Manual or Auto transmission? - Page 2 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2003, 07:09 AM
dmorris1200's Avatar
doesn't play well with others
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Maine
Age: 49
Posts: 1,834
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Actually moron, you are the one that gave a general statement that manuals tach out too much. I stated that you shift them whenever you want 3,000 or 7,000rpm doesn't matter. Did I ever mention shifting my Vega at any rpm? No I don't think so. I don't care if you like auto's ot not, I just replied to what I considered to be a stupid statement made by you...
[quote]you are not going to wind out a stock automatic like you are in a manual <hr></blockquote>
I can wind the snot out of an engine with an auto trans or a manual trans. It's the driver that controls that.

    Advertisement
__________________
BUILT FORD TOUGH
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2003, 07:11 AM
dmorris1200's Avatar
doesn't play well with others
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Maine
Age: 49
Posts: 1,834
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Very well said Jackyl.
__________________
BUILT FORD TOUGH
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2003, 07:51 AM
PrimeMover's Avatar
Sittin' on top of the world...
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Portland, Oregon
Age: 63
Posts: 467
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Benji - sounds like you got lucky and ran up against somebody that couldn't power shift a four speed.

There is so muck trick automatic stuff out there these days, it's no wonder there are so many of them winding up in street and race machines. Depending on the car and driver, even though automatics burn more horsepower, they seem to be a better deal down the stretch for some... They still can't compete however, with a good old close-ratio four speed and somebody who knows how to shift one. Once a good gear jammer finds the power band, it's a lot easier to keep a four speed car right in the 'sweet spot.' (Sox and Martin come to my mind)

Of the line, I don't know of any car/driver that has ever been able transfer all available torque and HP to the ground. Radical stall converters and bullet proof slush boxes will get the hole shot on a four speed car, any day of the week now. The two speed Powerglide race cars seem to win a lot only shifting once. These days transmission choice boils down to a simple matter of preference. If I owned a tri-five Chevy or 66-69 Chevelle, GTO, 442 or Roadrunner or something like that, it would be a four speed car. If I had a 20's 30's 40's or early 50's streetrod or custom, it would be a highly modifyed automatic with an apropriate converter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2003, 07:55 AM
Weimer's Avatar
Kenneth Howard hates you...
 

Last journal entry: door pics smaller
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Bellefontaine,Ohio
Age: 39
Posts: 572
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post



[ January 12, 2003: Message edited by: Weimer ]</p>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2003, 08:02 AM
dmorris1200's Avatar
doesn't play well with others
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Maine
Age: 49
Posts: 1,834
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

First off who's the one that got defensive and called someone an "arshole"?? Not me. If you actually read through all the posts I agreed with you in my first post about being stuck in trafic. I then disagreed with your next statement as have others that have posted since you made it. Maybe I shouldn't have said you can't drive but at least I didn't call you an obscenity. You opened up that door.
__________________
BUILT FORD TOUGH
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2003, 08:07 AM
PrimeMover's Avatar
Sittin' on top of the world...
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Portland, Oregon
Age: 63
Posts: 467
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Weimer - If you've got an automatic in your hotrod that "kinda eases into the next gear" I'd be for taking it to the tranny shop - something is dreadfully wrong..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.