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Re: Why no love for autos?

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:21 pm
by bigestate
Not me, I love my auto, makes for lovely relaxed and comfortable driving :D
Admittedly it is a little to relaxed in the get up and go department so when I have the need for speed I jump into my MoD 2.5 and become the busy lad :lol:

Re: Why no love for autos?

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:04 pm
by torque2me
tony wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:49 am
I've got auto's on my 2 BMW's and love them. I've yet to find a BW on a Triumph that is smooth changing and not jerky.
For this reason, over the years, I've converted 3 to Manual/ Drive. The 2500 that I've had for over 20 years I've had overhauled a couple of years ago. Now like a new one . I put it in the car as I found it out of a wreck over 15 years ago. Gears and syncro's good Basically just had to replace bearings and one worn shaft.
That's why I really don't have love for Auto's. :roll:
Tony.
Of course the BW can be notch, it is after all an older design system. I've had two 2.5's and two Dolly's that had BW35/65's. Any that were "jerky/clunky" I took to Raff Ferron for a fettling session. Raff was a BW man.

Kev

Re: Why no love for autos?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:20 am
by Llessur
I've not had any direct experience of an auto Triumph but I did have a Saab 900 a while back with a BW35. It was a bit jerky from memory and not the most exciting car to drive, but then again it was old and had filthy burnt trans fluid when I got it so probably wasn't the finest example of the unit.

That said, since moving out to Oz 8 years ago I've become a complete convert to autos when it comes to the daily commute (everyone has them over here, manuals are a bit of a rarity). I figure that if most of our weekly drives are spent in traffic then constantly having to waggle around a gear stick and use the clutch just to crawl around at under 40mph seems like a bit of a faff really. Now I just chuck in in Drive and don't have to worry about stop-start traffic (not that that's really a problem in Adelaide). I used to work as an engineer back in the UK and much of my life was spent crawling along on the M25 in a Ford Ranger with a remarkably heavy clutch - I had a left leg like Popeye after being in that job for a couple of years. If we ever moved back to the UK I'd definitely go against the grain, get a modern auto as a daily driver and just put up with the granny references.

With a classic though I'd always want a manual - they're for weekend drives on (hopefully) open roads where changing gear yourself is much more fun :)

Re: Why no love for autos?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:59 am
by Phil T
Not sure that there is 'no love for autos' with everybody.

I had an auto 2000 estate when I was a 'yoof' and enjoyed driving it.

Re: Why no love for autos?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:59 am
by Phil T
Not sure that there is 'no love for autos' with everybody.

I had an auto 2000 estate when I was a 'yoof' and enjoyed driving it.

Re: Why no love for autos?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:15 am
by poppyman
I have to say i love my auto Triumphs and have three. A Dolly 1850, a 2500S and a Stag :D Properly set up they are not clunky and slow as the kickdown should work. I am a bit biased as i need auto's due to having spinal surgery which has left my clutch leg not functioning right. :(
It was a bit sad changing to an auto..... but now i would not consider anything else 8) Yes they are heavier on fuel and slower top end, but there are not many places you can use all the pro's of a manual??? Or is it getting/got old and knackered :lol: :lol: :lol:

Tony.

Re: Why no love for autos?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:15 am
by poppyman
I have to say i love my auto Triumphs and have three. A Dolly 1850, a 2500S and a Stag :D Properly set up they are not clunky and slow as the kickdown should work. I am a bit biased as i need auto's due to having spinal surgery which has left my clutch leg not functioning right. :(
It was a bit sad changing to an auto..... but now i would not consider anything else 8) Yes they are heavier on fuel and slower top end, but there are not many places you can use all the pro's of a manual??? Or is it getting/got old and knackered :lol: :lol: :lol:

Tony.

Re: Why no love for autos?

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:19 am
by Carboy0
There’s a lot of comment on the Stag Owners Club forum about an update to the BW35 or BW65 three speed auto gearbox with a later three speed and overdrive ZF box from a later Jaguar. It seems that the conversion is about £4K-£5K, but it transforms the Stag auto improving driveability and fuel consumption.

Link here to company Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/4speedauto/

Might be worth asking if they can convert a T2000.

Re: Why no love for autos?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:51 am
by torque2me
Carboy0 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:19 am
There’s a lot of comment on the Stag Owners Club forum about an update to the BW35 or BW65 three speed auto gearbox with a later three speed and overdrive ZF box from a later Jaguar. It seems that the conversion is about £4K-£5K, but it transforms the Stag auto improving driveability and fuel consumption.
Yes, it would be a vast improvement but I thought the conversion(s) I have read about used a four speed box (+ the option of o/d).

Kev