Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:28 pm

theholycow wrote:I don't want to go on the cart!

You've never ordered "ala carte"?
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby theholycow » Sun May 21, 2017 11:18 am

I wonder if the Caprice photo was chosen because there's a well-known company that's been doing B- body (Caprice, Impala, Lesabre, Delta 88, Bonneville, and a long list of other models) 3-pedal conversions for a long time: http://www.bigfastcar.com/
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby IMBoring25 » Sun May 21, 2017 1:24 pm

Interesting they think they can pull off the Charger and Crown Vic considering the manufacturers specifically said there were insurmountable technical challenges.

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

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IMBoring25 wrote:Interesting they think they can pull off the Charger and Crown Vic considering the manufacturers specifically said there were insurmountable technical challenges.

FCA never said there were insurmountable challenges toward producing an Amish Charger. There's just not enough of a market for them to justify the investment in time and money.

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby IMBoring25 » Mon May 22, 2017 12:34 am

I thought I remembered something about having selected a different floorpan for the sedans and wagons that lacked the clearance. Anything's surmountable with suitable budget and schedule, but trying to make a kit for the aftermarket that necessitates hacking up the floorpan would kind of be a coup de grace.

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon May 22, 2017 7:30 am

IMBoring25 wrote:I thought I remembered something about having selected a different floorpan for the sedans and wagons that lacked the clearance. Anything's surmountable with suitable budget and schedule, but trying to make a kit for the aftermarket that necessitates hacking up the floorpan would kind of be a coup de grace.

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby theholycow » Mon May 22, 2017 9:24 am

IMBoring25 wrote:I thought I remembered something about having selected a different floorpan for the sedans and wagons that lacked the clearance. Anything's surmountable with suitable budget and schedule, but trying to make a kit for the aftermarket that necessitates hacking up the floorpan would kind of be a coup de grace.

Meh. You're cutting a hole anyway; it might suffice to cut it a little larger, or maybe the transmission they recommend fits but isn't/wasn't readily available to Ford engineers when the car was in production.
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby watkins » Tue May 23, 2017 9:41 pm

These things will all use T5s or T56s. Dime a dozen.
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