Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean

Posted by HH56 on 2021/9/28 18:27:21

John wrote:
Great looking car. I would say "lightning fast" would need to be taken in the context of the time it was being tested.

Agreed but from what I can remember about the only thing slower than an original Ultramatic from a standing start was the early Dynaflow. Probably because both of them started in high range with the torque converter as the only thing providing the lower ratio.

I believe most other automatics had a fluid drive rather than a true torque converter but even with the less efficient fluid coupling and many times a smaller engine they had the advantage of starting in a lower gear which I think made a fair amount of difference..

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