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Re: Amish Transmission Engineer Joins the Forum

Post by Evicatos » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:41 pm

theholycow wrote:Oh. You're using the word "Amish" to describe manual transmissions. I was taking you seriously, I thought you were making automatic transmissions without safety interlocks for Amish-market farm trucks...
rofl me too. Hence my comment about them being called "harnesses". Once I realized he was talking about a good old manual transmission though, everything made sense. I think...

This whole thing reminds me of the "Amish email virus" that was circulating a while back, politely asking you to manually delete your most important files (since the Amish can't use computers "their" virus was based on the honor system).
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Re: Amish Transmission Engineer Joins the Forum

Post by watkins » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:51 am

Peanuts, anyone?

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Post by the dumblonde » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:58 am

Pass some over here Watkins. Pretty please?


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Post by comingbackdown » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:10 am

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Amish Transmission Engineer Joins the Forum

Post by jomotopia » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:11 am

um, welcome to the site. interesting intro.
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Re: Amish Transmission Engineer Joins the Forum

Post by wannabe » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:01 pm

...*lost* HI!!!! how are you :) welcome. i'm still lost, but thats ok. i see the word amish and i think of the people from OH, IN, PA...etc
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Re: Amish Transmission Engineer Joins the Forum

Post by PILL » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:01 pm

We call it a stick in Texas :lol:

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Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:50 pm

In sunny Michigan (well, today it is!), a stick is something we throw for the dog to fetch, but what do we know? We drink Vernors and we call it "POP". I still run into folks that call them "Standard" transmissions, but in more and more cases the "Standard" transmission is a Slushbox and the optional transmission is a Slushbox with one more gear range. I think I can get along fine with folks who call it a stick, but just don't get me started on the subject of "Autosticks" - AARGH!
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Re: Amish Transmission Engineer Joins the Forum

Post by watkins » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:19 pm

Common terms: standard, standard shift, stick, stick shift, manual, whoa what the hell is that third pedal for?

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Post by theholycow » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:21 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:I still run into folks that call them "Standard" transmissions, but in more and more cases the "Standard" transmission is a Slushbox
I agree that "standard" is no longer an accurate way to describe them, nor is "5 speed" or "6 speed". "Manual" seems to be the only truly clear way to label these transmissions.
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Re: Amish Transmission Engineer Joins the Forum

Post by wannabe » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:33 am

my grandma calls it a gear shift...
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Post by wannabe » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:33 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:In sunny Michigan
it was sunny here today...where in MI are you?
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Re: Amish Transmission Engineer Joins the Forum

Post by RITmusic2k » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:20 pm

My boss just called my car a direct-shift... I've never heard that one before.

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Re: Amish Transmission Engineer Joins the Forum

Post by noob5,000,000 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:17 pm

Welcome to SS!
wannabe wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote:In sunny Michigan
it was sunny here today...where in MI are you?
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Re: Amish Transmission Engineer Joins the Forum

Post by Leedeth » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:58 pm

Welcome to the forums.

Lol, Amish transmission.

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