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Re: 3 rd gear
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Posted by Duncan Atwood [Email] (more from Duncan Atwood) on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 08:26:34 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: 3 rd gear, Gerry [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:32:40
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My daily driver is a 1970 99e, and I had the geniuses at Scanwest in Seattle install a 5 speed, along with a much beefier clutch. Fantastic results. They nailed the gearing, so the overlaps are good, which is perfect for around town, and the 5th gear allows a much quieter cruise on the highway. And the gas mileage is amazing - cheating a little (drafting behind trucks, lots of neutral coasting) and going slowly into a wind (60, 2600rpm)) and fast (70, 3000 rpm) only with a wind, I recently got 38.5 from Seattle to Portland (180 miles) and 39.6 on the way back.
I highly recommend a 5 speed!

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