1930’s Ring & Pinion gear ratios

ToddhToddh Posts: 258Member
Thanks to Allan Minard for pointing this great tidbit out to me. Note the 3.55 and 3.88 ratios available.  

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  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,424Senior Contributor
    Yeah, good luck trying to find one of them!
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
  • ToddhToddh Posts: 258Member
    Allan found an original one and put it in his 42 Commodore Eight.  I have one of the newer ones that will go in my 34 Terraplane 
  • lostmindlostmind Posts: 1,442Expert Adviser
    I heard the 3 5/9 reffered to as " Western " gears , for states with no hills
    Wellington , Ohio
  • barrysweet52barrysweet52 Posts: 638Expert Adviser
    I found a 4:1 ratio for my 1924H. Better than the standard 4:45. You may have heard me shouting with joy. I bought 6 diffs to find it. Have bought eight 30's diffs but no luck yet with a good ratio. 
  • hasktavern1hasktavern1 Posts: 62Member
    Not being too familiar with the '31 Essex drivetrains, I'm amazed by the 5.89 ratio at the other end of the spectrum.
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,424Senior Contributor
    What about the 6-1/9th ratio available as an option for the 1928 Essex?  Ostensibly for mountainous terrain!
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
  • hasktavern1hasktavern1 Posts: 62Member
    Wow!  That would definitely get you up the mountain....but it might take a while to get to town. :)
  • terraplane8terraplane8 Posts: 583Senior Contributor
    Wow!  That would definitely get you up the mountain....but it might take a while to get to town. :)

    The upside is you'd never need to use your brakes going downhill!
    1933 Essex Terraplane Eight 1936 Terraplane 1936 Hudson Eight
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