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2012-09-21 11:27:52 AM
Its better than 90 percent of high school shop videos.
 
2012-09-21 11:37:15 AM
I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.
 
2012-09-21 11:59:00 AM
Another awesome video from when videos were films, and men were men.
Link
 
2012-09-21 01:26:46 PM
'Jam Handy Organization' would make a great band name.
 
2012-09-21 01:40:20 PM

KyngNothing: Another awesome video from when videos were films, and men were men.
Link


And women could drive standard!
 
2012-09-21 02:00:57 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.


Your preferred method of gear shifting sucks.
 
2012-09-21 02:20:34 PM
Transmissions are magic, nobody truly understands how they work.
 
2012-09-21 02:30:51 PM
This is a repeat from yesterday. Only it was a Wimp link.
 
2012-09-21 02:46:54 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.


I don't see how; pretty much everyone has acknowledged by now that CVT is superior in every way.
 
2012-09-21 02:48:21 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.


I'm planning on getting a Mazdaspeed3 this weekend. Six speed manual FTW.
 
2012-09-21 02:53:35 PM

LoneVVolf: antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.

I don't see how; pretty much everyone has acknowledged by now that CVT is superior in every way.


I was not overly impressed with them in the 4 cyl Saturn Vue, particularly when we were informed that the only repair procedure for said item was 'RandR unit'.
 
2012-09-21 02:54:16 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.


The theory is simple.

The doing is simple (literally hundreds of millions of people can).

In the US/Canada, knowing someone who will let you grind their clutch to learn? That's the hard part. The ever-scarcer population who have gone to the effort of owning a manual trans car in this part of the world are, almost by definition, 'car people'. Who, unless you're likely to sleep with them, aren't going to let you try it out.
 
2012-09-21 03:05:36 PM

soopey: KyngNothing: Another awesome video from when videos were films, and men were men.
Link

And women could drive standard!


My woman drives standard.... both car and motorcycle
 
2012-09-21 03:09:33 PM

Lawnchair:

In the US/Canada, knowing someone who will let you grind their clutch to learn? That's the hard part. The ever-scarcer population who have gone to the effort of owning a manual trans car in this part of the world are, almost by definition, 'car people'. Who, unless you're likely to sleep with them, aren't going to let you try it out.


Funny, I've taught many people how to drive a manual transmission in my current car. 120,000 miles on the clutch and transmission and not one problem. Takes me about 5 minutes to get the basics into them. Most within 15 minutes are starting from a dead stop with ease. Never had a problem with grinding gears. It's the sudden "let off the clutch too fast, fail to add enough gas" head shakes more than anything else.

Don't get me wrong, they aren't experts at the manual transmission in 30 minutes but they can easily start making loops of neighborhoods and less busy streets.
 
2012-09-21 04:07:53 PM
When I bought my current car (Mazda3), I had never owned a manual before but I had driven them infrequently with relative ease. While I was doing test drives I decided to try out a Volkswagen Passat as well. I couldn't even get the Passat out of the dealership parking lot. I think I gave up after 5-6 stalls and just let the sales guy take it back before I broke it. Not sure what the huge difference was, but it was not pretty.
 
2012-09-21 04:39:23 PM

apt311: When I bought my current car (Mazda3), I had never owned a manual before but I had driven them infrequently with relative ease. While I was doing test drives I decided to try out a Volkswagen Passat as well. I couldn't even get the Passat out of the dealership parking lot. I think I gave up after 5-6 stalls and just let the sales guy take it back before I broke it. Not sure what the huge difference was, but it was not pretty.


I went from a VW to a Mazda. I think the VW had a much stiffer pedal and a shorter engagement zone.
 
2012-09-21 05:31:34 PM
manual is the only way to go. automatics can suck a big one. I'm gonna hate it when one day I have a hybrid or electric with no stick shift :(
 
2012-09-21 05:44:43 PM
Gawd, I love those old instruction films, Ford also made a ton of them too.
It's a shame that the kids of today couldn't care less

/ old gearhead
 
2012-09-21 05:49:36 PM
I'm Jam Handy!
 
2012-09-21 05:51:20 PM
The funny thing is that the lever thing is totally wrong because there's no material that could possibly be stiff or tough enough to "move the world." "The power of a lever is practically unlimited." Well, if you said virtually, then maybe, but practically, no, it's quite limited.
 
2012-09-21 05:57:37 PM

OrangeDuster: Transmissions are magic, nobody truly understands how they work.


ever meet a transmission repairman? no such thing. remove & replace. even then, they're gods.
 
2012-09-21 06:37:56 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.


I'm not a fan of trannies in the first place.
 
2012-09-21 06:54:19 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.

I'm not a fan of trannies in the first place.


Ahhh you haven't lived until you've blown a tranny. I blew one so hard it was spewing fluid everywhere.
 
2012-09-21 07:10:48 PM

KrispyKritter: OrangeDuster: Transmissions are magic, nobody truly understands how they work.

ever meet a transmission repairman? no such thing. remove & replace. even then, they're gods.


I've looked and looked but I can't find the '70s ('80s?) AAMCO commercial where the mom-and-pop transmission shop owner introduces the prospective customer to their "Foreign Transmission Specialist", who is a mental deficient pushing a broom. His only line? "I geeit to work own a transmission?!?" I loved that commercial.
 
2012-09-21 07:11:33 PM

Tellingthem: The All-Powerful Atheismo: antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.

I'm not a fan of trannies in the first place.

Ahhh you haven't lived until you've blown a tranny. I blew one so hard it was spewing fluid everywhere.


Keep your love-life outta this. :)
 
2012-09-21 07:31:58 PM
Chicken Pies!
I always wondered how a car worked.
 
