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by ClutchFork
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 77
Views: 17651

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

I see, but this image suggests there is some limitation on power band, but certainly a broad power band:
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by ClutchFork
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55532
Views: 2242906

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Kinda reminds me of the early VW Rabbit and/or Scirocco, in that they advertised 0-50 times rather than 0-60 times because: A) They had to do another shift to get to 60 B) They might confuse some folks into thinking they were comparing apples to apples instead of apples to oranges (compared to the ...
by ClutchFork
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1944
Views: 131466

Re: What are you listening to?

SamuelRichards wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:15 am
Now I am drawn to retro, I listen to Boney M and many other hits of the 80s.
Killer rendition of Boney Maroney:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q1o5uuw6ag
by ClutchFork
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 77
Views: 17651

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 multis...
by ClutchFork
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55532
Views: 2242906

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

What Was the Final US-Market Car with a Two-Speed Transmission? Well, yeah, if you include slush-boxes,....... and they have to upshift and downshift automatically,.....1973 Chevrolet Nova. Anyone else here ever "Slip and Slide with a Powerglide"? https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/classic-cars/a355...
by ClutchFork
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 77
Views: 17651

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

BMW WILL HAVE MANUAL TRANS IN NEW M3 & M4 And before we go, we’re pleased to report that manual transmissions are far from dead. BMW confirmed the new M3 and M4 will have a manual option. The less sporty versions of those cars no longer offer a manual because demand had fallen off. But for hard cor...
by ClutchFork
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 77
Views: 17651

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

...but Honda is still keepin' it real under the hood! https://www.pressreader.com/usa/royal-oak-tribune/20200315/281784221163744 Very clever the sideways moving article vs scrolling down. Where is the under hood photo? Real under the hood IMO means no stupid plastic cover over the engine.
by ClutchFork
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55532
Views: 2242906

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

When I was a lad,......the school busses were Amish. I'm not totally certain, but I seem to recall that some or all ran on gasoline. That was changing and by the time I was in High School any newly purchased busses were slushbox diesels. Wooden sprise me if they had plans to purchase, or had alread...
by ClutchFork
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55532
Views: 2242906

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

...but you can expect higher shift efforts. Cold trans fluid clings to parts and makes it difficult for the synchronizers - that's just the way it is. Park your vehicle in a heated garage or get used to it. I have Redline MTL in the 2001 S10 tranny (not sure, but maybe it takes ATF), anyway if it i...
by ClutchFork
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 13
Views: 7981

Re: New member

SteveHepkell wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:49 am
Welcome to the forum!
Welcome! What kind of car do you drive?
by ClutchFork
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55532
Views: 2242906

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:42 am
Hey, How About Them Snowflakes?!!!

(Actually, we didn't get much more than an inch here)
Yeah, what was it mostly snow for nearly 36 hours usually means a foot of snow around here. It looks like i got 2 to 2.5 inches. I shouldn't complain, but do anyway.
by ClutchFork
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Modern Amish Transportation
Replies: 54
Views: 7025

Re: Modern Amish Transportation

That 3-speed is my kind of car. The only caution is that you don't throw it into reverse on a 1-2 shift. That is where the 4-speed is better because it is a straight pull back for the 1-2 shift, which I suspect is going to be quicker than a push forward, even if the forward push was a straight path....
by ClutchFork
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Hypothetica Crankshaft Questionl
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Hypothetica Crankshaft Questionl

Whelp, to quote the folks at Hot Rod Magazine (Feb 1999): "...you buy horsepower but drive torque." "You need rpm for horsepower, but torque is the stuff that shoves you in the driver's seat and blows the tires away." My 2001 Ranger, wife's 2008 Mazda 5 both have the 2.3L modular DOHC 16 valve four ...
by ClutchFork
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Hypothetica Crankshaft Questionl
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Hypothetica Crankshaft Questionl

All else equal, same number cylinders, same displacement etc, lets look at two strokes: 3 inch and 4 inch. So torque at the flywheel is measured at 1 foot from the center of the crankshaft for pound feet. So on a 3-inch crankshaft throw, we are only getting 1/3 the leverage compared to what we are r...
by ClutchFork
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 13
Views: 7981

Re: New member

IMBoring25 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:00 pm
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.
Bring on the scalpel and bone saw! Lets make this one a real car!