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    Icon14 London Motor Show Renault on stand 150 Display write up. Motor 1957

    Came across this Motor write up today during a clean up

    London Motor Show16th to 22nd October 1957 Stands- Motor Oct 16 1957
    RENAULT Stand 150
    A Wide range of Renault cars, assembled in England and incorporating a substantial content of British components and labour, are seen on this stand. The smallest 750 model is little changed and this applies to the attractively proportioned Dauphine which was first shown in London Last year. Both these types have similar four-cylinder engines with three speed gearboxes mounted in the tail of the car and both also have independent suspension on all four wheels.
    At the back the most simple type is adopted in which the hubs are contained on swinging halfshafts which are located by trunnion bearings placed on each side o a single inboard universal joint. Adjacent to the wheel there is a coil spring which reacts on a platform attached to a sturdy cross member Despite their small size and modest cost both these models can be had with the Ferlec transmission. This gives two-pedal control to the car by means of an electro magnetic release and withdrawal of the single clutch plate which is responsive to pressure on the gear lever knob as well as to dynamo output, thus giving a free engine when the car is at rest. An alternative transmission system on the four-cylinder Fregates which combine all-independent suspension with a front engine mounting
    On all cars in the Fregate range the engine can be linked to a three element torque converter which itself gives the equivalent of a 2.2. gear. This suffices for normal town and country running but for hill climbing or brisk acceleration it is possible to engage indirect ratios in a conventional gearbox using the electrical controlled plate clutch as part o the gear change process. Two indirect ratios are offered together with synchronized reverse gear and this system undoubtedly enhances the appeal of this well established car which has a number of other attractive features including wide doors, a big luggage locker and the option of a sunshine roof.
    750 750cc 21 b.h.p. four door saloon DAUPHINE 850 CC 30 B.H.P. FIOUR DOOR SALOOON. Fregate 2.14 litres 80 b.h.p. four door saloon Renault Ltd . Western Avenue Acton, London W.3

    The components of the Torque converter are pictured and described The simplicity of the converter which increases the torque of the Renault 2.2. litre engine by 100% is shown by this picture of the component part
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    Default Refer to Simca forum also

    Hi,
    Ken also put a post on the Simca forum, and the discussion may also be of interest to Renault fans.
    Stew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego View Post
    Came across this Motor write up today during a clean up



    Ken
    Peugeot had a version of this system too. It was fitted to 403s. And was named Jaeger Coupler (licensed from Smith's Industries I understand).

    AF member "restorer" has a fully operational system, previously fitted to a 403 and soon to be fitted to 203.

    It's a fully electromechanical system and works extremely well.

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    I also remember a friends father's Austin A55 with Manumatic electric clutch.
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    Thanks,
    Manumatic was a centrifugal clutch, but with gizmo's to allow automatic declutching at revs to change gears. AP or Borg and Beck made the system from 1953 to 1955.
    The Jaeger Coupleur was from 1958 ish, used by peugeot on 403 and 404. Panhard also used Coupleur. It is a Magnetic particle clutch.
    Both are 2 pedal system like the Ferlec system used by Renault from 1955.
    Renault also used the coupleur from 1962 in the push button 3 speed auto. R8, R10, Dauphine Floride S and Caravelle.
    All these 2 pedal systems are now super rare. I saved a very original, red, 1959 Ferlec Dauphine many years ago. My father and i have maintained it, it still works perfectly.
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