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Old 25th September 2007, 22:08   #46
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Do you mean heal&toe --- operating brake pedal with heal, and accelerator with toe?
Its the exact opposite.
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Its the exact opposite.
Operate pedals with hand and steering wheel with toe?
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Old 26th September 2007, 00:24   #48
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what will you do if you have to drive an old amby with no handbrakes and whose engine stops unless you give some constant throttle to it
Well tuned ambys will not stall on no-throttle situations. However if you have such an amby, just slant your right foot sideways!

However a very effective method, employs a brick, to be attached to the rear of the front wheel (so that when the car moves forward you can pick up the brick from underneath the open drivers door). The brick can also come in handy at various other situations.
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Well tuned ambys will not stall on no-throttle situations. However if you have such an amby, just slant your right foot sideways!
i learnt this technique the hard way as one of my friends amby was not at all tuned but we had very good access to it. So learnt a lot of driving in it
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i learnt this technique the hard way as one of my friends amby was not at all tuned but we had very good access to it. So learnt a lot of driving in it
Yes, but it was a really well put forward point. I had the services of a MM540 at Musoorie-Simla once and this car would not stay on no-throttle on cold morning. The driver had given me a quaint look on first attempt, thinking he has caught a fool! Later I did not let him a single moment of glory. But the charms of driving such vehicles are really lost on the New-to-car-ownership individuals we encounter these days.
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But the charms of driving such vehicles are really lost on the New-to-car-ownership individuals we encounter these days.
cannot agree more. in those days after driving an amby or fiat it appeared as if a lot of good work had been done . that charm is gone with todays easy to drive cars.
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cannot agree more. in those days after driving an amby or fiat it appeared as if a lot of good work had been done . that charm is gone with todays easy to drive cars.
Offcourse, with every start one used to look around for admirers of the act (thank you, thank you). With every Dud, people used to laugh at you. However the good thing about today's cars are that they appeal to a certain section which wouldn't care two hoots about the aforementioned performances/acts. Had subjected a guinea P.I.G to verify this with the MM540 and it obliged by proving my point right.

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Do you mean heal&toe --- operating brake pedal with heal, and accelerator with toe?
Its the exact opposite.
Blush! Of course... the accelerator pedal comes lower than the brake.

My mother was keen on this technique --- you can tell that I don't use it.

'Blush' again...
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Hi Guys!!!!

Had a strange experience with my octy today.... On my Way to office I have to negotiate the steep uphill roads at Powai and in my Baleno I always used to keep half clutch pressed and manage the car from going back instead of brakes and used to do the same with my octy also.. It was ok all these days but today there was excessive traffic and vehicles were moving by inches only. Initailly the car started moving when I slightly released the clutch. It seemed quite unusual since the car used to move only when I released 3/4 of the clutch. Later on as I moved forward the car was in 1 feet of water for maybe 5 mins and i could actually smell the burning of the clutch and car refused to move till I totally released the clutch.. Something really scary since I have been frequently warned about the super sensitive octy clutches.... Later on it worked fine till i reached office... In the evening when I started the car in my office maybe after 10 hrs... clutch was functioning as good as new... I hardly could sense any thing wrong... Could any octy owners throw some light on this... Is this behaviour normal... I have never replaced the clutch in any of my previous car in my total 17 years of driving xperience and this car is just 18 months old and has clocked 25000km...
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Operate pedals with hand and steering wheel with toe?
Shouldn't that read "Operate pedals with hands and steering wheel with heel&toe"? !!!
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Just put a brick on the clutch pedal, so it is permanently slipping...

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Just put a brick on the clutch pedal, so it is permanently slipping...

As in 'Thick As A Brick' or in 'Another Brick In The Wall'??
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Well, either, really. Thick as Brick says it straight out, with Another Brick in the Wall (Floyd Version) we have to move on to the line We don't need no education!

With a , of course. Just joking.
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[quote=gd1418;574749]Sorry for being off-topic. But this is intriguing. Cutdcrap: What are the two items from Samsung? Never knew that Samsung were into automobiles as well.

I for one always associated Bordeaux with some fine French wine.

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BTW, Bordeaux is my LCD TV, and the Duo is the new Dual Sim Touch Screen mobile phone.

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Shouldn't that read "Operate pedals with hands and steering wheel with heel&toe"? !!!
Yeah ! You should try it. Though it takes a while to learn
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