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by Standardshifter
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Reminder: Check those lug nuts
Replies: 29
Views: 2241

Re: Reminder: Check those lug nuts

Usually check after ~50 miles or so.
by Standardshifter
Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Ford's Plan To Make A Stick Shift-Only Car
Replies: 1
Views: 2159

Ford's Plan To Make A Stick Shift-Only Car

Ford's Plan To Make A Stick Shift-Only Car Is Not As Stupid As It Sounds

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-ford ... z2GUTyKHD8

Too many good snippets to quote, but some good % numbers as well as reasons why the Fiesta 1.0L will be offered in manual-only.
by Standardshifter
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Members Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

Re: New Members Policy

Given access to this forum and driving tips with just read access to others, good point about lots of legit first posts are about a particular problem. Always a balancing act, and just getting way too many human spam posts with a revolving custom question, basic CAPTCHA and email confirming. See how...
by Standardshifter
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Dispelling myths about manual transmissions
Replies: 25
Views: 5294

Dispelling myths about manual transmissions

Tom and Ray answers questions about all of the [former] advantages of manual transmissions: "Dear Tom and Ray: When I first learned to drive, a million years ago, my father (who knew nothing about cars) advised me to always drive a manual transmission because they handle better, are easier to repair...
by Standardshifter
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Members Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

New Members Policy

Trying something new for new members... They only have posting access to this forum for a while. Hopefully it will be a good balance between legitimate new members versus the spam hordes. Please report any spam quickly... Thanks!
by Standardshifter
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Chevy Wants To Teach You The Joy Of Rowing Your Own Gears
Replies: 0
Views: 2441

Chevy Wants To Teach You The Joy Of Rowing Your Own Gears

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1077220_chevy-wants-to-teach-you-the-joy-of-rowing-your-own-gears "Today, finding someone who’s ready, willing and able to teach you the joys of manual gearbox driving may not be so easy. After all, most cars don’t even offer manual transmissions anymore, and those...
by Standardshifter
Fri May 25, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Down-shifting: Manual transmissions running out of road
Replies: 27
Views: 4427

Down-shifting: Manual transmissions running out of road

http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/down-shifting-manual-transmissions-running-out-of-road/article_7ce2518c-c367-5560-8fa8-6e2ae0d8f1d8.html "The reasons are obvious: manual transmission is often tricky to learn and requires extra concentration and finesse, making multi-tasking all but impossibl...
by Standardshifter
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Indian market: automakers see surge in demand for automatics
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Indian market: automakers see surge in demand for automatics

"NEW DELHI: The third pedal is slowly disappearing from the Indian market." "From just 2% till five years ago, automatics now form around 12-14% of the new cars sales with a bulk coming from the top-end sedan and SUVs sold that are sold with automatic options only." http://economictimes.indiatimes.c...
by Standardshifter
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Bicycling
Replies: 70
Views: 3752

Re: Bicycling

Back in the saddle here so to speak. Started last year with some metric centuries, aiming for a couple of full centuries this year, and bring my average up from the 15mph average zone to a more reasonable 16-18mph average.
by Standardshifter
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions about Standardshift
Topic: Front page of standardshift.com
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Front page of standardshift.com

Yeah, I think the front page was hacked together before the 16:10 screens were released.

That, and many more, updates over the next few weeks...
by Standardshifter
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Let's talk motorcycles
Replies: 14
Views: 855

Re: Let's talk motorcycles

Step one is take a safety class...

Dualsports/adventure touring bikes should also be on your list. Usually have higher seat positions so more cockpit room than most bikes.
by Standardshifter
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Forgot how much I love turbo cars!
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Forgot how much I love turbo cars!

I have to admit I'm getting just a little tired of the uneven powerband...
by Standardshifter
Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Who needs VTEC....
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: Who needs VTEC....

http://www.osti.gov/bridge/servlets/purl/827803-zQZq3S/native/827803.pdf There's a paper on the basics on what folks have been working on, sans using it as a wastegate replacement. There are prototypes out there for at least five years now for diesels. This case, the motor is on the other side of t...
by Standardshifter
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Who needs VTEC....
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: Who needs VTEC....

I believe BMW's system in integrated into one turbo... Basically adding an electric motor between hot and cold sides and helping to remove lag. Companies have been testing for a while with diesel motors, since temps are lower. Most materials lose their magnetism around 300 degrees F; tough condition...