[Spridgets] Automatic transmission

Guy R Day grday at btinternet.com
Wed Sep 1 15:15:19 MDT 2010

This woman is very ill advised.  She wants an auto but wants originality. 
She can't have both.
If she has the desire and money the car needs taking to a shop and fully 
re-building.  After 25 years standing it will need it.  If she hasn't the 
money, let her dream on, from the sounds of it you'll waste time trying to 
get her to sell.

It's generating a nice discussion about auto boxes though.

Guy R Day

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Booker"
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Automatic transmission

> "Do you think the mechanic can talk her into leaving her car alone and 
> build a
> replica using more modern parts?"
> Steve, Nope - a fake one would not cut
> it.
> I spoke with her a while on Sunday afternoon too. She came to our MG
> Club's
> invitational show at the Vanderbilt museum. The car was a gift from
> her parents
> for her 16th birthday. She is very attached to it and wants to
> drive it again,
> but has not driven anything with a clutch in over 25 years
> (the car is
> absolutely complete has been stored in a garage for at least that
> long). The car
> will need a thorough going through in addition to the
> automatic.
> There were some very nice TD's at the show and she really wants
> to drive her car
> agian - she's just afraid of stopping and starting on the
> hills of Long Island's
> North Shore. She seems to be a very nice lady, and I
> got the distict impression
> she represents some of the old money that still
> resides in that area.
> David Booker
> Long Island (south shore)
> _______________________________________________

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