[Healeys] 28% OD with 3.54 rearend
Peter & Veronica
greylinn at ozemail.com.au
Fri Nov 10 16:17:03 MST 2017
...I had this combination in my BN1 based Ward Special coupe. Great on the highway (2300 at 100kph with Kumho 185/80R15s) but a pig on hill starts! Once I unblocked the A90 first gear it was fine.
From: Ed O'Neal
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 2:19 AM
To: Bob Spidell ; Healeys
Subject: Re: [Healeys] 28% OD with 3.54 rearend
I had this arrangement for about 30K miles. The OD was built by ORS in England with the 128% OD and a 1 ¾” accumulator. With 165R15 Vredesteins 70 MPH was 2,700 RPM. Last year the OD started acting up. This was my third attempt at getting a reliable OD so I put in the Healey 5 Speed. The proper non-turbo Supra 5 speed has a 5th gear ratio of .783, which is precisely the same as the 128% OD. I now have the same high end gearing, but with a lot more reliability. If a car is to be driven a lot and for long tips, it is the way to go.
From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Bob Spidell
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2017 10:47 PM
Subject: [Healeys] 28% OD with 3.54 rearend
Anyone running this setup? Pros? Cons?
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