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Puchrider wrote:Inspired by theholycow's 1980 Buick LeSabre 4.1L 5MT site, I started working on a site for the Mark VIII

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potownrob wrote:
Puchrider wrote:Inspired by theholycow's 1980 Buick LeSabre 4.1L 5MT site, I started working on a site for the Mark VIII

https://sites.google.com/site/bananalincolnmark8/home
EPIC WINNING!!!! :!: :D 8) :twisted:
Thanks! Putting a lot of effort into making it good, it will be updated regularly while I'm adding to it
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Welcome!

Enjoy the forums, some of us have been here forever, good to see new people joining!
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Yeah, we don't have a lot of new people joining. People aren't really interested in standard trans shifting these days.
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AHTOXA wrote:Yeah, we don't have a lot of new people joining. People aren't really interested in standard trans shifting these days.
SAD BUT TRUE :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :( :( :( :(
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AHTOXA wrote:Yeah, we don't have a lot of new people joining. People aren't really interested in standard trans shifting these days.
Well that's not true.. trans shifting has been all over the news with Caitlyn Jenn... oh. Wait. Cars. Yeah. You're right.




I couldn't resist :lol: :lol:
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Squint wrote:
AHTOXA wrote:Yeah, we don't have a lot of new people joining. People aren't really interested in standard trans shifting these days.
Well that's not true.. trans shifting has been all over the news with Caitlyn Jenn... oh. Wait. Cars. Yeah. You're right.




I couldn't resist :lol: :lol:
......

The thing is, i use trans at volunteer-job to mean transition and transgender issues (i work for an lgbt org). and i use trans at work-work to mean transmission. I have mixed it up and said "so you're having transition - i mean, transmission issues?"
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Update:

I got to drive a semi around the parking lot in truck driving school for the first time today. I must say it was a great experience (except parallel tractor-trailer parking, but I'll get it eventually).

It felt very strange driving my car back home. The clutch pedal felt so easy to press after driving the truck. My left leg sure got a workout!
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Puchrider wrote:Update:

I got to drive a semi around the parking lot in truck driving school for the first time today. I must say it was a great experience (except parallel tractor-trailer parking, but I'll get it eventually).

It felt very strange driving my car back home. The clutch pedal felt so easy to press after driving the truck. My left leg sure got a workout!
Nice! Getting your CDL?
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Yep! Hopefully I can practice on the road soon
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Got to practice on the road today! I must say that I didn't really have a problem shifting up; however, I'm going to need to practice down shifting, I did some grinding. After 45 minutes of driving I figured out how to rev match much better. Rev-matching in a synchronized transmission is a completely different (and a WAY easier) experience. I felt like a total noob in the semi. But it was a lot of fun!


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Puchrider wrote:Got to practice on the road today! I must say that I didn't really have a problem shifting up; however, I'm going to need to practice down shifting, I did some grinding. After 45 minutes of driving I figured out how to rev match much better. Rev-matching in a synchronized transmission is a completely different (and a WAY easier) experience. I felt like a total noob in the semi. But it was a lot of fun!
did they make you use the clutch on shifts, or did they show you the real way to shift?? :twisted:

edit: forgot to mention, despite my car (and tranny) being fairly new (going on 1300 miles), i have already successfully done a flawless clutchless 3=>4 shift and 2 close-to-flawless 2=>1 single-clutch rev-matched downshifts. now i just have to work on getting all the rev amounts down for the various downshifts, and work on getting rid of the notchiness of the 4=>5 upshift. :| :arrow: :twisted:
ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.
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Haha no floating yet, we have to double clutch on exam
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Willkommen Sie bei Standard Shift. Wir haben kekse.
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Ich mag Kekse , ich danke Ihnen für die herzliche Begrüßung
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