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Real Horsepower.....64 Daytona

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  • Real Horsepower.....64 Daytona

    I know we talked about his or something related,
    but my cousins, from Leipzig, DE, are over visiting
    for the 1st time and while we were discussing cars,
    they actually drove a "Trabant" [}] for 6 years
    before the wall came down, asked about the horse
    power on the 259 V8....I had to hedge a bit as I
    know the manual says 40.6....so what is the real
    horsepower[?]


    1964 Daytona
    glen Brose
    Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

  • #2
    Advertised is around 195 with the 2 barrel.

    JDP/Maryland


    63 GT R2
    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert
    63 Lark 2 door
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Lark HT-60Hawk
    59 3E truck
    58 Starlight
    52 & 53 Starliner
    51 Commander

    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      Thanks JDP...


      1964 Daytona
      glen Brose
      Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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      • #4
        From what I recall they were lucky to have a "Trabi" as there was a very long waiting list.

        John Clements
        Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
        Lockleys South Australia
        John Clements
        Christchurch, New Zealand

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        • #5
          Yes they were John, very lucky....though as soon as the
          wall came down, they upgraded to an Opel, very quicky,
          and are now on their 2nd Opel. They complain about the
          price of gas just like the rest of us...6 Euro's per liter.


          1964 Daytona
          glen Brose
          Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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          • #6
            For the benefit of those not Euro minded. Six Euro's/gallon is a little over 8 bucks /gallon.
            The 1950 Champion Starlight
            Santa Barbara
            CA

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by JDP

              Advertised is around 195 with the 2 barrel.
              Make that 180 hp w/2 bbl, 195 w/4bbl and dual exhausts.


              [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
              '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
              '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
              Museum R-4 engine
              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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              • #8
                Thanks Paul for the Hp update....forgot about the
                exchange rate, but then it changes almost everyday
                and the USA is a bargin right now..considering that
                a new pair of Wranglers or Levis cost about $75 to
                $80 a pop, with a 22% tax built in Leipzig....


                1964 Daytona
                glen Brose
                Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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                • #9
                  Please excuse my bad answer to conversion of six euros /liter to $/gallon.
                  I assumed a liter as a gallon which is very wrong. If petrol is really six euros/liter.
                  then since there are 3.8 liter in a U.S gallon,six Euros is $8, then the fuel cost is $29/gallon and even Santa Barbara at $3.97 for premium is cheap!!! I wonder how much of that is government tax. I will bicycle and or walk at that price!!
                  ...Dick
                  The 1950 Champion Starlight
                  Santa Barbara
                  CA

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                  • #10
                    The "Trabi", was that the little car with the two stroke engine that was common in the Soviet block countries?

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Paul, I had the power pack figures in my head.

                      JDP/Maryland


                      63 GT R2
                      63 Avanti R1
                      63 Daytona convert
                      63 Lark 2 door
                      62 Lark 2 door
                      60 Lark HT-60Hawk
                      59 3E truck
                      58 Starlight
                      52 & 53 Starliner
                      51 Commander

                      JDP Maryland

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                      • #12


                        I thot we were talking about REAL HP.

                        In the Feb '56 Issue of Motor Trend, they compare the '56 210hp 289 to the '55 175hp 259. They state that the 289 puts out 89 road hp at 3200 (84 mph) The 259 has 82 @ 3200 (80 mph). And remind me not to move to Leipzig!

                        John

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff

                          The "Trabi", was that the little car with the two stroke engine that was common in the Soviet block countries?
                          That's the one. Ultra low quality, bare bones, plastic body...

                          A few years back they had to address a serious problem with the carcasses of these cars... being a certain type of plastic, they couldn't figure out any way to recycle them, and they were becoming a real issue.

                          The solution: they developed a bacteria that would eat that type of plastic; then dug a huge concrete-lined pit, put the bodies and bacteria in together, and let nature go to it...

                          Never heard how that worked out...

                          Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                          Parish, central NY 13131
                          http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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