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Recommended Reading — Changing Gears: The Development of the Automotive Transmission

Posted January 30, 2018 9:00 AM by dstrohl

The automatic transmission is the most complex automobile component ever created. Although I understand the foundation of its design, I never fully understood exactly how the many multi-faceted elements that make up an automatic transmission really function, so I bought this book to learn more.

As you would expect of such technical information, it’s not the most entertaining car book you’ll ever read, but the author’s prose is more enjoyable than you would expect, aside from being so informative. Within the 438 digest-size pages of this hardcover tome, there are numerous illustrations to help you visualize what the author is referring to.

There is no detail too trivial for this account.

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02/03/2018 3:59 AM

OK, how 'bout this.

I thought I read somewhere that the GM Autoglide transmission was originally developed to run the two speed blower on the P-51 Mustang fighter.

"The “60 series” denoted two-stage, two-speed supercharged versions of the engine" (Merlin)

Anybody?

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02/28/2018 12:43 AM

Really I like this post.. keep sharing..

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