From rumours I’ve been able to pick up here, it seems that it is better not to downshift through the transmission, but rather use the brakes as per an auto car.
When slowing down a little bit, (ie not enough to have to change gears for) it would be okay to just let the car glide, but if you wanted to slow down a little bit in a hurry (ie 120 to 100)** would you use the brakes with the cluch in or out**?
Suppose you wanted to slow down a lot (ie from 100 to 20) to make a turn off, would you decluch, brake, make your turn, look at the speedo, then put it in the proper gear?
How about the lingo, my car has 4 speeds and reverse, in the floor, that would make it a “four in the floor”?
An aside, not related to the driving of a standard, but, my speedo is wrong, what I think is 60 is really 80, 30 ~ 50, etc, is it expensive or hard (for a person with little mechanical aptitude) to fix? This is for a 1981 Datsun/Nissan Pulsar 310.