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Unread 12-21-2020, 01:51 AM   #1
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Anybody here still use a clutch pedal?

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Unread 12-21-2020, 02:00 AM   #2
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That's a good time to use one, as opposed to when doing doing laundry or applying deodorant.

A guy at work couldn't use our old forklift because it had a third pedal. I was shocked.
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Unread 12-21-2020, 10:59 AM   #4
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I did! No longer have a stick shift, tho. Will prob get one again at some point in the future.
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I wonder how much longer we have until automakers stop making cars with clutches.
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I wonder how much longer we have until automakers stop making cars with clutches.
Porsche tried that with the 991.1 GT3. The faithful cried out in agony, so they brought it back for the 991.2. No word on the new 992.
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Porsche tried that with the 991.1 GT3. The faithful cried out in agony, so they brought it back for the 991.2. No word on the new 992.
Ford, Chevy and Dodge succeeded in removing clutch pedals from 1/2 ton trucks.

With electric cars poised to sweep up the market, I fear clutch pedals are all but done for.
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Ford, Chevy and Dodge succeeded in removing clutch pedals from 1/2 ton trucks.

With electric cars poised to sweep up the market, I fear clutch pedals are all but done for.
I think Toyota did away with the manual for the Tacoma too.

I don't care anymore... everyone can buy electric things, I'm just going to buy older cars and Honda K swap them.
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I think Toyota did away with the manual for the Tacoma too.

I don't care anymore... everyone can buy electric things, I'm just going to buy older cars and Honda K swap them.
I think you're right about the Tacoma.

Is K seap the new LS swap? I hope it is.

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While I'm certain that you are correct, please convince them to start selling them in the states again.
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Is K seap the new LS swap? I hope it is.
I think so.

My current idea is to K swap an old BMW. I looked at E30's like the one I used to have, but those prices have gone insane. Like over 20k for one that's mediocre. Plus, those rear suspensions aren't that great. The toe angle changes with suspension deflection. Not ideal.

So then I moved on to the E36. I know they have some issues that most of them suffer from, but I'm thinking if I stripped it of most of it's equipment that isn't critical, I could eliminate most of the problems. I'm thinking an E36 coupe with a built K swap and a 6-speed from the E46 would be great. Big brakes, suspension, the whole thing. With the weight reduction of going from the cast iron 6 cylinder to the aluminum 4, plus removal of most of the stuff like stereo, AC, sunroof, power steering, move the battery to the front and lose the extra wiring, I think it would be possible to make an E36 weigh the same as an E30, but have around 350 hp and rev to the moon. Short ring/pinion to make maximum use of the power/rpm potential, and I think it would be really fun.

Plus I've always liked the look of the E36 in M form, and swapping M bumpers is really easy.


I could start with something like this. It's nice enough that it wouldn't need major restoration/structural work.

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I think so.

My current idea is to K swap an old BMW. I looked at E30's like the one I used to have, but those prices have gone insane. Like over 20k for one that's mediocre. Plus, those rear suspensions aren't that great. The toe angle changes with suspension deflection. Not ideal.

So then I moved on to the E36. I know they have some issues that most of them suffer from, but I'm thinking if I stripped it of most of it's equipment that isn't critical, I could eliminate most of the problems. I'm thinking an E36 coupe with a built K swap and a 6-speed from the E46 would be great. Big brakes, suspension, the whole thing. With the weight reduction of going from the cast iron 6 cylinder to the aluminum 4, plus removal of most of the stuff like stereo, AC, sunroof, power steering, move the battery to the front and lose the extra wiring, I think it would be possible to make an E36 weigh the same as an E30, but have around 350 hp and rev to the moon. Short ring/pinion to make maximum use of the power/rpm potential, and I think it would be really fun.

Plus I've always liked the look of the E36 in M form, and swapping M bumpers is really easy.


I could start with something like this. It's nice enough that it wouldn't need major restoration/structural work.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/ctd/d...248365582.html




Know anyone who wants to buy an LJ?
Yep. Yes. All the affirmatives. E36 just makes sense.

KMiata is working on a kit for K swap BMWs now.

I'd love to buy your LJ, but I know how I'd use it. You'd stop talking to me.
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Yep. Yes. All the affirmatives. E36 just makes sense.

KMiata is working on a kit for K swap BMWs now.

I'd love to buy your LJ, but I know how I'd use it. You'd stop talking to me.
I saw the K miata stuff. They have an E30 swap kit. I think the only differences for the E36 are driven by the subframe. They have mirror image subframes, essentially. So oil pan shape would have to be different, and the header might also need to be changed. Everything else should stay relatively similar. I'm willing to bet that if I called them and bribed them, they could mod their oil pan to work. I dunno. It's all just fabrication at some point.


You could roll over the LJ and I wouldn't be that sad. I dunno. I can see the fun and utility in a Jeep, and I've experienced it, but I think I've concluded that Jeeping just isn't really for me. It's like Corvettes. Cool, but not the thing for me. It's hard to explain.
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Unread 12-27-2020, 05:09 PM   #14
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I'm mad about the Corvette thing, but I'll let it slide. :wink:
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I'm mad about the Corvette thing, but I'll let it slide. :wink:
Lol. I could have used many examples, I just picked that one.


I could also K swap an Elise, but acquisition costs are high. Really high.

This whole nonsense started when I realized that if I sold everything, I could probably buy a GT-R or a 911.
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