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Re: 94hp

To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: 94hp
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 10:18:36 -0700
You know that the original numbers quoted were brake horsepower (Bhp)
and, I believe, at the flywheel.  And under "lab conditions" ie, quite

A stock early B will show around 64Bhp @ 5000rpm at the wheels


Word on the street is Eric said:
> Whenever people ask me why I fiddle with my engine so much I am inclined
> to quote them figures as per the following (just one of the many ways
> these figures are quoted on websites, this from
> - reprinted without
> permission, thank you :-)
> "Built on a wheelbase of 98", with an overall length of just 153" and
> low curb weight, its in-line four cylinder engine motivated the B quite
> nicely. Through dual "SU" semi-downdraft carburetors the BMC-provided
> 1,798cc (109.7ci) in-line four was rated at 94 bhp at 5500 rpm"
> All *I* am doing is trying to return my tatty little beast to its former
> glory and get back that "94bhp at 5500 rpm".  The dyno guys tell me that
> if I am aiming at 94hp to keep trying - so I do :-)  I am almost there.
> -- 
> Eric
> '68MGB MkII
> Adelaide, South Australia
> "Nothing overshadows truth so completely as authority"

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