefer in a HC?

supercharged Hemi 6.2
707 hp @ 6000 rpm...
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