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by ClutchFork
Sat Jul 06, 2024 1:24 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Clutch Pedal Starter interlock Poll
Replies: 35
Views: 8443

Re: Clutch Pedal Starter interlock Poll

Seems my 1977 F100 did not have the interlock because the clutch linkage broke once and I drove home without the clutch and at one point was forced to stop. To get going I shut off the engine, put it in first gear, and turned the key. But with my 2001 Ranger when the slave cylinder blew apart on me,...
by ClutchFork
Thu Jun 06, 2024 1:52 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 63
Views: 23162

Re: The beast has come...

Update. The tag on the transmission case is numbered for a T5z which is the super duty according to this site, http://www.britishv8.org/Articles/Borg-Warner-T5-ID-Tags.htm In fact my tag number (1352 251 06706) matches the one here (first 7 digits): https://www.moderndriveline.com/shop/transmissions...
by ClutchFork
Mon Jun 03, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 63
Views: 23162

Re: The beast has come...

The mystery transmission. So the guy we bought the Mustang from said he had the transmission replaced with a World Class (WC) T5. That would be standard in 85 and up Fox Mustangs with a 3.35 first gear. However, I checked the gear ratio and mine (the supposed WC T5) has the 2.95 first of the non-WC ...
by ClutchFork
Fri May 31, 2024 10:10 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What is wrong with automotive engineers?
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: What is wrong with automotive engineers?

I see what you mean on the circuitry. No easy way to make it happen. well, I like power windows for the passenger side, since I drive the Mustang with both windows down. But still would prefer a crank on the driver's door. Then there's just the basic elimination of risks. One simple example: I leave...
by ClutchFork
Wed May 29, 2024 11:17 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 117
Views: 29462

Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

If you keep running into pedestrians!

EVs Twice As Likely To Hit Pedestrians As Gasoline Vehicles
https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-Gene ... cles.html?
by ClutchFork
Mon May 27, 2024 12:31 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What is wrong with automotive engineers?
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: What is wrong with automotive engineers?

Good point on avoiding energized circuits. At least on my 2008 Fusion the windows will roll up after the engine is shut off so long as a door has not been opened. But I wonder if it is possible to make it so that, when the key is off, hitting the switch sends a signal to energize the window circuit,...
by ClutchFork
Sat May 25, 2024 2:38 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What is wrong with automotive engineers?
Replies: 5
Views: 674

What is wrong with automotive engineers?

You would think it should be pretty simple to have power windows and wire them so you can run them up or down as you please without having the key in and turned to the on position? What gives? Is it the engineers are not very bright? Is it the auto companies are afraid they will be sued because kids...
by ClutchFork
Wed Apr 24, 2024 11:10 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 63
Views: 23162

Re: The beast has come...

Photos still won't display so here are links: Flywheel: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wgj4Au70NRYKgWWGhYcvRD4e8d8c-dp2/view?usp=sharing Pressure Plate: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EO-eoIbfLfvVVrhtBn_NBJfDo22nr2UO/view?usp=sharing Clutch Disk: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IUujcBHl1ugNTJMH...
by ClutchFork
Tue Apr 23, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 63
Views: 23162

Re: The beast has come...

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EdJ71c2nFzg/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwE7CK4FEIIDSFryq4qpAy0IARUAAAAAGAElAADIQj0AgKJD8AEB-AG-B4AC0AWKAgwIABABGGUgZShlMA8=&rs=AOn4CLBKKQeNex_DiZvkGhSkOVBhzbbBtA DAGNABBIT LUKE! Yes, I have to bother to upload them to google drive and then link them out. Well maybe tonight, assumi...
by ClutchFork
Tue Apr 23, 2024 10:50 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55908
Views: 3620245

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Rope-Pusher wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:30 am "Look, Grandpa's car still has a steering wheel!"
Funny, but ultimately a very sad story. I hope it is a lot way off before we get there.
by ClutchFork
Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 63
Views: 23162

Re: The beast has come...

Just had a clutch replaced in the Mustang. The King Cobra clutch the kid put in 30,000 miles before we bought it was toast. He beat on it. The flywheel had surface cracks, the pressure plate was heat damaged and the clutch disk was very worn. The clutch fork was worn and the throwout was noisy. Ever...
by ClutchFork
Wed Apr 10, 2024 11:13 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: I saw the Total Solar Eclipse today!
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: I saw the Total Solar Eclipse today!

Did the opium help the shift cables?

I have seen those giant shift levers. Here is one example:
Image
https://www.ocala-news.com/2021/06/24/o ... ars-later/
by ClutchFork
Tue Apr 09, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: I saw the Total Solar Eclipse today!
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: I saw the Total Solar Eclipse today!

Nice photo!

Did you drive the Eclipse to the eclipse?
by ClutchFork
Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:08 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 117
Views: 29462

Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

Toyota: Electric Cars Will Never Dominate Market Battery-powered EVs will only ever capture 30% of the global market share, Toyoda has predicted. https://slaynews.com/news/toyota-electric-cars-will-never-dominate-market/ I'm sure you meant "If the type of vehicle you are driving never makes it...