[TR] Learning to drive a TR

acekraut11 at aol.com acekraut11 at aol.com
Sat Mar 27 22:50:38 MST 2010


In my opinion and my experience it is more important to find an empty parking
lot than it is to worry about the clutch.  The most likely mistake made by
people learning to drive a manual is to stall the car, not ride the clutch.
And stalling the car doesnt cause much wear on the components.  I highly doubt
that she would damage the clutch much at all.  Controlling the rate of take
off, and the rate of stop, is more likely going to be more difficult, so hence
the large, empty parking lot.



-----Original Message-----
From: P Caffrey <pcaffrey at ymail.com>
To: list Triumph <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Sent: Sat, Mar 27, 2010 11:15 pm
Subject: [TR] Learning to drive a TR

Hi List,
This is a petty post to the List, but here goes....My TR4A is almost
complete with its restoration.  My niece is thrilled about it.  She wants
Uncle Pat (me) to teach her how to drive it.  The child has no experience in
driving a manual tranny....I'm thinking of renting/borrowing a manual tranny
car to teach her before getting her in the TR driver's seat....Anyone have
this experience?
TR4A '67
IRS, Toyota tranny

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