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c107 16th December 2018 07:03 PM

300 Adenauer
 

sean sherry 16th December 2018 08:46 PM

Re: 300 Adenauer
 
Just for information Bryce, the Torque Converter in the 300 has an internal
Friction Clutch which supplies a direct drive to the rear wheels bypassing the Transmission internals. a direct connection from the engine to the rear wheels Ie., top gear. The only problem was that the Friction Plate became work hardened and then would not take the drive from second gear, it just slipped.
It was a Borg Warner D G which was used by many Car manufactures.

Jaguar, Rootes Group (Humber) etc.

c107 18th December 2018 07:45 AM

Re: 300 Adenauer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sean sherry (Post 69546)
Just for information Bryce, the Torque Converter in the 300 has an internal
Friction Clutch which supplies a direct drive to the rear wheels bypassing the Transmission internals. a direct connection from the engine to the rear wheels Ie., top gear. The only problem was that the Friction Plate became work hardened and then would not take the drive from second gear, it just slipped.
It was a Borg Warner D G which was used by many Car manufactures.

Jaguar, Rootes Group (Humber) etc.

Ah yes the same transmission that was in the Rover 3 litre I sold to Styria.

For whatever reason Mercedes pretty quickly decided they didn't want to source transmissions. I think they are were fairly unique as far as I can tell that they were the only non volume manufacturer who has consistently produced their own auto transmissions.

Certainly most of the other european manufacturers used transmissions from the likes of Borgwarner, ZF, GM etc.


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