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  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Watch eposides of Jay Leno's Garage....  He's got some of the strangest cool cars on the planet.  The restoration work they do is fascinating.  There's a bunch of "restoration blog" episodes, here's the most recent: https://www.nbc.com/jay-lenos-garage/video/restoration-blog-june-2018/3753303 ------------------------------ ...

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    AMC thread: My tale is tiny: A setting on a temperature dial on an AMC Sportabout. The AC had a colder than normal cycle such that the extreme setting was " desert only ". And they meant it. If one ran it in a humid climate, it would quickly condense water from the air, freeze on the outside ...

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    I'm interested in mechanically strange vehicles, in vehicles that are different, and vehicles that were normal (more or less then) but would be considered "quite different" now.?????? For mechanically strange vehicles, when I was working for the army (2 ...

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    I drove an old Fiat that had leaking clutch actuator, cylinder, it was spooky the way you would be sitting at a light with clutch in and car in gear.  It would ever so gently start to creep forward no matter how hard you pressed on clutch pedal.   very disconcerting the first time it happened. ------------------------------ ...

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    My BWT (Big White Truck) 403 Dart block '93 Chevy truck has Hughes Perf 4L60E with TCI controller.  I have it set up to shift as you described.  Firm but not harsh.  As you said minimize clutch wear but protect my old neck. ------------------------------ Jerry Alcone Retired Albuquerque NM -------- ...

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    I must have read more into it than you intended. The fault is mine. D.T. ------Original Message------ I was talking about the weight 3300 lbf.  Must have mistyped sorry ------------------------------ Jerry Alcone Retired Albuquerque NM ------------------------------

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    Jerry,  you don't  quit driving a stick because you get old, you get old because you quit driving a stick.  ;)     As for those neck snapping shifts... I MUCH prefer a firm, quick shift in an automatic to the super slow, slushy shifts a lot of cars seems to have.  Those slow shifts just scream excessive ...

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