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Old 10-06-2002, 07:25   #1 (permalink)
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Q. why is the manual ea so much better.

just been wondering. does anyone know why the manual ea's go so much better than the autos. ive been in both, and even one after been converted from auto to manual so regardless of the engine&diff the manual makes it feel like one hell of a more powerful car. but other cars ive been in like commodores and so on have never been that much different between auto and manual. what is it about the ford auto transmissions ?
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Its not so much the diffs but coz the manual box has a 1st gear ratio of 3.5:1 where the auto is much lower, 2.39:1. Also, there is no torque converter slip in a manual so u get all the power from the engine going straight too the wheels! :)
On commies the auto's 1st gear is allot taller than the ford boxes so its not as noticable!


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On commies the auto's 1st gear is allot taller than the ford boxes so its not as noticable!


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Don't you mean shorter than the Ford auto?

On take off the manual is so much better it's not funny, however the 3 speed auto pulls damn hard once you get to about 65-70 K's an hour.
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Autobox in the commies has a shorter 1st gear and taller second gear compared to the BTR 4spd. Thats why V6 commies pullup and sometimes get infront 0-60 but the falc catches and overtakes 80-120.
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''Also, there is no torque converter slip in a manual so u get all the power from the engine going straight too the wheels!''

is this y when u take off quick on grass it feels like the wheels are spinning but they arnt? is it sorta like a clutch?
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Old 10-08-2002, 11:01   #6 (permalink)
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yeah a Torpue converter is a fluid clutch
that preforms the same basic function as a dry friction clutch
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