..that was an enjoyable day out, thanks damien..!
i had one of my 164s on a rolling road years ago, but it's much more interesting to do it in a group where you get some perspective. it's not just about the peak figures either i suppose.. as the day goes on you get a much better understanding of how to relate the graphs to the car's actual performance.. fascinating
nick was cool too, and very knowledgeable.
yep i was happy with the '66.. figures were;
223.8 bhp at the flywheel
215.8 lb ft at the flywheel
180.7 bhp at the wheels
the torque figure seems very high.. it should be 203 lb ft in theory, however when you look at the graph there's a brief peak at around 4500rpm. if you ignore the peak it's over 200 lb ft from 4200 to 5800, which is a decent result.
the only mod to the car is a ragazzon straight-through centre section, so maybe this created the small peak..
anyhow, great day out, and thanks again to everyone.. i'll have a fresh airfilter for the next one..!