For the Moss box, Redline MTL works MIRACLES! In proper working order, the Moss box shifter is short, quick, and very crisp. If only the synchros actually worked. For getting into first from the stop:
- Depress clutch FULLY
- Shift into 2nd.
- Shift into 1st.
Whether up or down shifting, shift into neutral, wait 1/2 second, then shift into the next gear. If down-shifting, try to RPM-match. DON’T downshift into 1st, unless you’re moving at a crawl.
A Moss box, no matter how good it is, will NEVER allow you to slam it from one gear into the next - the synchros were never that good. But with the 1/2 second delay, it will shift quietly every time, except for 1st. The one real advantage of the Moss box is it is darned near indestructible.