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    Senior Member oldcoastie1's Avatar
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    One of the worst was Chevy's Turboglide. What a hunk of crap.
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    Resident Grandpa marv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyJeb View Post
    Funny story.

    Around 1940, my daddy was a mechanic at the local FORD dealership. The shop foreman was a bit of a cutup and a friend of my father. A woman brought in an Oldsmobile for them to work on. The shop foreman knew it had an automatic transmission(the first in our little town). He sent my dad out to bring it in the shop. After a pretty good length of time my dad came back in and told the foreman that someone had stolen the clutch pedal out of the car. 40 years later the foreman was still reminding my father of that from time to time. Some things you just can't ever live down.
    My first car was a '38 Oldsmobile I bought in 1955 for $50 when I was 15.

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    Ancient Fire Breather Retread's Avatar
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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I believe that was Buick and the "Dynaflow". It had an oddball five element torque converter that acted as a CVT. It had a "low" gear, but didn't shift automatically. Unless you put it in low, it just stayed in high and the converter did it all. The M-18 Hellcat was the tank it originated in.
    Think you're right. I do remember pushing the pedal and never hearing a shift from the stop sign all the way up to ....... I ain't telling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    all the way up to ....... I ain't telling.

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