Semi-Automatic-Any Made

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  1. Andysutt

    Andysutt '72 Comet GT

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    Just out of curiousity how did it work w/o a vacume modulator?
    We've had problems w/ manual valve bodies not having third gear unless the regulator was hooked up.... Just curious
     
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    Andysutt '72 Comet GT

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    I have no idea... may have just been a coincidence once, or maybe just that valve body for some reason
    But I remember it happening on the Mustang at the track once, and we hooked it up after changing fluid and it worked fine.
     
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    So if it was as sluggish as a conventional slush-o-matic, but required the manual shift, what was the point? When looking at cars, I wonder how many people thought the semi-auto was just an automatic with problems (even though it was labeled semi-auto)? It would be cool to see one just cause it's rare.
     
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    I have a semi auto.

    But that is because my trani is buggered up. I THINK my sis got a hold of it when i was out and put it in park while leaving the drive way, SHE DID IT IN MY JEEP.
     
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    Andysutt '72 Comet GT

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    Yes, good movie... I need to see the second one
     
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    Clerks 2 wasn't as good (of course) ... and definitely not for the kiddies!
     
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    Andysutt '72 Comet GT

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    and the first one was for the kiddies? lol
     
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    Compared to the 2nd one it was! :evilsmile You'll understand when you see it ...
     
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    I haven't seen Clerks 2 yet, but Clerks was great! (y)

    So what would it take to build a stiff shifting "semi-automatic" manual shift valve body?
     
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    mall rats and jay and silent bob strike back. Are the classics, Clerks is halarious tho
     
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    clerks 2 is VERY good:clap:


    i just got post number 253,000 :cool:
     
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    It was a normal C4. it was not sluggish. It was shifted manually - the same way most of the people shift their C4's when drag racing. When you shift manually there is no need for a vacuum modulator. The valve is always in the "zero vacuum" position in the transmission.
    They were a good performance transmission but people didn't like to manually shift their automatic all the time. People were used to putting the tranny in "D" and letting it shift. You couldn't do that with the semi-auto C4. They only made it for one year as I recall and couldn't sell them. If they offered it today people would buy 'em up!
     
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    I was thinking of how the regular C4 automatic acts if you try to manually shift it. The "sluggush" comment was half sarcastic. :p If it acted like a tranny with kit - firm, immediate shifts - I'd love it.
     
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