What is the recommended gear ratio for the 1972 Ford Ranger 360 V-8 engine? My truck seems to be too high geared.

Asked by Jan 25, 2016 at 10:43 PM about the Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1972 Ford F150 truck with v-8 360 engine with three speed manual transmission seems to be too high geared on take off. What is the recommended gear ratio?

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79,685

That all depends on what you use the truck for - hauling and towing or just commuting. How is it out on the highway? Do you have a tachometer and if so what is the engine speed a 60 mph? If it were my truck I would look into a 4 or 5 speed conversion.

I think the rear end has been changed out. Sometimes I have to double clutch it to take off on a hill or something, Without having to change out the transmission, what else might you suggest?

102,125

The most common gear ratio back then was the 3.54 then it junked to 3.75 and if you wanted stump puller power there was the 4.10. Hopefully if someone did change th rear end they left the indetification tag on it, that tag will tell you the ratio of the rear end.

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