|12-19-2012 01:24 PM|
|Deuce 1||In the "Old Days" (1939-1956) G.M. had the Hydramatic 4 speed transmission. In the "New Days" they brought out the updated Turbo-Hydramatic.|
|12-19-2012 12:03 PM|
No shortage of opinions here!
THIS SHOULD EXPLAIN EVERYTHING!!!!
|12-19-2012 08:58 AM|
Marketing pure and simple.
|12-18-2012 09:36 PM|
Time for dog butt sniffin jokes?
|12-18-2012 09:15 PM|
So does "Astro Ventilation" on my Camaro mean the dog from the Jetson's is somehow involved?
|12-10-2012 09:19 AM|
|12-10-2012 09:13 AM|
What's the prize, Jim?
|12-10-2012 09:08 AM|
|C-10||Torque converters are turbines (turbo) enclosed in a housing with fluid (hydra). And the gear box they spin is an automatic (matic) trans.|
|12-10-2012 08:58 AM|
Badge Engineering..Change the label so people think it is "hot stuff"
|12-10-2012 08:23 AM|
|AutoGear||"Strato bucket seats"|
|12-09-2012 10:45 PM|
I seem to recall something different about the drive train of the turbine car, but I cannot remember details.
|12-09-2012 10:26 PM|
And the Chrysler Turbine car. That thing had an idle speed of 18,000-22,000rpm.
|12-09-2012 09:55 PM|
Styling all 'round the cars were inspired by the 'jet and rocket age'. None more than the GM concept cars of that era, like the Firebird series:
FB II, left; FB III, right- built in 1958
The '61 Thunderbird was a beautiful example IMHO.
|12-09-2012 06:17 PM|
The tailfins and such in the late 50s and early 60s were because of the publics awe for rockets and planes.
Carmakers found people bought cars with those big fins , so they put them on and called the engines "turbo fire" and "rocket350" etc.
Strictly a marketing ploy.
|12-09-2012 12:05 PM|
go to any show and stand in front of an olds.. better yet bring one.. and the stories start over the "rocket"
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