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Old 11-16-2021, 07:49 PM   #67 (permalink)
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I'm in E TN which is pretty darned hilly, clutch out and into gear for P&G and have since I bought the 1987. We were pretty broke for a long time so I drove the truck like gas was way more expensive than it really was. I was P&G before I even knew it had a name.

Teaching the last kid to drive stick finally cooked the first clutch at over 200,000 miles, but the rest of the tranny sounds fine. I might need to replace a bushing in the shifter but the box itself feels as good as it ever did.

Above about 40mph or so, reengaging in top gear, I'll give the gas a quick stab if the engine is running but it's 50/50 on a long downhill I turned it off, so there's nothing to stab. Clutch, gear, let 'er rip.

Lead or follow. Either is fine.
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