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Re: 5 speed question

Subject: Re: 5 speed question
From: Susan and John Roper <>
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 1999 20:12:47 -0600
4th gear is generally 1 to 1.  5th is overdrive.  John wrote:

> 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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