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(AL.com)   Mug shot of guy arrested after low-speed chase of stolen vehicle when he can't shift out of first gear looks like you'd expect   ( al.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, stolen delivery truck, Randy Dewayne Vert, Transmission, Jefferson County, Jefferson County sheriff, Chief Deputy Randy, Sheriff, Center Point Parkway  
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2017-06-14 11:24:37 AM  
FTA: "Thank God he couldn't find second gear, the pursuit could have gotten all the way up to 35 mph,'' [Chief Deputy] Christian said.

i.imgur.com
 
2017-06-14 12:11:33 PM  

Unobtanium: FTA: "Thank God he couldn't find second gear, the pursuit could have gotten all the way up to 35 mph,'' [Chief Deputy] Christian said.


img.fark.net

img.fark.net
 
2017-06-14 12:21:23 PM  
We need:
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2017-06-14 12:31:37 PM  
Randy Dewayne Vert

Well, there's your problem.
 
2017-06-14 12:47:23 PM  
Looks pretty old and worn out for a man in his 20s.
 
2017-06-14 01:09:19 PM  
Once again, the world's greatest anti-theft device is the manual transmission.
 
2017-06-14 01:22:28 PM  

Mad Scientist: Once again, the world's greatest anti-theft device is the manual transmission.


s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
 
2017-06-14 01:25:15 PM  
That man doesn't look like an elderly Asian woman at all. (racist rimshot)
 
2017-06-14 01:25:43 PM  
His horn went "Beep beep"?

/ "Beep beep"?
// His horn went "Beep beep beep"?
 
2017-06-14 01:25:55 PM  

Bimmer Jones: We need:
[img.fark.net image 54x11]


Came here to say that...."Well, it *IS* Alabama after all."

Kids and their voice controlled and automatic that......A stick what?!?!?!

I love the stories about the city bros that "jack" someone only to find out it's a manual trans and they can't work the stick.....
/wait, that sounded dirty.
//very very dirty.
///fark *can be* your personal erotica site.
 
2017-06-14 01:28:08 PM  
"One foot on the break and one on the gas!"
 
2017-06-14 01:29:11 PM  

Mad Scientist: Once again, the world's greatest anti-theft device is the manual transmission.


I see the only thing I had to add has been covered.
 
2017-06-14 01:31:06 PM  
i.vimeocdn.com"Can't get the car into second gear"
 
2017-06-14 01:31:07 PM  
29? Dude looks like he's spent as many years sucking dick for meth.
 
2017-06-14 01:32:30 PM  

MountainClimber: [i.vimeocdn.com image 850x478]"Can't get the car into second gear"


Oh man, I forgot about that outfit!

I'd rock that thing daily to client meetings.
 
2017-06-14 01:33:25 PM  

IHadMeAVision: 29? Dude looks like he's spent as many years sucking dick for meth.


img.fark.net
 
2017-06-14 01:34:20 PM  
To be honest, Subby, I would be more likely to expect this:
img.fark.net
 
2017-06-14 01:35:20 PM  

Kevin72: Looks pretty old and worn out for a man in his 20s.


img.fark.net
 
2017-06-14 01:35:50 PM  

Salmon: Mad Scientist: Once again, the world's greatest anti-theft device is the manual transmission.

[s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 600x350]


After double clutching in a semi for a while I wonder how I would do with a car's manual transmission.
 
2017-06-14 01:36:21 PM  
You may ask yourself: what does a racist rimshot look like?

Well, it looks like the Drummer of a racist cover band.

Unfortunately, Fark.com would not allow me to paste a photo from a racist website, so here is the joke without the illustrative image.


Cotton Mather and the David Duke Sucks Band


What a racist rimshot might look like

 
2017-06-14 01:36:37 PM  
I didn't realize there was a stereotype - an expected look - for people who can't shift gears. Also, this mugshot looks nothing like what I would think that stereotype would be, if there were one.
 
2017-06-14 01:36:50 PM  
We just watched that movie last night...
www.mustangimdb.com
 
2017-06-14 01:37:03 PM  
img.fark.net


img.fark.net
 
2017-06-14 01:40:55 PM  
I expected someone much youn ... damn, that's a rough 29.
 
2017-06-14 01:44:43 PM  

Mikey1969: We just watched that movie last night...
[www.mustangimdb.com image 800x475]


I'll have one of those if you don't mind.

Also "30 mph in first gear?"  No wonder it broke down.
 
2017-06-14 01:46:59 PM  
Amateur. Florida Keys, guy topped out around 13 mph. He's doing 30 months in prison now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ39xzNQBzk
 
2017-06-14 01:48:49 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: Randy Dewayne Vert

Well, there's your problem.


