View Full Version : Manually shifting a FOM - first gear start

12-26-2008, 10:37 PM
Been re reading all the first gear start info on the FOM here. I've been thinking about the possible conversion. In one of the many posts I read Jeff Rice (DEEPNHOCK) mentioned the LDL dance.
After a reply to one of my YouTube videos on this matter. I realized that I had a demo of it. I have done on all my FOM's every shift every time for over 20 yrs. The shifts in the video are at 5,000 rpm's. Thought that I would share it here.

Hope I don't end up with corporal tunnel caused from a FOM. [:0]



12-27-2008, 06:16 PM
Fun video to watch Gordon, you're Lark sounds mighty strong at five grand!

I like to exercise the FOM'S in my 62 Lark Regal and 64 Cruiser in the manner.


12-27-2008, 06:43 PM
Was that a 19 second run?

12-27-2008, 08:24 PM
Hey billslark
The Lark is alot of fun to drive.

Buddymander, The Lark isn't that slow.[B)] I had my daughter with me. It was probably a mid 16's run with her in the car and not launching real hard. It usually runs a low 15 with 3:31 in the rear. I'm working with her on the transition from a Jr Dragster to running the Lark.:D
She will be 16 next month.



12-27-2008, 11:25 PM
What exhaust are you running on that sweet lark

1964 Daytona Wagonaire
259cid flight o matic

12-28-2008, 05:53 PM
I was just trying to guess using the Youtube timer. It did sound pretty good. I figured you weren't running it very hard because I didn't see the camera action getting too crazy.

12-28-2008, 09:43 PM
ours was the first video I listened to on my new PC with the fancy speaker system- startled the bejeebers out of me when the subwoofer kicked in![:0] What a great sound- the word that came to mind at idle was sinister[8D]

Thanks for sharing!

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

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