[Land-speed] Running an Automatic Trans without a Torque Converter

Ron Gibson ronggibson at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 06:23:07 MST 2011

Rules say race vehicle can not be moved under power except on track.
Therefore reverse not needed. Some pull reverse idler for parasitic losses.


On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 11:54 PM, J.D. Tone <gmc6power at earthlink.net> wrote:

> My reference to reverse was just to show you had to move the car easily
> and slow in both directions. The torque coverter is gone and the trans is
> connected by a coupler. The clutch pedel hydraulicly control something in
> the trans to allow it to move from a dead stop. Once the car is moving the
> hydraulic pedal is no longer used and the automatic is used normally. The
> engine response is instantanious like a sprinter with only a coupler. Only
> a starter ring gear is on the back of the crank. If I thought I could get
> away with just hi gear I would use a Falcon or Brinn......Good Luck
>  I believe James was talking about sprint dirt cars and their having to
>> move around in the pits.  I have looked though the rule book and see no
>> reference to a working reverse gear. However, I am bating zero today and
>> so this could be simple one more mistake on my part.
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