Yep. Those there are horiz settings. No wonder his picture looks funny.
 
TWX
2017-06-14 01:56:20 PM  

dill doze: Mikey1969: We just watched that movie last night...
[www.mustangimdb.com image 800x475]

I'll have one of those if you don't mind.

Also "30 mph in first gear?"  No wonder it broke down.


I'm a bit curious if it was actually the transmission that failed, or if he actually over-revved the engine and damaged it. Diesel engines in medium and heavy duty trucks usually have a fairly narrow RPM range and that's why their transmissions have so many gears.
 
2017-06-14 02:00:28 PM  

TWX: dill doze: Mikey1969: We just watched that movie last night...
[www.mustangimdb.com image 800x475]

I'll have one of those if you don't mind.

Also "30 mph in first gear?"  No wonder it broke down.

I'm a bit curious if it was actually the transmission that failed, or if he actually over-revved the engine and damaged it. Diesel engines in medium and heavy duty trucks usually have a fairly narrow RPM range and that's why their transmissions have so many gears.


Diesel or not, 30 mph is far too high for first gear.
 
2017-06-14 02:07:53 PM  

dill doze: Mikey1969: We just watched that movie last night...
[www.mustangimdb.com image 800x475]

I'll have one of those if you don't mind.

Also "30 mph in first gear?"  No wonder it broke down.


m.quickmeme.com

/ What do I know about shifting?
 
2017-06-14 02:21:10 PM  

Wulfman: I didn't realize there was a stereotype - an expected look - for people who can't shift gears. Also, this mugshot looks nothing like what I would think that stereotype would be, if there were one.


I'm with you on both statements.
That 'neck looks like he spent a few years driving vehicles with manual transmissions or even some with none at all.
 
2017-06-14 02:22:15 PM  
Requisite neck tattoo?   Check.
 
2017-06-14 02:22:55 PM  

TWX: dill doze: Mikey1969: We just watched that movie last night...
[www.mustangimdb.com image 800x475]

I'll have one of those if you don't mind.

Also "30 mph in first gear?"  No wonder it broke down.

I'm a bit curious if it was actually the transmission that failed, or if he actually over-revved the engine and damaged it. Diesel engines in medium and heavy duty trucks usually have a fairly narrow RPM range and that's why their transmissions have so many gears.


That's what I was thinking. "first" gear in those type of trucks is usually a "granny gear" for starting on hills or with a heavy load, and can't be used any higher than about 5 mph. 2nd gear, which is what you usually start in on those trucks, will take you to 10 or so. It shouldn't have even been possible to get that truck to 35 with first or second.
 
2017-06-14 02:28:35 PM  

dill doze: TWX: dill doze: Mikey1969: We just watched that movie last night...
[www.mustangimdb.com image 800x475]

I'll have one of those if you don't mind.

Also "30 mph in first gear?"  No wonder it broke down.

I'm a bit curious if it was actually the transmission that failed, or if he actually over-revved the engine and damaged it. Diesel engines in medium and heavy duty trucks usually have a fairly narrow RPM range and that's why their transmissions have so many gears.

Diesel or not, 30 mph is far too high for first gear.


 There's a few gas engine vehicles out there that can hit 30 without redlining. Usually older cars, especially ones with 3 or 4 speed manual transmissions. But there's not many, and certainly not on larger diesel engine trucks. My employer has a Ford F-650 flat bed truck. The tachometer goes to 4000 rpm, redline is about 3,000, and you rarely get it above 2,000 RPM in normal use. Even then, it sounds like it's going to blow itself to bits.
 
2017-06-14 02:30:24 PM  
Didn't know how to work the transmission.  Reminds me of a weekend when I was a kid.  My dad and I were messing around on some piece of equipment at a construction site.  He pushed the wrong (right?) button, and the engine started.  He couldn't figure out how to turn it off so we ran away.
 
2017-06-14 02:32:15 PM  

Unobtanium: FTA: "Thank God he couldn't find second gear, the pursuit could have gotten all the way up to 35 mph,'' [Chief Deputy] Christian said.

[i.imgur.com image 250x250]


Been meaning to ask. Is that Bryan Cranston?
 
2017-06-14 02:38:05 PM  

jtown: Didn't know how to work the transmission.  Reminds me of a weekend when I was a kid.  My dad and I were messing around on some piece of equipment at a construction site.  He pushed the wrong (right?) button, and the engine started.  He couldn't figure out how to turn it off so we ran away.



for future reference, you stuff some bananas into the tailpipe.
 
