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by Etanimulc
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: F1 or Similiar Type Car Drives on Public Roads in a Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 513

F1 or Similiar Type Car Drives on Public Roads in a Movie

Does anyone recall seeing a movie where a young guy, who was mentored by an older guy, drive an F1 car(or similiar car) on public roads, really fast? What is the name of the movie, what's the plot.
by Etanimulc
Fri May 02, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan
Replies: 101
Views: 161918

Re: Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan

Gary, how long did it take you to learn heel and toe downshifting. I perform this technique the nonconventional way; I have a problem swiveling my heel around to the gas pedal. I put my heel on the brake and blip the throttle with my toes or middle of my foot. I wear a size 12 or 13 shoe. Can you gi...
by Etanimulc
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Rate your current manual driving skills from 1-10
Replies: 148
Views: 6736

Re: Rate your current manual driving skills from 1-10

I'd give myself a 6. I really don't know how to do a burn out, never really tried it. I haven't mastered heel and toe downshifting. When I drive on public roads I feel like I have superior driving skill compared to most drivers. But when you attend or participate in a racing event, you see that ther...
by Etanimulc
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: What does your car say about you?
Replies: 38
Views: 2001

My neon was all that I could afford at the time. It handles and accelerates pretty well. It looks ok. Seats 4 people comfortably, 5 can get a little cramped though. Decent gas mileage. I have enough power for the road, but I could use a lot more (0 to 60 in the 7 second range, at least). It kills me...
by Etanimulc
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Skip Barber Driving School
Replies: 14
Views: 813

I just noticed this, but 100th post, Ahuuuuuuuuuuuuul, ahu, ahu, ahu, ahu! (Spartans)
by Etanimulc
Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Skip Barber Driving School
Replies: 14
Views: 813

Skip Barber Driving School

Have any of you ever been to the Skip Barber Driving School http://www.skipbarber.com/ or a similiar school? What are the pros and cons of these places?
by Etanimulc
Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: First Gear Downshift Racing Application
Replies: 5
Views: 501

First Gear Downshift Racing Application

Do race car drivers have to brake hard, and then downshit to 1st, and then accelerate quickly? If so can this be done in a street car, because sometimes if my mph is too high, I can't downshift into 1st. I was on a steep hill one day, following another car, they abruptly hit their brakes. So I put i...
by Etanimulc
Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Heel and toe downshifting (heel on brake, toes on gas)
Replies: 29
Views: 1543

http://www.fmvperformance.com/forum_items/Smileys/default/lmfao.gif Yeah, that's what I meant. :P Heel on the gas, toes on the brake. It's so much easier when I'm driving! :D You all have never seen a driver put their heel on the brake while their toes are blipping the throttle; or the left side of...
by Etanimulc
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Heel and toe downshifting (heel on brake, toes on gas)
Replies: 29
Views: 1543

Heel and toe downshifting (heel on brake, toes on gas)

What are some tips for the heel and toe downshift method, in which the heel is on the brake, and the toes are on the gas?
by Etanimulc
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Drag Racing
Topic: Need help doing a drag race launch
Replies: 11
Views: 6039

Need help doing a drag race launch

How does one do a drag race launch with a manual transmission car? Please give good details. I know in some cars, like a mustang, you have to hold the rpms at around 2,000 rpms and then modulate the clutch. For the guys that are good at launching, how long did it take you to get good at it?
by Etanimulc
Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Rev It Up Orlando Photos and Videos (56k danger, pg 2)
Replies: 30
Views: 1496

My wife and I did the event in D. C. I can't remember off the top of my head my stats, but I was better than about 60% of the drivers. My wife was better than about 75% of the women. She was about 2 or 3 seconds slower than me. The Z06 was fun it almost felt like the Hypersonic rollercoaster at King...
by Etanimulc
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Vehicles that you would not expect to see a clutch in.
Replies: 65
Views: 4282

I believe a Kia Sportage, or some type of Kia, one of my fellow church members has one.
by Etanimulc
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Going into 1st Gear while moving very slow.
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

It would be interesting to do a poll to see how many people single clutch into first, how many double-clutch into first, and how many just slip second. Maybe I should do that. :D I double clutch if I'm going up a very steep hill. If I'm in bumper to bumper traffic in an 04 camry, I single clutch wh...
by Etanimulc
Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Driving Sticks Shifts while Enduring Knee Pain
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Driving Sticks Shifts while Enduring Knee Pain

I developed knee trouble May 2006. I keep seeing different websites that speak of people giving up driving a manny tranny, because of knee problems. Do you all know of people w/ knee trouble thats gotten worse, or had to quit all together, because of the stress that the clutch, etc., puts on their k...

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