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Old 12-10-2012, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by C-10 View Post
Torque converters are turbines (turbo) enclosed in a housing with fluid (hydra). And the gear box they spin is an automatic (matic) trans.
That actually makes sense! Very nice.

So does "Astro Ventilation" on my Camaro mean the dog from the Jetson's is somehow involved?

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Originally Posted by lakeroadster View Post
Ever wonder why GM called their 350 and 400 transmissions "turbo"?

I seem to wonder about these things, for reasons I am not sure of.

Because the marketing people where bright enough to realize that "Turbo 400" sounded better than "Piece of Crap 400" and the public might buy more cars.
Marketing pure and simple.
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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.
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