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« on: February 27, 2008, 06:38:24 PM »
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hey everybody its been too long since i have dropped in. i finaly have enough time to get the body work done on the 69 bug. and i have been drooling through the e=store and im excited to new stuff the site really looks good. i have always dreamed of regearing my tranny. then i saw the freeway flyer so i did a search on it here in the forum and found gear ratios. but i dont know just exactly what that means i understand that it is higher. but for me and any one else wondering lets talk about it. Grin
here are some questions i have.

about what speeds can one expect in each of the gears. and what rpms do you shift at for best perfomance for day to day driving. and at the strip just for kicks. Afro

instead of asking if a certain engine has enough power how about, are there any engines(stock) that will not have enough ummph.

what are the requirements for the core.

here is a great one for our economy concerned. what is the gass mileage (stock engines) difference, does it increase or decrease.

feel free to ad any questions that i may have forgot. and the most useful thing.... answers.  thankx chircoe you are a valuable resource.
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 07:15:21 PM »
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 The freeway flyer transmission drops the rpm's of the engine in forth gear only. First through third remain just as they are. Fourth gear is used above 40 to 45 mph. Any slowere will bog the engine.
 Core is a 12V transmission,
 A 1200 cc engine or 40 hp, will probably not work with that transmission.
 Fuel milage on the freeway should increase.
 
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 05:38:24 AM »
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some "freeway flyers" have a higher 4th and some have a 3.88 r&p. the higher 4th will be as john said.. but the 3.88 r&p would up all your gear and you would need torque, at min. a 1600 or bigger
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008, 11:59:33 AM »
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thanks guys. now on my 69 in 4th gear i can get it to around 85 mph pushing it and for the way i drive that is just fine for me. but as a speed freek i would love to whoop the crap out of my friends truck i have heard stories of people regearing the tranny to where one could cruse at around 80 or so in 3rd. where could someone find such gears im thinkin porche....

also would a flyer be logical for some one who cruses around town and to work and back and maby see a 70 mph limit sign every now and then.. 

what is the difference between the pro street and the flyer

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     -when you said speeds above 40 to 45 is that a low rpm speed for the 4th gear and slower than 40-45 depending on the size of the engine's nutz would be the bog point did i understand that correctly..
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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 05:16:36 AM »
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Do you have an engine that would move a transmission geared that high?  Porche can use a higher gear ratio because they have more ponies. Compare it to riding a ten speed in 10th gear. Your gonna go pretty fast but you really have to push it. I don't know if the idea behind this tranny is to to get a Volkswagen to super freeway speeds as it is to make the engine more efficent/work less at noramal speeds. Volksies are not an aerodynamically stable platform at high velocities  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 07:11:56 AM »
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lowered vws are good to about a buck 15.... the land speed record for a stock bodied bug is about 131mph (have some friends that race Bonneville Cool)dropped on its nuts with a lot of ballast weight but thats with out any kind of air spoiler  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008, 08:30:22 AM »
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Taller tires will help at freeway speeds too. I'm running 225/60's out back and I can peg the speedometer and still have plenty of life left in the 1641. I'm running a 4:12 R/P and stock '67 gears. Like buggdude said, lowering the car will significantly improve it's behavior at speed. It used to start getting floaty around 75 at stock height, now it just hunkers down and flys.
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 12:22:07 PM »
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thanks guys ill look into the idea of lowering but i dont know if i would be at risk of bottoming out on my backwoods drive way
but it sure would look kool
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2012, 06:21:34 PM »
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So this thread has been around for a long time, and it's been even longer since I have posted anything here so here goes. On the Chirco site, what 4th gear would I buy to make the change in my transaxle? Right now I am putting a 1600cc back together with Dual Del 36 DRLA carbs. I am thinking about going to a 1776cc and having my carbs re-jetted to accommodate the bigger engine . Once I have my car done I plan on using it almost daily to and from work, about 40 miles each way with a "posted" speed limit of 70mph. No one drives the speed limit and I don't want to get run over, and I also want to conserve on gas so a freeway flyer rebuild seems to be the way to go and I would like to do it myself. Happy dubbing to you all.
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012, 11:48:21 PM »
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So this thread has been around for a long time, and it's been even longer since I have posted anything here so here goes. On the Chirco site, what 4th gear would I buy to make the change in my transaxle? Right now I am putting a 1600cc back together with Dual Del 36 DRLA carbs. I am thinking about going to a 1776cc and having my carbs re-jetted to accommodate the bigger engine . Once I have my car done I plan on using it almost daily to and from work, about 40 miles each way with a "posted" speed limit of 70mph. No one drives the speed limit and I don't want to get run over, and I also want to conserve on gas so a freeway flyer rebuild seems to be the way to go and I would like to do it myself. Happy dubbing to you all.

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