I think that part of the problem is that you are measuring the hp
at the rear wheels on a rolling dyno as opposed to at the crank on an
engine dyno. You are going to have significantly less hp at the wheels
than at the crank. (Somewhere around 20% I believe, but that may not be
enough of a loss.)
Rob Rhodes Columbia, S.C.
On Wed, 10 Apr 1996, Ross MacPherson wrote:
> Greetings Tony,
> >output for an MGB (as listed in various manuals) is about 95 bhp. When I
> >had my 'B dyno-tuned the bloke told me that the " power has gone from 27
> >up to 67" but he didn't actually say what 'units' he was talking in. I
> >assume he was talking in kW? How does 67kW compare to 95bhp? The only
> >difference between my car and a stock standard is a slightly lumpier cam
> >(standard for most MGB rebuilds) and a gentle rebore (cap about 1860 cc
> >instead of 1798 cc). How does my power output compare to some of the
> >other MGB's out there?
> 1 HP = 746 W or .746 kW so 67 kW = 89.8 HP
> Never had my B on a dyno so I can't give you a figure on HP for comparison.
> ___ \______ Ross MacPherson
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> / (___)---------/ (___) 1947 MG-TC 3528
> 1966 MGB-GT