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Old 01-13-2020, 07:24 PM   #1
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Finished the Mitchell O/D and the weather cooperated today so I got to put some miles on it. My car has 4.11 gears with 215/75/15 tires. At roughly 60 MPH it was running 3000 RPM. Now running 3000 RPM a shift to O/D drops the RPM to 2100. We have a lot of 65 MPH 2 lane roads so I was always just trying to stay out of the way. I couldn`t be happier with the results. Cruising along with traffic at 65-70 it is perfect. The speedometer is off so I have to change the driven gear on the Mitchell. (late model ford part) Guessing though, 70 MPH is around 2500 RPM. I will take the wife`s Garmin for a ride tomorrow to check speed vs RPM. Best thing I have done to my car by far!!
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:06 PM   #2
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Kool!!
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Finished the Mitchell O/D and the weather cooperated today so I got to put some miles on it. My car has 4.11 gears with 215/75/15 tires. At roughly 60 MPH it was running 3000 RPM. Now running 3000 RPM a shift to O/D drops the RPM to 2100. We have a lot of 65 MPH 2 lane roads so I was always just trying to stay out of the way. I couldn`t be happier with the results. Cruising along with traffic at 65-70 it is perfect. The speedometer is off so I have to change the driven gear on the Mitchell. (late model ford part) Guessing though, 70 MPH is around 2500 RPM. I will take the wife`s Garmin for a ride tomorrow to check speed vs RPM. Best thing I have done to my car by far!!
Knew you'd love it... Now wait for the onslaught of questions when you park it. "What's that other shifter for?"
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You have a picture of your second lever in yours Max?
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I put the cable in mine so I don't have the stick in floor
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You have a picture of your second lever in yours Max?
Here is mine.

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Very nice job, Tommy. And, generous of you to offer old parts for just shipping costs in early post above....guessing they will have great value for someone on here.

Just curious, but what kind of brakes do you have now on your '37?
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Looks good ! What % reduction unit did you choose ?
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Thanks for the feedback on speed/rpm. Judging from your ratio/tire/speed information, you evidently have the 36% gearing in the Mitchell.
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I do.
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Very nice job, Tommy. And, generous of you to offer old parts for just shipping costs in early post above....guessing they will have great value for someone on here.

Just curious, but what kind of brakes do you have now on your '37?
I have 39-41 hydraulic brakes with a dual master cylinder.
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Thanks 37 Cab !
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Looks great Tommy.

I did the shift lever also. Kind of fits with the truck look for me. Found a vintage knob that fit and painted the lever black.

Really like the mitchell as well. Nice to split 2nd gear around town also.
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Nice Tinker!
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