Boston Area: anyone want to help?

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Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby StickIt » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:43 pm

I got a new car and I got a manual transmission. I learned on a manual transmission a long time ago but never drove one since then. Anyone around here willing to help me master a standard shift?

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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby pobrien » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:27 pm

learning in Boston, ouch. thats no fun. maybe if i head to one of my buddies place down there ill give you a quick lesson or two. but all you really gotta do is get a feel for the catch point of the clutch and practice. if you learned once, it should be fairly easy to pick it back up again. What car did you pick up btw?
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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby tehfade » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:41 pm

If you want to drive up to Peabody, I might be able to help...
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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby StickIt » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:49 pm

pobrien wrote:learning in Boston, ouch. thats no fun. maybe if i head to one of my buddies place down there ill give you a quick lesson or two. but all you really gotta do is get a feel for the catch point of the clutch and practice. if you learned once, it should be fairly easy to pick it back up again. What car did you pick up btw?


Haha, if I was really in Boston I wouldn't have been brave enough to pick up the manual. I am actually in Waltham. I haven't driven the car too much yet but the main problem is that there are a lot of inclines around where I am and I didn't notice it until I got the standard shift, haha. I picked up a Bimmer, 335xi.

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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby StickIt » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:51 pm

tehfade wrote:If you want to drive up to Peabody, I might be able to help...


I may take you up on that, I'm in Waltham. I just really have to avoid inclines. I ran into a really steep one when I went to get my windows tinted and it was not fun.

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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby pobrien » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:57 pm

tehfade wrote:If you want to drive up to Peabody, I might be able to help...

your from peabody? thats right next to me. wait, you don't have a handicap sticker for your car that you throw up sometimes do you? cuz i saw a black gto parked a couple weeks ago with one on and i laughed cuz it seemed so ironic.
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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby tehfade » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:27 pm

No, no handicap sticker here. There are a few other black GTOs around though....if you see one that's got a G.O.N.E. sticker on the right quarter window, and a slightly cockeyed right tailpipe, that's mine.

OP: 335xi, huh? Nice...the motor in those is badass. Should be pretty easy to drive after you get the hang of it. If you do want to come down, you can just get on 128 and take Rt 1. That puts you less than 5 minutes from me, and there's no hills on the way. (Don't BMWs have a hill holder anyway?)
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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby Johnf514 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:24 pm

If anyone is in this member's area it would be great if they could help! :)
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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby wannabe » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:00 am

Johnf514 wrote:If anyone is in this member's area it would be great if they could help! :)

read fail. both pat and tehfade are in his area. and if pat is. that means chris is too, :P
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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby StickIt » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:49 am

wannabe wrote:
Johnf514 wrote:If anyone is in this member's area it would be great if they could help! :)

read fail. both pat and tehfade are in his area. and if pat is. that means chris is too, :P


Yeah, hoping to find someone that can help. Of course you're not expected to do this for nothing :D .

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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby tehfade » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:07 am

Like I said, I'll help you out...gotta check my work schedule for this week though....think I'm off tuesday/thursday, but IDK. I'll know for sure later tonight.
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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby watkins » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:23 pm

tehfade wrote:No, no handicap sticker here. There are a few other black GTOs around though....if you see one that's got a G.O.N.E. sticker on the right quarter window, and a slightly cockeyed right tailpipe, that's mine.

Im always kinda on the lookout for you since youre one of the 3 of us in the imediate area. Now I know what to look for.


And no, its not a read fail, its a Johnfail
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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby StickIt » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:43 pm

watkins wrote:
tehfade wrote:No, no handicap sticker here. There are a few other black GTOs around though....if you see one that's got a G.O.N.E. sticker on the right quarter window, and a slightly cockeyed right tailpipe, that's mine.

Im always kinda on the lookout for you since youre one of the 3 of us in the imediate area. Now I know what to look for.


And no, its not a read fail, its a Johnfail


What's "read fail"?

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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby pobrien » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:44 pm

StickIt wrote:
watkins wrote:
tehfade wrote:No, no handicap sticker here. There are a few other black GTOs around though....if you see one that's got a G.O.N.E. sticker on the right quarter window, and a slightly cockeyed right tailpipe, that's mine.

Im always kinda on the lookout for you since youre one of the 3 of us in the imediate area. Now I know what to look for.


And no, its not a read fail, its a Johnfail


What's "read fail"?

lol me and tehfade both posted that we were in your area already and could possibly help then Johnf came along and asked for people in your area to come and help even though we already posted. so he failed at reading 8)
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Re: Boston Area: anyone want to help?

Postby tehfade » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:01 pm

I've PMed you as well, but I just got out of work...looks like I'll be around Wednesday and Friday if you want to come down then. Let me know and I'll give you directions.
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