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1900Mark Mark Senter
Troy, OH, USA   USA
1st bumer links are really old, this thread went from body kits to transmissions how sad not able to stay on topic...

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Darth V8R Vance Navarrette
Beaverton, OR, USA   USA
1980 Triumph TR7 Drophead "The Great Pumpkin"
1980 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
In reply to # 1208466 by MadTiki Shame its an auto. Nothing kills a performance, or sports car more than an automatic. It disconnects the driver from the car to much. For some reason here in America people dont like to "drive" their cars, they like them to drive themselves. Thats the beauty of the British and European cars, their built by a country that enjoys "driving".

Johnny:

Over time I have come to agree with this point of view, at least for top down driving. There is just something exhilarating about rowing the gearbox in great weather with a true sports car.

Commuting with the top up, not so much.

There is little if any power loss with the autoshifting "manumatic" gearboxes these days. They are essentially manual transmissions that the computer shifts. However most automatics still use a torque convertor of some sort, and therefore weigh more and cost some power. When I am stuck in traffic, the effortless driving that an automatic gives sure beats constantly slipping the clutch to inch forward. <sigh>

I know! We need a transmission that is convertible as well. Manual on country roads, automatic in town. Oh, wait, they already have those, don't they? Too bad they are only available in sedans.

Vance



1980 Platinum Metallic TR8, frame off restoration, complete.
1980 Vermilion TR7 Sprint replica, in progress.

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1900Mark Mark Senter
Troy, OH, USA   USA
Shame tbey are no longer available

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mgb4tim Tim N
South Fayette, Pittsburgh, PA!!!, USA   USA
1971 MG MGB
1996 Jaguar XJ6 (X300) "Big Green"
They most certainly are available



~Tim

tim@morSpeedPerformance.com

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
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