Speedo gear

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Speedo gear

Postby Bunkerhillbilly » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:51 am

Het guys, anybody know how many teeth are on a speedo gear for 3:50 ratio rear end?? I got a bunch of em in a drawer but don't know which one I need.

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Re: Speedo gear

Postby colnago » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:52 pm

That's going to depend on the groove count on the transmission's output shaft, the rear-end ratio (3.50, from your post), and tire size. I have a C6 with a 7-groove shaft, 4.10 gearing, and 245/75R16 tires, and I think I'm using a purple gear. This is probably not what you want to hear, but it might end up being trial-and-error for you.

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On edit, Ford also used gears with long "snouts," and gears with short snouts (the narrow plastic shaft that goes beyond the geared portion). I think this helps keep the gear in the right place, relative to the top of the output shaft. As I recall, you want the short snout (could be wrong on this, so I hope someone comes in to correct if needed).
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