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by IMBoring25
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: If You Want To Learn To Drive Stick, Just Learn How To Ride A Motorcycle
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

Re: If You Want To Learn To Drive Stick, Just Learn How To Ride A Motorcycle

That sounds like a horrible idea. Maybe he's been at it long enough to have forgotten, but there's a lot of "there" there just in the balancing and the cornering and the dreaded U-turn box. Trying to grasp all that WHILE trying to learn what a clutch is...Wow. The first thing my brother di...
by IMBoring25
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 89
Views: 25593

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

A CVT is used to deal with a power source with a narrow powerband and is best used in low-torque applications. Both of those things are the opposite of what you get with an electric motor.
by IMBoring25
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866124

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

It could be argued the Corvette used a two-speed automatic in the '80s, with the Doug Nash 4+3.
by IMBoring25
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 89
Views: 25593

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

The difference is that the performance/efficiency tradeoff for saving the cost, weight, and complexity of a multispeed transmission with an ICE is crippling (so much so that the Model T was a two-speed), while the performance/efficiency benefit of adding the cost, weight, and complexity of a multisp...
by IMBoring25
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Modern Amish Transportation
Replies: 55
Views: 11412

Re: Modern Amish Transportation

There are dogleg four-, five-, and six-speeds too.
by IMBoring25
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866124

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Volvo Drops Cars from a Crane for Rescue Training I'm guessing they dropped the cars 30 meters and the US press picked it up as 100 feet. I feel safer now, knowing that if I'm ever driving through a junkyard in Sweden and the evil guy picks my vehicle up with a magnet and then drops it from 30 mete...
by IMBoring25
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 15
Views: 14487

Re: New member

ClutchFork wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:10 am I like the Datona. Is it RWD?
Only if some very extensive surgery has been done.
by IMBoring25
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: I think I found the worst thing about interior design for manual transmission cars
Replies: 25
Views: 6930

Re: I think I found the worst thing about interior design for manual transmission cars

That's not OP. This is page 2. It reads like a bot post...Some odd linguistics ("cannot find true buyer," "mop my cotton sheet," "i stuck with previous one..."), non sequitur with the rest of the topic, and involving a BMW. Probably will come back and add some SEO links...
by IMBoring25
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866124

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

watkins wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:41 pm I had the same thoughts regarding the owner.

Isn't he over in Germany right now with a diesel Caravan?
I believe so, yes.
by IMBoring25
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866124

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

With I-75 undergoing a major reconstruction project in the area between my home and my place of employment, and many of the roads crossing under the freeway experiencing sporadic closures due to freeway overpass construction, it sometimes gets to the point that I have to check with Google Maps on h...
by IMBoring25
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Tire Rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: Tire Rotation

The consensus I'm seeing is that tread separation subsequent to cross-rotation was a problem with early radials, not with bias ply or modern radials, but the yoostabee/myth persists in some circles. All cars will wear the fronts first because they do most of the steering, most of the braking, and (u...
by IMBoring25
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: A standard is standard on this new (revived) model
Replies: 17
Views: 2758

Re: A standard is standard on this new (revived) model

It talks about the Ranger's engine. Ranger itself is not yet in on the party, but may be when it moves to be more heavily based on the Bronco for the next gen.
by IMBoring25
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: A standard is standard on this new (revived) model
Replies: 17
Views: 2758

Re: A standard is standard on this new (revived) model

as IMBoring pointed out, the 1st gear is a creeper gear, probably like in the new Bronco. Not sure if that's their way of skipping having a low range transfer case, nor if it's a good substitute. eye remember them having the 5 speeds with the 1st gear semi-creeper back inn the 90s, but i believe th...
by IMBoring25
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: A standard is standard on this new (revived) model
Replies: 17
Views: 2758

Re: A standard is standard on this new (revived) model

They have the first gear labeled with a C for crawler. It wouldn't normally be used on the road, leaving six commonly used cogs. Power should be fine, though it is unfortunate they don't let you have the six with the manual. I don't feel compelled to skip anything in the six-speed C4, though GM thou...
by IMBoring25
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 2021 Honda Accord sedan only automatic
Replies: 19
Views: 2891

Re: 2021 Honda Accord sedan only automatic

Automatics have plenty of failure modes, but most of them tend to give at least enough warning that if you pay close attention on a test drive you can reasonably expect to at least get home without pondering having to remove the driveline.