RE: [Chrysler300] 300 F axle ratios.
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RE: [Chrysler300] 300 F axle ratios.

I like this post, Alan!! Right on. 



I still want a 12.9  second F. They did that in 62 with HRM 62 300 special ,
12.9 I think; ran 4:56 gear, about 290 cam. Ray Brock. Would have won whole
thing in summer 62 Nationals, but driver was asleep at the light .Pontiac
won with slower ET, in 13's .  Domination of first aluminum 727 was
absolute.. loved it ; beat GM 425 409 4 spd times. 62 trans had real
kickdown indent too. It went DOWN when YOU wanted, not when it wanted. Nice
chirp!  Guy who brought us part throttle 727 down shifts ought to be shot. 


I am working on that 12.9 F. Above proves it possible. 


Remember 454 Chevelles stock are really 15 sec cars. Among  fastest "stock "
cars at that "all stock " meet are Stude larks with 4 spd 289 stude R series
engine (about 12.9) ,and stage Buicks, ~1970. I had 440 challenger new in
70, a certain Buick with that feared front fender emblem would always put a
length on me off the line,  then I'd hang back even with him. You cannot
catch that switch pitch converter / turbo 400 they have, off the line,
combined with 455 cu in torque . I think they ran 3;42 gears. Converter goes
loose when you floor it then blades change angle , it tightens up..great
idea. (rooted in Dynaflow, for the cynics!) .


There are, er, disturbing pictures, of Larks murdering Mopar Hemi's and 440
six packs at that pure stock meet. Stude 4 spd driven by Ted Harbit, their
George! (Plain Brown Wrapper--- brown one---and Stewed Tomato---red one
).They get a big Oh No from Mopar guys in hot hemi's . Studes act like 340


You have a point though,  when a V6 Camry beats you..especially a silver


Sticking with my 3;18 F axle ,ghost or not, due to thinking like this post.
It is what it is, it is not a new Vette. Or Hellcat. 


But something else will come!


From: alan miller [mailto:alangmiller22@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 3:10 PM
To: John Grady; 'Michael Reed'; 'Gary Barker'
Cc: 'Noel Hastalis'; 'Chrysler 300 Club Intl.'
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] 300 F axle ratios.


Hey Guys, Back in '67 I drove my 'F' once at Fremont Drags. Using 2.93
gears, turned a16.38, slow, but not bad I thought. Hot Rod Magazine had a
road test showing 16 flat, 7 years earlier. I don't remember their axle
ratio maybe someone out there has the issue. I'm sure all of you remember 6
seconds to 60 mph was considered a pretty good acceleration time, and about
7 sec. for our Brutes, but a Cobra 5.5 seconds, WOW!  

Times have in 2015 my Wife's car.... 2.9 to 60. We are having
the time of our lives!  Alan



To: rmreed@xxxxxxxxx; gbarker@xxxxxxxxxxxx
CC: cpaviper@xxxxxxxxxxx; Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:27:45 -0400
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] 300 F axle ratios.


He had 9" Le Car wheels..easy!




From: Michael Reed [mailto:rmreed@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7:16 AM
To: Gary Barker
Cc: Noel Hastalis; John Grady; Chrysler 300 Club Intl.
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 300 F axle ratios.


You surprised me on that one, Gary! Drag racing with a 3.31 RAR?!! That
would seem to me to uncompetitively long gear ratio, unless you weren't
really serious. I don't recall anyone, even in the NHRA stock classes back
in the 60s and early 70s, running anything taller than 3.90. Most were
running 4.11s or 4.56s, some 5.12. My daily driver/weekend SuperStocker had
a 4.56.


I drive to the strip these days also, 4.11 gears.

Mike Reed in Hastings, Michigan 

----- Original Message ----- 

From: 'Gary Barker' gbarker@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]

To: Noel Hastalis <mailto:cpaviper@xxxxxxxxxxx>  ; John Grady

Cc: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 3:09 PM

Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 300 F axle ratios.


 When I was drag racing my Dodge at Lyons Drag Strip in 1960,  I went from
2.93 to 3.31.  at that time The dealer had no listing for a 3.18 when I
bought my gears.   Gary Barker

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Posted by: "John Grady" <jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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