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    Thanks for the tip on how to place my fingers on the stick!
    It shifts a lot easier now, and I don't fall back into a lower gear anymore

    Gemmell is very happy as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skweeky View Post
    Thanks for the tip on how to place my fingers on the stick!
    It shifts a lot easier now, and I don't fall back into a lower gear anymore

    Gemmell is very happy as well
    To say nothing of the gearbox and clutch being quite ecstatic.

    NP mate, glad to hear it's going well.

    Oh and WAHEY!, obviousement.

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    Do you have any tips on parallel parking?

    Gem was explaining it with the whole 45 degree angle thing, but since I'm a girl, I don't have a clue what he was talking about

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    i'm digging deep for the coat of king arthur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skweeky View Post
    Do you have any tips on parallel parking?

    Gem was explaining it with the whole 45 degree angle thing, but since I'm a girl, I don't have a clue what he was talking about
    Now that's another thing entirely. That's something I just do (not very well). There's a trick with positioning mirrors and windows and things which a bloke tried to explain to me about three times but I could never understand it.

    I had a quick look on the internets and this seems to be it.

    http://www.toptipsforgirls.com/tip/5...parallel_park/

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    Bizzarely, when driving a Ford Galaxy in Mallorca I was much better at parallel parking on the wrong side of the road.

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    that's because it makes more sense


    Occasionally, I give Gem a heart attack, when I forget which countryI am in, and start driving on the right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skweeky View Post

    Occasionally, I give Gem a heart attack, when I forget which countryI am in, and start driving on the right
    That's a bit touchy of him.

    Have you tried reading that girly tip thing, it might be worth a try.

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    why do we mostly park a car backwards?
    seems illogical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100% View Post
    why do we mostly park a car backwards?
    seems illogical.
    It means that the wheels which are steering the car are effectively at the back of the vehicle. This gives you a tighter turning circle and means you can get into a smaller gap. Try driving straight into the same gap and it won't work.

    That's why the wheels which steer a dumper are the back ones.

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