Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cape Cod, MAssachusetts
Its just a carry-over from my days in Porsches and Giuliettas. The rule I always lived by from the 50's was to warm an engine oil enough to get the temp needle off the peg at like 1500 RPM especially when the garage gets down to into the 40's in winter and the car needs some exercise. It seems to be the best way to set the throttle steady. The hand throttle allows me to walk a way from it. It's old school and arguments abound to drive the car at a moderate pace right off he start to do that but it's hard to change what works best for me. When the exhaust has lost it's white vapor and the temp is off the peg, I'm ready to go in winter. Then it's steady below 3500 RPM for a mile or so to warm up the drive train.
It looks like I'll have to resort to an after-market one .. I hate anything after-market and my curiosity how the original works keeps the old bean moving just like the Sunday NY Time crosswords and 5 star Sudoku. If Anyone has a busted one I'll take it and dissect it as a JA project.
Last edited by divotandtralee; 08-02-2019 at 04:21 AM.