My 1977 MGB is a great car for learning how to heel and toe double declutch when downshifting just like the race car drivers of yesterday. A smooth heel and toe downshift is an art form and really helps on the twisty bits where balance and control are helpful
1977 MG MGB V8 Roadster
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How to heel-toe double clutch downshift in a classic MG sports car
Old British cars often have worn transmissions and with these techniques
you can make them downshift with ease. Learning to double clutch while
downshifting can dramatically reduce wear to an old tranmission and it's
fun! You can see our cars for sale at Bugeyeguy.com
What happens in the transmission when you double clutch / Heel Toe Downshift???
Trying to do everything in one take is nerve racking, as it's nearly
impossible to do perfectly. Minor corrections: I said the clutch pedal and
throw out bearing are not wear items, I meant not high wear items, compared
to the clutch disk. Also, when I mention buying a cheap car to practice, I
mean if you own a manual transmission track car that is not your daily
driver. Finally, I didn't talk about the syncros. You can do this with
one clutch pedal action, but you make the syncros speed up the intermediate
shaft. When you double clutch, you bring the intermediate shaft up to
speed with the clutch disc, which has more capacity to do so than the
synchros. Minor point, but you will see prolonged synchro life when you
double clutch. Also, it is not the mass of the servo or engine but the
power created by electricity of gasoline that is responsible, but the mass
is responsible for the inertia.
1968 MGB Roadster Test Drive in Sonoma Wine Country
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1968-mgb-roadster/ to see this 1968
MGB Roadster for sale from Left Coast Classics in Sonoma California.
Solid 1968 MGB Roadster for sale, just one owner until a year ago. Owned
from new by a couple in the Bay area until purchased by my client earlier
this year. The original owner worked at an MG dealership. It was his
wife's car and only used for local drives in their home town. The car
starts; runs and drives beautifully with smooth shifting, tight suspension,
excellent brakes and clean running quiet motor with plenty of oil pressure.
Truly amazing to find such an original gem.
Incredibly original and unaltered, right down to the emissions equipment on
the engine. Lovingly cared for. The only modifications are period speakers
installed in the rear bulkhead and an electric cooling fan added to the
radiator. Drives with a tightness and originality that you don't find on
restored cars. Has had one repaint of it's original primrose on a razor
straight, absolute rust-free body. The wheels still bear the factory paint
and car has a vintage Amco convertible top. Frame bag is included. Nice
chrome, trim, glass and even the original leather in beautiful condition.
Also includes both original issue black license plates.
Take a look at all the details as well as full photo gallery at the link
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Learn About Transmission Synchro Rings
Learn how transmission synchro rings work. Paul Cangialosi from 5speeds.com
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and T56 transmissions.
How to double clutch downshift in classic sports cars using heel-toe technique
In this video, I demonstrate double clutch downshifting to for smooth
downshifting in classic cars. At bugeyeguy.com, we specialize in old
British sports cars and many of them have worn transmissions that can be
hard to downshift. By double clutching, smooth downshifts are easy, even
with a transmission with worn synchros. Here, I'm driving a 1963 Morris
Minor Traveler with a 5 Speed Datsun 210 transmission, a popular upgrade.
Custom Performance MGB GT V8 - Road Test
Chris Goffey takes a look at a custom built, performance MGB, GT V8, and
has the privilege to take this unique car for a road test. The MGB sports a
4.6 litre Rover V8 engine, producing 265bhp and Chris will be using every
one of those ponies, as he puts the performance and handling to the test.
Drive in a MGB
A guy drives his 1978 MGB roadster through the countryside on a cold day.
Atkinson 1971 Silver Knight lorry. mp4
This is a 1971 Atkinson 'Silver Knight' timber crane. It spent most of it's
working life as a tractor unit pulling trailers loaded with bricks and pre
cast concrete buildings for it's original owner based at Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire U.K. It has covered a considerable mileage with no reported
breakdowns.The design dates back to the 1930's with a cab frame constructed
of angled steel and timber. Early cabs were faced with 'tin' sheet but this
was changed in the 1960's to the new fangled fibreglass. No air sprung seat
in this cab and a young lorry driver of today may complain of the lack of
power steering and pain in his left leg due to the lack of an air assisted
clutch. No sleeper cab either for our pampered driver. His 'bed' consisted
of a home constructed board placed on the central engine cover and
supported by the seats. Oh and did I tell you that a cab heater was an
optional extra in 1970..? Saying this the Atkinson was considered to be the
'SCANIA' of it's day with it's wrap round windscreen and relative comfort
compared very favourably with vehicles from the previous decade. It is
surprisingly a pleasure to drive and the old vinyl seat is very
comfortable. The engine has a powerful roar that was music to the ears of a
'traditional' lorry driver of it's day. The gearbox is a David Brown six
speed constant mesh i.e. no synchromesh, requiring the driver to match road
speed to engine /gearbox speed to enable smooth changes. This driving
procedure is known as double declutching and would open a whole new world
to our young driver.Get it wrong and you crunch the gears horribly [Ha Ha!]
or come to a complete stop before you could once again engage first gear
and start all over again! The engine is a road modifed Gardner 180 bhp
which was widely used in marine applications, very reliable and economical.
It's original design dates back to the 30's and were produced in four, five
and six cylinder versions. The engine design slowly evolved with
improvements made where a definite modification would improve efficiency
and build quality. This ensured reliability which is probably the most
important factor in the haulage business. The cost of diesel fuel back then
was not the problem as it is today.180 BHP sounds very small compared with
the 400bhp engines found in modern lorries but it easily pulled a 40 ft
trailer and formed the backbone of the heavy haulage fleets of it's day.
ERF and Foden were also noted users of the Gardner engine particularly with
their tanker and tipper bodied vehicles They are not a fast engine but pack
terrific torque relying on the skill of the driver and his use of the
gearbox to keep things moving. The Exhaust tends to smoke a bit when first started
but this soon clears when under power and the engine warms. I say warms
because the Gardner is a very cool running engine.
With the arrival of the motorway network in the 1960's more speed was
demanded by the hauliers and Gardner introduced the incredible straight
eight 240 BHP engine for use in maximum weight vehicles and Atkinson began
to offer the Cummins and Rolls Royce diesels as alternatives. Gardner
engines were well loved by haulage companies and workshop mechanics but the
days of the night trunk drivers slogging up the A1 were beginning to be a
thing of the past. The white hot period of Gardner engined heavy haulage
fleets was nearing it's end.
After retirement by it's original owner the vehicle was converted to a
timber tractor and was used for this purpose for a number of years. It is
fitted with a heavy Garwood winch driven by a 1955 six cylinder BMC diesel
engine via its original gearbox. It is now in preservation and attends
vintage vehicle and steam shows during the summer. Viewing the clip since
upload I feel the driving bit is far too long so if you get bored, just
fast forward through it! I hope you find at least parts of this video clip