It’s called floating gears if you hit the right RPM range while shifting the clutch is it necessary but I have a feeling this bus has a torque converter. The nice bus driver is on vacation. But your assessment of the electronic shifting is a very real possibility. I only did one brake job on it at 186,000 miles. It still got 40 mpg, but had rusted so badly, I was forced to get rid of it. I loved that car!
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This is not a mechanical shifter. This is an electronic shifter that’s nothing more than a bunch of switches under it. These style transmission also don’t require a clutch pedal. Does no body remember the first manual/automatic vw bugs?? Or how about your car with a manual shift option. Same concept! The nice bus driver is on vacation. Click to own the hot design shirt for your vacation! The electronic shift is a very real possibility here. Want to make it known that a skilled driver driving a diesel with a 10 speed transmission, does not need a clutch and can do exactly what you see in this video.
I have a smart car, which is semi automatic. I can put it into automatic, and drive, without touching the gear stick, or I can set it, so I tap the gear knob each time I need to change gear. The gear knob doesn’t move, it’s just tapped lightly. I only actually move the knob, if I have to put it in reverse, or neutral. And my left leg doesn’t need to move at all. My first car was an ’82 corolla. I learned to shift without the clutch just by adjusting the RPMs with the gas pedal, even while traveling through the Tennessee mountains. And rarely used my brakes, downshifting to a complete stop. I was told many times that my brake lights were out, once by the cop who pulled me over for it. In 311,000 miles and 11 years, I never needed clutch or flywheel work.
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I’m glad you said that Dan about the VA bugs. You and I are probably the only two that remember that. It amazed me when I first saw that. My uncle had two of the Vdub bugs, a 70’s Triumph and an MGB roadster. He also has one of those 60’s Westcoaster 3-wheeled postal vehicles. They were so cool!! Well if no body how will they remember!? They ain’t got a body!!! Lol I had to, I get it and good info Dan.
Just seeing the “no body” reminded me of a story a retired NYPD told me when he was a rookie, back in the 80s. He went to a homicide scene, detectives where there, he seen them holding something while chuckling little bit. He walks over, this murder was a called out hit, the guy was decapitated. As he gets there, they hand him a note that was on his head. It said “I ain’t got nobody” yeah sick n twisted but also made me laugh.