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by ClutchFork
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....
Replies: 137
Views: 27319

Re: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....

Speaking of parking brakes, back in the day when I had my '77 F100 the parking brake stopped working. The engine had some kind of compression leak too because I would park in the driveway, which had maybe a 10-15 degree incline, and by morning my truck would be at the bottom of the driveway where it...
by ClutchFork
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....
Replies: 137
Views: 27319

Re: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....

That's the rotary knob style I just railed against. Zero chance of telling what gear you're in without looking at the lights and not just one but two other rotary knobs in the area. Since it's up higher and differently sized from the potentially confusing controls, it's not as bad as the 200, with ...
by ClutchFork
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....
Replies: 137
Views: 27319

Re: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....

Now here is a simple, space saving selector that should work quite well, but don't tell me that button below it with the P is the parking brake! Really need a lever or pedal for the parking brake not some pushbutton. I want direct cable actuation of the parking brake, and you can feel it. Won't feel...
by ClutchFork
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....
Replies: 137
Views: 27319

Re: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....

There was nothing wrong with the column but it wasn't sporty enough. Now we have to solve the space-efficiency issue caused by the floor-shift movement and the solutions are worse than the problem. Why do they need sporty in a utility vehicle. It is just a living room easy chair on wheels with clim...
by ClutchFork
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....
Replies: 137
Views: 27319

Re: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....

They had an advantage when they had a separate lever just for Park. The force required to shift out of Park, when parked on a slope with the vehicle loaded at GCW (Gross Combined Weight - that's Gross Vehicle Weight + the weight of an International Harvester combine being towed behind it.) can be q...
by ClutchFork
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....
Replies: 137
Views: 27319

Re: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....

When it comes to automatic transmisisons, the least obtrusive selector the better. Since the selector does not actively function to drive the car, why have a big nasty lever sticking up between the seats (unless one wants to think they are cool, when at best they are a poser). No, Chrysler had it ri...
by ClutchFork
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 31
Views: 1680

Re: The beast has come...

Perhaps in a year or two we will want more giddy-up and can have someone stuff that 3.73 into the pumpkin. There is a shop near me says they can do it for around $250. Grab a matching, complete axle (drum to drum) at the junkyard and stuff the gears into that one. Then swapping is a relatively simp...
by ClutchFork
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 31
Views: 1680

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 on...
by ClutchFork
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 31
Views: 1680

Re: The beast has come...

A friend of mine is noted for all the many uses he has come up with for the wire used to stick a political campaign sign into the lawn. That would have been convenient and easier to bend but a bit thin for the hood catch. I used store-bought stock. But you are right about campaign sign stands being...
by ClutchFork
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 31
Views: 1680

Re: The beast has come...

Hood latch catch turned out to be a block of wood with a bracket on it and it fell out. Can't figure how the guy had worked it so I made a latch catch from 1/4-inch steel rod. Works great and lines up nicely as shown by the red line in the last image below. You can see the previous owner had monkeye...
by ClutchFork
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How have you brought home a recently purchased used car?
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: How have you brought home a recently purchased used car?

I just wish Michigan would realize that my motorhome sits parked most of the time and issue my registration when the vehicle is on comprehensive only for being parked. But no, they will not issue the registration unless I show active liability insurance for driving it on the road. Then I have to wai...
by ClutchFork
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How have you brought home a recently purchased used car?
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: How have you brought home a recently purchased used car?

Are you talking about buying a car that is not drivable, that is, it needs repairs, so you have to trailer it home or something? If it is simply a used car, here in Michigan we are allowed to drive it home without getting the title transferred, simply by having the signed over title in hand. I would...
by ClutchFork
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Octane Ratings, when did they drop
Replies: 21
Views: 950

Re: Octane Ratings, when did they drop

Thanks. Well my main concern is not to run too low an octane and make a hole in the nice forged aluminium pistons from spark knock. No idea what Ford calls for because we don't have an owner's manual with it, or if we do, I don't know where in the car it may be. You would think this is the basic Mus...
by ClutchFork
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Octane Ratings, when did they drop
Replies: 21
Views: 950

Octane Ratings, when did they drop

In particular, when did regular pump gas drop to 87 octane? My and ClutchDisc's '92 Mustang 5.0 LX is rated at 9:1 compression. My gearhead friend at work says 87 octane is fine. The guy who sold it to us said he always runs premium. He did not say there were any engine mods so I am thinking it is s...
by ClutchFork
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Downshifting: when has slipping the clutch gone too far?
Replies: 19
Views: 6069

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_7N3j ... e=youtu.be