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ford really is retarded


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Few people want a manual transmission anymore, so they are not as common coming off the line.

It would be truely stupid for them to pump out a product that nobody wants.
You've got me on that one....lotta lazy folks out there.
 


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You've got me on that one....lotta lazy folks out there.
Yeah, just try to find a new vehicle that is hand start with manual choke and mixture controls. People are just to lazy to drive a real vehicle anymore. :rolleyes:
 

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Yeah, just try to find a new vehicle that is hand start with manual choke and mixture controls. People are just to lazy to drive a real vehicle anymore. :rolleyes:
Yeah they are actually.

The difference is that manuel trans are actually better then automatics, and they tend to have a group of diehard followers that only buy them. That is why they have lasted this long.
 

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Now think of the liability there!

I can just imagine how many people would break their arms with cranks these days! I almost broke my thumb once with a crank....damn impluse didn't latch! I learned very quickly after that to keep ALL fingers on the same side of the crank!!!!

I've also seen guys thrown 30 feet or more when trying to start large open flywheel oil engines... usually the younger guys who aren't familiar with the engine and it's ignition point or who don't know that walking a hot tube engine flywheel to start it is a bad idea.

After cranking some very large, very stubborn engnes, I am happy to have electric starting.
 

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All things considered though, slushboxes were already more complicated than a manual, now they have computer control and probably still don't quite match the fuel economy of a stick.
 

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You'd think!~

Nah, I'm sure they had a blast coming for something...now they're even...
 

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So you guys owe the Ford Motor Company a apology.:no2:
After how they acted with the pinto and the spark plug blowouts, I don't F'ing think so.


All Ford employees involved with those two episodes deserve a kick in the crotch.
 

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WTF is wrong with the Pinto....there was an article released reciently that compared the rate of pinto rear end collisions and fire to other vehicles of the time. The pinto was on par with every other car.
 

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the pinto was good for 2 things

looking like a nerd

and building a dirt modified(if youre from the north east, youll ge it)
 

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WTF is wrong with the Pinto....there was an article released reciently that compared the rate of pinto rear end collisions and fire to other vehicles of the time. The pinto was on par with every other car.
Nothing that wrong with the car.....while you're splitting hairs, I guess I should've said ford motor company.
 

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In that case, I want a Regular Cab Ranger with a M5OD, a Manual Shift T-case, Manual Hubs and a 4.0L SOHC.

Call me when it's ready.
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What's really retarded with trying to build a new ranger... is that they won't let you have blue paint with a tan interior... grey only. WTF.
 

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What's really retarded with trying to build a new ranger... is that they won't let you have blue paint with a tan interior... grey only. WTF.
Bring back the Ranger CUSTOM!:temper:
 

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