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Author Gott, Philip G.

Title Changing gears : the development of the automotive transmission / Philip G. Gott
Published Warrendale, PA : Society of Automotive Engineers, [1991]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  629.24409 Got/Cgt  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 437 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series SAE historical series
SAE historical series.
Summary Calling the development of the easy-to-use transmission "the keystone that made possible the personal freedom and mobility'' drivers enjoy today, author Phil Gott presents an overview of the history of the passenger car transmission. From the earliest designs through 1990 and beyond, Changing Gears looks at transmission developments which have been novel, interesting or instructive, with a special focus on those which have a direct lineage to the modern automatic transmission. This fascinating, comprehensive historical survey includes numerous illustrations and diagrams tracing 85 years of progress. Chapters include: introduction; early developments; evolution of the self-shift: late teen to early '20s; developments during the 1920s; new techniques: late '20s, early '30s; approaching the "modern'' automatic: 1930s and '40s; evolution of the modern automatic transmission (1945-1975); new objectives: 1975 to 1990; and continuing change: 1990 and beyond
Analysis Automobiles Transmission devices History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Automobiles -- Transmission devices -- History.
Author Society of Automotive Engineers.
LC no. 90021369
ISBN 1560910992