Ashley P

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  1. Manual trans failures

    Clutches are wear items, just like ATF filters. I'm not counting filter changes in my 2.3 million failures. BTW, todays job, auto replacement 2006 Mariner. Nissan for next Tuesday is a clutch....
  2. Beach bend 2021

    I detest "going to town". But now that "mask mandates" are at stores, I very rarely walk in. I went to Sam's Club pharmacy and my trip coincided with a crowd of people prepping for snowmagedden, and I didn't wear a mask. Out of the couple hundred people I saw, about 10 had no mask. I know there is a virus and some people need to take precautions, but they looked like sheep. Especially standing closely together in line to get their cart checked. I just walked by like I was Sam. I'll speak for KY, if you're from TN, or farther south, come on over!
  3. Beach bend 2021

    ^ If you mean Covid shutdown, I don't know. Most rural Kentuckians don't know 'cause we don't care.
  4. Random thought thread

    I took my S10 down a side/back road at 5:30 tonight and found that about 10 hp would overpower the tires. Several times I shifted to N (stupid automatic) so I could brake without spinning. Put it in park in a gravel drive with about a 5% grade and it's started sliding down the hill. But now there's a layer of sleet for traction. The Corolla stopped from 20 mph in about 30 feet with all four tires locked.
  5. Manual trans failures

    Well, I'm kind of ignoring torque converters also. Sound fair? I honestly don't think many TC cause autotragic failures, but I built a pretty good th400 that got thrown away after a TCI 2500 stall became a 0 stall. Pontiac 455, ported heads, roller cam TORQUE.
  6. 2010 Camaro SS

    Sounds like our observations are limited and insufficient for an accurate conclusion. I hope JohnCs auto can twist his axle completely in half!
  7. 2010 Camaro SS

    As a pro, I've never replaced a manual. Never had a manual ride in on a wrecker. Get autos like that all the time (one fixed today, another waiting). I hope your auto gets fixed and works well for many, many track passes. I am very impressed wth Mike's auto, steal his when he's not looking.
  8. Disney's Auto Shop Top Tips

    LubeGard makes a product called Instant Shudder Fix. If you ever have an autotragic transmission that has TCC shudder, this stuff works well. Amazingly well, IMO.
  9. 2010 Camaro SS

    I know I've been inside about 3 manual transmissions professionally, and been into or replaced about 2.3 million automatics. (Adding fluid to test drive one of those right now....)
  10. 2010 Camaro SS

    Manuals aint skeered...
  11. 2010 Camaro SS

  12. Cadillac CTSV Build

    I'm just a boring, calloused old man. I managed to cut the root ball off of my downed/uprooted tree the other day. I was careful and it was a boring operation. Now, if the hard freeze happens this weekend, I can drag it without marring the field up. More boredom. Now a Caddy with a clutch dump, that would be a change of pace.
  13. Random thought thread

    What I think I look/sound like when I drive a customer's Dodge diesel and float their 5 speed manual...
  14. Cadillac CTSV Build

    Did you say clutch? A Caddy with a clutch?? Oh my!
  15. Random thought thread

    The wisdom of the Youtube comment section under a WWII sniper video: Hard times make hard men, Hard men produce easy times, Easy times make soft men, Soft men make hard times.......
  16. Random thought thread
  17. 2 Post Car and Truck Lifts

    Durn. That'll cost.
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  20. 2 Post Car and Truck Lifts

    If a person doesn't care to follow the rebar recommendation for the certified lift, why bother with the certified lift? (That's just a question I heard a little birdie ask me.)
  21. The Challenger is Home

    Bridgeport? Are you the new Mike?? Pics!
  22. Airplane stuff

    Chryslers first Hemi? Turbo and Supercharged? V16? 2220 CID? Tell Kevin to watch this: