On 25/07/2013 8:37 AM, John_H wrote:
> D Walford wrote:
>> On 24/07/2013 5:26 PM, John_H wrote:
>>> *The main significance of the maximum torque figure is where it occurs
>>> in the rev range relative to maximum power, which is what determines
>>> the engine's power band.*
>>> When Noddy comes good with the vital information he omitted I might be
>>> able to demonstrate why (but I won't be holding my breath). :)
>> I hope he knows what you are talking about because I don't.
> Let's just say it brings back a few memories. :)
> My old man was a motor mechanic whose basic high school education
> didn't extend to maths and science. A close relly of my mum's was a
> graduate engineer who was a lecturer at the SA Institute of Technology
> (which I later attended as a student).
> They never agreed on anything, and according to the old man the
> engineer thought he knew all about cars but the useless bastard
> couldn't even fix one! The engineer reckoned my old man might have
> been able to fix cars but the poor silly bastard didn't even know what
> made them work!
> Both were right but neither ever admitted it. :)
Sounds like my former next door neighbour, he was a mechanic engineer
who worked for Ford, he liked to tinker with cars but often he would
have difficulty fixing something and he would ask me to show him how.
My mate who owns the Clubmans is a civil engineer, he was great on the
theory when we were building his first Clubman such as knowing how to
understand the chassis bending and twisting tests but completely
hopeless with some basic things, he would bolt something to the car and
ask me if that was OK and he didn't get it when I told him coach bolts
were definitely not OK.
I treated him like a first year apprentice and he did eventually learn
enough to now 12yrs later that he does all the work himself now without
ringing me twice a day:-)
I admit I am not good on theory probably because it doesn't interest me
in the slightest, I rarely work on cars any more either.