New-ish guy from Indiana

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anmasher
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New-ish guy from Indiana

Postby anmasher » Fri May 17, 2013 11:36 pm

Greetings,
Back towards the end of 2012 I started wanting to drive a car with a manual transmission - the PRND32 was just getting boring. I had and have been driving a 1996 Saturn SL2 automatic. That thing is very easy to work on, cheap to fix, gets good gas mileage, etc. - I love it. Whatever I did to get a manual, it was going to be another Saturn S-Series. That left me with swapping the automatic transmission out for a manual or getting another one already equipped with a manual. An ideal candidate popped up on Craigslist for next to nothing because it had been damaged by neglecting to check the oil level. Instead of swapping the transmission and associated components, it got a full rebuild (of which I have many many pictures, details, lists, and such if there's interest in that stuff here). I started it up for the first time on April 19th, and after working out all the final quirks was able to start driving on the 26th. This site kept coming up while searching for things related to driving a stick-shift, so after a bit of lurking here's my introduction. Thanks for such a great site!

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Re: New-ish guy from Indiana

Postby potownrob » Fri May 17, 2013 11:59 pm

WILKOMMEN!! :o

nice ride and story; i think you'll fit in just fine here (from what i can tell).

p.s. pics or it didn't happen :o :P :lol: 8)
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!

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Re: New-ish guy from Indiana

Postby ClutchDisc » Sat May 18, 2013 12:10 am

anmasher wrote:the PRND32 was just getting boring.
I'll say!


Welcome, I'm sure you'll enjoy the site!
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Re: New-ish guy from Indiana

Postby theholycow » Sat May 18, 2013 7:37 am

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There's usually plenty of interest in greasy projects on this site. Go ahead and post up! :)
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Re: New-ish guy from Indiana

Postby tankinbeans » Sat May 18, 2013 1:37 pm

Welcome!

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Re: New-ish guy from Indiana

Postby Squint » Sat May 18, 2013 2:23 pm

Welcome! There are more than a handful of old cars that need plenty of maintenance around here. And a few that just get ignored and driven anyway :roll: :lol:
'15 Mazda 3 iSport Hatch 6MT
'11 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE 5MT
'14 Giant Escape City 24MT
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For Pony!

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Re: New-ish guy from Indiana

Postby anmasher » Sat May 18, 2013 10:54 pm

Thanks everybody for the warm welcome!


potownrob wrote:p.s. pics or it didn't happen :o :P :lol: 8)

Oh it happened.

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Re: New-ish guy from Indiana

Postby ClutchDisc » Sat May 18, 2013 11:56 pm

anmasher wrote:Thanks everybody for the warm welcome!
Oh you're welcome, we're always glad to have new members join!
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dakta1420 wrote:The slush box is a great example of the american culture, lazy and not involved. I personally despise that.

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Re: New-ish guy from Indiana

Postby AHTOXA » Sun May 19, 2013 8:18 pm

Official welcome! Way to make an into with your other project/rebuild thread.
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Re: New-ish guy from Indiana

Postby potownrob » Sun May 19, 2013 9:07 pm

you still got the ol' slushbox on the road??
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!

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Re: New-ish guy from Indiana

Postby anmasher » Sun May 19, 2013 10:09 pm

potownrob wrote:you still got the ol' slushbox on the road??

It's being phased out, but yes. I still prefer it for downtown driving or anywhere where I have to do lots of hill launches.

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Re: New-ish guy from Indiana

Postby RITmusic2k » Mon May 20, 2013 1:29 pm

Greetings! Your rebuild thread was a great read!


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