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by ClutchFork
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Member From Michigan
Replies: 28
Views: 5499

Re: New Member From Michigan

Those one cylinder motorcycles were sometimes called "thumpers." I recall that BSA made a single cylinder 500 cc bike. What beastly bike. As you know, the bigger the cylinder typically means greater torque. But if you want massive torque you have to check this out: http://www.vincelewis.net/bigengin...
by ClutchFork
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Clutch Changeout Issues with Hydraulics
Replies: 4
Views: 4169

Clutch Changeout Issues with Hydraulics

I just had a new clutch in the Ranger (2001) at 80,000 miles. They put in the disc, pressure plate, pilot, release bearing, and a new slave. I got the truck back and the engagement was at the floor. There is not adjustment on the pedal and the shop said these Ford hydraulic clutches are a real pain ...
by ClutchFork
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Redline MTL vs factory gearbox fill
Replies: 26
Views: 6361

Re: Redline MTL vs factory gearbox fill

I like Redline MTL. My former truck, a '95 F150 that had the Mazda M5OD 5 speed, spec'ed ATF in the manual tranny. I tried Mobil 1 ATF, Redline D4 ATF, but it was the thicker Redline MTL (the basic MTL, not the thicker ones that state the weight in the title) that finally got rid of the notchiness i...
by ClutchFork
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Member From Michigan
Replies: 28
Views: 5499

Re: New Member From Michigan

Now that would be nice. But I do have a stash of 196 quarts of engine oil in my cellar. None is Redline though. Some Amsoil, some M1, a ton of Maxlife in regular, synthetic, and Nextgen. Why so much? Apocalypse preparedness? All were obtained on special deals. For example 76 quarts Nextgen Maxlife ...
by ClutchFork
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Member From Michigan
Replies: 28
Views: 5499

Re: New Member From Michigan

Rope-Pusher wrote:Is it true that if you live in Redford you get an unlimited supply of Redline fluids for your vehicles?
Now that would be nice. But I do have a stash of 196 quarts of engine oil in my cellar. None is Redline though. Some Amsoil, some M1, a ton of Maxlife in regular, synthetic, and Nextgen.
by ClutchFork
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Member From Michigan
Replies: 28
Views: 5499

Re: New Member From Michigan

I still can't quite wrap my mind around how a 3 cylinder engine works. I always thought there had to be at least one cylinder in each stage of the combustion cycle (intake, compression, combustion, exhaust) at all times, and with fewer than 4 cylinders that's not possible. For that matter the I5 in...
by ClutchFork
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Member From Michigan
Replies: 28
Views: 5499

Re: New Member From Michigan

Welcome, Paul! I'm a recent fan of inline engines as well; hope you enjoy your stay here! Thanks. I love inline engines. The six is the most beautiful being perfectly balanced, but I'll go for a 5, 4, 3 cylinder if it is the right situation. Anything over 6 though I have to go V unless I want a cla...
by ClutchFork
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New guy from Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 3983

Re: New guy from Michigan

Small truck + manual trans = WIN For Sure. Like my 2.3L Ranger pickup. You can wind it out and lurch the vehicle on the 1-2 shift, have a blast and still not be going insanely fast. Just as much fun, a lot safer. Here in michigan the salt ususally destroys the truck long before the engine can wear ...
by ClutchFork
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Member From Michigan
Replies: 28
Views: 5499

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: 204794

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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: 3718

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: 5499

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: 5499

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: 5499

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...