Tom, your task force would be very easy because it had an OD option. You would
need the whole trans as they use a different mainshaft for the OD. The OD option
used a 4.10 rear but 3.90 works fine. You can use your stock driveshaft, however
if the OD is from a car you will need a new front yoke to match. If you use a
borg warner trans '55 to '59 (?) the shifter arms fit fine. If you use a later
saginaw you will have ot fabricate or modify the shifter arms.
Grant 50 3100
Tom Burt wrote:
> Grant/Oletrucks Configuration Gurus,
> That may be what I need for my '57. What does it take for OD?
> Is it a tailshaft adapter or is it a whole tranny?
> I like having the orig rear and would prefer a wide range in gear ratios.
> Shoulda been a rig operator (luv them 10-speed split axle).
> Tom B. '57 Stepside 3200
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Grant Galbraith [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 1999 6:54 PM
> To: Rob Jacobs
> Cc: Kathy Bray; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Different Ratio Rear End??
> The engine does have some bearing here. A 216 with 3.55 gears may be a little
> disappointing if you want to haul firewood up side of a hill. I could hardly
> notice a difference between the 3.90 and 4.11 gears for highway cruising. The
> open driveline is nice if you don't care about originality, you can put in an
> OD tranny which IMO is the way to go if you are looking for highway gears.
> Grant 50 3100
> Rob Jacobs wrote:
> > It isn't the engine, it is the rearend and what the truck was expected to
> > do, and that was to haul heavy loads at low speed. You will not find gears
> > to replace your stock gears except those from Patrick's, which will get you
> > 3.55 instead of your stock 4.11. Some people will swap a rearend from a
> > 1955 or later Chev truck (that gets you 3.90 gearing), and the swap is not
> > too bad (difficult) and gets you an open driveline to boot.
> > Then you have the OTHER swaps, such as Ford 9"-ers, but that is a whole
> > 'nuther ballgame.
> > Rob
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Kathy Bray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, April 29, 1999 9:11 AM
> > Subject: [oletrucks] Different Ratio Rear End??
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Since my 1952 half ton pickup has a later (1954) and more powerful engine
> > > than it came with (a 235 instead of a 216), I'm wondering if I shouldn't
> > > change to a different ratio rear end so that the engine doesn't rev up so
> > > much at highway speeds. Does this sound like it's doable? Can you just
> > > change the gears inside the existing rear end housing, or is it necessary
> > > to replace everything? What is a proper ratio for the 235 engine?
> > >
> > > Kathy Bray
> > > and "Old Bess" '52 3100
> > >
> > > PS Thanks for all the info on Labarron Bonny and Hampton Coach. I called
> > > them and they are sending samples along with directions to the factory so
> > I
> > > can check them out in person.
> > >
> > >
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> > >
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