Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Manual transmission, Automatic transmission, AMC and Jeep transmissions, Preselector gearbox, Automatic transmission fluid, Selespeed, Shift time, Crash gearbox, Autonov 1, List of Voith transmissions, Muncie SM465 transmission, Dynashift. Excerpt: A manual transmission, also known as a manual gearbox or standard transmission (informally, a qmanual, q qstraight shift, q qstick (shift)q (US), or qstraight driveq) is a type of transmission used in motor vehicle applications. It generally uses a driver-operated clutch, typically operated by a pedal or lever, for regulating torque transfer from the internal combustion engine to the transmission, and a gear stick, either operated by foot (as on a motorcycle) or by hand (as in a car). A conventional manual transmission is frequently the base equipment in a car; other options include automated transmissions such as an automatic transmission (often a manumatic), a semi-automatic transmission, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Manual transmissions often feature a driver-operated clutch and a movable gear stick. Most automobile manual transmissions allow the driver to select any forward gear ratio (qgearq) at any time, but some, such as those commonly mounted on motorcycles and some types of racing cars, only allow the driver to select the next-higher or next-lower gear. This type of transmission is sometimes called a sequential manual transmission. Sequential transmissions are commonly used in auto racing for their ability to make quick shifts. Manual transmissions are characterized by gear ratios that are selectable by locking selected gear pairs to the output shaft inside the transmission. Conversely, most automatic transmissions feature epicyclic (planetary) gearing controlled by brake bands and/or clutch packs to select gear ratio. Automatic transmissions that...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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