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  • dyno question

    the builder will break in & set up the engine for my coupe on a dyno
    . so I am wondering if there is any reason that later on I have it chassis dynoed ?

    thanks, Keith
    34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

    it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.


  • #2
    Maybe just for bragging rights on having a legit number at the rear wheels?
    1968 Fastback
    90 5.0 HO
    Modern leather buckets
    Front Disc
    2001 Bullit Green


    • #3
      i agree, once the engine is set up a tuned on the engine dyno, there is no need to run it on a chassis dyno.
      64 falcon
      66 mustang
      76 el camino

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      • #4
        Unless you want the exact RWHP number, you can get a reasonable estimate just by reducing the crank HP by 20% for a automatic or 15% for a manual.

        Chassis dynos are great for fine tuning your carb and timing, though.
        '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '18 Edge SEL AWD

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        • #5
          It will show you how much you are losing thru the drivetrain. The looser the converter, the more you lose to the wheels.
          Rob Hetzler
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