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  • Dan Timberlake
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    Originally posted by sals54 View Post
    Y...........I know speed shifting and power shifting are considered the same........ Perhaps a local thing. ..................
    When it was important to me in the 60s the car mags seem to consider speed shifting as done with the gas pedal on the floor and using the clutch (quickly) and power shifting was done by yanking HARD on the shift lever at full throttle and no clutch.
    2:55 here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkcO7...eature=related

    To facilitate the abuse the synchro sliders had alternating teeth removed or "slick shifted."

    Then Lenco came out with their clutchless design

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  • dickeedee
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    Ack! sounds like a mechanical nightmare! Where do these guys come up with this stuff?

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  • billmdonn
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    Rambler E-Stick

    I had a 62 Rambler American that had an option called an E-Stick. No clutch, but you were required to shift the gears. My first wife took her driver test on it in 1967, really confused the guy giving her the test.
    Check out what the AMC guys have to say about it.

    http://www.amcyclopedia.org/node/17240
    Last edited by billmdonn; 05-13-2011, 04:59 PM.

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  • dickeedee
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    I see the whole ass'y is upside down! I'm going to see the car tomorrow. i don't know what to expect...rubber bands?
    my 1st car was a black '57 hawk...259 3 sp/od dual exhaust. I've been looking for a few years for another one.
    My Dad worked at the Studebaker plant in Hamilton for years, so most people that came to visit us had some pretty cool Studebakers.
    Nothing like a ride in a brand new Daytona convertible!
    Anyway, I wrenched them as a kid , and ended up being a licenced mechanic.
    So, I'm kinda anxious to see this one.

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  • StudeRich
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    So Paul (dickeedee), have you actually SEEN this Car, so you could tell if it has a Clutch & Manual Trans. or an Automatic Trans.?

    Yes the total Bumper & it's Guards are all upside down, the angle on the ends should have told someone that it does not match the wheelwell opening angle.
    Last edited by StudeRich; 05-13-2011, 01:52 PM.

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  • dickeedee
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    I think you're right about that bumper! What an eye!

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  • StudeRich
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    Shiftless option on Auto. Trans. ?

    Interesting but, have any of you noticed that the last 11 posts do NOT in any way relate to Paul's question?

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  • r1lark
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    Originally posted by dickeedee View Post
    I'm going to see this car Sat. I'm interested in this set-up. Anyone local (Toronto) see this car at meets? www.bramclassauto.com
    Thanks for your help-Paul
    In the pictures it looks like the front bumper has been installed upside down:

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  • 4961Studebaker
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    Big commercial truck driver would call what Sal described as "floating" the gears,....speed matches the rpm, shift smoothly, then back on the gas.

    Or the ol......if you can't find em grind em. (when someone's not so smooth at shifting.)

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  • dickeedee
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    I'm going to see this car Sat. I'm interested in this set-up. Anyone local (Toronto) see this car at meets? www.bramclassauto.com
    Thanks for your help-Paul

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  • sals54
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    Dan, I don't think my Coupe is in any shape to compete at any level just now, but the upgrades I've done have helped the overall daily driver qualities of the car. 11 3/4 inch ventilated disc brakes up front, 11 inch drums out back, 1-1/4 inch front sway bar, lowered front and rear, Hurst shifter for the 4 speed. Just the basics, but it is fun to drive. The 120 inch wheelbase would probably be a hinderance on a road course, but perhaps helps in places like Bonneville and Dry Lakes.

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  • ROADRACELARK
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    Sal,
    Thanks for the comments. In the near future I hope to get it back on the track. Needs new appropriate tires and an exhaust up date. Already has the R3 headers but I'm going clean them up internally and I have some of Don Simmon's large head pipes and will go from there to an equalizer X pipe with built in dumps. 2&1/4 to 2&1/2 inch. Jim Turner's front brakes still are more than adequate as are the 2&1/4 X 11 " segmented full metalic linings out back. Stay in touch.

    Dan Miller
    Auburn, GA

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  • okc63avanti
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    There's a Pro-Stock 5 speed Z-style clutchless transmission like this one ..... Only catch is the price $$$$

    http://www.libertysgears.com/rb25-26.htm

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  • Welcome
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    WELCOME ...to the SDC Forum!!!

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  • riversidevw
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    Another variant was the Electromatic clutch option offered by Packard during the decade or so before the introduction of Ultramatic. Wasn't really "clutchless" at all, of course, operation of the clutch simply became automatic. Driver could revert to conventional clutch operation at the touch of one of the big chrome switches on the dash. Worked great with the three speed overdrive on the big '48 Custom Eight limo I owned back in the nineties... actually a lot more efficient than Ultramatic, nice match for the 356 straight eight. With this locomotive, any concepts of "speed shifting" were pure fantasy...

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