"Ptegler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Sorry Matt but I do have to blast you a bit here...
> not just for your logistics of changing gears...
> but for tearing up your engine as well! Shame on you...
> bogging it down like that! These engines are designed
> for light load higher revs. clumping along in O/D
> at under 50 simply strains the heck out of your engine.
> So... the point of this is ranting....
> spend your money the way you want. Personally, I'll stay with
> the proven oem
> Paul Tegler email@example.com www.teglerizer.com
Well, actually, I hate bogging my engine down. I still have a 4 speed in my
car -- one that I rebuilt myself -- which is to say that I have stuck with oem
pieces. I imagine that we agree on more than you think -- sorry if I
mis-communicated in the earlier message.
I will, though, defend myself on one point. In the miles I've done in an o/d
car (and yes, those miles are few compared to the 125K+ I've done in my 'B) it
has seemed pretty awkward. Or, more to the point, not as simple as a normal
If I were to undertake the large-ish project of putting in a different gearbox,
I would personally rather have a slightly more complicated initial installation
and have absolute, no explanation required simplicity from the drivers seat.
One last thought. I know I'm not the only person here who has accidentally hit
the wiper switch while autocrossing. 'nuff said.
Have a good weekend, all.
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