View Full Version : overdrive in '56 Parkview wagon

01-03-2007, 05:20 AM
We were looking over the Parkview today and I found that the overdrive has no handle. My '52 and my '64 both had a handle that one pulled out to activate it. Yet in the engine compartment is the wiring for the OD. Were there electric overdrives in '56? Or is mine missing something?

Lotsa Larks!
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Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

01-03-2007, 11:03 AM
Yours is missing said cable and handle if you can't see it along the lower edge of the dash.[:I] Of course, after 50 years, it could be wearing a cable that isn't marked (aftermarket) or is placed other than where it should be.
Look at the tranny. If the lever on the aft section is flipped towards the rear - it's in OD. To the front - not in OD.:D

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1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
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