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Old 08-10-2006, 01:11 PM
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I have a Ford Maverick 1972 with a TCI C-4 Street Fighter transmission and a 3500 stall convertor. What gear should I use to make it fast? I had a 6cil and I don't know what gear I have right now.
I am also trying to gear a T-10 (toploaded) what gear should I use for that.
My car only weighs 2500 lb. I have a 302 w/350hp on motor. I just want to do the right thing. Please advise.

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I have a Ford Maverick 1972 with a TCI C-4 Street Fighter transmission and a 3500 stall convertor. What gear should I use to make it fast? I had a 6cil and I don't know what gear I have right now.
I am also trying to gear a T-10 (toploaded) what gear should I use for that.
My car only weighs 2500 lb. I have a 302 w/350hp on motor. I just want to do the right thing. Please advise.
To go the fastest, use the numerically lowest gear you can find. It will not accelerate well, but given enough room it should go quite fast.

Actually, your intended usage will dictate which gear will work best for you...if you just want a quarter miler, then you want a gear that will put you at max rpm's as you cross the traps. If you want street / strip, then a gear somewhere between 3.5 and 3.9 will probably work well.
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What he said!!

All depends on the intended use of the vehicle. For street use a 3500 stall is a bit high in my estimation..a 2200 stall will do the job and still allow you to run with traffic and not squeal you tires when you leave a light. And as for gears you will want a posi. I run a 3.50 behind a 350hp sbc for all around usage. 3.08 are good road gears and so on. Talk to the guys building your rear gears and they will hook you up according to what you tell them you plan to use the car for the most.


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