FORD MOTOR COMPANY AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION
The Ford Automatic Overdrive (AOD) is a four-speed automatic transmission that incorporates a new fuel-efficient torque converter, split torque in third gear and a full mechanical drive in fourth (overdrive). In third gear, forty per cent of the power is transmitted hydrodynamically; the other sixty per cent is transmitted mechanically by direct connection between the engine and transmission. In overdrive, engine power completely bypasses the torque converter and follows a direct mechanical path to the driveshaft.
- Presented at SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 25-29 February 1980.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Dabich, S
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: 14 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Automatic transmissions; Automotive engineering; Design; Transmissions; Vehicle design
- Identifier Terms: Ford Motor Company
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00322894
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800004, HS-029 588
- Files: HSL, TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 19 1984 12:00AM