There are toploader 3 speeds, 3 speed w/overdrives, close ratio 4 speeds, and wide ratio 4 speeds.Huh. Everyone's always informed me and everything I read also said that it was a 4 speed. I apologize for my ignorance.
That's pretty close. The 3 speeds were an early transmission, and the overdrive tranny was a truck transmission. It had a "granny gear" for first, and when you went from 3rd to overdrive, it was almost like skipping a gear lol. They're junk and you don't want one.Ok, so what does that translate to in how they're different? The first one is three gears, the second is three gears and an overdrive gear (so technically 4 gears total), the third is 4 gears with an emphasis on acceleration through the gears, and the fourth is 4 gears with gears spaced out wider apart resulting less acceleration but higher top speed and lower rpm's at cruising speeds? How far off am I in my assumptions?