I was not trying to flame you . But in Charles' first email he asked " in
terms of acceleration and responsiveness " as two of his criteria. Frank C.
is correct in asking what motor and transmission ? Also how you plan to use
the car. Years ago I used my Sprite to commute to work every day on the
California freeways. Today the car has a much different role . It's a
weekend toy for playing on Colorado mountain roads. The real answer is : "
What is the best diff. ratio ? It depends "
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Dwelley [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 8:57 AM
> To: Hanna, Mark; Charles D. Sorkin; Spridget List
> Subject: RE: What is the best diff ratio?
> I completely agree. My response was based purely on
> the idea of normal pleasure driving; not on racing or
> lower band acceleration.
> --- "Hanna, Mark" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi Dan ,
> > 3.9 might be fine at sea level on the freeway. On
> > twisty mtn. roads where
> > acceleration is more interesting than top end , I
> > would opt for a 4.22 or
> > even a 4.55.
> > My 2 cents ,
> > Mark Hanna
> > AN5
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Dan Dwelley [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > > Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2000 2:32 PM
> > > To: Charles D. Sorkin; Spridget List
> > > Subject: Re: What is the best diff ratio?
> > >
> > > 3.909:1 These are durable and readily available.
> > > 3.7:1 These will give you the best top end but
> > tend to
> > > be a little weaker and not so available (mainly
> > > because they were only available on the 78.5 and
> > 79
> > > Models).
> > >
> > > Dan Dwelley
> > > 77 Midget
> > > Alexandria, Va.
> > >
> > > --- "Charles D. Sorkin" <email@example.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > That's it... what is the "best" rear end for a
> > > > spridget, in terms of
> > > > acceleration, durability, responsiveness, etc.?
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Charles