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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    ^Very, very complicatedly.

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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    Powered by awesomeness.

    I want it. Badly.

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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    It reminds me Mack's gear box which has couple of stick shifts!!!


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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by ben.gators View Post
    It reminds me Mack's gear box which has couple of stick shifts!!!

    Wow!

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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    The funny part is since the truck is really heavy, the driver needs to downshift a few gears at once when he reaches to uphill, else the truck will roll back, and to downshift more than one gear at a time the driver needs to use more than one stick shift! And the poor driver has just two hands! Can you imagine how they do this?

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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    Magical pixie dust.


    It's still awesomesauce. A set of those Mack truck shifters would be SUPER sweet on a chopped top rat rod (a REAL rat rod, not just an old car painted satin black with whitewalls...)

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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    Testes, testes, 1, 2...3??

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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Testes, testes, 1, 2...3??
    Yeah, they might get caught!

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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    That type of config isn't unique to Mack. Many heavy duty tractors had dozens of gear ratios like that before high power turbocharged diesels came about. This was simply an answer to the inability of significantly increasing engine efficiency.


    I got a shot at a configuration like this once - it's not as hard as it looks, honest. Most of the difficulty is just remembering what does what and then keeping it organized. Generally, two of the sticks are individual transmissions - one main, one splitter, and the third is another splitter in the rear end. As a result, the number of possible ratios is huge. For example, for a tractor with a 5 speed main, 3 speed splitter, and 2 speed rear end, there are 5*3*2 possible ratios (30)! Of course, because of the many combinations possible, a lot of gears are duplicates as well (which is why it can be difficult if you don't keep things organized).

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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    The awesomeness of the Hurst Olds lightning rods is effectively canceled out by a stock 140hp.

    Damn the eighties.

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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    ^Shhhhhhhh.

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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    That's 180 horsepower to you, sir. VIN 9!

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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    vin 9 307 FTW
    245 ft/lbs of pure rocket power.
    0-60 in.....slightly faster than my safari ...lol

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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    If memory serves, the H/O 442's of the '80s did 0-60 in like the low-mid 8 second range. Not bad for 1983. I have the factory brochure for the 1987 Monte Carlo, and Chevrolet quotes it's 180hp, 235 lb/ft 305 as being able to push it to sixty in 8.7 seconds. Nothing exciting by 2011 standards, but considering there were only like 5 (Corvette, Z-28, Trans Am, Grand National, Mustang 5.0) truly "fast" American cars in 1987, it's not terrible.
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    Re: Your favorite car of the 80's . . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by STS_Seville_Hunter View Post
    I'm partial to C-Body Buicks but my favorite is the Electra T Type
    I do like those wheels....I just can't stand those low backed seats w/the useless headrests...in a car that was supposed to have been "modern" for the '80s...
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