You shoulda' assumed, you would have been correct. I swapped out the
4.11 with a 3.89 when I did the Swing-Spring upgrade last winter. It
helps lower the top end rpm's but is not nearly enough.
Gambony, Jim wrote:
> On the later Spitfires the non-od 4th was about 17mph/1000 rpm, and the o/d
> 4th is about 20 mph/1000 rpm.
> I figured Joe probably had the 3.89, but I wasn't going to assume...
> (whose Mini Cooper turns 4k at 50 mph :(
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Peter Zaborski [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Friday, August 14, 1998 2:52 PM
> > To: 'Joe Curry'
> > Cc: 'TR6 List'
> > Subject: RE: restorations
> > > From: Joe Curry [mailto:email@example.com]
> > > Sent: Friday, August 14, 1998 1:49 PM
> > >
> > > I'm going somewhere around 80mph at that rpm.
> > Oh 80 is not so bad. I had visions of either triple digit speeds or a
> > tongue-in-cheek posting. Seeing no smiley anywhere, I assumed the former.
> > But I guess the Spits are quite highly strung. In any event (and you
> > probably know this already), that O/D makes a huuuge difference in the
> > highway cruising aspect of our cars.
> > Did the Spits have a higher reduction O/D or would the power limitations
> > prevent that kind of long leggedness?
> > --- Peter Zaborski CF58310UO Calgary,Canada ---
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