GoatOne Interfaces - GTO Paddles Shifters Controlling 9500ci and LI
An update to their previous powers of control my iPod.
The Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission
See many of the features and advantages of the new Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission in action.
Me using paddle shifters from Twist Machine that were installed in my 1974 Trans Am
Aux-in mod for GTO
The way I have my Aux-in mod set up
Website for installation instructions:
(helped a ton)
GTO shifter, going good to bad
Showing how my shifter starts out good and then gets firm
Automatic vs Semi-Automatic vs Manual - Part I
Top Gear © BBC 2002-2009 / Fifth Gear © Channel Five 2004-2009
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Automated transmissions were developed early in the inception of cars with internally-combusted engines. Diverse mechanisms were devised to autonomously operate changes benefiting from distinct ratios between engine and wheel motion. The most common device in automobiles is a hydraulically-operated one, using fluid coupling or a torque converter and a set of planetary gearsets providing different ratios.
The introduction of automatic gearboxes in transit was anthropologically significant as it allowed far larger populations to drive vehicles, including people who had learned to drive at a late age or people simply not apt to operate the mechanism of manual gearboxes (coordinating clutch pedal + gear stick + throttle pedal). This fact is important as the formidable societal transformation of the transition to an individually mobile society and the economic and industrial transformation after Second World War were both brought about by the massive socialisation, production and use of automobiles. Individual transportation benefited business operability and efficiency as employees and business partners gained greater geographic mobility but also individuals, as this increased, more flexible mobility allowed an enhanced disposal of time and space in the private sphere.
These facts, however, only marginally explain the recent trend increasing the proportion of cars with automated transmissions in the car market; this tendency rather follows a very concrete commercial strategy by car manufacturers. Automated transmissions (automatics and semi-automatics) tend to be subject to marginally fewer mechanical breakdowns than manuals, notably those derived by engine over-revving, and also tend to be involved in marginally fewer road accidents. Additionally, engines matted to automatics tend to be better conserved over time and generate lower warranty costs. These facts also redound in lower insurance rates and higher resale values for used cars. These facts have hence moved manufacturers to equip these more costly gearboxes to their models, more notably so in the case of premium manufacturers, as higher resale values for used cars move customers to opt for more similarly priced, brand new vehicles.
The commercial policy described above is more financially beneficial to premium manufacturers as initial purchase costs are often more flexible than those for more economic cars. In this trend, manufacturers of so called sports and race cars, such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, BMW and others, began to progressively fit automated gearboxes to their vehicles as well, seeking, however, to provide devices that allowed drivers to operate gear changes manually, even if not through direct, mechanical commands.
Automated gearboxes with drivers input were devised by motor sport teams in categories such as Formula 1 and World Rally Championship in the late 1980s, seeking to improve mechanical reliability but also time efficiency, reducing the lapse of gear-ratio changes. These devices finally became standard in both categories by the mid 1990s.
There are two basic types of semi-automatic transmissions: Planetary, torque-converting automatic transmissions fitting devices that allow electronic inputs by the driver to operate gear selections; they are far less expensive and are correspondingly more commonly fitted. The second type is that of manual gearboxes fitting individual motors operating clutch activation, gearset engagement and throttle coordination; they are in general much more expensive and fitted less frequently (e.g. Ferrari and some BMW models).
The greatest disadvantage of automated manuals seems to lie in the less accomplished operation of changes. Drivers commands are always integrated via electronic inputs (clutch-less stick or, more commonly, so called flappy-paddles behind the steering wheel) within the computerised systems of the vehicle: engine-, traction-, stability-, brake- and more recently (electro-hydraulic) steering-management.
Manufacturers have justified the fitting of semi-automatics with a claimed gain in time efficiency, rendering a car marginally faster as dead times, clutch intervals, are said to be operated faster. The most recent device in this trend is the dual-clutch transmission (DCT), in which an additional clutch pre-engages the next gear to that transmitting motion, so that when the order for a gear change is given the next gear is immediately operative.
[SEE, RELATED: Background MANUAL in PART II...]
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Auto-Shift Facts for Heavy-Duty Trucks
Dennis Lott, Arrow Truck Sales 2009 Back on the Road™ winner talks about the Auto-Shift.