2017-06-14 02:47:27 PM  

Wulfman: jtown: Didn't know how to work the transmission.  Reminds me of a weekend when I was a kid.  My dad and I were messing around on some piece of equipment at a construction site.  He pushed the wrong (right?) button, and the engine started.  He couldn't figure out how to turn it off so we ran away.


for future reference, you stuff some bananas into the tailpipe.


This was pre-BHC.
 
2017-06-14 02:49:35 PM  

Greek: TWX: dill doze: Mikey1969: We just watched that movie last night...
[www.mustangimdb.com image 800x475]

I'll have one of those if you don't mind.

Also "30 mph in first gear?"  No wonder it broke down.

I'm a bit curious if it was actually the transmission that failed, or if he actually over-revved the engine and damaged it. Diesel engines in medium and heavy duty trucks usually have a fairly narrow RPM range and that's why their transmissions have so many gears.

That's what I was thinking. "first" gear in those type of trucks is usually a "granny gear" for starting on hills or with a heavy load, and can't be used any higher than about 5 mph. 2nd gear, which is what you usually start in on those trucks, will take you to 10 or so. It shouldn't have even been possible to get that truck to 35 with first or second.


A friend of mine got "bait and switched" by what was probably the last manual u-haul.  Therefore I was the one tasked to driving the thing.  Loaded, I was mainly concerned with getting there, but on the way back I came to the following conclusions (probably not true while loaded):

First gear: enough to get the wheels going.  Change to second before the wheels fully rotate.
Second gear: enough to get the truck barely going.  Change to third before clearing the intersection
Third gear: treat as "first" (I probably should have started hear when empty).
Fourth gear: switch here when you would normally switch to second
Fifth: No fifth gear for you.  Expect to be noisy on the highway.

I'm guessing this was more than the usual "manual transmission fail".  With those: starting is hard but getting into second is easy.  Best guess is that it didn't have synchros and kept jumping back when he didn't double clutch it.
 
2017-06-14 02:52:56 PM  
I was expecting something like this:

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2017-06-14 02:58:28 PM  
CSB:
I worked at a major retailer in college. My brother worked in receiving. On day I here my name being paged to the loading dock. There was a semi trailer full of toilet paper that was on special. My bro told the manager that I drove a stick. So I pulled the semi forward, and backed it up to the dock. If you ever been in a semi, it's more like a plane cockpit than a car. I knew I didn't know what I was doing. And the manager is there on the dock waving me in. All I could think was, don't stand there! I have no idea what I'm doing!
 
TWX
2017-06-14 03:02:56 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Greek: TWX: dill doze: Mikey1969: We just watched that movie last night...
[www.mustangimdb.com image 800x475]

I'll have one of those if you don't mind.

Also "30 mph in first gear?"  No wonder it broke down.

I'm a bit curious if it was actually the transmission that failed, or if he actually over-revved the engine and damaged it. Diesel engines in medium and heavy duty trucks usually have a fairly narrow RPM range and that's why their transmissions have so many gears.

That's what I was thinking. "first" gear in those type of trucks is usually a "granny gear" for starting on hills or with a heavy load, and can't be used any higher than about 5 mph. 2nd gear, which is what you usually start in on those trucks, will take you to 10 or so. It shouldn't have even been possible to get that truck to 35 with first or second.

A friend of mine got "bait and switched" by what was probably the last manual u-haul.  Therefore I was the one tasked to driving the thing.  Loaded, I was mainly concerned with getting there, but on the way back I came to the following conclusions (probably not true while loaded):

First gear: enough to get the wheels going.  Change to second before the wheels fully rotate.
Second gear: enough to get the truck barely going.  Change to third before clearing the intersection
Third gear: treat as "first" (I probably should have started hear when empty).
Fourth gear: switch here when you would normally switch to second
Fifth: No fifth gear for you.  Expect to be noisy on the highway.

I'm guessing this was more than the usual "manual transmission fail".  With those: starting is hard but getting into second is easy.  Best guess is that it didn't have synchros and kept jumping back when he didn't double clutch it.


I have an '82 Dodge D350 crew cab with a four speed manual transmission with granny-first and 4:11 Dana-70 differential. First gear is essentially useless unless the truck is loaded down. The use of granny-first gears is basically for when the motor is small-sized relative to the GVW or GCW ratings. This Dodge has a carbureted 318 in an era where the engines were based on the smog-hobbled motors of the late seventies, so the truck would be considered underpowered by most standards and needs that granny-first if it's loaded down. Otherwise second gear is the first gear one uses.

