Antique and Classic Automobile Restoration
Model L, K, KA and KB Lincoln High Speed Ring and Pinion Gears
THE LINCOLN HIGH SPEED GEAR PROJECT IS NOW CLOSED.
9 Model L Gear Sets Ordered
12 Model K Gear Sets Ordered
NOTICE TO LINCOLN OWNERS
- Mid to Late 1928, all 1929 & all 1930 Model L
- 1931 Model K
- 1932-1934 Model KA & KB
Lincoln Motorcars produced from mid to late 1928 through 1930 model L series, 1931 model K and 1932-1934
Model KA & KB used a straddle mounted ring and pinion gear set in the carís rear axle or more commonly referred to as the differential. The straddle mount differs from early model L Lincolnís by the use of a roller bearing at the tip of the pinion gear. The gears varied in sizes or ratios depending on the cars intended purposes and were available in four speeds: 4.23:1, 4.58:1, 4.90:1, and the lowest at 5.11:1. Limousines for example were likely to use the 5.11:1 ratio to allow the engine sufficient power to pull the extra weight. Roadsters almost always used the faster ratio of 4.23:1. Given the road conditions then, these ratios provided ample pulling power, climbing ability and moderate speed. The high speed ring & pinion ratio proposed is the 3.96:1. This will allow a moderate increase in speed for todayís highways without adversely affecting to a great extent the carís ability to climb hills. This 3.96:1 ratio gear set has recently been positively documented by Dr. Glenn Hamilton of Ohio over the earlier 3.77:1 gear sets manufactured in the 1970ís.
This is a solicitation for Lincoln owners for a group purchase to have a set of high speed ring and pinion gears manufactured. The single set price is $2,200, six orders, unit price is $1,750 and for twelve orders, unit price is $1550 each. Shipping in the US is approximately $30.
Contact Mr. Phil Bray, ORF Corporation, 8858 Ferry Road, Grosse Ile, Michigan 48138 home (734) 676-5520, Bus (734) 516-9660, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Bray is not requiring a deposit and delivery is approximately 12-14 weeks.
Deadline for ordering is Friday February 29, 2008.
Project Facilitator: Chris Wantuck, 72 West Sunset Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1434, home (732) 530-1917, office (732) 427-1971 or email:email@example.com