Mombu 2012-02-04 16:08:43
Can anyone give me a good URL so I can read / learn the difference
between SAE horsepower and Bhp (british horse power) ? thanks.
Pj 2012-02-04 18:51:40
BHP = Brake Horsepower
With that tid-bit you are on your way.
Bob i 2012-02-04 18:51:42
”British” horsepower? Bhp stands for Brake Horsepower. In a nutshell
brake horsepower is what the engine produces at the crankshaft on a dyno
, SAE is what you get when the engine is in the car with all the
accessories attached and using stock air cleaner and stock exhaust system.
Z rix i 2012-02-04 18:51:47
BHP is Brake horsepower (bhp)
Go to this site and it will explane all inclucing british horse power
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Eugene blancha 2012-02-04 18:51:59
More than you ever want to know about hp
Home of the DIY Hot Rod Kustom website
Bill 2012-02-04 18:52:14
1968 427/435 BHP= 334 SAE…… new 2007 Corvette much more powerful!
1960 muscle cars..Much overrated!
Tom in missour 2012-02-04 18:52:19
Actually, SAE is the measurements according the procedures by the Society
for Automotive Engineers.
It has nothing to do with accessories.
However, cars are normally rated as SAE Gross and SAE Net. The SAE Gross is
the old style ratings from 1971 and back where they rated the bare engine
without accessories and exhaust configurations were often optimal.
SAE Net is from 1971 to present where the engine is configured as in the
base driven configuration which usually means alternators and all standard
accessories, like AC and power steering after certain years, and with
realistic exhaust systems.
==================== That is until you actually drive them.... LOL Honestly the older cars feel much stronger then the new cars and a lot of that has to do with just how primitive the old suspensions were .. Given the choice ...for fun...I'll hop into a 60 muscle car every single time.. for a 200 mile drive I'll take the newer car... Bob G.