Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 01:25:24 GMT
From: (Dean Malandris)
Subject: Re: clutchless upshifts

On Sun, 22 Nov 1998 18:56:56 -0600, just as I was about to see how much duct tape you REALLY need to stop a gerbil from exploding, "Ben Millard" <> distracted me by babbling thusly: >The end result is simple: SAABs--the older ones, 95,96,97,99,900--have a >fairly imprecise feel to the shift, and it makes tricks like clutchless >shifting, double clutching, and really high speed gear changes pretty hard. I agree with the quick shift problem there. A German box it isn't. Don't know about the double declutching though. Although I knew that the SAAB box wouldn't come anywhere near the Getrag 245S close-ratio box (1st is left and down, 2-5 on standard H-pattern, 5th is 1:1) I installed in my E21 series BMW, after the month I''ve had my 90 turbo cab now, I've gotten used to it and can do a double declutch almost as quickly as in the BMW. Just had to make allowances for the wider gap between ratios in the SAAB - I was constantly under or over revving after 10 years in the BMW. One thing I've noticed, though. Get it perfect and in it goes. Miscue your right foot and shift arm by a few hundred milliseconds, and you have to have another crack as the lever just won't go into the gate, especially on 3 -> 2 shifts. Still, gets plenty of attention as you go past and that big boomy exhaust just gets suddenly louder :-) -- Win95 Error: 079 Mouse not found - A mouse driver has not been installed. Please click the left mouse button to continue. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Plexus Technologies Pty. Limited. Electronics Consulting, Research & Development. Mobile: +61 (0)411 470 880 ICQ: 719010

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