If you have been a drag racing aficionado for a few decades, you surely remember folks "powershifting" a 4 speed manual transmission with a clutch pedal.
Not familiar with powershifting? Simple, never lift you foot from the gas pedal and shift gears at WOT (Wide Open Throttle).
What did you need to powershift?
- A scattershield to be safe in case you missed a shift and blew a clutch.
- Modified synchros in the transmission.
- Very stout shift mechanism for the transmission.
- Clutch pdeal adjusted to you preference, usually engaging close to the floor for a quick start.
Powershifting was not something you did with a normal street car, especially with you right foot very close to the bellhousing. It was the 2 to 3 shift that was the most challenging.
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