59 apache gears

Discussion in '1955-1959' started by 1948Plumber, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. 1948Plumber

    1948Plumber Member

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    I am restoring a 1959 32 apache fleetside. I want to turn it into my everyday driver, plus be able to travel on the highway. what gears should I put in it to have it travel at 65 or 70? it has the 235 6 cylinders.
     
  2. Bill Hanlon

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    With 31 inch tall tires (like mine) at 70 MPH

    3.08:1 gears yield 2339 RPM
    3.36:1 gears yield 2552 RPM
    3.55:1 gears yield 2696 RPM

    The 235 will be pretty wound up by then.
     

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