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Old 04-03-2010, 09:39 AM
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% power loss through drive train...

How much power loss have you guys actually experienced with a 460/C6/9" drive train? Thanks, james

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Old 04-04-2010, 02:45 AM
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James, is this a trick question?
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huhhhhh??

The only power loss I've ever experienced with that engine (4 different vehicles) was when something like a carb, timing chain or distributor/ignition part needed 'help'. After fixing or replacing, all returned to their normal healthy gas guzzling rumble.

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How much power loss have you guys actually experienced with a 460/C6/9" retrain? Thanks, james
Hey, James: what's a retrain? Oh, and did you actually read your post before you hit 'submit?' Next time, please do and you'll maybe get some help...it makes no sense that I can figger out.

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460's

The stock timing chains start to stretch after a few thousand miles and the factory retarded the cam as a cheap way to meet smog regs in the 70's . A new double roller chain and gears set straight up is the fastest and cheapest way to get more power. a lot of the distributors have an adjustable vacuum can. pull the hose and use an 1/8 allen to tune re hook up the hose.
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Was that a bow-tie???? My mistake, drivetrain was the word. I've heard power consumption for a C6 is any where from 15--25%. BTW...CHEVY...I don't need any attitude on here...if you don't like the program..simply change the channel!
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I think you are referring to parasitic loss through the transmission. I've been told the C-6 loses 6 or 7 horsepower over a toploader.
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Okay thanks, yes parasitic ....couldn't think of it to save my life
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