London Cobra Show

Visit our community sponsor

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Shifting into reverse at 50 miles per hour

  1. #1
    Itchief's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Southern WV
    Post Thanks / Like

    Shifting into reverse at 50 miles per hour

    I saw something today that I thought would be very hard to do

    I was following an almost new Mustang GT on a two lane road today and we both passed a slow moving truck. It looked like the driver was trying to find fourth gear because the backup lights went on and off a couple of times and then stayed on, a second later both rear tires locked up for about fifty feet (My guess is he engaged the clutch). He pulled off the road a couple hundred feet later with the backup lights still on.

    There wasnít any other places to get off the road so Iím not sure what damage he did to the drive train but my guess is something broke when he engaged the clutch.

    #8475 Complete Kit Delivered Nov 2014, started Nov 2015, Street Legal Apr 2016, Paint and Interior Completed Aug 2017, 390 BBF, March accessory kit, MSD Atomic EFI and Ready to run, TKO 500 with MidShift kit, hooker headers, 3 link, track lock with 3.55, sway bars, power steering, wipers, heater

  2. #2
    On a roll Al_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Wheaton, IL
    Post Thanks / Like
    OMG. What was he thinking? Probably broke something? Let me count the ways... Reminds me of a story: we're at Silver Lake State Park in Michigan. This is where you can take your vehicle (assuming it is properly equipped according to the state) on the sand dunes. Frankly, this is very fun. So this guy has a brand-new Ram pickup. Goes flying over the dune and plants it on its nose. I bet those two people were related...
    Mk IV Roadster - #8650 - delivered 7-17-2015 - first start 7-28-2018 - first go-kart 10-13-2018 - licensed and on the road 9-9-19: body/paint completed 3-17-2020.
    Complete kit / 2015 Coyote / TKO600 / IRS / Wilwood brakes / Mid-Shift mod / Power Steering / Heater and Seat Heaters / RT turn signal / Breeze radiator shroud and mount

  3. #3
    Senior Member BEAR-AvHistory's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Raleigh NC USA
    Post Thanks / Like
    Put a 33 FORD into the median with one of those. Car had a TH400 Hydro-Stick conversion with a full manual shift body. Used an inline ratchet shifter & the detent pin fractured letting it go up into reverse while accelerating out of a stop light. Very exciting ride when you have no idea what was happening. Expect it might have killed me if it happened at EnglishTown where I was the day before.

    Got a careless driving ticket from a township LEO that happened by before I got back into the street. Told the judge what happened & he asked me if I was a mechanic. Told him I was an international banker but that I had built the car. Showed him the pictures of the build & the two pieces of the detent pin. Case dismissed after he went down to the parking lot to check out the car.

    Car was still drivable with care & got a replacement shifter from B&M.

    Last edited by BEAR-AvHistory; 09-10-2019 at 11:09 PM.
    MKIV #8234
    Coyote '14/TKO-600/3-Link 3:55 Rear
    Delivered 2/7/14 - Plate "COYOTE NC1965" 3/25/15

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Visit our community sponsor