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by ClutchFork
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Member From Michigan
Replies: 28
Views: 5341

Re: New Member From Michigan

dakota1820 wrote:Glad to see you come aboard!! :)
Thanks Dakota1820. We are going to have a lot of fun here. I can hardly stand it, all these forums and so little time to browse and post. I just made a couple posts but alas my lunch break is over and I have to get back to work. See ya later.
by ClutchFork
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: FAQ 2.0! <- New Members Read First
Replies: 81
Views: 188578

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Slushy / Slushie / Slush / Slushbox - An automatic transmission, or a vehicle with an automatic transmission. So called because of the fluid filled torque converter and the "slushy" shift feeling in lower end automatics. Also have heard the term "Juice box." Short Shifting - Shifting at low rpms to...
by ClutchFork
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Shifting to Reverse at Speed
Replies: 19
Views: 3616

Re: Shifting to Reverse at Speed

A friend rented a new Toyota Camry. I bet him $20 that if he tried to put it in Park while driving forward at 30 mph, nothing would happen. He thought for sure that it would at least cause a nasty grinding sound, even if it didn't destroy the transmission. I was in the car when he tried it. Nothing...
by ClutchFork
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Member From Michigan
Replies: 28
Views: 5341

Re: New Member From Michigan

I still have a '92 Aerostar sitting in my driveway. Not listed because it was not my personal vehicle. The 2001 Ranger, about midyear, got the Duratec 2.3L DOHC (chain driven) 4-banger. It winds out nicely to 5500 rpm. Hit the rev limiter around 6000+ once. Don't go past 5500 now as it is less effic...
by ClutchFork
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Member From Michigan
Replies: 28
Views: 5341

Re: New Member From Michigan

Welcome! Nice list of vehicles. Good stuff. I used to like to downshift into first on the Chevy non-syncro first gear on gravel roads by slamming on the brakes to lock up the rear wheels, then shift into first. :lol: I think that might answer a question in a thread that was just posted a week or tw...
by ClutchFork
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Member From Michigan
Replies: 28
Views: 5341

New Member From Michigan

My current manual transmissioned vehicle: http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c274/InlinePaul/RangerExhaust1.jpg And its custom shift knob: http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c274/InlinePaul/Baseball_Shift_Knob.jpg I really like the baseball shift knob. It has a nice feel in my hand and is just the rig...