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54 minutes ago, carlotpilot said:

no pinion shaft that i`ve ever seen has only three teeth on it . check the number stamped on the yoke end that will tell you exactly what ratio you have .

that's what I said (lol)   or was trying to say 

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yes sir's..... what I mean is ... the yoke rotated a little over 3 1/4 turns to make the wheel rotate once. That's how I got 3.30:1..  ish.. I will still look for numbers on the yoke.. Jojo

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On 12/27/2020 at 11:37 AM, Joey Mack said:

Hello, Quick farms... I raised one wheel and marked it and the yoke. I turned the wheels and got a small bit more than 3 1/4 turns. I figured it would be about a 3.30:1 ratio, but another "poster" said I need to double that number....   So that would be 6.60:1.... Any thoughts? I cant imagine it would have highway gears...

Yes with only one tire in the air you have to rotate the tire two revolutions to get the gear ratio.

if you don’t want to change the drivetrain you have a 45 mph truck there.

If you put 9-20’s on it and a overdrive, from a large pickup, you will have a nice local toy.

 

if you want to haul a camper then it needs a drivetrain swap.

 

For my Chevy I am looking for a K30 and doing a body swap. My friends think I should put an LS motor in it 

 

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Very solid looking truck.

Might look at maybe a flatbed with some gin poles on it?  That might come in handy to move stuff around(if you have big stuff).  The flat bed would give you plenty of room to haul things too.

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Thanks quickfarms... for clearing up my Q's.... It already has new 9.00' s on it.. factory 5spd..... To be honest, I'm done going fast anymore... I like low geared power, and it's a very cool looking truck.... Jojo

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Thanks freightrain,  I figure that's what I'm going to do.. I will take it to the grocery store... Butt I also get pallets of truck parts for my business, I can certainly  do better with this one. I have a '77  C-30 flat bed, 350 c.i.d., granny gear 4spd... It serves me well, but the KB, well anyway... Thanks , Jojo

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Another thing to consider for a little more speed would be a two speed rear. I had a '48 Diamond T that topped out at just over 50 mph. I found a vacuum operated two speed that got it up to about 58 mph. It also gives better gear spacing.  Do you know if your five speed has OD?

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I saw that they made them with 2spd rears...  Once I get it on the road, i will see what it can do, I'm guessing no more than 55-60 mph, but if the low range power is there, that will be fine too... The G.V.W. is #16,500,,  I do not know if it's an O.D. tranny yet... I haven't done anything to it since I got it.. I've been busy with business. But since I posted this, I've been getting Itchy!! 🤫..I will get under it and look at the tranny for I.D...Thanks, Jojo

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i ran a 49 L-190 for years. six cylinder gas with 5 speed and two speed rear. 

in low it was slow, around 45-50 mph.  but high rear would run 75mph. 

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when you are up to your armpits in alligators,

it is hard to remember you only came in to drain the swamp..

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Well, I tried to find tranny I.D..... All I found was: 3-4-R.... and, 95903-H... I tried to find them on the Inter-web, but no luck... I need to bid on a svc manual on E-Bay.... Anyone have any ideas about these numbers?  Jojo

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