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$1,000 derailleur system with 1930's technology

Old 01-11-23, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by dedhed
2 speed axles are quite common on medium duty trucks. I've driven many 5x2 single axle dumps and flatbeds
Never driven one, the closest I came was +/- 1980 when several friends all drove Mitsubishi-built Dodge Colts with "Twin-Stick" 4x2 setups. Trying to stay in the rev range on twisty mountain roads, jamming a knee against the steering wheel to hold it so one could move both shift levers at once.

Anyway, I'm sure there were a lot of "what the heck?" comments when the first front derailleurs came out. One more lever to mess with...
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Old 01-11-23, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by tiger1964
Never driven one, the closest I came was +/- 1980 when several friends all drove Mitsubishi-built Dodge Colts with "Twin-Stick" 4x2 setups. Trying to stay in the rev range on twisty mountain roads, jamming a knee against the steering wheel to hold it so one could move both shift levers at once....
MD trucks were better thought out. Simple switch on shifter

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Old 01-11-23, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by dedhed
2 speed axles are quite common on medium duty trucks. I've driven many 5x2 single axle dumps and flatbeds

​​​​​​https://generaltruckparts.com/drivetrain-product/dana/
had a 54 ford i paid 25 bucks for, it had overdrive....not the same but i went down the road nicely
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