View Full Version : '63 Avanti T86 (3-speed) first gear

04-03-2012, 08:38 PM
...I need one. Ideas, please. Tnx, Bill

04-03-2012, 08:47 PM
You need a CAR so equipped, or just a 1st gear?

04-04-2012, 06:08 AM
Is it the first/reverse slider gear that you need? If so, I would expect Studebaker International would have it. I also see them a lot on eBay.

04-04-2012, 10:16 AM
If first is gone then so it the cluster gear, sounds more like you need the full box, I have a few T-86's with overdrive but don't think they used overdrive in the Avanti's tight fit.

05-08-2012, 10:30 AM
thanks to all. it was the 1st/slider gear -- and, as i discovered later -- the cluster gears that were worn/shot, needing replacement. i found NOS at,

http://mmerlinn.com/catalog/makeridx.htm#default TARGET=

i waited to post to assure fit -- they do!

this appears to be a good source for many makes/many models.

Happy Hunting!

05-08-2012, 11:24 AM
Or go this route :



05-08-2012, 11:24 PM
To:candbstudebakers,----- A T-86 O/D transmission really would be a nice upgrade for a Studebaker Avanti equipped with a straight T-86 3-speed. Can't see why it wouldn't work. I've always enjoyed Studebakers
equipped with O/D.