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!n 1963, a popular automotive magazine estimated the peak torque of a Studebaker Avanti R2 supercharged engine to be.......?....... lbs.-ft.

1) 300.......2) 320.....30 335......or.....4) 350

 

 

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12 hours ago, Stacey said:

I don't think they had much so I guess#2 320

And 320 lbs./ft. is CORRECT!:)

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The unit of torque is lbs.-ft., not lbs/ft.  In other words, torque is force times distance, not force divided by distance.  The slash (/), in mathematics means divided by, as in 1/2 = 0.5.

A common term for distance is "moment arm."

-Dwight

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18 hours ago, Dwight FitzSimons said:

The unit of torque is lbs.-ft., not lbs/ft.  In other words, torque is force times distance, not force divided by distance.  The slash (/), in mathematics means divided by, as in 1/2 = 0.5.

A common term for distance is "moment arm."

-Dwight

OK Gary, thanks!:D

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4 hours ago, mfg said:

OK Gary, thanks!:D

Why did you drag me into this?  I saw the error and did not point it out to you.  

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1 hour ago, studegary said:

Why did you drag me into this?  I saw the error and did not point it out to you.  

Dwight's comment sounded so much like something you'd say, I got confused......Sorry!:rolleyes:

By the way, what "error" are you talking about??

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On 11/20/2019 at 10:39 PM, Dwight FitzSimons said:

The unit of torque is lbs.-ft., not lbs/ft.  In other words, torque is force times distance, not force divided by distance.  The slash (/), in mathematics means divided by, as in 1/2 = 0.5.

A common term for distance is "moment arm."

-Dwight

Dwight, the  lbs.-ft. measurement I used came from the June, 1963 issue of Motor Trend Magazine......:)

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smiley!

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On 11/10/2019 at 9:32 AM, mfg said:

And 320 lbs./ft. is CORRECT!:)

The above quote is where you said "lbs./ft." in error. 

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4 hours ago, studegary said:

The above quote is where you said "lbs./ft." in error. 

OK I see my mistake now!....The text of the trivia question which I initially posted was correct....however, when I replied to Stacey telling him that his answer (320) was correct, I used a 'slash' instead of a 'dash'!:o

I wonder if Lew would consider hiring a proofreader for me??:rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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