Dynaflow was the trademark name for the first type of automatic transmissions developed and built by General Motors’ Buick Motor Division starting in the late 1940s, to the mid ’60s. The Dynaflow automatic, which was introduced for the 1948 model year, only as an option on the Roadmaster models. We sell a lot of rebuilt Buick transmissions for every make and model, which you will find is a considerable amount of cars.
In 1953, Buick redesigned the Dynaflow, re-calling it the Twin Turbine Dynaflow. The Buick Dynaflow had an impact on American society, here are a few media references I found in Wiki:
* Dynaflow was most famously referred to in an episode of The Honeymooners called “The Deciding Vote” (which first aired on December 10, 1955). In it, Ed Norton (Art Carney) tries to explain the troubles with the vacuum cleaner purchased as a wedding anniversary gift by Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason) thus: “The armature sprocket is causing interference; which, in turn, causes the combustion line to interfere with the flow in the Dynaflow.” This was a subtle sponsor plug/inside joke, as Buick was the sponsor of the show in the 1955–56 season.
* Ray Charles’ second hit record, “It Should Have Been Me” (1954), uses the Dynaflow as a sign of wealth and class in the lyric, “…It should have been me, driving that Dynaflow!” The song was written by Memphis Curtis.
* Malvina Reynolds’ song, “The Day the Freeway Froze” (1959), mentions the Dynaflow in the lyric, “And a little VW superbug was winged by a Dynaflow.”
* Tony Soprano references “Dynaflows” while berating an aged Michele “Feech” La Manna in an episode (Season 5 Episode 4) of The Sopranos.
* In Hyannis, Massachusetts there is a street named Dynaflow Drive. It passes in front of a car dealership
* Boz Skaggs song Dynaflow from his Silk Degrees LP [Source=Wiki]
In 1964, the Dynaflow was discontinued in favor of the more efficient Super Turbine 300 two-speed and Super Turbine 400 three-speed transmissions, Super Turbine 400 , turbo 2004r, turbo 700r4, etc., thus becoming Buick’s trade name for the Turbo-Hydramatic.
And that is where we are now. The Turbo-Hydramatic or Turbo or Hydramatic name has stuck since then. As mentioned earlier, many different transmissions have been installed in the Buick lineup over many years, so listing everyone separately would be a waste of time.
My recommendation for replacement transmission purposes for your Buick is from our lineup of uncompromisingly well rebuilt Buick transmissions for sale. That is a suggestion only, the first thing to do is call one of our specialists and explain your transmission problem to them, allow GotTransmissions.com to provide a solid solution to fit your needs and budget.