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Old 08-31-2011, 05:44 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Idea for gearing.

You could try a Trail 90 (CT90) engine with the dual-range gearbox. It's supposed to have a 1.89:1 ratio to the countershaft when in low range. Then you could gear up the final drive to 2X and achieve the 100 mph top speed while in high range (1:1 ratio). Supposedly these are shiftable "on the fly." You would have an 8-speed gearbox, in effect.
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