116 in 4th gear (4th is 1:1, rearend is 4.11) but keep in mind a couple things:
That was at the track (1/4) mile, where the trap speed is an average between two timing lights, a 100ft apart or so.
In reality the instantaneous speed at the 1/4 miles would be more like 121mph (measured with a gtech.)
I would estimate, that in 4th gear (1:1) (rearend is a 4.11) that the car could get to 140 or so until it runs out of rpms. In 5th, it would probably go faster...but then the car would fall apart or you'd run out of road
I am asking because I have a c4 tranny and think it coud have a gear more for crousing.
The best I think is to go with that T5 , so you have good acceleration , a good enough top-speed (think about 140-150 mph on long straight parts of autobahn ,to shock some BMW or Mercedes at their top-speed !)
The acceleration of 12 seconds at 1/4 mile is a lot better than most german cars have .
One guy here has a 81 Mustang with tons of power and he drives this beast up to 270 kph.
The Mustang 3 is much better to handle at the upper speed level but I think an old car like a 67 "elenor" opens a lot of mouths
Witch ratio has your 5th gear ?
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RPM, he's from Germany... and I'm sure he is better at English that you are with the German language.
Words to know in Germany...
Damen, Herren women and men (restrooms)
I probably screwed up the spelling... but was able to visit Munich (Munchen) for 2.5 weeks. My brother was a Marine security guard at the consulate there, and I was able to stay with him and the other five Marines on duty there. It was fun, a really cool place. The English Gardens (huge 100+ acre park) was right across the street and was occupied by tons of nude sunbathers. There was also a Bier Garden with around 100 picnic tables that was constantly full of people consuming beverages by the liter.
You would think that a country with that many beer drinkers, curvy narrow city streets, and unlimited speed highways would be full of accidents... but no. They have no more than we do. They pay more attention to their driving than the average American.
Our Opel Cadet station wagon (similar to an Escort wagon) would reach around 195km/hr (120mi/hr) down hill with a tailwind on the autobahn. Gas prices are what keep the speeds at a reasonable level over there.
Robbi, I appreciate your questions and your "growing" command of the english language. Good luck with your project. Most of us don't realize how difficult (and expensive!)it is to get speed parts and technical know how for old American cars in Europe.
I got passed quite a bit on the Autobahn(by big Mercedes, Audi's, BMW's and an occational Porsche or Ferrari) while doing 130 - 135 MPH in 3 series BMW's and Alfa-Romeo's. Usually just to the south of Frankfurt on the A5.
Got out of the car and got a wiff of hot rubber from somewhere.... The tires were quite warm and gooie...
Oh what fun it is to legally do that kind of driving!!!!
Good luck with your project Robbi! Wo wohnen Sie? (I can speak a little German and spent about 2 months there last year.)
Jeez Robbi, sorry bout that. I usually try to go easy on the Euros. I've got this evil pet peeve witch acts out occasionally. You do have a much better grasp on the English language than many in my town. I thought I read that you were from Bakersfield!