I hate my Manual trans Mustang

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I hate having a manual transmission Mustang. I love driving my car and rowing the gears, but I broke my left foot and can't drive it. I've tried using my right foot to work the clutch and go, but thats so clunky, then to change gears. I haven't been able to drive it for about the last 3 weeks, and its looking like 3+ more weeks. I am now either driving a 1999 F350 with the 7.3 or the wife's 2016 Jetta GLI with DSG. I need to develope a hand operated clutch. I got the time.
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Sorry to hear that. That is one thing I'm afraid of, breaking my foot/leg and not being able to drive!

Hope you heal up and get back behind the wheel soon.
 

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But it will heal right and you'll be able to drive soon?
 
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I started my driving career broken. When I was 15, in 1987, I was hit by a car while riding a bicycle. Broke both bone in my lower left leg. Out for 13 months. I have pretty much always driving a manual trans. I am a truck driver by trade, but my work truck (2016 Freightliner Cascadia) is an automatic and my daily is a manual. Go figure
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Your title is so clickbait. Just relax and heal up. I broke my left ankle/leg and tore ligaments in November last year. I understand the struggle but you will be driving it again soon. Took me two months before I was able to drive a manual car again and it wasn't comfortable either.
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At least you got to have pins. My break was to close to the ankle to pin, so I had an external frame camping 6 vertical screws that held my leg together. Then after almost 6 months, they realized it stopped healing and I had to have a bone graft. That was September 10, 1987. The picture of my leg? That was September 2, 2019. The lower half has fused together. As for the foot, yeah, I know it will get better, but with beautiful weather, lots of time off work and a pandemic, I want to just get out and drive, but can't.
 

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I had rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder last spring. It sucked for several months. I did go around the block a few times shifting left handed. Don’t tell the wife.
 

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WOW, none of my X-Rays came back in red to show me, yes, you dropped a car on your foot.
 
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It was pulsating as they took the xray.
 

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I really liked the one where I dropped a C4 on my chest and benched pressed that bitch in the car four times, fuckin' fox.
 

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Hi - I had a meniscus tear last year and shifting the manual trannys in my GTO and Bullitt became quite painful. So, in early September I had an arthroscopy repair done but lost 6 weeks of driving while rehabbing the knee. I had about a month of driving before storing the cars for the winter and the pain while shifting was minimal. Unfortunately over the winter it has slowly gotten worse and this spring I’m back to the same pain I had before the arthroscopy. The most recent x-Ray shows I’m very very close to bone on bone. With this Covid-19 shut-down, elective surgeries such as knee replacements will likely be so backed up and I would be facing another summer of painful shifting. I noticed when walking down stairs if I lead with the left leg and keep the knee as straight as possible, the pain is minimal. A light bulb went off in this dusty attic of a brain I now have at age 78 and I decided to try an experiment. I moved the driving seat position back until my leg was completely extended when the clutch is fully engaged. Wallah - minimal discomfort. It feels awkward to drive the car with the seat so far back but it’s a price worth paying to be able drive again while experiencing minimal pain when shifting. I reset the memory feature for the seat so it’s always in the ideal position after I start the car. If things work out like I hope, I’ll have the knee replaced over this coming winter and be ready in time for the next driving season... Bruce

P.S. Old age ain’t for sissies!
P.P.S. I very much prefer a manual tranny on my fun cars.
 
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AH FUCK! buy a T-56 and STFU.
 
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Driving a manual with my leg isnt a problem. Driving a manual with the foot is. Got to wear a bis ass ski boot looking brace, cant work the clutch.
 

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Driving a manual with my leg isnt a problem. Driving a manual with the foot is. Got to wear a bis ass ski boot looking brace, cant work the clutch.

Give it about 12 wks you'll be good, and stop braking your foot

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