[ROVERNET - UK] RE: Irregular Final Drive Still???
Chris J Wilson
chris at chris-wilson.org
Wed Feb 20 09:25:18 GMT 2008
My '68 2000SC agrees with Eric as I'm showing 3000RPM at around 60 mph
I'd be able to check my V8s, but unfortunately, with a lack of brakes on both the NADA and the UK-spec cars, I'd have a few problems slowing down afterwards..
Shame I didn't realise you were in Redondo Beach, as I was only down the road this last weekend - could have taken a look for you
'69 3500S RHD NADA
'70 P6B Estate
'74 P6B Auto parts car
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> Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 22:31:45 -0800 (PST)
> From: Eric Russell <p6rovers at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] RE: Irregular Final Drive Still???
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> Gosh,.... I wish there was an easy answer.
> On my 1969 TC 2000, my Tach reads 2500 and I am doing
> 50 mph. 3000 is 60 mph; 2000 is 40 mph. This is all
> in 4th gear on the highway. I have a standard 2000
> final drive.
> Regretfully (or I haven't noticed and that's a *real*
> regret), nobody has discussed the effect of a 3500
> final drive installed on a 2000. Oh, well,.... sigh..
> --- Adrian McDonald <adrianmcdon at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > I will keep my Tardis vehicle secret, for fear of
> > wheeled plunger pointing aliens turning up and
> > attempting to exterminate me with their plunger
> > devices.......(UK TV reference).......
> > On the original topic, I did not mention that I
> > "calibrated" the tachometer with a digital
> > multimeter so I know I am actually doing 3000rpm
> > (which equates to 40 something mph on the
> > speedoinstead of 58.5mph that it should be). How do
> > I calibrate the speedo? Well, it "feels" just
> > right, plus I am doing 45mph on a 45mph street and
> > keeping up with traffic nicely. If the speedo was
> > wrong and the rpm right, I would be close to 60mph
> > and definitely burning the other traffic up!
> > So I am pretty sure I have a messed up drive system.
> > In 4th gear at a 1:1 ratio, is it true that the only
> > thing that can be causing my slowness is an
> > irregular final drive???
> > Still confused of Redondo beach...
> > In fact I was so confused I bought a 3500S too. The
> > one on ebay last week....now I have the
> > collection.....
> > Adrian
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