I'm going somewhere around 80mph at that rpm. Yeah, yeah, I know I'm
not supposed to be driving that fast. But it's hard not to, especially
when I'm caravaning with a couple of TR6's.
As a matter of one point, If I hadn't swapped out the diff. (4.11) to a
later one (3.89), it would be even worse.
Because the earlier Spits had smaller engines, in order for them to have
the pep necessary in a sports car, the 4.11 rear gears were standard.
Peter Zaborski wrote:
> > From: Joe Curry [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Friday, August 14, 1998 12:52 PM
> > I can't stand to see that Tach sitting on 5K
> > for extended periods of time.
> Ok I'll bite this one...
> I am admittedly Spit-challenged but how fast are you going at 5k rpm??? My
> TR6's O/D (J-type) invokes a 25% reduction in RPMs. At 70mph I'm revving at
> an indicated 2500rpm with O/D on
> (<http://www.cyberbia.com/peterz/tmp/70mph.jpg> - returning from the ATDI
> last Monday near Banff) and 3400rpm with O/D off. At 5000 I'd be going
> veeery fast if I could even get up that high. If you could reduce the 5k by
> 25% that would still be 3750 no? Pretty fast, in a TR6 anyway. Are Spits
> that much more highly strung (or whatever the term is)?
> --- Peter Zaborski CF58310UO Calgary,Canada ---
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