The truck will do 75 in 4th gear, it's not exactly pleasant but it's not impossible or truly scary. At some point I plan to swap a Magnum-era EFI 360 (5.9), transmission, and differential in to make it more drivable. We'll see if I ever get around to doing it.
 
TWX
2017-06-14 03:04:33 PM  

hunh: CSB:
I worked at a major retailer in college. My brother worked in receiving. On day I here my name being paged to the loading dock. There was a semi trailer full of toilet paper that was on special. My bro told the manager that I drove a stick. So I pulled the semi forward, and backed it up to the dock. If you ever been in a semi, it's more like a plane cockpit than a car. I knew I didn't know what I was doing. And the manager is there on the dock waving me in. All I could think was, don't stand there! I have no idea what I'm doing!


Probably wouldn't have occurred to you at the time to do this, but if there'd been an accident you would have been best to say that you were told by the boss that you had to do it, even when you said that you were not qualified.
 
2017-06-14 03:25:58 PM  
Being a Kenworth I wonder if it was a non-synchro transmission. Even if you are eperienced in driving an manual it doesn't mean that you can double clutch. I am not here to brag that I can. Al I can say is that I sort of can, haven driven that type of truck for a short time. The caveat here is that I used them for plowing a big parking lot and rarely had them in any gear other than 1st or reverse. I could get them going down the road but I ma sure that it wouldn't be too pretty. This guy probably had no idea that that was even necessary if he could drive stick at all...
 
2017-06-14 03:31:04 PM  

Victoly: His horn went "Beep beep"?

/ "Beep beep"?
// His horn went "Beep beep beep"?


img.fark.net
 
2017-06-14 03:34:12 PM  
A Kenworth T300 is a medium duty truck, with a flatbed, it's probably a 26k-33k gvwr, single rear axle.  Fairly lightweight unit (15k-18k tare weight).  It has either an 8, 9 or 10 speed transmission and highway gears in the rearend, so 30 mph isn't out of the question in 1st gear, especially if he got onto a downhill freeway on ramp.

/people really double clutch still?
//just match engine RPM to road speed and move on down the road
///three slashies to tell DeWayne to enjoy his DeTention
 
2017-06-14 04:08:52 PM  

chevydeuce: A Kenworth T300 is a medium duty truck, with a flatbed, it's probably a 26k-33k gvwr, single rear axle.  Fairly lightweight unit (15k-18k tare weight).  It has either an 8, 9 or 10 speed transmission and highway gears in the rearend, so 30 mph isn't out of the question in 1st gear, especially if he got onto a downhill freeway on ramp.

/people really double clutch still?
//just match engine RPM to road speed and move on down the road
///three slashies to tell DeWayne to enjoy his DeTention


That is usually  how I used to do it when I had to drive the trucks past first gear. Just floated the gears. Sam as when I had to downshift into first on my old '78 Bronco...
 
2017-06-14 04:54:49 PM  

rummonkey: Salmon: Mad Scientist: Once again, the world's greatest anti-theft device is the manual transmission.

[s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 600x350]

After double clutching in a semi for a while I wonder how I would do with a car's manual transmission.


I go back and forth every weekend. I do have to think for a minute when I switch.  Lol
 
2017-06-14 05:00:10 PM  

Greek: TWX: dill doze: Mikey1969: We just watched that movie last night...
[www.mustangimdb.com image 800x475]

I'll have one of those if you don't mind.

Also "30 mph in first gear?"  No wonder it broke down.

I'm a bit curious if it was actually the transmission that failed, or if he actually over-revved the engine and damaged it. Diesel engines in medium and heavy duty trucks usually have a fairly narrow RPM range and that's why their transmissions have so many gears.

That's what I was thinking. "first" gear in those type of trucks is usually a "granny gear" for starting on hills or with a heavy load, and can't be used any higher than about 5 mph. 2nd gear, which is what you usually start in on those trucks, will take you to 10 or so. It shouldn't have even been possible to get that truck to 35 with first or second.


If the truck is a 5 low/high, maybe he managed to get it into high first gear, good chanced a parked truck was left in high.  If he didn't know what a clutch was, though, I'm curious how he got the thing started or into gear in the first place..
 
2017-06-14 05:34:45 PM  

Victoly: dill doze: Mikey1969: We just watched that movie last night...
[www.mustangimdb.com image 800x475]

I'll have one of those if you don't mind.

Also "30 mph in first gear?"  No wonder it broke down.

[m.quickmeme.com image 625x267]

/ What do I know about shifting?


Came for the Dogma reference, leaving satisfied.
 
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