In the parts book for my '57 Stude TranStar 3E14, when you look the rear end assemblies, it gives the differend ratios for each model. For the #14 they show: "(conv.) 5.14 and then on another line for the same model they just list 5.83. Since mine would have come with the big 6 (245) and 4 speed, would that tell which ratio is correct? I thought maybe they had a different ratio for a V8 motor or whatever. I don't know what the (conv.) means. Could someone please shed some light on this for me. (Courious people want to know! )
Thanks,
Brian
Rear End Ratio Question
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Skip Lackie
conv means conventional; ie, not 4x4. Ratios exclusive to the 4x4 models will be marked FWD; those not available on 4x4s will be marked conv. Ratios available on both models with not have a note at all. I don't have access to my literature at the moment, but several ratios were undoubtedly available for your model, and Stude probably would have built almost anything to special order. Some were also available on the 3E13s as well. There may also have been a high (low numerical) ratio only available on the V8s.

Skip Lackie
5.14 would have been standard on both 2E13 and 3E14. 4.86 would have been optional on 3E13 and 5.83 on 3E14. Obviously, if you could find a 4.86, it would impove driveability on the highway  especially if you now have a 5.83.In the parts book for my '57 Stude TranStar 3E14, when you look the rear end assemblies, it gives the differend ratios for each model. For the #14 they show: "(conv.) 5.14 and then on another line for the same model they just list 5.83. Since mine would have come with the big 6 (245) and 4 speed, would that tell which ratio is correct? I thought maybe they had a different ratio for a V8 motor or whatever. I don't know what the (conv.) means. Could someone please shed some light on this for me. (Courious people want to know! )
Thanks,
Brian