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Old 09-12-2019, 08:00 AM   #21
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Default Re: 3.27 ring and pinion, anyone using one ?

I run a 3.27 in my Coupe. Love it. Only a 27" tyre height though. Just done a 350 mile round trip at a steady 60-65mph. 30mph around town in top is no problem either.

To be honest the gearing is lower than the 3.54 in my Tourer running 29" tall tyres.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:28 AM   #22
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Another thing to remember.....higher rear end gearing will allow higher cruising speeds, but at the cost of slower acceleration, especially in town. Iíve tried leaving my Mitchell in high range and driving it around town, and even with the 5.5 HC head, acceleration was definitely slower, and in surface street driving that I do, with lots of stop signs and lights, better acceleration is appreciated. One of the benefits of the OD is it gives you the option of the original gearing or OD....you arenít stuck with one or the other....
I left the confines of stock appearance..6 to 1 winfield head (repop).C grind cam, Stromberg 97,B distributor,header and resonator..and it pull the mitchell in high range just fine.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:54 AM   #23
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Default Re: 3.27 ring and pinion, anyone using one ?

I put 3.54 gears in my coupe and love it! The hills around here seem daunting for a 3.27. I was very pleasantly surprised at the the improvement on the hills. The top end and the gas mileage, all have improved. If I lived in the flatter areas, I might have gone for the 3.27.
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