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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-20-07 01:32 PM
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40. Yep, three on the tree, 1955 Ford F150 truck
I'll even go you one better, I've got a '49 DeSoto, where the only thing that you have to do to change gears is let off the gas, push in the clutch, and let it back out. Hydrostatic transmission is a cool thing. Also, the light illuminating the speedometer changes as you increase speed, red to yellow to green.

It also has a push button starter, turn the key, push the button. My '51 Chevy 3600 truck has the push button on the floor.

I love old cars, and if I had more money and space, I would probably literally have hundreds of them.
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  -Have you ever driven a manual transmission that was located on the steering column? tk2kewl  Mar-20-07 09:37 AM   #0 
  - Yup. I had a Ford Maverick for a while...  reyd reid reed   Mar-20-07 09:41 AM   #1 
  - Yep  cwydro   Mar-20-07 09:41 AM   #2 
  - I had an old Dart like that  tk2kewl   Mar-20-07 09:57 AM   #8 
  - no, but i've seen it done.  AllegroRondo   Mar-20-07 09:42 AM   #3 
  - Before '4 on the floor', we had '3 on the tree'.  trof   Mar-20-07 09:44 AM   #4 
  - once  MissMillie   Mar-20-07 09:45 AM   #5 
  - The Pacer was pretty strange all by itself.  tk2kewl   Mar-20-07 10:57 AM   #26 
     - call me crazy, but I thought it was neat looking... then again  MissMillie   Mar-20-07 12:28 PM   #37 
  - Nope. I don't feel like I've lost out on anything, either.  Zavulon   Mar-20-07 09:47 AM   #6 
  - grew up on them  GTRMAN   Mar-20-07 09:49 AM   #7 
  - A roommate's dad had a GMC truck like that  eyepaddle   Mar-20-07 10:05 AM   #9 
  - reverse  GTRMAN   Mar-20-07 10:13 AM   #10 
     - Yep, that sounds right;  eyepaddle   Mar-20-07 10:20 AM   #13 
        - it's not hard  GTRMAN   Mar-20-07 10:33 AM   #15 
  - Hell, yes - a "three on the tree."  mikeytherat   Mar-20-07 10:13 AM   #11 
  - Exactly. Three on the tree. Maybe we drove the same Ford, yo.  YDogg   Mar-21-07 01:46 PM   #44 
  - Yes. My grandmother had an El Camino that had three on the tree.  NewWaveChick1981   Mar-20-07 10:15 AM   #12 
  - My dad loved Ramblers  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-20-07 10:20 AM   #14 
  - Absolutely  Hangingon   Mar-20-07 10:40 AM   #16 
  - Yes - How about an automatic with the selector on the dash?  Jokerman   Mar-20-07 10:40 AM   #17 
  - One of my friends in high school  Goblinmonger   Mar-20-07 10:43 AM   #18 
  - I love Corvairs  tk2kewl   Mar-20-07 10:44 AM   #19 
     - Sweet!  Jokerman   Mar-20-07 10:47 AM   #20 
        - was yours a 140 or a turbo?  tk2kewl   Mar-20-07 10:49 AM   #22 
           - 140  Jokerman   Mar-20-07 10:55 AM   #25 
              - Clarks had everything.  tk2kewl   Mar-20-07 10:58 AM   #27 
  - I learned to drive on one.  cloudbase   Mar-20-07 10:48 AM   #21 
  - great motor.  tk2kewl   Mar-20-07 10:54 AM   #23 
  - 79 and 86 Chevy CK-10's  ileus   Mar-20-07 10:55 AM   #24 
  - damn, we're an old bunch!  AchtungToddler   Mar-20-07 11:18 AM   #28 
  - That's what I learned to drive on, actually. A 1949 Chevy 2-door coupe.  Arkansas Granny   Mar-20-07 11:20 AM   #29 
  - Three on the tree - learned on one  skygazer   Mar-20-07 11:20 AM   #30 
  - Valiant Had Buttons On Dashboard  stirlingsliver   Mar-20-07 11:23 AM   #31 
  - yes,once, it was the first time i drove a manual car  buddhamama   Mar-20-07 11:27 AM   #32 
  - Yup '69 Ford Falcon.  ET Awful   Mar-20-07 11:31 AM   #33 
  - Sure, many pickup trucks.  JustABozoOnThisBus   Mar-20-07 11:53 AM   #34 
  - Got my license in a 64 Ford station wagon.  Kali   Mar-20-07 12:18 PM   #35 
  - For many years  seemunkee   Mar-20-07 12:20 PM   #36 
  - Oh yes,  GoneOffShore   Mar-20-07 12:45 PM   #38 
  - Yes  Nicole   Mar-20-07 01:27 PM   #39 
  - Yep, three on the tree, 1955 Ford F150 truck  MadHound   Mar-20-07 01:32 PM   #40 
  - My first vehicle - A 51 chevy Pickup - Epitomy of Classic  BOSSHOG   Mar-20-07 01:39 PM   #41 
  - yeah, an old ugly Renault hatchback in the 70s.  Perragrande   Mar-21-07 01:44 PM   #42 
  - i learned to drive in a '58 Volvo that had a 4 speed on the 'tree'  AZDemDist6   Mar-21-07 01:46 PM   #43 
  - Learned to drive on a big ol' three on the tree Econoline van.  Lautremont   Mar-21-07 01:50 PM   #45 
  - All my cars have had the transmission in the engine compartment.  Rabrrrrrr   Mar-21-07 01:51 PM   #46 
  - No, but I've driven a CAR with a manual transmission whose SHIFTER was on the steering column.  jobycom   Mar-21-07 01:53 PM   #47 
  - Did you read my post first?  Rabrrrrrr   Mar-21-07 01:55 PM   #49 
     - Face it  jobycom   Mar-21-07 02:08 PM   #51 
  - Yes! That was the first car I ever drove  Breeze54   Mar-21-07 01:54 PM   #48 
  - Yep. My dad's restored '46 Plymouth Convertible.  Hong Kong Cavalier   Mar-21-07 02:05 PM   #50 
  - In Simulator Class, years ago  GoddessOfGuinness   Mar-21-07 02:18 PM   #52 
  - Many moons ago......  Jade Fox   Mar-21-07 02:44 PM   #53 
 

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