Evening all. Just joined the forum and already have a question.
I have just got my 47 Super Sedanette project running just right. I took her for a test drive, she shifts though the gears nicely and the clutch feels fine, but here's the question.
When I am in high gear - third - it feels like I need to change up to a non existing 4th gear, even at speeds as low as 30mph. It feels like it would run at 4000rpm if I ever got to 60mph
I have owned and driven many straight 8 Buicks with three-on-the-tree and they all seamed to have higher gearing and rive very nicely - this one feels different.
It doesn't feel like the clutch is slipping - it stalls if I try to drive off in 3rd. The PO put open lake pipes on it (proper system is on order) would the racket from those make the engine sound like it is running at higher rpm?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Rear axle and differential are all original and in good order.