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PostPosted: Sep Fri 10, 2021 12:17 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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Two words: Analog; clocks.

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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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It can't be MY generation...Could it? :shock:
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Or it could just be me alone.... :lol:

One thing my generation wouldn't know how to do...Tune an analog radio and television set...Or use a cigarette lighter. Don't ask me how I know...(It wasn't me)

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 Post subject: Re: Humor
PostPosted: Sep Fri 10, 2021 1:41 am 
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3 on the column with overdrive, and a hand choke.


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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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3 on the column with overdrive, and a hand choke.
I still have all of the above! And, still drive them.

Reminds me of when I asked my daughter to tell me what time it was. We were in the kitchen and there was a wall clock. She couldn't tell me. I thought that she was messing with me. Then, I realised that she had never been taught analog. We fixed that very quickly. Glad I wasn't nasty! Poor kid...

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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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It can't be MY generation...Could it? :shock:
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Or it could just be me alone.... :lol:

One thing my generation wouldn't know how to do...Tune an analog radio and television set...Or use a cigarette lighter. Don't ask me how I know...(It wasn't me)


You're not foolin me, that was written by a doctor... :wink:

Funny about cigarette lighter, my my daughter & granddaughter were by my '96 F-150 the other day and something was said about power ports & lighters. I bragged the truck had both, Natalie had not a clue what a lighter was. Her mom said It's kinda like a coil top electric stove(one in truck doesn't work, but power port does). Couple days later I was cleaning up my '69 Fairlane & took picture of operating lighter for her. She text back "that's cool", I returned "no HOT"...

On the std transmission, Natalie will soon get her learners permit & wants to learn to drive a stick shift. Already knows how to ride, use clutch & shift gears on a dirt bike, I told her it'd be a piece of cake.


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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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On the std transmission, Natalie will soon get her learners permit & wants to learn to drive a stick shift. Already knows how to ride, use clutch & shift gears on a dirt bike, I told her it'd be a piece of cake.

Teach her how to upshift W/O using the clutch pedal, by listening to the RPM's.

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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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On the std transmission, Natalie will soon get her learners permit & wants to learn to drive a stick shift. Already knows how to ride, use clutch & shift gears on a dirt bike, I told her it'd be a piece of cake.

Teach her how to upshift W/O using the clutch pedal, by listening to the RPM's.

I never taught her mom how to shift without clutch, but did her aunt(my younger daughter). She got so good at it, said the only time she used clutch was stopped. Once rolling in 1st, could go through all five gears on the Mustang I gave her.

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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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There was a video of three teenagers that had a dial phone. They were told to call a certain number. one of them could figure out how to use the phone. They are so used to cell phones. I still keep an old dial phone around because I was told that that would work if the power went out.


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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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I still keep an old dial phone around because I was told that that would work if the power went out.

Your cell phone will work as well. Cell towers have backup batteries and generators to keep them up and running during power losses.


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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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If it's true that the government is trying to put chips into us all, I want mine to be Doritos.

I was drinking a Pepsi when someone read this off their cell phone... pop came out my nose. I don't recommend you try that.

Hey, it's humor. Hopefully this one survives the moderators lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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Teach her how to upshift W/O using the clutch pedal, by listening to the RPM's.
Richard, that happened to me in Germany. Driving an M151A Jeep, the clutch pedal went to the floor and just hung loose. A pin had come out of the clutch linkage. I got back OK. There "may" have been a few grinding noises at times.

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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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my first recollection of using a telephone was lifting the separate earpiece in [an Oak phone booth], putting it up to my ear, and hearing "Number, Puleeze?"
What would an upcoming whippersnapper think of that? I don't think there was an app...

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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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I see your model 500 and raise you an automatic electric desk set.....


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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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fifties wrote:
35Z5 wrote:

On the std transmission, Natalie will soon get her learners permit & wants to learn to drive a stick shift. Already knows how to ride, use clutch & shift gears on a dirt bike, I told her it'd be a piece of cake.

Teach her how to upshift W/O using the clutch pedal, by listening to the RPM's.

And don't forget to teach how to double clutch so you can get into a lower non-synchro gear without fully stopping.


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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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I used to enjoy driving my uncle's J-D farm tractor with its hand-operated clutch; and the experience to know to not use the highest road gear on another uncle's Silver King (it'd go up to about 50mph!!). In the college chem dept where I used to work, we used to get a chuckle from the students when I'd bring in my '60's Pickett slide rule; their question usually was "How can you make calculations with two rulers that just slide on each other?...." They simply couldn't figure it out.


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All of this talk about shifting without the clutch got me to try it. Quick YouTube search and we're good to go. I had driven the MINI to work, so on the way home I gave it a try. Not too hard up to fourth gear. Going to Fifth it doesn't like. It's really hard to push it from neutral into gear. Sixth gear is shot, so no idea on that. (The replacement transmission is sitting in the garage. One of these days I'll finally swap it out.)

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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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I never tried speed shifting on the column. Put in a Hertz (I think that was the company) floor shift kit in my 56 Ford. Drag racing on the out of town roads and you could get the jump on the other car going into 2nd and 3rd. Liston for that RPM sweet spot. Slides right into gear.
Mass had 2 licenses when I got mine. Stick and automatic. You weren't allowed to drive stick with the automatic license.

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 Post subject: Re: Humor
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Though it can be done, shifting without the clutch on a light-duty, modern, automotive manual transmission is not recommended. The life of the synchros is bound to be seriously shortened.

When I drive a stick in a car, I match the revs, and use the clutch, which decreases the stress on the synchros.

If you go back to the early 1930s, none of the gears were synchronized, and matching the revs was simply a part of driving without chewing up the gears.

My first car was a bottom-of-the-line 1969 Rambler which had no synchro on 1st gear. If you stuck in in first gear while you were moving, there's a good chance you would break the little Borg Warner T-96 gearbox. Cars of the past were simply not as idiot-proof as the cars of today.


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