How does this combo work in a Tudor? Cruising speed, hill pulling, any other experience? PK
How do you get a 4.11 gear ratio? Chaffins has a 9 tooth pinion that will work with the std 40 tooth ring gear, that's 4.44:1 for a high revving hill climb racer. Next available I know about is 4:1 with an accessory 10 tooth pinion.
Here are the KC Warford ratios with std 3.64 (11/40) gears: https://www.modeltford.com/item/WARFTR.aspx
With 4:1 in the rear end, High/Direct would give 4:1 and High/OD => 3.32:1
Seems like a good compromise for a closed car in mostly flat country with small hills?
Thanks for the reply Roger. I'm buying this car and this is what the owner said was in it. It could well be 4:10. I do a lot of mountain driving here so I was thinking this might be better ratio. When I get the car home I'll see how it works in these mountains. PK
I think it was just a case of defaulting to known values. 4.11s are standard gears in more modern hotrods and muscle cars. Most likely it has a 10 tooth pinion for 4 to 1. He just said 4.11 cause that's a more "common" number.
Sure. I was thinking of a song
"..with four-eleven gears you can really get lost. It's got safety tubes and I'm not scared, the brakes are good and my tires fair."
Pat -- The 10-tooth pinion with a standard ring gear gives you a 4:1, as has been mentioned. This is a great rear gear in combination with a Warford. You get better power for hill climbing, and the Warford's overdrive gear is actually quite useful. With standard rear gearing, the overdrive is too tall to use very much.
Thanks guys. The seller said he really liked the gearing. I just did a run over Beartooth Pass in June and was on the low pedal a lot. Looking forward to having some gears! PK
Pat, I have 4/1 gears in a 1916 touring with a KC Warford. I love it Good low end and good top end. BE CAREFUL SHIFTING the shift pattern is real tight. Don