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by ClutchFork
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Car buck/jerk near idle speed while in first gear.
Replies: 32
Views: 30578

Re: Car buck/jerk near idle speed while in first gear.

My 2001 S10 does not buck when idling along in first gear, but the 1992 Mustang easily will buck. Mustang has 3.08 gear. S10 has 3.73 gear. I wonder if that makes a difference. But I used to have a 1995 F150 that would sometimes buck. Think that was geared somewhere around 3.30 or so.
by ClutchFork
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: first and second gear chugging at low RPMs
Replies: 13
Views: 8153

Re: first and second gear chugging at low RPMs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtEU_iDu7RQ I want to be an engineer! https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/81542971_10220476264919551_2839734725738758144_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&efg=eyJpIjoibCJ9&_nc_ohc=B5vy4TAG-GwAX84_HKx&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&_nc_tp=12&oh=fd15376b844893472097ab...
by ClutchFork
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 3/4 of a Century and still the problem
Replies: 4
Views: 203

3/4 of a Century and still the problem

Of automatic transmissions wanting to go when the car is in a stopped position. You'd have thought they would have solved it by not. We do have a pseudo-solution in the cars that shut the engine off at a stop, but that is a rather awkward solution that was not meant to treat the specific problem of ...
by ClutchFork
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Upshifting Technique Question
Replies: 24
Views: 3597

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

https://previews.123rf.com/images/primagefactory/primagefactory1606/primagefactory160600519/58763397-diamond-engagement-ring-floating-in-the-water-closeup.jpg A bank or a credit union will often float you a loan for your engagement. Isn't that sort of like taking your transmission and welding the l...
by ClutchFork
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Upshifting Technique Question
Replies: 24
Views: 3597

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

I float out clutch in with most of my shifts on my Jeep. Just seems to be a habit I've unconsciously gotten into from driving a big truck more than my personal vehicle. It does seem to be pretty smooth most of the time though. Is that what it is called. I thought I was just being lazy, but coming i...
by ClutchFork
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Upshifting Technique Question
Replies: 24
Views: 3597

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

I float out clutch in with most of my shifts on my Jeep. Just seems to be a habit I've unconsciously gotten into from driving a big truck more than my personal vehicle. It does seem to be pretty smooth most of the time though. Is that what it is called. I thought I was just being lazy, but coming i...
by ClutchFork
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?

There is also a safety factor when the credit card is validated electronically. (Anybody remember having their card checked against the printed list of "Bad" cards?) One station I worked at required I check every card. I don't think all bad cards were on the list because it was hard copy back in th...
by ClutchFork
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?

In Michigan anyway, there seem to be no pump jockeys. I feel honored to be one of the last pump jockeys as I served in the 1970s and I think they disappeared soon after. I even got to man the "island" during the oil embargo when we had a $5 limit on gas and cars were lined out the drive and down the...
by ClutchFork
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1692334

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

tankinbeans wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:17 pm
Does it have any sort of a splat pattern?
Nope, a nice clean O, Kind of like this:

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by ClutchFork
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1692334

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Can anyone tell me what is the meaning of a large orange letter O in the back window of a car. I have seen this three times in the past week and it is usually about a 10-inch-high O and smack in the middle of the back window. Why would anybody put that on their window?
by ClutchFork
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: How to destroy the engine on $70,000 car!
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: How to destroy the engine on $70,000 car!

RE The destroyed Hellcat engine, there really doesn't seem much need to boost power when the car comes with a stock output of 797 horsepower!
by ClutchFork
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: How to destroy the engine on $70,000 car!
Replies: 5
Views: 359

How to destroy the engine on $70,000 car!

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye at Woodward Dream Cruise Look what this guy did, not only a $70,000 car but a lot of speed shop work to boost power considerably: ...the tires spun effortlessly through first gear, bouncing off of the rev limiter before he was able to shift into second. As he...
by ClutchFork
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 48
Views: 5493

Re: The beast has come...

was the show on or near Mustang Alley / 9-Mile Road in Ferndale? I saw many Ford Broncos (Bronchi?) at the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise this year. I thimpk Ford was encouraging their participation as part of drumming up interest in the next generation Bronco. Show was at Ford World Headquarters in ...
by ClutchFork
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 225
Views: 41497

Re: Honest Engines

Link for specs on Ford MuscleStang Shelby GT500 Lots of details resplained. https://s3-prod.autoweek.com/2019-08/2020-Shelby-GT500-Esourcebook_0.pdf I looked through the linked brochure and can't find the option for manual transmission. I figured the Mustang died when they put the modular engine in...
by ClutchFork
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?
Replies: 22
Views: 1857

Re: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?

Probably the worst car I've ever owned in terms of top gear acceleration were my old Foxbody Mustangs. 5th gear was so severely overdrive that the car couldn't accelerate without downshifting first at highway speeds. Flooring the gas pedal did just about nothing unless you were over 80 MPH, and eve...