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4 speed or auto?

Hi everyone, i'm new here and looking to get a 67-68 and pro street it. What does everyone prefer for a mostly all sreet car and just the ocasional trip to the track. I was thinking auto till a friend said the 4 speed would be more fun on the street. What's everyone think?

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Hi everyone, i'm new here and looking to get a 67-68 and pro street it. What does everyone prefer for a mostly all sreet car and just the ocasional trip to the track. I was thinking auto till a friend said the 4 speed would be more fun on the street. What's everyone think?

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400 turbo for the street and strip......unless ya just wanna wear out yer knees.

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Re: 4 speed or auto?

Turbo 400 here also. Had it 25 years. Love it.

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Re: 4 speed or auto?

What kind of power are you planning? That will make a big difference in the decision. I personally prefer a well built auto (th400) for a car like you are building. With big sticky tires, if you go 4spd it better be a strong one.

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Re: 4 speed or auto?

hmmm, didn't notice this was in pro street when I clicked in.

Sorry guys, hot rods have 3 pedals.

Yes, the auto will probably be quicker on the strip, certainly easier to hook and breakin g less parts, but there ain't nuttin like rowing your hot rod through the gears.





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prefer for a mostly all sreet car
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And how often used...a daily or used several days most weekends...and is it open road cruise or around town?
If used regular and most around town, auto...these cars are made to be laid back and cruise...it doesnt take long for the novelty of ficking thru gears, stomping on clutch to wear off.

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Welcome to team camaro..dude ,come on, a pro street car !!! Its gotta be an auto...you cant hook up a trans brake to a 4spd!!..LOL

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I guess I'm in the minority. I love shifting gears in my Pro Street Camaro. I really like the 6 speed in my car. Actually, every Hot Rod and Muscle Car I've owned has been manually shifted. My ProStreet 57 Chevy was also a stick. "To each his own I guess". Lots of people have commented that they love the fact that my car is a stick when I have it out at Cruise Nights and Shows. Even more so that it is a 6 speed. I'll never regret installing it when I put the car together.

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There is nothing wrong with a stick car, but if you plan to actually race it an auto tranny is the way to go. Since it is a Pro Street car I would hope it will see the track from time to time.

If it is a street cruiser that won't see track time, then it doesn't make much difference. You aren't going to break parts like you will if you drag race a stick car.

While I prefer auto trannys in my street/strip cars , I like them to be manually shifted autos. to me that's the best of both worlds. I am still in full control without worrying about burning up clutches and breaking parts.

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 09, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 4 speed or auto?

Thanks guys, i prefer the auto and if i'm doing a ground up build that's what it will have. I don't plan on racing every weekend, (been doing that on the dirt for years) i want something to go cruising in and to tinker with. It will go to the track for test and tune nights now and then, but it will mostly be used on the weekends and few week nights.
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