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Old 12-01-2019, 12:17 PM   #29
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In the 80's, I had the Perkins powered Mazda pickup. The normally aspirated 2.2 liter was not fast but would get high 30's with a canopy and high 20's pulling a 3000 lb Scamp fiberglass trailer. 45 mph was typical on mountain passes for top speed when towing.
With our old Perkins I had a 5 and 2 transmission setup, not counting the transfer case, which provided 10 forward speeds and the best of all worlds to extract all that was possible from the Perkins engine.

That setup worked for us for over 100k+ miles and about 15 years.

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