[MR2] 6 speed info is posted
te51levin at fastmail.fm
Sun Dec 30 02:31:30 EST 2007
Dang it, Marc, now you got me to thinking, and that is almost always
trouble. At the end of a 1/4 mile I'm out of revs in third gear, and
the options are either rev the engine out more (tempting fate), change
to a taller final drive (cheap and relatively easy) or swap to a C160
(not cheap) and go through the lights in fourth gear. Fourth in a C160
would give me 98 mph compared to the 92 mph I have now. I'm starting to
wonder whether four tightly spaced gears might produce a better ET than
three wider ones with a taller final drive. That's assuming I can shift
them quickly enough not to make a fool of myself.
Well, poop. I guess I'll have to sell some more old Corolla parts out
of the garage. Anybody need a fresh 2TG?
On Fri, 28 Dec 2007 13:43:24 -0800 (PST), "Marc Medina"
<marc at marcmedina.com> said:
> Actually, it's about a 200 RPM drop at 70. Nothing to right home about,
> but still, a slight drop.
> Scott Lelievre <scottl at cape.com> wrote:
> 6 speeds don't drop highway revs. They just move the gear ratios closer
> Chris S wrote:
> > understatement. I would love a 6 spd on my turbo....
> > 5th gear at 75mph at 2700 rpm or so would be good
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Donald Chalfant"
> > To: ;
> > Sent: Friday, December 28, 2007 2:05 PM
> > Subject: Re: [MR2] 6 speed info is posted
> >> Very Impressive Marc.
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Marc Medina"
> >> To:
> >> Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 2:48 PM
> >> Subject: [MR2] 6 speed info is posted
> >>> Hi guys,
> >>> Well, I finally got my 6 speed conversion info posted to my site:
> >>> www.marcmedina.com/6speed.html
> >>> There are also links to the page with movies of the 6 speed in action,
> >>> and a link to the youtube streaming versions of the vids as well.
> >>> All I can say is MAN is the 6 speed COOL!
> >>> Marc
> >>> www.marcmedina.com
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