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Re: Need for speed
John Milliman #1363193 Tue Jun 02 2020 02:46 PM
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John ,I agree . As you know I have managed to accumulate a fair bit of highway miles with a stock tired 235 , no power steering or brakes with the only concessions being after market rims and an o/d transmission and still have a fairly dependable truck .
That being said I admire the guys that have improved performance with cams , carbs , and manifolds but alas I lack the funds and the know how to do the same .
I did find a 261 out of a 2 ton that I installed over the winter but it too will retain the stock manifolds and carb . I am anxious to see how it performs later this season .

John


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Re: Need for speed
Bodini #1363210 Tue Jun 02 2020 05:02 PM
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Who was driving and what? We may never know.

However, if I had to guess, I’d guess either DJ or I was driving either his truck or mine.

I know they can move like that. Been tested. drive


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Re: Need for speed
Bodini #1363240 Tue Jun 02 2020 08:26 PM
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Is it possible to over-rev a stock 235?

My 1962 235 has stock intake, exhaust, ignition and a Rochestor model B carb. I think I could floor it in 2nd gear and it would never blow up. Correct?


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Re: Need for speed
Bodini #1363268 Tue Jun 02 2020 11:15 PM
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Dj's truck can certainly exercise the speedo to its full potential , and as a side note , it's a fairly good cure for constipation !!

John


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Re: Need for speed
Bodini #1363274 Tue Jun 02 2020 11:52 PM
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Some of the really low-geared big rigs had governors on them to prevent over-revving in the lower gears, but it was probably sort of redundant once the first few shifts got accomplished. The gas flow through the cylinder head is so convoluted that it's unlikely a stock 235 would hurt itself once it's out of 1st. or 2nd. gear on a SM-420. Maybe downhill with a heavy load, wide open in granny gear might make one over-rev, but it would take a real doofus to try that!
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Re: Need for speed
Bodini #1363277 Wed Jun 03 2020 12:21 AM
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Jerry -- you, of all people, should know better than to underestimate our doofusness ...


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Re: Need for speed
Bodini #1363281 Wed Jun 03 2020 12:36 AM
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Play with this for a while. [randysworldwide.com]. I have a set up that most scoff at. It is 54 235 with a T5 trans and 2.73 Nova rear end. It is great on moderate Indiana roads and I have had it in the Smokie mountains. I cruise all day long at 65-70 mph at less than 2000 rpm. Mpg around 15.


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Re: Need for speed
Hotrod Lincoln #1363296 Wed Jun 03 2020 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
The gas flow through the cylinder head is so convoluted that it's unlikely a stock 235 would hurt itself once it's out of 1st. or 2nd. gear on a SM-420.
Jerry

It's like a built in governor.

So, I won't bother with a tach. I have a cheap one but it doesn't work well. It's powered by a button battery and you wrap the sense wire around a spark plug lead.


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Re: Need for speed
Bodini #1364136 Tue Jun 09 2020 02:10 PM
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When we cruze on I-95, with the 54'-3100 I set the throttle cable at 70. It goes for hours at that speed. I will have to check what my ratio is both with the transmission and rear end. Doc


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