[DML] Re: Starting a DeLorean from the Engine Compartment
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[DML] Re: Starting a DeLorean from the Engine Compartment



Yes of course we all know that...I was just making a parody out of "stick shift"

Apparently you have never driven a original unrestored GTO back in the old days when you drag raced them and blew them up..Modified them for Drag racing(That was called being a GEARHEAD)and Not treat them like Garage Queens/Investment Commodities ..the MAJORITY would always replace the original shifter(Hurst)as it would STICK quite often..This happened IN ALL my GTO's and you would have to adjust the linkages and lube.I myself switched to a Vertical Gate shifter..since with that.. there was no H pattern for shifting and missing a gear.

I miss the old days when Muscle cars were Cheap and not considered Cruise night Queens..but STREET RACERS 

Claude

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Paul Gress <pgress@...> wrote:
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> I believe it was called a "Stick Shift" was because it came from the floor like a stick.  The shifters that came from the steering wheel were called "Column Shifters" because it came from the steering column.
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> On my 67 GTO (years ago) I never had a problem with any sticking shifter, and every one I knew with a "Muncie" transmission never had a sticking problem.
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> On 03/26/12 12:09 AM, cbl302@... wrote:
> > It was not the tranny that got stuck..it was the shifter that would get affected by moisture or the elements and would bind or stick..on the old cars such as my original four speed GTO..the shifter was bolted on the side of the tail of the transmission and exposed to the elements and moisture..and would tend to "stick" when not driven for a while..that was why they called them "stick" shift..
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