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Author Topic:   Manual transmission in first gear
endurodriver
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted April 19, 2004 01:36 PM  
I need to know if I can run a muncie transmission in first gear. I am planning on running a 200 lap race at a 1/4 mile dirt track final gear ratio 650 in first. Planning on turning 5500-6000

towmandan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 19, 2004 05:09 PM  
Ive seen guys run in 1rst gear without any trouble but never over 25 laps or so....Its just a guess I would be afraid of it melting down running that many laps running in 1rst gear the tranny is gonna build some major heat spinning thru all the gears.....good luck....Towman

te33
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted April 19, 2004 08:53 PM  
nope.

sixwillwin
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 493
posted April 19, 2004 09:27 PM  
can you? not for very long....

racerguy500
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted April 20, 2004 08:01 AM  
Will usually burn it up long before that many laps. I tried it a few years ago out of necessity for one night only. Felt great in the heat but only got about 10 laps in the main and exploded the gear. Wouldn't recommend it myself.

    

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