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The preselector (Wilson) gearbox

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Re: The preselector (Wilson) gearbox

Post by Petelang » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:28 pm

If you have the fluid coupling then yes, providing the idle speed is low. You must remember to set the hand throttle back to low speed setting.
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Re: The preselector (Wilson) gearbox

Post by djl » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:19 pm

In the '50's "Daimlers" the hand thorttle looked more like a button...
So before starting moving from a traffic light/road stop I must put the hand throttle in another position? :?
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Re: The preselector (Wilson) gearbox

Post by Peter Grant » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:36 pm

Hi Stefan,

If you are driving a Daimler with pres elect transmission in traffic and must come to a sudden stop you just press firmly on the brake pedal and the car will stop.
If you are still in gear and release the brake the car will start to move forwards.
While the manual tells you that it is fine to just brake with the car remaining in gear and then drive off after releasing the brake and pressing the accelerator I usually prefer to stop, put the gear in neutral with my foot on the brake, pre select your starting gear (whether 1 or 2 depending on the car) and then when you can move off press the gear pedal to get into that starting gear and accelerate away.
I do that because I don't like seeing the green oil light flicker if the revs drop while the car is stopped and still in gear.
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Re: The preselector (Wilson) gearbox

Post by djl » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:43 am

So it's like at an automatic gearbox car.
As I far as I read, if you keep the brake pedal pressed to much the oil from the fluid flywheel may get too hot. But if you have a throtthle lever can you use it in stad of the gear system when start/stop the car? :ugeek:
Valves (electronic tubes) are for audio what preselector gearboxes are for cars.

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Re: The preselector (Wilson) gearbox

Post by Peter Grant » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:39 pm

Hi Stefan,
i think Pete Lang's response is correct.
As long as the revs are set correctly so that they are quite low at idle driving the car like an automatic is fine.
You can pull away from a stop in top gear but it will be very slow.
The car manuals all had a section on how to drive the cars. if you can get one of those it will give you a good idea. Also there were ads they had promoting the transmission and explaining how easy it was to use. there is a very quaint old film called: "Pa Puts His Foot Down". it may even be on you tube. It was an advertising film to explain the benefits of the fluid drive and pre select gearbox.
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Re: The preselector (Wilson) gearbox

Post by djl » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:52 pm

Valves (electronic tubes) are for audio what preselector gearboxes are for cars.

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