OK... as I've been posting, I'm helping my buddy Bob restore his dad's '49 Studey truck, and I've rebuilt a T86E 3-speed O.D. trans for his truck. It's going behind a Stude 259 V8 that we're rebuilding this summer.
So you'll have to pardon my ignorance, but I've never messed with an O.D. trans before.
Bob wants a floor shift, and so I came up with a T-90 floor shifter and am in the process of mating it to the T-86 trans. Now in stock configuration on this O.D. trans, the 1st/Rev shift arm, when rotating into the Rev position also pushes a little plunger that... does something...maybe disabling the O.D?
My question is this: Now that I'm putting a floor shift on the trans, do I also have to rig up some sort of extra lever or cable for Bob to pull out to move the Rev shift arm when he wants to back up? Or can he just push in the O.D. cable and accomplish the same thing?
Thanks for any help on this.