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Old 03-25-2014, 03:00 PM   #4351
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Also, i installed the Cobb turbo heatshield today and found one of my dp nuts was missing!!! but the loose bolt was still there, ,have no idea how long it has been missing, hopefully nothing is warped, so I raced to Pleasance and got a tempered nut and tightened her down. Heat shield went on easy peasy. Looks great.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:15 PM   #4352
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I've been trying to teach my wife to drive a manual car. She does fine in a parking lot and around the neighborhood but gets very nervous after a stall out at a stop sign and then can't get it together. Anyone have a similar experience and have some tips? Maybe something that worked for you when learning or has worked when teaching?
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:38 PM   #4353
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Honestly i remember practicing driving a 5 speed late at night, so there wasnt much traffic, eased the nerves a bit. Dont even ask how I remember that LOL
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:55 PM   #4354
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I've been trying to teach my wife to drive a manual car. She does fine in a parking lot and around the neighborhood but gets very nervous after a stall out at a stop sign and then can't get it together. Anyone have a similar experience and have some tips? Maybe something that worked for you when learning or has worked when teaching?
Practice, practice. Until it becomes 2nd nature like riding a bike. I stall mine every couple of months - get over being embarrassed - push in clutch, re-start and go.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:07 PM   #4355
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I've been trying to teach my wife to drive a manual car. She does fine in a parking lot and around the neighborhood but gets very nervous after a stall out at a stop sign and then can't get it together. Anyone have a similar experience and have some tips? Maybe something that worked for you when learning or has worked when teaching?
I have covered the tach before cuz people would fixate on it and some music really low just to break a little silence (minus the engine sound) then just keep them calm if they stall or shutter real bad just re-assure them that it's ok and they did well, and explain it as simple and easy as possible, now that I think about it I have taught quite a few people lol, what I also did and it was kinda scary but it worked, don't ride with them and tell them to go on a drive, when they get back they will be wayyy more confident, hope this helps a little!!

Edit: driving a night when the roads are empty is a good tactic
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:13 PM   #4356
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Lots of patience, positive reinforcement worked wonders with my wife. She tried to learn in past and thought she would never do it til I practiced with her. The calmer you are, the calmer she will be.

Also encouraged launching "high" (2000rpms) with a slow slip til she got more comfortable, but that car had a 8lb flywheel and an act heavy duty clutch. She doesn't even bat an eye driving anything now.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:14 PM   #4357
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I have covered the tach before cuz people would fixate on it and some music really low just to break a little silence (minus the engine sound) then just keep them calm if they stall or shutter real bad just re-assure them that it's ok and they did well, and explain it as simple and easy as possible, now that I think about it I have taught quite a few people lol, what I also did and it was kinda scary but it worked, don't ride with them and tell them to go on a drive, when they get back they will be wayyy more confident, hope this helps a little!! Edit: driving a night when the roads are empty is a good tactic
Thats a good idea. My girlfriend drives her dads miata fine but my car is a whole different story. It definitely does scare and intimidate her when she stalls out and it pisses her off. I told her to just play around in that miata because its a small simple little car that i even love to take out on the back roads of nc.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:36 AM   #4358
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Anyone have a similar experience and have some tips? Maybe something that worked for you when learning or has worked when teaching?
I "borrowed" friends miata in high school that left his keys in it all the time. I went out all by myself for about 10 min. and taught myself.

Not sure how you would feel about it, but maybe try letting her go my herself in a less busy area so she can figure it out without feeling pressure from you.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:42 AM   #4359
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My girlfriend was actually driving 5speed before I knew how. 5speed forester was her first car
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:35 AM   #4360
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One of the first things I always teach a new manual driver is the hill hold.

Find a nice little hill and have the new manual driver hold on the hill, then slowly take off.

Do that a few time and they will become much more confident with their improving skill.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:16 AM   #4361
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One of the first things I always teach a new manual driver is the hill hold. Find a nice little hill and have the new manual driver hold on the hill, then slowly take off. Do that a few time and they will become much more confident with their improving skill.
Good idea!
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:33 AM   #4362
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My bottom end is balanced!!!! I get to start reassembly tonight!!
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:44 PM   #4363
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:31 PM   #4364
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nice,I'm gonna have to get a pair of these.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:37 PM   #4365
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So I picked up a 11-8 shift tomorrow, not thinking about how tomorrow is Thursday. Sorry for being that guy to call the spot and not showing up........... See you guys next week.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:27 PM   #4366
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I could make those and id sell them to you for $4 and no shipping!
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:58 PM   #4367
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I'm excited to try this new BBQ place tonight! See youz guys then!!!
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:42 AM   #4368
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My bottom end is balanced!!!! I get to start reassembly tonight!!
That's great! What are the build plans? My head castings get shipped out today for some Headgames Motorworks treatment
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:06 PM   #4369
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lol my sister bought me that for christmas. Never put it on
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:39 PM   #4370
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That's great! What are the build plans? My head castings get shipped out today for some Headgames Motorworks treatment
This is my first motor, so it's basically the learning curve to 'build' a 2.5 block next.

I'll be happy if it starts! Is that bad? Haha
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:53 AM   #4371
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Trey and Greg. A local guys gallery i thought you might enjoy looking at.

http://www.rickkiddphotography.com/gallery/home
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:43 PM   #4372
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Hey dudes, so I am working on buying all the stuff I need to get my baby back to 100%. So I am having the dilemma of too much input on the forums and sooooo many opinions and would rather just hear it from you guys.

Fuji Bond or Honda bond for valve cover gaskets????

Also Kris I am going to invest in the Aluminum half moons (Valley Seals or cylinder head plugs), I HATE plastic lol. Rallysport has them for like 50.00 bucks so not bad.
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:10 PM   #4373
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:29 PM   #4374
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Hey dudes, so I am working on buying all the stuff I need to get my baby back to 100%. So I am having the dilemma of too much input on the forums and sooooo many opinions and would rather just hear it from you guys.

Fuji Bond or Honda bond for valve cover gaskets????

Also Kris I am going to invest in the Aluminum half moons (Valley Seals or cylinder head plugs), I HATE plastic lol. Rallysport has them for like 50.00 bucks so not bad.
I always heard that Honda bond for gasket it the best u can get for any type of gasket sealer. I've heard it from a few master techs
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:58 PM   #4375
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[quote="my06wrx;41704190"] I always heard that Honda bond for gasket it the best u can get for any type of gasket sealer. I've heard it from a few master techs[/QUOTE

Where can I purchase this stuff?
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