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1940 Custom "180" high speed gears

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:00 pm
by Packard1807
My 1940 Custom "180" was a city car, so the original owners ordered it without overdrive. Does anyone know a source for high speed ring and pinion gears for this model? Alternatively, what is a good source for everything that would be needed to add overdrive? Thanks!

Re: 1940 Custom "180" high speed gears

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:23 am
by flackmaster
You might check your rear ratio, if 3.92, you already have the best ratio possible. As for anything lower, not available. There was chatter a few years ago about 3.54's being made, but that source had died. As for an overdrive setup, I can supply everything...about 2500 depending on details.

Re: 1940 Custom "180" high speed gears

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:12 pm
by Packard1807
Does "everything" include the electrical, transmission, drive shaft, and indicator switch on the dash? I've already had the car wired for overdrive.
- Guy

Re: 1940 Custom "180" high speed gears

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:58 pm
by flackmaster
everything but driveshaft. any reputable shop can shorten yours.

Re: 1940 Custom "180" high speed gears

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:40 pm
by Packard1807
Where are you located?

Re: 1940 Custom "180" high speed gears

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:27 pm
by flackmaster
Dallas, TX. 214-549-125O.