I spent some time thinking about the 130-Club.

*whatever the all-up race weight of truck is,with you inside,divide that by 13.336 to get your required horsepower,to get you 130 mph in one mile.

*If you're gonna start with 130,then you need to select an H-rated tire,so we can get a circumference.

*The surface velocity of the tread (11,400 feet/per minute),divided by the circumference will tell you your axle rpm.

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*We need the engine's redline rpm.

*At redline,whatever your top transmission gear is,it's ratio will determine the output shaft/driveshaft rpm.

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*between the driveshaft rpm and the axle rpm,this will determine your quick-change ring and pinion ratio to have you at redline as you exit the one-mile trap at 130.

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*If you're gonna turn around and try for the 150,we've gotta start all over.

- you'll need V-rated tires and their circumference.

- the tires will be spinning at 13,200 surface feet per minute.

- with the new circumference we can calculate the axle rpm.

- the engine,again,will be at redline rpm.

- top gear will establish the driveshaft rpm.

- From this you can select your ring and pinion.

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*I don't know what horsepower is needed for 13,200 FPM in 10,560-feet.

*the rolling resistance for V-rated tires is higher than for H-rated,so we'd need some more horsepower just for these tires.

*aerodynamic power required will be 33% higher.

* If you're going for 'time' you can streamline all you want.

* If you're going for a record,you'll be severely limited on aero,and will have to make it up with more horsepower.

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*If we had the horsepower and total race weight for the 150-mph

Karmann Ghia LSR car,we'd have a power-to-weight ratio necessary for 150 in the 2-mile!