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Volvo PV444 wins 1957 Petit Lemans at Lime Rock!

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Old Aug 19th, 2019, 22:26   #151
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You can count the number of teeth on a pinion and crown wheel or try and count the revolutions "in" and "out" to check the differential.

(I'm not 100% up to speed on the history of PV444 but thought that by the time of the 544 only the commercial versions had the 4.5 rear end)

I believe both the three speed and four speed gearboxes have a final drive ratio of 1:1 so if you're talking about top gear speed comparisons the difference in gearbox doesn't have an effect (only for lower gears)

There are many on line tyre and transmission combination calculators out there to help you figure out the potential top speed or a road speed at a particular engine speed if you don't fancy calculating the values yourself (simple maths really)...

...but as mentioned above a flat road and a navigation nanny / clever telephone will be pretty accurate for an estimation of true road speed.
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Originally Posted by blueosprey90 View Post

I like the Chris' fridge magnet idea. I also need to do something like that for the key bypass / button under dash starting instructions.
Funny you should mention...
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Funny you should mention...
On the other hand, you have made it easier for a car thief!
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None of the guys in the local car thief club know how to operate a manual transmission anymore, so even if they can start the car, they won't get too far too fast.

Plus my car is hardly worth a year in the slammer.
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