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by ClutchFork
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: New to me 19 year old car
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: New to me 19 year old car

That's what the hardware store attempted since they only had a blank for just the door in stock. I've had other standard keys made there before with no trouble. I tried 3 different keys they made in the driver and passenger door. I could insert but not turn them. The original is fine in both. Stran...
by ClutchFork
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: New to me 19 year old car
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: New to me 19 year old car

Well they should be able to at least make a key to open the door with. That way if you lock the chip key in, you can open the door.
by ClutchFork
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54887
Views: 1215872

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:16 pm
This is the story of the Hurricane
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfiK17FhP4g[/youtube]
And an awesome Hurricane story at that. Nobody could tell it better.
by ClutchFork
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Throwout Bearing Wear
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Throwout Bearing Wear

When I was doing my conversion I considered a mechanical linkage a little bit. Due to lack of information/products/prior art/knowledge/time/money I went with the hydraulic system from the S10. I never came across any mechanical linkage conversion kits. My s10 hydraulics work great. I think it is a ...
by ClutchFork
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: p0365 and p0340 ford fiesta 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: p0365 and p0340 ford fiesta 2011

potownrob wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:19 am
sounds like OP needs a new engine. fiesta ST upgrade??
If the engine were really toast and you were sure it was going to have to be replaced then it would be fun to rig up a 300 hp nitrous shot and go out in style. :D :twisted: :D
by ClutchFork
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Upshifting Technique Question
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

For fun sometime you can on a hard run, not even take your foot off the gas while at lightning speed, hitting the clutch and yanking it into second and releasing the clutch. I recommend this on the 1-2 shift as you are far less likely to have a missed shift. I tend to do this on freeway ramps when s...
by ClutchFork
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: RomPirate's new-new-new-new-new car
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: RomPirate's new-new-new-new-new car

Well that alignment will tell in the driving, immediately if it does not pull or veer, and longer term if the tires wear correctly.
by ClutchFork
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Throwout Bearing Wear
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Throwout Bearing Wear

Well I have habitually not kept it in gear at lights because it seemed nicer to just sit there with light brake pressure than heavier clutch pressure. If the throwout warning was any influence against my trying to keep it engaged at a light, I don't know, but there was that general fear and reluctan...
by ClutchFork
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: p0365 and p0340 ford fiesta 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: p0365 and p0340 ford fiesta 2011

What do the codes mean? Presumably one was camshaft sensor problem.
by ClutchFork
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Throwout Bearing Wear
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Throwout Bearing Wear

The made-in-Israel clutch cable the previous owner had installed snapped on us. We had a made-in-USA cable installed. The instructions suggest it is not self adjusting as they state, Remember to periodically readjust the clutch cable tension as the clutch wears. This is very important. As the clutch...
by ClutchFork
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Throwout Bearing Wear
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Throwout Bearing Wear

So when I was growing up in the 1970s there were a lot more standard transmissions and few if any were hydraulic clutch linkage. Well the common warning back then was "don't keep the clutch pedal depressed sitting at a light, it will wear out the throwout bearing." Nowadays, I guess it is called a r...
by ClutchFork
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 26
Views: 899

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

If they had taken my advice 30 years ago, we would not be in this fix. My advice was that automatic transmissions should be treated like handicap parking passes. You have to get a doctors approval, and the need must be real, such as you lost a leg in the war or your intelligence level is so low that...
by ClutchFork
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 39
Views: 861

Re: Watkins' other Saab

Great job Watkins! Looks tons better now.
by ClutchFork
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: No more manuals left in Audi's U.S. lineup
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: No more manuals left in Audi's U.S. lineup

What puzzles me is that automatic transmission get harder and harder to drive over the years. You would think that alone would spur a return to manuals. I think that it is like dishwashers and other appliances. The EPA has gotten into the game and ruined them. I'll take an old vacuum modulated auto...
by ClutchFork
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 39
Views: 861

Re: Watkins' other Saab

^ THAT'S A LADY?