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how much horse power is the starter for that thing. don't send me the bill to change oil either.
 

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would like to get ahold of one of the turbos.:lol3:
 

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114,800 bhp as of 2008...thats incredible. I would like to take a gander at one of those...
 

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can anyone decode the "efficiency" into English?
I think they are talking about how much of the potential chemical energy gets converted into work/horsepower....I really wish they expressed it as an efficiency percentage. But I only have one semester of Thermo under my belt and now I am an accounting major so that tells you how good of an engineer I was.:lol3:
 

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My truck's faster in the quarter than that thing is ever going to be.

Heck, I'm probably faster in the quarter than that thing is ever going to be.
 

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My truck's faster in the quarter than that thing is ever going to be.

Heck, I'm probably faster in the quarter than that thing is ever going to be.
A snail would cover a quarter faster then the Oil tankers and cargo ships those motors power....then again I dunno if I would want all that mass moving so quickly...:thud: that hitting ya would HURT
 

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That sucker is in the Emma Maersk, 1300 or 1400 ft long , just over 200 ft wide. Loaded she does 31 knts. thats pretter damn fast for a Vessel of any size, other than the Navy.

The US aircraft carriers are one of the fastest Vessels on the water. Ran into a privite contractor for the Navy in Italy a few yrs back. He was a engineer that built the aircraft carriers for the Navy. Over a few beers he was saying that they where capably of 60-70 knots empty. He said they can out run there own escort. now whether that was true or not i dont know, but it sounds good and why not.
 

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A snail would cover a quarter faster then the Oil tankers and cargo ships those motors power....then again I dunno if I would want all that mass moving so quickly...:thud: that hitting ya would HURT
I heard a story one time, of a container ship receiving an SOS, and they responded. they asked the guys if they needed help they would have to let them know now, bc of the mass of the ship, it would take them 5 miles to slow down enough to drop a life boat.

I don't know if there is any truth to that either, but I guess it sounds believable. I just thought that was incredible how long it takes and how heavy those things are...
 

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I think they are talking about how much of the potential chemical energy gets converted into work/horsepower....I really wish they expressed it as an efficiency percentage. But I only have one semester of Thermo under my belt and now I am an accounting major so that tells you how good of an engineer I was.:lol3:
yea i think thats what they're doing, I just don't understand it more than that hahaha
 

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ya I had one of these in my geo that I drove a couple years back.. it was ok did alot better when I installed the nos kit.. :rof :rof :lol3:
 
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