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Do you know where horse power came from? FYI: 1 HP=330 lbs of coal pulled vertically 100' within 1 minutes time. James Watt was trying to design a steam powered engine to replace a team of 2 horses to lift coal out of a mine. This became the US standard for measuring power. Also, 745 watts = 1 HP. The typical 120VAC home outlet can supply up to about 1,500 watts, or about 2 HP.

 Calculate HP from Trap Speed Vehicle weight in pounds (including driver) lbs Trap speed at end of 1/4 mi in m.p.h. m.p.h. You are making : HP at the rear wheels and HP at the flywheel*. JavaScript must be enabled in your browser for the calculation to work.

*Note:  Assuming a 20% drive train loss.

 Calculate HP from ET Vehicle weight in pounds (including driver) lbs ET in seconds sec You are making : HP at the rear wheels and HP at the flywheel*. JavaScript must be enabled in your browser for the calculation to work.

*Note:  Assuming a 20% drive train loss.

 Calculate Tire Diameter Tire width - Series - Wheel Diameter Example 275 - 60 R 15 Tire Width Tire Series Wheel Diameter Tire diameter in inches JavaScript must be enabled in your browser for the calculation to work.

 Calculate mph for RPM range Tire diameter Gear Ratio This calculation assumes the car's transmission is in drive or 1:1 ratio, no overdrive. For Overdrive cars mutliply the overdrive ratio times the rear and gear ratio. Example a 700R4 transmission has an overdive ratio 0.7:1. For a 4.11 rear end multiply 4.11 x 0.7 = 2.877. Enter 2.877 as the number for the gear ratio to calculate speeds in overdive. JavaScript must be enabled in your browser for the calculation to work. 1000 rpm mph 4500 rpm mph 1500 rpm mph 5000 rpm mph 2000 rpm mph 5500 rpm mph 2500 rpm mph 6000 rpm mph 3000 rpm mph 6500 rpm mph 3500 rpm mph 7000 rpm mph 4000 rpm mph 7500 rpm mph

 Calculate Rear End Gear Ratio Enter the tire diameter in inches, rpm's of the motor at a certain speed as indicated by your speedometer in mph. This calculation assumes the car's transmission is in drive or 1:1 ratio, no overdrive. Tire Diameter (in) RPM Speed at RPM (mph) Rear End Gear Ratio JavaScript must be enabled in your browser for the calculation to work.

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