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Old 10/10/08, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Ummm....The fact that you guys are the only people I know that have manual tranny's and I doubt anyone is welling to sacrifice their car for my learning benefit and I don't blame them. With that said if your willing to let me drive your car I'm all for it.
I'll take one for the team.



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So you think Brian is going to swap car's with you so you can fully learn?

Basics are all you need, after that its just a matter of doing it.
yeah maybe I'm but what's he gonna do to it. It's not like I'm letting him drive it home. Fully learn, once you get it, you get it. It's like riding a bike He just doesn't need to be intimidated by it. That and just know that EVERYONE sucks at first. It is what it is.

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Better yet, Luis should give up the CS for training purposes as his is closest to stock, which will be the easiest to drive.

Mine is just too jumpy... remember Jed behind the wheel?
Even worse now for a 1st timer with the alum. flywheel and HD clutch.
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That sounded real nice.
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Old 10/10/08, 04:06 PM
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yes it did! will sound even better if she ever runs again
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Old 10/10/08, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Crank pulley.. Hi-Temp Enamel spray paint in Satin Black
Cool I'll pick some up before the install.

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I'll take one for the team.
yeah maybe I'm but what's he gonna do to it. It's not like I'm letting him drive it home. Fully learn, once you get it, you get it. It's like riding a bike He just doesn't need to be intimidated by it. That and just know that EVERYONE sucks at first. It is what it is.
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Old 10/10/08, 05:12 PM
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just remember, the easiest way for a beginner to learn is give it just a tiny bit of gas, and slowly and smoothly let out of the clutch, over time, you'll get quicker at releasing the clutch, and with that much power you wont need to give it any gas
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D-Specs & Pro kit basically sold.... pending the actual transaction tomorrow.

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yes it did! will sound even better if she ever runs again
if? Why I outta..

It should be mid-next week.
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Old 10/10/08, 05:33 PM
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... give it just a tiny bit of gas, and slowly and smoothly let out of the clutch, over time, you'll get quicker at releasing the clutch, and with that much power you wont need to give it any gas
I tried this method when I picked up my car after the motor install and it stalled out.

Then it dawned on me, it's the aluminum flywheel.

So now, it requires more gas for a smoother takeoff, and in turn takes off like I'm trying to race somebody. Next time we all have our cars at the proving grounds, I'll let you guys drive it.
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Old 10/10/08, 05:41 PM
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I tried this method when I picked up my car after the motor install and it stalled out.

Then it dawned on me, it's the aluminum flywheel.

So now, it requires more gas for a smoother takeoff, and in turn takes off like I'm trying to race somebody. Next time we all have our cars at the proving grounds, I'll let you guys drive it.
Im in
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Mark, you gonna make the trek from the Land of 10,000 Lakes just to test drive my car?
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
True but those 5-10 minutes didn't give me the know how or confidence to say I can drive a manual if I had to now. I got the basic concept then but wouldn't consider it as having fully learned to drive a manual.

I still can't believe Luis bought the car never having driven a manual before. Maybe that's what I should've done. To late for that now.
Lol, I did the same. Bought the car and learned how to drive stick. Was on the open road in traffic within 2 days. Figured that be the best way to really learn.

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I tried this method when I picked up my car after the motor install and it stalled out.

Then it dawned on me, it's the aluminum flywheel.

So now, it requires more gas for a smoother takeoff, and in turn takes off like I'm trying to race somebody. Next time we all have our cars at the proving grounds, I'll let you guys drive it.
When I do my clutch etc... I'll stick with steel. My friend has aluminum and it takes some getting used to.
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Old 10/10/08, 06:17 PM
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D-Specs & Pro kit basically sold.... pending the actual transaction tomorrow.

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Local??
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Old 10/10/08, 06:59 PM
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Mark, you gonna make the trek from the Land of 10,000 Lakes just to test drive my car?
Bill if I had more $$$ and the time, I would drive down there just for the trip. You should try 1 long road trip in that car of yours once you get it going again.
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Better yet, Luis should give up the CS for training purposes as his is closest to stock, which will be the easiest to drive.

Mine is just too jumpy... remember Jed behind the wheel?
Even worse now for a 1st timer with the alum. flywheel and HD clutch.
I remember that vid! Sheet.. Bill didn't warn me that I was about to take a mule ride.Back then it was 4:10 gears w/o FI. I think you may have to baby that mule if you don't get better rubber out back. So when you get Bessy back from the barn I figure you have 500 break-in miles before you have to buy tires & rims. Otherwise when you drop the hammer you maybe spin'in like a top

Jed (Crap I'm still @ work ) 6:12 p.m.
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Old 10/10/08, 07:26 PM
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Jed it's time to go home so you can rest up for your ride 2morow

So who is willing to let my drive their manual?
My 1st car was stick.
My only regret after buying my car was getting the auto.
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Jed it's time to go home so you can rest up for your ride 2morow

So who is willing to let my drive their manual?
My 1st car was stick.
My only regret after buying my car was getting the auto.
I think you're right I hear a Stella calling me! Anyone doing Car's & Coffee tomorrow?

Jed

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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Local??
Hollywood.



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You should try 1 long road trip in that car of yours once you get it going again.


San Diego is a long road trip.




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So who is willing to let my drive their manual?
I think Jed will let you drive his stick.

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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Hollywood.






San Diego is a long road trip.





I think Jed will let you drive his stick.

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Originally Posted by JedCranium View Post
I think your right I hear a Stella calling me! Anyone doing Car's & Coffee tomorrow?
I haven't drank since last Saturday night.

C&C.. can't, taking Chris to Muay Thai in the morning, then making the D-Spec and springs deal in the afternoon.
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