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Old 04-08-2014, 07:41 AM   #1
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Default My C7 does not have a 6.2 engine, engines are measured in cubic inches

I remember when they started this liter nonsense in the mid 60s and I never liked it. Numbers like 265, 283, 327, 427 all mean something to me. She's real fine my 409 just would not sound right if it were She's real fine my 6.7023.

Liters are less precise, when anyone asks I tell them I have a 376 engine. A 6.2L = 378.35in³ and a 6.1L = 372.24in³ which leaves a big gap between 6.1 & 6.2. Using liters bothers me because I am old school / old fashioned and it is not as precise.

If anyone asks you tell them it is a 376.

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Old 04-08-2014, 07:55 AM   #2
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so, I guess a 9 mm is off, too.
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so, I guess a 9 mm is off, too.
I prefer a .357 magnum to a 9 MM

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and just to keep the kidding alive, and what would that be in inches?

"The .357 S&W Magnum (9×33mmR).." fr. wikiped.
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and just to keep the kidding alive, and what would that be in inches?

"The .357 S&W Magnum (9×33mmR).." fr. wikiped.
.357 = .38 but true
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lol Im young and when people ask me about that like what motor is in your z06 and I would say a 427 (for my c6z ) they would look at me puzzled
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7 Liter:



427:



There IS a difference. I'm fine with the current metric designations - I think it borders on blasphemy to call the current 7 liter a "427".
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I agree about the liters vs. inches. 376 just doesn't have that ring to it, like say 409 but then neither does 6.2. LT1 does.
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7 Liter:



427:



There IS a difference. I'm fine with the current metric designations - I think it borders on blasphemy to call the current 7 liter a "427".
I remember when they started the switch, Back then some people could not pronounce the word.I remember a radio commercial where the said the car had a 5 "lit tree engine".

If someone gives me a number in "lee ters" I have to convert it to CI to figure out how big it is.
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7 Liter:



427:



There IS a difference. I'm fine with the current metric designations - I think it borders on blasphemy to call the current 7 liter a "427".
definitely but the motor is still a 427 lol but people are equally confused when you say 7L lol I just say it has an engine now.
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Canada went metric back in 1978 and now we are so used to it, it's so easy compared to imperial....

We are slooooolyyyy converting you guy's to join the rest of the planet in metric...
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I remember when they started this liter nonsense in the mid 60s and I never liked it. Numbers like 265, 283, 327, 427 all mean something to me. She's real fine my 409 just would not sound right if it were She's real fine my 6.7023.

Liters are less precise, when anyone asks I tell them I have a 376 engine. A 6.2L = 378.35in³ and a 6.1L = 372.24in³ which leaves a big gap between 6.1 & 6.2. Using liters bothers me because I am old school / old fashioned and it is not as precise.

If anyone asks you tell them it is a 376.

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A 6.2L = 378.35in³
If anyone asks you tell them it is a 376

I am not an engine guy but why not say its a 378?
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Its a join the world thing (Remember No More Exceptionalism in US anymore) We are to march in line with the peace loving people of Europe and switch to METRIC!!!!
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I remember when they started this liter nonsense in the mid 60s and I never liked it. Numbers like 265, 283, 327, 427 all mean something to me. She's real fine my 409 just would not sound right if it were She's real fine my 6.7023.

Liters are less precise, when anyone asks I tell them I have a 376 engine. A 6.2L = 378.35in³ and a 6.1L = 372.24in³ which leaves a big gap between 6.1 & 6.2. Using liters bothers me because I am old school / old fashioned and it is not as precise.

If anyone asks you tell them it is a 376.

Rant off
Not to create a controversy, and being an old timer, I also think in US units. However we are the last country in the world not to use metric (now called SI!) In fact you can’t work on your Vette without metric tools. I have been on our tech societies metric standards committee since the early 1970’s! We publish things like how to properly convert etc., like 409 is 6.70 liters (only use enough digits to represent intended accuracy etc!)
It might be of interest that the US was the promoter of the 10 based measurement system from the 1780’s! This is some history:
In 1782 Thomas Jefferson suggested the messy currency situation in the US needed to be fixed. We were using British Pounds, Dutch Guilders and Spanish Pieces of Eight! He proposed the base 10 currency system we use today.
Jefferson and Ben Franklin strongly supported a base 10 measurement system that was being developed in France (now called SI.)
In 1790 George Washington in his First Congressional address said ”Uniformity of currency, weights and measures is of great importance.” Congress only supported currency! (Follow the money. Money is mostly what the bankers cared about!)
Typical of the US Congress they left us with our messy measurement system!

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I remember when they started this liter nonsense in the mid 60s and I never liked it. Numbers like 265, 283, 327, 427 all mean something to me. She's real fine my 409 just would not sound right if it were She's real fine my 6.7023.

Liters are less precise, when anyone asks I tell them I have a 376 engine. A 6.2L = 378.35in³ and a 6.1L = 372.24in³ which leaves a big gap between 6.1 & 6.2. Using liters bothers me because I am old school / old fashioned and it is not as precise.

If anyone asks you tell them it is a 376.

Rant off
I loved the old numbers 289 (Ford) 326 (Pontiac), 340 and 383 Mopar and the classic GM/Corvette 350 small block. The 6 cylinder engines never had cubic inches mentioned back then and 4 cylinder engines were an embarrassment which I had in my first new car-a 74 Vega.
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A 6.2L = 378.35in³
If anyone asks you tell them it is a 376

I am not an engine guy but why not say its a 378?
Because the car does not have a 378 nine.

My whole point is the engine is advertised as a 376 engine and 6.2 does not = 376

THIS IS THE INFO ON THE GM WEB SITE

GM lists the car at 376 CI, Unless you want to list the displacement as 6.2xxxx the 376 number is more accurate

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Standard Engine Gas V8
Displacement (liters/cu. in.) 6.2L/376
7-speed manual transmission Standard
6-speed Paddle Shift automatic transmission Available
Horsepower @ RPM 455 @ 6000
Horsepower (with performance exhaust) 460
Torque @ RPM 460 @ 4600
Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Axle Ratio 3.42
Steering/Suspension 6.2L V8 DI engine RWD
Front Suspension Short/Long Arm
Rear Suspension Short/Long Arm
Brakes 6.2L V8 DI engine RWD
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Yes
Brake/ABS System 4-Wheel

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It's the pleasure of memory, not practicality that makes us like cubic inches.

In my first job I got paid $283/month, but then they raised it to $327/month. Really.
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You think the switch to "little tree" is painful. I can't wait when the US changes from Fahrenheit to Celsius or lb to kg. These two are really painful.

But the big one mph to kph. To this day, I never got use to this mostly because 60 mph=1 minute per mile. This works nicely. But 100kph doesn't play nicely with 1 minute.

The other thing is fuel consumption, mpg is easy. But for some reason, in metric, they insist on liters/100km. This is dumb. So if you know you have say, 8 liters at 10.3liters/100km. Now how far can you go? Dig out your calc. or switch the display to range if you can find it.
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