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5 speed question

To: mgs@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: 5 speed question
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 20:24:34 EST
I have seen the use of 5 speed transmissions with the Midget--and some
discussion of 5 speeds in Bs---but today I had a thought which crossed my
mind.  Help me out -----I have always been under the impression that no matter
how many gears you have, the final gear is 1 to 1.  That is for every turn on
the input side, you get one turn at the rear.   Sooooo how is it that a 5
speed has the effect of an overdrive -----or does it? That is, lower rpms at
high speed in the final gear. Example hihway driving.  I'm
puzzled----------guessI don't understand what I thought I did.

Your thoughts please    Jerry G  '72 B

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