2012-09-21 07:38:21 PM
Low quality image. You can't see the huncubi at all.
 
2012-09-21 08:00:56 PM
Just talking about shafts

/Can you dig it?
 
2012-09-21 08:42:00 PM

KrispyKritter: OrangeDuster: Transmissions are magic, nobody truly understands how they work.

ever meet a transmission repairman? no such thing. remove & replace. even then, they're gods.


I had a high performance transmission built one. I asked what they did, they told me about kevlar this and high pressure that. I must've given a blank look cuz the guy said to me, "Look, it's good. You go fast. Vroom Vroom."
 
2012-09-21 08:46:28 PM

Lawnchair: antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.

The theory is simple.

The doing is simple (literally hundreds of millions of people can).

In the US/Canada, knowing someone who will let you grind their clutch to learn? That's the hard part. The ever-scarcer population who have gone to the effort of owning a manual trans car in this part of the world are, almost by definition, 'car people'. Who, unless you're likely to sleep with them, aren't going to let you try it out.


Oddly enough, I lost my virginity to the girl who taught me how to drive a manual transmission.
 
2012-09-21 09:01:40 PM

Lawnchair: antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.

The theory is simple.

The doing is simple (literally hundreds of millions of people can).

In the US/Canada, knowing someone who will let you grind their clutch to learn? That's the hard part. The ever-scarcer population who have gone to the effort of owning a manual trans car in this part of the world are, almost by definition, 'car people'. Who, unless you're likely to sleep with them, aren't going to let you try it out.


I can work a manual transmission and I'm nowhere close to being a car person.

/Off to fix the wiring in my Road Glide's saddlebag
//Not an HD problem, stupid previous owner problem
 
2012-09-21 09:12:46 PM

Conthan: Lawnchair: antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.

The theory is simple.

The doing is simple (literally hundreds of millions of people can).

In the US/Canada, knowing someone who will let you grind their clutch to learn? That's the hard part. The ever-scarcer population who have gone to the effort of owning a manual trans car in this part of the world are, almost by definition, 'car people'. Who, unless you're likely to sleep with them, aren't going to let you try it out.

Oddly enough, I lost my virginity to the girl who taught me how to drive a manual transmission.


Roadhead is a bit trickier with a manual transmission.
 
2012-09-21 09:19:49 PM
Everything pales in comparison to the magnificence that is the turbo encabulator.

Link
 
2012-09-21 10:09:33 PM

OrangeDuster: Transmissions are magic, nobody truly understands how they work.


Ah, that's only true of otter-magic ones.
 
2012-09-21 10:11:21 PM

Lawnchair: antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.

The theory is simple.

The doing is simple (literally hundreds of millions of people can).

In the US/Canada, knowing someone who will let you grind their clutch to learn? That's the hard part. The ever-scarcer population who have gone to the effort of owning a manual trans car in this part of the world are, almost by definition, 'car people'. Who, unless you're likely to sleep with them, aren't going to let you try it out.


I would like to argue that this isn't true, but unfortunately it is. Whenever I hear someone say they hope someone will teach them, I pretend I didn't hear.
 
2012-09-21 10:13:39 PM

jigger: The funny thing is that the lever thing is totally wrong because there's no material that could possibly be stiff or tough enough to "move the world." "The power of a lever is practically unlimited." Well, if you said virtually, then maybe, but practically, no, it's quite limited.


The funny thing is that you take classical hyperbole literally.
 
2012-09-21 10:14:38 PM

Rannuci: Just talking about shafts

/Can you dig it?


You shut yo mouth!
 
2012-09-21 10:15:59 PM

Conthan: Lawnchair: antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.

The theory is simple.

The doing is simple (literally hundreds of millions of people can).

In the US/Canada, knowing someone who will let you grind their clutch to learn? That's the hard part. The ever-scarcer population who have gone to the effort of owning a manual trans car in this part of the world are, almost by definition, 'car people'. Who, unless you're likely to sleep with them, aren't going to let you try it out.

Oddly enough, I lost my virginity to the girl who taught me how to drive a manual transmission.


Sounds like she knows how to handle a stick.
 
2012-09-21 11:11:41 PM

KidneyStone:

/Off to fix the wiring in my Road Glide's saddlebag
//Not an HD problem, stupid previous owner problem


In his defense, he was probably fixing an HD problem and farked it up.

/I KEED, I KEED
//Keep the rubber side down ;-)
 
2012-09-22 09:08:59 AM

Hot Carl To Go: antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.

Your preferred method of gear shifting sucks.


I prefer to shift while relying only on the synchronizers... never use the clutch 'cept on first and reverse.
 
2012-09-22 10:46:11 AM

KyngNothing: Another awesome video from when videos were films, and men were men.
Link


I love that one. Very informative.

 
2012-09-22 10:57:42 AM
I wish I would have seen this video when I was around 10. Instead of trying to figure out transmissions over the next 10 years, I would have understood it in 10 minutes.
 
2012-09-22 11:32:47 AM

Tellingthem: The All-Powerful Atheismo: antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.

I'm not a fan of trannies in the first place.

Ahhh you haven't lived until you've blown a tranny. I blew one so hard it was spewing fluid everywhere.


On the other hand, I felt quite alive when this one tranny did this th....

Wait, wrong kind of tranny.
 
2012-09-24 11:42:55 PM

LoneVVolf: antidisestablishmentarianism: I predict that this thread will in no way become a transmission flamewar.

I don't see how; pretty much everyone has acknowledged by now that CVT is superior in every way.


Really? Tell me aboot it then. Link
 
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