Stalled/Bolt-on 2006 GTO personal Best 1/4 Mile
My 2006 a4 GTO vs Nitrous Mercury at Pittsburgh Raceway Park
3600 FTI stall/built trans
Kooks 1 7/8 headers, full 3 inch Exhaust, kooks afterburners
12.41 @ 109.49 with a 1.76 60'
06 GTO Cam Only + Bolt-ons
06 GTO Cam Only + Bolt-ons. Fastest i've gone so far...2nd time on these tires at the track.
2005 cam/stall Gto vs procharged 2004 forged
Stock 2005 Pontiac GTO 6.0L a/t
My gto with 415 hp(k&n cold air intake and filter) and 407 lb torque.
2005 Pontiac GTO Custom Red LED Swap Radio/HVAC
2005 Pontiac GTO, Replaced green surface mount LED's with red, in Radio and HVAC.
GTO 950whp 700tq 400shot of Nitrous Supercharged Dyno pull
A blown, Nitrous fed, 355ci 70's GTO running c16 race fuel on the Dyno. Car made 949whp and over 700tq on the 2wd Dynocom Dyno. 8-second street driven car!
TCM Paddle Shift Demo
Demonstration of my homemade transmission control module (TCM) with paddle shifting. Vehicle is a 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT with a 4.6L Cadillac Northstar engine. Video shows how the TCM is programmed via laptop, installation, and in-vehicle testing. (Note that the wiring harness, paddle shifter mechanism, and gear indicator had already been installed at this point.) Vehicle is 100% manual control. Just like a stick shift, you can put it in 1st on the highway. But it can be programmed to lock out gears according to vehicle speed. Torque converter lockup is treated as a 5th gear.
SCR AutoX 05-05-2013 Pontiac GTO
Which car is faster?
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1969 Pontiac GTO Judge: 7.870 @ 175.940
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2005 Pontiac GTO F-1R Procharger: 8.958 @ 154.210
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2005 Pontiac GTO : 9.199 @ 151.050
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2004 Pontiac GTO SS Supercharged LQ9 408 ci : 9.746 @ 142.130
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1968 Pontiac GTO : 9.824 @ 140.440
Louis Fishgold, Engine: Butler 505 CI, Tires: M/T 28 x 10.5
2004 Pontiac GTO : 9.929 @ 136.600
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1971 Pontiac GTO HO: 10.220 @ 129.030
JONATHON DAO, Engine: 467, Tires: GOODYEARS
2004 Pontiac GTO : 10.260 @ 134.000
Doc GTO, Engine: LQ9 370ci, Supercharger: TVS 2300 Tires: Hoosiers
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge: 10.360 @ 131.890
Don Carlson, Engine: 455 Pontiac Stock Bore & Stroke, Supercharger: No Turbos: No Tires: Moroso Drag, Firestone
2005 Pontiac GTO : 10.496 @ 130.350
Dan Knabb (aka, FraggerCrue), Engine: LS2, Tires: stock front, Hoosier 275/17 DRs
1970 Pontiac GTO Ram air iii: 10.520 @ 128.800
John D, Engine: 541 IA2 Pontiac, Tires: Hoosier 29.5X 12.5 x 15
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge: 10.650 @ 125.000
Kevin, Engine: 462 CID Pontiac, Supercharger: n/a Turbos: n/a Tires: Goodyear 30 x 12
2004 Pontiac GTO 5.7L: 10.770 @ 126.010
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1967 Pontiac GTO Sedan: 10.800 @ 121.000
Nickv, Engine: 455, Supercharger: NA Turbos: NA
1964 Pontiac GTO : 10.800 @ 129.310
Jim, Engine: '68 Pontiac 428, Supercharger: No Turbos: No Tires: Firestone 29.5
2004 Pontiac GTO : 10.856 @ 127.060
ETCO Racing Project DDII, Engine: 5.7 L LS-1, Supercharger: Procharger Tires: MT Drag Radials
1968 Pontiac GTO : 10.880 @ 134.800
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2004 Pontiac GTO : 10.927 @ 126.190
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