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Re: tranny's

Subject: Re: tranny's
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 10:53:55 EST
In a message dated 1/11/06 10:16:29 PM Pacific Standard Time, 

<< Do you folks really think that real race cars have 6 and 7 speed gearboxes
 cause they are SLOWER with that equipment.  Come on. Been there. He who can
 stay up on the power curve longer is going to be faster, and you aren' t 
 to do that by going way over the top of the curve or be very far under it.
 The more speeds the quicker. PERIOD.

This has always been my thoughts.  Then I started hearing RX-7 Rotary Mazda 
racers searching for the right differential ratio so that they do not have to 
shift as much.  Maybe rotary engines are different animals.  

I have recently cut back on some of the shifting that I use to do, since it 
seemed that the last few years I was loosing speed by bumbling through the gear 
box.  Of course I am not a very good example. I am still using stock gear 
ratios that came in the TR-3/TR-4 gearboxes, where third and third overdrive 
nearly the same.

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