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post #1 of 9 Old 04-04-2009, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know how it came to me but I have begun to start driving manual cars with more ease.I know I'm not going to win any 1/4 mile races with my current set of skills and lack of a constant practice car but for the past few days at my job Im loosing my aprehension of driving a 3 pedal car.
maybe that and I beat my boss twice shooting pool

The key I think for me is determining the point at which the clutch slips and the car starts moving and giving the car gas.and also I recently drove a manual 1990 chevy cavalier Z24 and why is there unnessasary clutch pedal movement,it's like i dang near gotta lift completely off the pedal in order to get the car moving.are all chevy's and or gm cars like that or is it that particular one?

I will go on record and saying there is fun to be had driving a manual.
but I have yet to drive a manual car in bumper to bumper traffic(which is something I dread)
but like Luwinkle with his manual car I am stalling out less often

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haha, my sister can't figure out how the heck i got my car across the country... my first time driving a manual for an extensive period of time... didn't stall much, but i'm a little rough ...

I think what baffled her was that i managed to drive the last 175 miles without a starter (It went bad on the side of the PA turnpike at 4 am... that was a fun push start... took me 4 tries too because i forgot to turn the key to "on"... running while on caffeine high = bad idea lol)

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wow.....what kind of car did you drive?

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wow.....what kind of car did you drive?
a 1990 toyota supra!! it looks pretty bad on the outside and had a couple ghetto fixes that i took care of once i got home... but it's very clean underneath and ran great.. problem was the stupid wire shook loose from the starter... and so yeah, 20 degrees and hadn't eaten in 7 or 8 hours, shaking like crazy and trying not to get hit by trucks... and there i was lol

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LOL! I drove a Bug w/o a starter for a while many years ago. Then, soon after fixing that, I lost reverse. That was a challenge, too.

Neither compared, however, to the Mustang II with a busted clutch (rotten firewall left the cable, and therefore, pedal, useless.) Drove that in the mountains for almost a month before I could afford to have it fixed...
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LOL! I drove a Bug w/o a starter for a while many years ago. Then, soon after fixing that, I lost reverse. That was a challenge, too.

Neither compared, however, to the Mustang II with a busted clutch (rotten firewall left the cable, and therefore, pedal, useless.) Drove that in the mountains for almost a month before I could afford to have it fixed...
LOL... my getting it started was a pretty interesting story.. i dunno if i feel like typing it out though.

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An ex of mine had a 5 speed Beretta with the 2.3 Q4 that had a super-high engagement. I don't believe I've driven any other fwd 4cly stick cars.

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i think the official protagonist thing has something to do with it...

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I don't know how it came to me but I have begun to start driving manual cars with more ease.I know I'm not going to win any 1/4 mile races with my current set of skills and lack of a constant practice car but for the past few days at my job Im loosing my aprehension of driving a 3 pedal car.
maybe that and I beat my boss twice shooting pool

The key I think for me is determining the point at which the clutch slips and the car starts moving and giving the car gas.and also I recently drove a manual 1990 chevy cavalier Z24 and why is there unnessasary clutch pedal movement,it's like i dang near gotta lift completely off the pedal in order to get the car moving.are all chevy's and or gm cars like that or is it that particular one?

I will go on record and saying there is fun to be had driving a manual.
but I have yet to drive a manual car in bumper to bumper traffic(which is something I dread)
but like Luwinkle with his manual car I am stalling out less often
The clutch is out of alignment if it's at the top of the pedal. If it stays like that for long the clutch will burn out.
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