<VV> Push Button Gear Selection Re: Dont knock those chryslerproducts

frankcb at aol.com frankcb at aol.com
Sun Jan 18 21:53:52 EST 2015

Chuck, the R was colored RED so for some reason it didn't show up in this photograph of the buttons.  Reminds me also that this Torqueflite transmission allowed for push starting if necessary.  I found that out when I had to drive back from a job assignment in Riverside, Calif. to my home in Queens County, New York City and the starter malfunctioned but only when it was hot.    That car was the first one I installed my own seat belts on in the early Sixties.
    Frank Burkhard
    Boonton, NJ  
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Subject: Re: <VV> Push Button Gear Selection Re: Dont knock those chryslerproducts

Looks like you were doing a lot of backing up, Frank... No R on that 

Chuck S
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From: "frankcb--- 
>    The Plymouth push-button gear selector functioned perfectly for the 13 
> years I kept the car.  The only time it malfunctioned at all was when my 
> son Jim (displaying an early interest in automotive technology)  managed 
> to push TWO of the buttons at the same time and jammed both of them in 
> together.  (I believe he was 5 or 6 years old at the time)  I solved the 
> problem by simply removing the cover off the selector box and working the 
> buttons free.
>    I still think that the push-button gear selector is the BEST way to 
> control an automatic transmission.  Here's what it looked like on my 58 
> Plymouth:
>    http://blog.id.com.au/wp-content/uploads/DSC_0022.jpg
> Thanks for reminding me of one of my favorite cars and the only 8-cylinder 
> I ever owned.  Largest engine, too (318 cu.in.)
>    Frank Burkhard
>    Boonton, NJ


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