Day By Day


  • Too Tall

    NOT going to go there. Wouldn’t be prudent.

  • Epador

    The car is smiling.

    • Epador

      Must have been good for both of them.

    • Larry

      And checking out their bumpers too, from the look of those headlights. 🙂

  • Oft times, the manual is but a suggestion.

    • eon

      Well, I was always taught that you had to read the manual to find out how its designers thought it was going to work, before you could correct it to reflect the way the darned thing actually worked.

      clear ether


      • Deplorable B Woodman

        Three thumbs up. And I have only two hands.

  • WayneM

    Somehow, I don’t think Zed minds when Sam runs him through the gears.

    • Grunt GI

      Heh. FTW!
      Does that include downshifting?

    • Pamela

      As long as everything is properly meshed and synchronized.
      Is there a limited slip somewhere in the mix…

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Zed doesn’t come WITH a manual, but then again, he’s not a self-starter either.

    • JackDeth 72

      To quote Indiana in ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’:

      “It’s not the years….. It’s the mileage.”

      • PaulS

        Don’t forget Marion’s subsequent exchange:
        Where doesn’t it hurt?!
        Indy: HERE!
        …. :-*
        here’s not too bad…
        Uhmmm , h… mmmmm

    • Doggo

      Wit Sam around, he doesn’t NEED to be a self-starter.

      • Deplorable B Woodman

        My point.

  • Bill G

    Oh, I’d guess he’s manual, not automatic. And probably a bit old to be delivering four on the floor when mattresses are available.

  • Spin Drift

    Technique is everything, got to execute a perfect heel’n’toe when you’re coming out of second and trying to jam it in first. The perfect hee’n’toe: pull her out, pause in between, blip her a little or a lot and slide her home. Works every time, even on cars.

    Observations from the edge

    • Kafiroon

      You been drivin British pieces?
      I found fast footwork could skip that.

      • Spin Drift

        I learned the “art” when the clutch slave cylinder on my 2002 used to go out at 25 below. By the way that reminds me of an over eager girl friend who could row a mean manual box. I called her “slutch.” That might be politically incorrect today but it was said as a high honor for she could shift a Midget in stilettos.

        Grinding gears for years

        (For the young ones who don’t know, BMC Midgets have a non-synchro first.)

        • Pamela

          I did that in my Dad’s ’52 Willys only in hunting boots

          • Spin Drift

            I bet you are a sight in stilettos.


          • JTC

            Stiletto hunting boots, a new trend!

            She can hunt her own bacon…
            Fry it up in a pan.
            Think about the plans she’s makin’…
            For her and her old man.
            A homecooked dinner of hot ham and grits…
            Then love him and kiss him, sending him into fits.
            ‘Cause she’s a woman! W-O-M-A-N, say it again…
            A real woman! W-O-M-A-N!

            (Credits to Peggy Lee and our own Ms. Pam) 🙂

          • Pamela

            Gentlemen I thank you both

        • Kafiroon

          Now That is impressive! Midgets were bitches. Of course the ones I encountered were handed down to get rid of them. For some reason girls I knew disdained them.

  • JTC

    Matching nip-slips! 🙂

    And if they’re talking aftermarket manuals, forget about Chilton’s.

    With her recent writing experience and her other experience, I’m thinking Sam would write her own…with a takeoff on the alternate history book and a tie-in to the current theme maybe like Redvolution 8000?

    ‘Cause you know she can rev him up better than anybody.

  • cz93x62

    Sam could make non-synchro cluster gears mesh beautifully. //// Kudoes to Pam for running a Real Transmission in hunting boots. Just like my Marie (La Peregrina Bonita).