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Old 08-22-2012, 10:00 AM
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Hello Grease_Fever
Thanks for asking and no I dont mind questions.
My cousin had an inline pre 70`s ford and it had a lot of torque for pulling and I liked that. I had a 3.8 buick in the buggy at first and hated to work on it.just to time it was a pain in the A##
So I started buying the 250`s 4 of them and just playing around with them and then I came across the 292 1979 inline started to read about them so I just bought 2 of them.
One for the buggy and the other for parts if needed There easy on gas and real easy to work on. You dont half to take off 45 things to get to whatever to work on. The heads on the 250 are the same thats on the 292 I have 3 extras { never know }
I put the 5 speed behind the auto becouse of the gearing..I think I have around 38 diffrent gears. When you sea some swampbuggys they have a gear box after the auto or 4-5 speed tranny this is only set for one set of gears...Well if they want to change gears thay half to tear it apart and take out thoes gears and put in diffrent ones..Well all I half to do is shift. Now this will blow your mind ..Put the auto and the 5 speed in reverse and the buggy WILL go foward..weard right...it does... you can do that and walk away and come back in 3 hours and it hasent rollen 20 feet ..those gears are used for when you get stuck.. to stop the mud from sucking down your tires when you walking out of where ever.I useuly drive around in high range and 4th gear.. when I put it in 5th gear IV only gone about 35 mph. didnt want to push it ...Most of the time IM crawling when IM in the woods I can put the auto in drive and the 5 speed in 2nd and dont even half to work the gas ..IV been about 35 miles back in the big cypress hunting for 10 days at a time depending how many permetts I can get. Nice talken to ya Capt. Kurt Fort Myers Florida
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