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    Ah, life's lessons...……..
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    A hard lesson to learn while on your back under your car. But he is young, and I'm sure that won't be the last clutch he changes in his Mustang. Bet he had fun doing it.
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    + 1 on what Bob said.

    By the time I got my first standard car (57 Chevy with a hot water 6), I had been riding dirt bikes with manuals for several years, so the clutch\throttle modulation learning curve was much easier. I had also been helping my grandpa out around his place and running his old winch truck. Kids now days have it a lot tougher, nearly all vehicles come with some form of auto. Even the the ubiquitous 4 wheelers that are many kids first motorized vehicle are all auto.

    Cade will have a driving skill that probably less that 10% of kids his age will ever have. Driving a manual is such a rare skill now, that car thieves have even skipped over manual cars because they can't drive them.
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    Dang, that didn’t take long! He’s gaining some experience pretty quickly.
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    I think that (as usual) Bob P. said it best.. I'd like to say something more but.. he is so eloquent!! 8-)


    OH, tell Cade to learn this one thing... Speed costs money! How fast can you afford to go? rotflmao!!!!
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    Very nice and congrats to you and Cade! You guys are being hard on poor Cade. That Arizona dry air probably had that clutch so fragile from setting all those years it just disintegrated once he started street driving it. Yeah I know probably not
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    Yeah , I think that's about the 3rd reason he tried with me.

    I asked him if he knew how many years I'd been a mechanic (yeah over 50)

    Then I explained that my dad......his great granddad.... was also a mechanic and that when I was his age and breaking stuff I didn't get away with much either



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P View Post
    Yeah , I think that's about the 3rd reason he tried with me.

    I asked him if he knew how many years I'd been a mechanic (yeah over 50)

    Then I explained that my dad......his great granddad.... was also a mechanic and that when I was his age and breaking stuff I didn't get away with much either



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    That reminds me of the shop I worked at in the late eighties. There were several times when we installed a new clutch in customers vehicles. When the customer picked up the car they would then dump the clutch and squeal the tires on the way out of the parking lot. My boss would grab our copy of the work order and write “no warranty” on the bottom, and he meant it!
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