Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Guess I just have to be a naysayer . . . 4.10's were oem on 1750 GTV's. My European model '70 GTV had one and I quite liked the longer gears the lower ratio. I hated the way the 4.56 gears in my '67 GTV made first gear so short. While acceleration in 4th was a bit slower with the 4.10, I just learned to go down to 3rd when I needed acceleration. You couldn't comfortably do that with the 4.56 but you could with the 4.10. I drove my '70 GTV as a daily driver for almost a decade and alwyas felt that the ratios of the stock box fitted the 4.10 better. Some people opt for a 4.30 rear end whcih was oem for Euroean Berlinas and are said to tighten things up a bit. Of course---ahem---the final solution to Alfa gear-ratios is to fit a close-ratio gearset. 1st is a looong 2.54 (plus or minus) with 2nd and 3rd much closer together. I have a c/r box that I've had for a long time installed in my 2 liter Super. Even with the tight 4.77 rear end intended for a 1.3 engine, the c/r box works perfectly well. With that long 1st gear I never run out of gear even with the 4.77.
Jim . . . '72 Super 1300, '70, 1750GTV, 2nd series,
'62, Lancia Flaminia Zagato3c, 2nd series
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