Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum - View Single Post - Double Clutching...

View Single Post
post #18 of (permalink) Old 4th February 2009
Banned User
Curveball Champion
hondo's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 30,768
Nominated 9 Times in 16 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 10
Thanks: 1,929
Thanked 3,511 Times in 2,879 Posts
Originally Posted by davesss View Post
I could go one better than that when I had a 3.8 S-type Jaguar 1965.

The 3.8 had massive torque, I could put it in gear on a level road, press the starter whilst in first gear and move off then do clutchless gear changes all the way up to 4th, (only 4 gears) then go into overdrive.

It would also on a level road go through all the gears on tickover.

Don't know if you ride a M/cycle ,but with most, including mine, you can do clutchless gearchanges as fast as a paddle gear change car.

It's quite easy, accelarate hard, put slight up pressure on the gearchange lever before you want to change up then when your ready for the next gear quickly ease off the throttle about a quarter of an inch and immediatly give it full accelaration again, there is no pause in the accelaration when you change gear if you do that, there's no way you can change down like that though.
Thanx davesss, I knew for a fact I used to do this most all of the time, I couldn't this from stationary though maybe because of the lack of CCs
Currently in hondo's garage:
1.6 Valve-Matic SR. Red hot, toasty feet.
hondo is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome