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I was taught to drive a stick in a '59 Mack B61 and a '60 White cab over 3000gal fuel oil trucks, a '58 GMC 5yd dump truck and a '63 Ford service van, (family run fuel oil company). I am no stranger to double clutching and learning to have patience in shifting.

You have NO idea what is was like TRYING to shift the White, being a COE design, the shifter (bent in a z like shape) was basically a "remote" setup, about six feet plus ahead of the trans and two feet above the trans, it was like extending your arm fully and mixing in a bowl.

On the later trucks, '70 Intl, '78 Mack MB, '77 Mack U Model, '90 Mack R Model and a '88 DM (5500gal tanks), I could shift each gear both up and down with NO clutch. All you have to do is match the input shaft speed and output shaft speed by using the throttle (blipping) and they meshed seamlessly! Clutches lasted many miles even hauling huge amounts of weight, the only time the clutch was used was taking off from a stop.

I'm completely satisfied with my trans in the 911.

So, could the synchro's be remanufactured to give smoother shifts.
Again this is just an exercise in what could be.


1985 M491

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