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scott.rodgers
04-10-2009, 01:48 PM
I finally found a set of shifter mount plates for the T-96 3 speed OD tranny in my 63 Wagonaire!:


http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp21/apenaut/th_BOUi5ygBWkKGrHgoH-D8EjlLlcYWBJuDip0.jpg

It was on Ebay, listed for a 49-51 Ford OD 3 speed tranny. I have a Ford transmission book from the 50's - there was a T-96 listed for the years covered. I took the chance and bought the setup for $60. It fits perfectly, including the linkages. It was made for a Mystery Shifter, but the Hurst Indy setup I had worked just fine. The only modification I have to make to mount the brackets is to drill and tap a small hole in the tranny case to mount the side bracket - it's for the hole on the lower tab of the silver plate in the photo. I assume this had to be done for the tranny in Fords too.

Here's a picture of the brackets assembled. The top hole is for the shifter pivot:

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp21/apenaut/2571333690100242519MhgWUq_fs.jpg

Here's the completed shifter in the car:

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp21/apenaut/2229443640100242519SChrvL_fs.jpg

If you're looking for a floor shift for a 3 speed OD (at least a T-96), keep these pictures for your search. Unfortunately, I don't have a manufacturer or part number for the set.

If anyone knows of a shop that has one of those fancy automated plasma
cutters, I'd be willing to lend the pieces to anyone who wants to get the mounting plates copied - I'd like to get an extra set myself. If anyone has any ideas, let me know.

Scott Rodgers
Los Angeles
SDC Member since 1989
'60 Lark HT
'63 Wagonaire

scott.rodgers
04-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Here's a bigger picture of the mounting plates:

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp21/apenaut/BOUi5ygBWkKGrHgoH-D8EjlLlcYWBJuD-1.jpg

Here's the top plate mounted on the tranny in my 63' Wagonaire:

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp21/apenaut/2020225290100242519fGABPQ_fs.jpg

Scott Rodgers
Los Angeles
SDC Member since 1989
'60 Lark HT
'63 Wagonaire

Mark57
04-10-2009, 02:21 PM
Excellent Scott! I know I sure like having a floor shift (T-86) much more than a column shift on my Transtar. :)[^]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

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http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0368a.jpg

scott.rodgers
04-10-2009, 02:38 PM
Mark,

I do like a floor shifter better, especially with a 3 speed. Now I can mount my Ididit column with tilt!

Scott Rodgers
Los Angeles
SDC Member since 1989
'60 Lark HT
'63 Wagonaire

Roscomacaw
04-10-2009, 02:58 PM
T-96??? or T-86???

You runnin' a OHV 6 in that Wagonaire???

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

scott.rodgers
04-10-2009, 04:13 PM
T-96 and yes, I do have an OHV 6.

Scott Rodgers
Los Angeles
SDC Member since 1989
'60 Lark HT
'63 Wagonaire