I 1974 I worked for a Ford auto sales department . A man came in and ordered a 1 ton flatbed truck with dual rear wheels and 390 V8 . 4 barrel and 4 speed . Traded in a old 6 cylinder 1 ton(about 1960) with flatbed, Came back less than a week later and said the new truck wouldn't pull anything. Being young than ,I was in shock that he thought the 390 setup didn't have more power. The next day ,I moved the old truck, you almost had to go thru all the gears to move accross the ally, no wonder the old truck pulled good, I guess what I am getting at is, not only Studebaker did low gearing to make the 6 cylinder work.
Posted on Jul 23, 2012, 6:06 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206