<VV> Travlin In A Brier
Robert Marlow, Vairtec Corp.
vairtec at optonline.net
Thu Jul 13 17:43:09 EDT 2006
At 04:49 PM 7/13/2006, Smitty Smith wrote:
> Smitty Says: Bill I don't mean this meanly but I know no other
> way to say it. If you are in a big hurry then choose another mode
> of transport. Some Vairs move briskly up the hills and some not so
> fast. Poke the thing down into a gear that will let you maintain
> at least 2,000 rpm and kick back and drink a Coke. You may drink a
> lot of coke before you get there but you will get there.
Bob Says: Smitty, I don't mean this meanly but I know no other way
to say it [grin!] He was concerned with his friend's Powerglide
unit, where poking it down into another gear isn't really a practical
option. Nonetheless, it is my experienced opinion that his friend's
powertrain combo (95-hp PG 3.55) may prove superior in the hills to
his (95-hp 4-speed 3.27), all other things being equal, because of
the axle ratio.
I like your advice about slowing down and smelling the roses, but
I've killed a lot of bugs with Greenbriers and they can honk right
along all day if you know how to work the traffic and the terrain.
Robert W. Marlow
Vairtec at optonline.net
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