> "Mr. Mike" Passaretti wrote:
> > >>>>> "John" == John G Sullivan <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > John> I hate to admit it; however, I let the clutch out at
> > John> lights because my left knee thrust washer is bad.
> > Ditto.
> > John> John Sullivan
> > John> Older than a TR2
> > Just as old as my TR-4.
> > -MM
> Ditto, older than my TR6 and TR8 added together then some. Incidentally,
> when I took my driving test in the UK, you had to put the car in neutral
> and apply the handbrake at a red light or fail the test.
Yes, I remember that! And, for that reason and to reduce wear on the
throw-out bearing and thrust washers, I have always put the car in
neutral at the lights. I am a mechanical engineer and I am firmly of
the opinion that rotating systems work best and last longer when thrust
forces are minimized.