fluid drive


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fluid drive

n
(Automotive Engineering) a type of coupling for transmitting power from the engine of a motor vehicle to the transmission, using a torque converter. Also called: fluid coupling, fluid clutch or fluid flywheel
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Noun1.fluid drive - an automotive power coupling
coupler, coupling - a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
transmission system, transmission - the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle
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Comfort gives you the long fluid drive that Mercedes are renowned for but put it into sport and the whole ride tightens up.
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Chrysler focused its 1942 sales brochure (above, center of page) on the easy handling angle, touting its smooth-shifting "fluid drive." Other carmakers' sales brochures (top, left to right) focused on snazzy, streamlined looks (Chevrolet, 1941), powerful engines (Packard, featuring its 1942 Clipper; during World War II, Packard sold dies for its model 180 to the USSR, which used them to make the ZiS 110 limousine until 1959), comfort (Chrysler again, touting its Chair-high Seats in 1942), or size (Ford, 1941).
WHEN CHRYSLER OFFERED Fluid Drive as standard equipment on its 1939 Custom Imperial, it promised to free its automobile customers from most of the shifting that the vehicle's three-speed manual transmission ordinarily required.