WOW!!4 speed manual

Discussion in '1922 Fiat 804' started by maclaren4life, Aug 9, 2002.

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    God damnit. I just had to explain this to sum dumbass that was looking at an old bimmer. Your saying o wow 4 speed. The fact is, all they had was manual back then!! Automatic uses something called a fluid clutch, which shifts automatically by electronically measure the fluid excreted depending on how much throtle is given. learn sumthin before you go postin stuff on this site.
     
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    Sorry for being such an ass, but its true does anyone know the exact date in which the automatic transmission was introduced?
     
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    the automatic transmission first came out in 1937.

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    i think he was saying that WOW!!4 speed manual! as in he thought that cars from this point in time had 1 or 2 gears. but 4 gears.....at this time.......wow
     
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    That is disputable, since the first car to have a true automatic was a 1940 Oldsmobile.
     
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    I think it was first developed in '37, might have been in production in 1940.

    Quote from Flyferrari550:

    God damnit. I just had to explain this to sum dumbass that was looking at an old bimmer. Your saying o wow 4 speed. The fact is, all they had was manual back then!! Automatic uses something called a fluid clutch, which shifts automatically by electronically measure the fluid excreted depending on how much throtle is given. learn sumthin before you go postin stuff on this site.

    Whether the year was 1937 or 1940, that was LONG before any electronics beyond a radio was put on a car. Electronically controlled transmissions didn't start showing up until the early 1980's (I think, could be wrong). Before that, they were controlled by fluid pressure through valving in the transmission. Sometimes I think those worked better, and were tunable for shift points pretty easily too. I sure like the one in my old K5 Blazer...

    I agree with the start of this thread - most transmissions back then were only 2 or 3 gears. This was a pretty quick car for that time, too. It's great they are still around - they own Lancia and Alfa Romeo too.
     
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