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id rather just have that guy drive me around all day.

wowie!

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There's something not quite right about driving a Ferarri without one's right hand on a floor shifter.
 

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i agree, but when youre looking at nothing but carbon fibre in front of you, you should be wearing a buck rogers suit! so paddle shifters fit right in.

"um excuse, me, i think you dropped your blackberry, ok, let me continue this 4th gear drift!"

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There is a company on long island That makes paddle shifters to retrofit into old musclecars. You build your transmission with a manual valve body (i.e. it doesn't shift unless you shift it - you don;t hvae to do it but then the paddle shifter will beat you to the punch) then install the paddle shifters and viola - a paddle shifted mustang, camaro, chevelle, GTO, cobra - you name it.

I thought about it long and hard, espically after seeing it on a 68 camaro, and I came to the conclusion that I don't like the idea. Retrofitting a new car is one thing but there is something fundamentially right about grabbing gears with a hurst stick (in my case in a dual gate shifter) that makes half the fun of owning a musclecar.
 

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oooohhh, that with the gate lockout and a 3 speed alum bodied borg warner and a 396 with a split bumper. makes me wish i was back highschool.

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oooohhh, that with the gate lockout and a 3 speed alum bodied borg warner and a 396 with a split bumper. makes me wish i was back highschool.

jc
for those who don't speak detroit iron allow me to translate:

a 1970-1973 Camaro RS SS with a 396 cubic inch Chevrolet Big Block and a borg warner lightweight automatic three speed with positive stop shifting and the paddle shifters would be a great way to offset my achne and a good excuse to blast my lynrd skynrd, iron maden, or guns and roses album (depending on when you went to high school) at full volume.

anyway here is the link:

http://www.twistmachine.com/

and here it is installed in a 1968 Camaro based out of Suffolk COunty Long Island (i.e. The twist machine HQ).


 
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