Smokey didn't specify, but he's talking about 3/4 and 1 tons.
For us there were no alterative gears until now.
A 3.90 gear set is great for these because of our tire size.
For example my 1 ton with 5.14 gears turns about 3000 rpm at 55 MPH. With 3.90
gears it would turn about 2300 rpm at 55.
As it is now 75 mph at 4200 rpm winds that old 235 just a little to tight!. With
3.90s, 95 mph at 4000 rpm is within range.
Oh, oh, I just love the thought of tailgating some slowpoke Toyota at 80 mph.
he could see in his mirrors would be headlights and a grill with an old chevy
emblem at the top. He, He, He. Move over Rover, this big old dog's a goin' home!
'49 3800 Chevy panel
'52 640 GMC firetruck
Wayne Osborne wrote:
> Most people try to get away from the 3:90 and 4:10 that comes in the 56's.
> Keeps the RPM up to high when driving at normal speeds. Most 56's came
> with a 3:90 rear, so ya might wanna double check what ya got before ya take
> a chance and buy the same gears ya have...wayne
> At 06:04 PM 5/4/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >I found a place to buy high speed rear ends (4.10 and 3.90), if anyone is
> >interested. I'm about to buy one for the '56. Already have one in the '50.
> >They can be e-mailed at:
> >URL www.rearman.com
> >Phone 1-888-560-2127
> >Smokey Culver
> >'50 3600 5-window (mine)
> >'56 3600 (hers)
> >League City, Texas
> >oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> Wayne Osborne
> 1956 Chevy Pickup
> LaGrange Ga.
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959