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Old 1st November 2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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Angry What really grinds your gears?

For me its too much talk in gallery threads.. Sometimes I just want to watch what people have made.. Most of the posts are just talk.
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Old 1st November 2014, 11:22 PM   #2
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What really grinds your gears?
A bad clutch! sorry, just had to say it.
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Old 1st November 2014, 11:45 PM   #3
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General bad manners etc.
You know the sort of thing.......

I wouldn't have done it like that!!!!!
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A bad clutch! ........
I thouht all motors in the States were automatic?

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Old 1st November 2014, 11:45 PM   #4
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Italian synchro rings? (all 4 Alfas I had included weak 2nd gear synchro rings.)
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Old 2nd November 2014, 12:35 AM   #5
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The lack of compassion for newbees! Some folks will take time and advise but it seems if one can't afford $200 drivers..

Oh, well.. You asked..
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Old 2nd November 2014, 12:40 AM   #6
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I thouht all motors in the States were automatic?
These days about 95% of all cars sold in the US are indeed automatic. I have owned several manual shift cars.

Earlier in life (the 70's) stick shift cars were more common, and usually cheaper than the same car with an auto trans.

Manual transmissions and clutches were rebuildable by the average backyard mechanic, automatics ran on "black magic" and were only fixable by "trained experts".....until mine broke. Then I learned how to fix them.

My first car was a 1949 Plymouth with worn clutch linkage and bad motor mounts. First gear was not synchronized and after a while I broke second. I wound up rebuilding the entire powertrain and keeping the car for 25+ years.

Most of today's younger US drivers have never driven a stick shift, and wouldn't know how. I must admit that I couldn't handle a friends UK spec Mini. My left hand has never operated a stick shift.
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My son - who is French - was really nervous the first time he drove a car in the USA.
"But I don't know how to drive an automatic!"
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Bit more on topic. Yeah, all the chat in the gallery threads bothers me.
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I thouht all motors in the States were automatic?

Kevin
I'm on my second car with a 6 speed manual gearbox, and have had numerous vehicles with 3, 4, and 5 speed manuals. No serious driver wants a slush box, even here..
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Sand. Teen-age drivers.

I had a VW Golf/Cabrio when my 3 sons were in high school, the head of the service department at the dealer was from Germany...and said to me : "You only get 3 new transmissions". (I think his grandson went to the same high school.)

They finally bought the car back from us when the shifter became disengaged from the gear-box.
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