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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410620 Thu May 20 2021 02:58 PM
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And the Honda 300 motorcycle had a 305 cc engine and even though the Honda folks called it the 300, it became instantly known as the 305...and became a central figure in the book "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance."

When learning watchmaking (1957) I was taught to think in metric measurements and the French ligne measurements. Metric is easy as pie. Ligne takes some work...1/12 of a pouce which is 1.066". And the pouce is 1/12 of a pied du roi (the French foot which at 1.066 American feet explains why the French wear slightly larger shoes and stumble occasionally).


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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410628 Thu May 20 2021 03:38 PM
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The U.S. was a very early user of the metric system thanks to Alexander Hamilton. He realized how screwed up our measurement system was with a foot being the length of the kings foot, an inch the width of his thumb, and a yard the distance from his thumb on his outstretched arm to the tip of his nose. As secretary of treasury he mandated the dollar system for our money which is metric. Not even the Queen can decipher the pound-pence system but our system with a hundred pennies to a dollar anyone over 60 can figure change in their head.
Now for an example of distance, if it 40 MILES to my house in town, how many INCHES is it? If it were 40 kilometers one can figure meters, centimeters, and millimeters just by moving the decimal point (like with our money where a dollar is 10 dimes or a hundred pennies). As pointed out by Jon, going retro with engine sizes is idiotic but many of the big box store sites list ONLY in liters. This rant is just started as next we move to RENAMING old standards; maybe to be PC? When I was in school what was cubic centimeters (CC's) is now milliliters, centigrade is now celsius, etc. I would love all new stuff being in metric and all old stuff left alone.


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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410631 Thu May 20 2021 03:39 PM
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Yikes.

Thank goodness the French have a few redeeming qualities like wine and pastries. I didn’t realize they screwed up measurements too.

Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
Tiny #1410655 Thu May 20 2021 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiny
On the topic of conversion, I have a free and simple to use conversion program on my computers. It makes math for old people like me really simple (read that as not necessary). grin https://joshmadison.com/convert-for-windows/
I have that on my computer and use it fairly frequently.

A number of years back, we were required to do some design work for the US Govt in metric. But in reality it was faux metric (they called it "nominal" metric), because they don't make things like plywood in other than English units. Pipe sizes were all actually English, but just referred to in a nearby rounded off metric, dimensions. Even in Europe and other metric nations, Pipe manufacturers produce in English sizes (which are actually "nominal" as well). Same with the guys doing sheet metal work. If you ask a tin-knocker for a 200 x 200 mm duct, he's going to give you an 8 x 8 inch duct.

A few years later, the Govt went back to English units.


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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410660 Thu May 20 2021 07:02 PM
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Plus the Statue of Liberty, much of what people find interesting about Louisiana and they owned part of Texas for about 5 years. Sadly for only 5 years, but Jean LaFitte went crazy and all of that. Ah and I wonder mon ami...was it John's LaFoot they used to establish the pied measurement?


Jon

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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410661 Thu May 20 2021 07:09 PM
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I like this saying below and all these replies proves it ..thx for sharing to all of you.. I never quit learning ..

"No one of us is as smart as all of us "




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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410662 Thu May 20 2021 07:19 PM
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Not a volume conversion, but a weight conversion...

YouTube [youtu.be]

Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410671 Thu May 20 2021 08:18 PM
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Lots of conversions around, this is the one I currently use:

https://www.onlineconversion.com

This one will convert almost anything to almost anything else wink

In a different lifetime, when computers still used programming languages I understood, I wrote several myself.

Jon


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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410682 Thu May 20 2021 09:28 PM
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Geesh...

left out us original stovebolts frown
194

194CID = 3.179 (3.2 L)
181CID = 2.966 (3.0 L)
207CID = 3.392 (3.4 L)
216CID = 3.540 (3.5 L)


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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410683 Thu May 20 2021 10:17 PM
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And of course, if you do the metric conversion, then a 750 CFM Holley carb flows 21,237.635 litres/minute grin

Jon


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The most expensive carburetor is the wrong one you attempt to modify
If you truly believe "one size fits all" try walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!
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