Originally Posted by fuelforthesoul1999
Cross me off the list, I now can drive a stick as of today, even my daddy was impressed!
Cool deal, bud
I've got to ask something, I don't know if you can really answer yet, since you're just starting to learn stick. Once I've had a stick car for a few days, I ususally learn to shift by ear, listening to the engine note. Being deaf, can you feel the engine vibration and go by that, or do you depend entirely on the tachometer?
I learned ho to drive stick before the age of fourteen, just taking the garbage out down a 1/4 mile driveway. My dad had a big bastard of an 87 F-250, with a 4spd, 1st-gear granny. The thing had a clutch like stepping on a rock, and a foot-and-a-half shifter throw.
My first car was a 89 Probe LX with a 5spd, very quick throw, but very sloppy.
Since then, I've worked at an auto auction, where I drove everything under the sun, and become a trucker, driving standard ten, Super10, 13spd, 18spd, and even a 20spd quadraplex(5spd transmission, 4spd transfer case, 2 shifters) for a couple miles.
:EDIT: I forgot that weirdo speed-band tranny truck we got at the auction once. Think automatic, without a valvebody. Instead it used multiple hand-clutch/gear-lever combos in addition to a single foot-clutch. Weirdest thing I've ever driven, might have been unique. Came out of a shipyard somewhere. They apparently used it to move ships in and out of dry-docks. Took me an hour to figure it out.