I have a '41 one ton with the 4 speed heavy duty tranny. I'm considering looking up one of the 5 speed kits for this thing, but I don't want to get one if this is good enough. The truck has an open drive so converting that part is no problem, and I don't mind "double clutching" as I heard people call it. The thing won't be driven all the time, but I still want something that will be good for stop and go traffic and at least be able to get up to 70mph without too high of an rpm. The rear gear will be changed, but before I'm set on that I'm going to paly around with some numbers.
So, can anyone tell me the ratios of each of the gears? And would this be ok for this purpose?
And while I'm at it I might as well ask for the ratios of two trannys sitting around in my yard, they are both 3-speeds for an 8ba. One is a column shift and the other is a top loader (don't think that is much help). Thanks!