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Re: MGB Gearing for vintage racing

Subject: Re: MGB Gearing for vintage racing
From: "Jerry Causey" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 20:51:46 -0800
I think that it depends on where you'll be racing. You probably don't  want to 
gear the car so low that you run out of revs in top gear before you have to 
start braking at the end of the longest straight. You may want to consider more 
than one ratio. I understand the banjo axle can be set up as a 
semi-quick-change rear end if you have multiple "pumpkins" set up with 
different ratio gear sets to swap out.

Another consideration is that your GT may not be "legal" for whatever 
governing body you're vintage racing under, since GTs were only built with 
tubed axles.

Jerry Causey

> It looks as though I have found a good banjo rear end for my
> MGB-GT and am now faced with the task of choosing a gear
> ratio.  Stock is 3.90, but there are options for 4.30 and
> 4.55.  I'm inclined to go with 4.30 unless someone says that
> the 4.55 is really necessary.  I'd like the car to be at
> least a little bit streetable when all is said and done, but
> still be best suited for the track.  Any input would be
> greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Andy

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