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bluestreek
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From: Athens,GA
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posted 11-14-2002 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wasn't sure about my toploader so I decided to try and tell if it was a close or wide ratio version. Here's what i found out. I made a mark on my drive shaft and turned the crank in 1st gear until the drive shaft completed a full rotation. I had to turn the crank 2 full turns and then approx. 3/4 turns more to get the mark back around on the drvshft. I think this means I have a wide ratio. Right?

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, ported TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, CompCams Xtreme Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi, BFG Drag radials..

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Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 11-14-2002 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup, the wide ratio has a 2.78 low gear, while the close ratio is 2.32.

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