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My Mrs is busting my balls.

She keeps on hearing the term torque when I watch (and she is forced) to watch Top Gear and several months ago she asked me whats torque. I said 'you wouldn't understand dear'.

Last night she asked me again and said I never answer her questions and said I treat her like she's thick. So I endeavoured to explain, she said by the sound of it I didn't know what I was talking about, in other words she didn't understand. Now my eleven year old son wants to know what torque is.

Is there an easy way, a way to make a child and a woman understand torque? I'm struggling to articulate it in a way that makes sense to them, even after Wikipedia-ing it and trying to simplify and paraphrase.

Help!
 
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if you were trying to undo a nut bhp would be the size of you muscle and torque would be the length of your spanner
 
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It's the amount of force you can lay down, usually at low revs.

Said the girl :rolleyes:
 

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It's very simple actually -

There has to be at least one member of the opposing team, plus the goal keeper between the attacker and the goal line at the moment the ball is pla.....

Oh sorry. Wrong thread.
 

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if you were trying to undo a nut bhp would be the size of you muscle and torque would be the length of your spanner
That's funny, it's like saying BHP is the size of your balls and Torque is the length of your shaft, still makes no sense!
 

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It's very simple actually -

There has to be at least one member of the opposing team, plus the goal keeper between the attacker and the goal line at the moment the ball is pla.....

Oh sorry. Wrong thread.
No, no ,no, don't complicate things further............................
 

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BHP is what sells cars
Torque is what wins races

please excuse me mr Shelby for the plagerisation :eek:

in simple terms the torque is the abillity of the engine to deliver meaningfull power

the bhp is a function of torque and Rpm
 

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