I can't scream at 3800 LOL my lips are flapping too hard. I guess I could put up the windshield.
I have a SBC tied to a SM420 4spd, going nowhere fast but anywhere at all.
I agree. With my 79CJ7 with the 304 and a T150 3-speed, the only screaming that occurs above 3,500RPM is me sounding like "a little guhrl" <Arnold's I'll be back voice>…
Like someone else said, I really try to avoid anything requiring speeds faster than my two lane mountain highway, which is maybe 45 - 50MPH on some of the longer straight aways. Had my share of radical wandering after lifting it and adding 33 X 12.50's. Have that pretty well nailed down but she can still make me pucker above 55 especially in the middle of traffic. Before we got her straightened out, I had to get an old vinyl seat cover surgically removed because I accidentally went above 30!
Good luck with your racing career!
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[B]Living the dream at 8,500ft. elevation in beautiful Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado. [/B]
With a 3 speed have as much fun thrashing it as you want just not in 3rd gear. If you keep your hard driving only in 1st and 2nd you will keep it slow enough that you most likely wont kill yourself. An overnight in the hospital at the most.
The Last Great American Hero... the demi-god... to which speed means freedom of the soul.
My '79 304/T-150 used to bury the speedo w/a 2.5" Rancho lift and 33x12.50s. Well above 85. Of course that only was done after a complete F-end overhaul, while everything was still fresh. After 5-10k when things loosened up, speeds went down accordingly. And this was only on lonely intersate straights. Usually while collecting about 5,000 cold tablets for the "Lab"!
W/o a full cage/harness, 75+ is nuts. And that's from a certifiable LOON!
Once a year, my CJ looks cool. St Patrick's day! Seriously, paint is my next project. And awhile ago you guys came through when I was waffling on the color & you guys threw up some Loden Green metalic. I forget who had a sweet Green Golden Eagle. Thanx guys!
When mine was still stock a few years ago I out ran my buddy's dodge diesel with my cj5, the speedo didn't work so I really don't know how fast I wound up going. but I do know it broke 100 a few times following him. It's is a scary ride and I probably will NOT do it again.
I didnt lift mine and just slapped in a stock 350 TBI connected to the AX-15, Let me tell you overdrive is awsome. Althought the AX-15 isnt a steep overdrive it puts me right around 2100 RPMs and seems to be in the sweet spot on that 350. I dont have cruise control so I just rest my foot on the gas and the on the interstate if I dont pay attention, ill find myself going 80+ . its scary I dont mind going 70-75 but over that is just asking for a ticket.Kinda Hard to talk my way out of that one .
PS My steering is in good shape along with new leaf springs so I just need one hand to drive makes trips to dallas nice when I pass some kid in his ricer