just wondering??

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by joesfj40, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. joesfj40

    joesfj40 SILVER Star

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    if you guys take your cruisers on they freeway what do you seem to top out at? :) lol
     
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    70 MPH seems comfy with 33's and 4.11:1
     
  3. FineWynsFJ40

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    57 if she's frisky, 52 otherwise. 60 for emergency use only.
     
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    would that be WITH the wind or AGAINST the wind?
     
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    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    65-70 no problem....


    :beer: 42's and 4:88's
     
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    I was clocked once at 92 mph coming home from a LSLC meeting.

    4.88s and 42s too..............
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    been over 100, but prefer to be around 80 ish. soa/36s/465/4.56s
     
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    dgangle total rice

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    It all depends on the pucker factor at the time. 70-75 with a 350, 4.11:1's and 33's seem to be the comfort level at around 3000-3200 RPM's. I got a 3.73 to try in the rear so I am anxious to see what she's do...
     
  9. RUfj40crazy

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    70ish with stock gears 4 speed and a V8, any more and it just seems to suck gas!!!
     
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    65-70 on flat level freeway. Can accelerate briefly to almost 80! :eek: . Confortable cruising speed is about 62 or something, 33's/4:11s.
     
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    my 40 with the nv4500 75-80 mph, the 45 with the sm420 60-65 mph. both have 4.11 and 35's
     
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    i go 60 mph and sometimes go up to 70 to pass, i think that there is more in her but with 4 wheel drums i dont know how fast i could stop if something came up. I don't drive the cruiser to get there fast, i drive a cruiser to get where no one else can.
     
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    I have never gone over 75 but I think it would, 60 is great still good at 65 at 70 the engine is screaming. It loves 55-60 33s /4.11s
     
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    what's 180 kilometers per hour work out to in miles?

    briefly, slight down hill, 33's 4.11:1 and a H diesel motor in the troopy
     
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    All stock, no problem doing 70-75mph. At 60 I have a problem with one tire that bounces (need new tires). Above 60 mph no bounce.
     
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    Not sure the speedo cable is pieced on my rig. even the mileage quit turning over.....that's great. My friends clocked me at 65 flat and 70 downhill.
     
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    You can buy one for $20 at Advance or napa that works great and it was not that hard to change out.
     
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    65 comfortably. Did it for 500 miles in one day. 70 and above and she'll let you know she isn't happy. 33s 4.11 4spd stock tcase
     
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    Speeds

    Have done over 100, GPS verified. Very Dangerous, only did it once.

    70mph @3000 rpm was ok cruising speed.

    :cheers:

    J.R.
     
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    Original 64 drivetrain:

    70 was comfortable and easy on 31s

    With 33s, 70 is a little tougher - more like 65 most of the time.

    Coming down mountain passes I've held 85-90 for extended periods of time.
     
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