Christmas time

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by Yves, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Yves

    Yves True Classic

    Finally I just pull the trigger for the extremely rare Ring and Pinion 17/61 3.58 from Fiat Strada available at MWB.
    I allready have a 5 speeds trany spare in my basement. That will be my Christmas gift for my winter project.

    I wish that will be a fair combo with 1500 engine with MWB performance head, D223 Cam and lightened flywheel, already operational for more then 3 years.

    My objective is to have my X to be highway pleasure trip and less noisy at 75mph.

    If i'm not satisfy after the next summer season I will put back my original trany.
    I hope I will not regret it!
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018
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  2. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Missouri, USA
    I hope it works out for you Yves. I need some elves to stop by my garage and do all the little Fiat projects before spring. I am not in the mood this year. :)
  3. Rodger

    Rodger True Classic

    Olympia, WA
    I also have the MWB performance head and cam on my '79 and switched to the Strada ring and pinion. I find it much more relaxing to cruise at highway speeds and the car still seems to have good acceleration. I am happy with it and I think you will be, too.
  4. Yves

    Yves True Classic

    Hi Rodger it reassures me to have a comment from someone who also have this configuration. I admit that inside me I was worried about being disappointed.
    I imagine when climbing a slope of about 10-15 degrees we have to be downshift sometimes to a lower gear.

    Thanks for the encouraging comment

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018

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