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by Shadow
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55231
Views: 1403604

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

A modern hydraulic clutch has no feel anyway, so that's easy enough. Maybe they could use force-feedback technology from arcade game joysticks to transmit synchronizer feel...hmm... Can't really agree with that. In my opinion, a hydraulic clutch usually has far less effort, but not really less feel...
by Shadow
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55231
Views: 1403604

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

A modern hydraulic clutch has no feel anyway, so that's easy enough. Maybe they could use force-feedback technology from arcade game joysticks to transmit synchronizer feel...hmm... Can't really agree with that. In my opinion, a hydraulic clutch usually has far less effort, but not really less feel...
by Shadow
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55231
Views: 1403604

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Get the key out? Out of what? My keys never leave my pocket. Took me a minute to get used to push button start, but now that I've had it for awhile I love it. The Mazda even has a walk away feature, whereby if I leave the car with the key in my pocket and don't actively lock it the car automaticall...
by Shadow
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55231
Views: 1403604

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

ClutchFork wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:48 pm
Some Bozo wanted to require manual transmission cars to be in reverse to get the key out, eh?
Get the key out? Out of what? My keys never leave my pocket.
by Shadow
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Downshifting: when has slipping the clutch gone too far?
Replies: 19
Views: 7163

Re: Downshifting: when has slipping the clutch gone too far?

Here ya go. Auto-rev-match-downshifting on the 2019 Mustang. (No thanks, I'll keep my 1992 Mustang) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh_7N3jKVeY&feature=youtu.be Quite a few cars have automatic rev matching (downshifting and upshifting) and I don't necessarily think it's a bad thing. Why? Well, for ...
by Shadow
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Downshifting: when has slipping the clutch gone too far?
Replies: 19
Views: 7163

Re: Downshifting: when has slipping the clutch gone too far?

Your comment is chock full of assumptions and personal opinions but few facts. #1: "Riding the clutch damages it" How do you know your friend had to get his clutch replaced BECAUSE he was riding the clutch? Could it not have been something else? Had you been with him on every drive he ever went on?...
by Shadow
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 31
Views: 3238

Re: The beast has come...

No worries with 4 lugs....there used to be all kinds of guys running 10s with slicks on 4 lugs without any issue.
by Shadow
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 31
Views: 3238

Re: The beast has come...

Whelp, I have the 3.73 gear set and it would be fun, but everything is working quite well, so hate to mess with it. We aren't going to the track or planning to race, so the fun factor is the main thing and it has plenty of that. Perhaps in a year or two we will want more giddy-up and can have someo...
by Shadow
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 31
Views: 3238

Re: The beast has come...

I had two of these Mustangs back in the day, both purchased new. They were quick back in the late 80s & early 90s, but by today's standards, a V6 Camry will outrun them. Still though, lots of low end torque to have fun with. My first one had the highway gears in the rear end (2.73) and my second one...
by Shadow
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Roll Call. Who's still here?
Replies: 42
Views: 2522

Re: Roll Call. Who's still here?

A ton of what would have been on forums in yesteryear has transitioned to things like facebook groups or other social media. Most people are already logged in already, and theres also the easy ability to message someone directly and have a good possibility of a near-immediate response. The other da...
by Shadow
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Roll Call. Who's still here?
Replies: 42
Views: 2522

Re: Roll Call. Who's still here?

It's not just this forum. It's most forums out there, speaking mostly of automotive forums. They have been replaced by Facebook groups. Only the largest ones like The Car Lounge are still very active. You've said that before, but I'm not seeing that at all. I'm active on the Audi forums (two of the...
by Shadow
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Roll Call. Who's still here?
Replies: 42
Views: 2522

Re: Roll Call. Who's still here?

This forum is basically dead, but I still check in once in a while. Too bad we can't get some new blood in here. The forum is dying faster than the manual transmission....
by Shadow
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Car Care and Detailing
Topic: Do I need a Turbo Boost Gauge?
Replies: 23
Views: 14884

Re: Do I need a Turbo Boost Gauge?

That's a nice, clean solution, both on the adapter and the general integration into the steering column cover. Yeah, thanks. It's really the only good option for my car. You can't put an A-pillar mount for the boost gauge because of the airbag. And the only other options are to integrate it into on...
by Shadow
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: 1996 Honda Civic 5 speed manual
Replies: 7
Views: 2223

Re: FS: 1996 Honda Civic 5 speed manual

Wow, that looks amazingly clean for a 22-year-old car with more than 200K miles. Just need to polish those headlights to make them clear again and you've got a winner....
by Shadow
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Car Care and Detailing
Topic: Do I need a Turbo Boost Gauge?
Replies: 23
Views: 14884

Re: Do I need a Turbo Boost Gauge?

Old thread, but new post. I recently acquired a podi pod for my boost gauge that replaces the top section of the steering column. Unfortunately, it's designed to fit a 45mm gauge and I'm not a big fan of the podi boost gauges, so I had to make my smaller ECS boost gauge work. So I machined a piece o...