Just a whine on gear­boxes

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

In the 50 Great­est Drives ( CCW, 26 April) Richard Gunn refers to the ‘clutch’ on the Ri­ley Kestrel – a com­mon er­ror among jour­nal­ists driv­ing cars with pre-se­lect ‘boxes. An­other re­cent ar­ti­cle on a pre­s­e­lect car de­scribed ‘let­ting the clutch in gen­tly while pulling smoothly away’ – not rec­om­mended.

Pre-se­lect cars gen­er­ally do not have a clutch, but they do have a gear change pedal which is used to en­gage gears whether sta­tion­ary or on the move – the only pedal used when pulling away should be the ac­cel­er­a­tor. Rob North, Durham

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