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  • Transtar60
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    You will have to choose a generic 3 spd shifter because AFAIK
    nobody makes a aftermarket shifter kit specifically for your application.
    I have seen shifters for T-86's on ebay recently, some with some without installation kits. None for T-96's BTW.


    3E38
    4E2
    4E28
    5E13
    7E7
    8E7
    8E12
    8E28

    59 Lark
    etc

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  • gilmo100
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    Thanks Gord I appreciate it. What are some of those aftermarket brands? That sounds like an easy switch over if all they do is hook up to the side levers.

    Glendora, California

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  • gordr
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    quote:Originally posted by gilmo100

    Jeep? They have a floor shift that I can put in my champ?

    Glendora, California
    As far as I know, there is no top-shift cover that will directly fit a T96 transmission used in Champion cars. The T84 top cover as used in WWII Willys and Ford military Jeeps might fit, but I've never tried it.

    There are a host of aftermarket floor shifters that connect to the side levers used by the column-shift setup.



    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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  • gilmo100
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    Jeep? They have a floor shift that I can put in my champ?

    Glendora, California

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  • StudeRich
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    Sorry, no! This trans is a T-86 (6 Bolt top cover)for a Commander V-8 or a Commander Big 6 truck. Champions get the small top cover (4 Bolt) T-96.

    quote:Originally posted by gilmo100

    Will this fit a 1949 champ sedan?Glendora, California
    StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

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  • gilmo100
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    Will this fit a 1949 champ sedan?

    Glendora, California

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  • StudeRich
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    My bad, JDP I should have described it better! I meant to say the mechanical reverse enabler! I never gave those old electric reverse lockouts any thought I guess, they are so useless I had put them out of my mind, but remembered Gord's excellent fix for those top shifters! [^]

    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA

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  • gordr
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    JP, you need to have the mechanical lockout, or you won't get reverse gear. You can't drive the over-running clutch in reverse. The electrical lockout is the one not needed.

    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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  • Mark57
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    quote:Originally posted by JDP

    I never had a problem since the OD solenoid does not engage until you are going over 25 MPH. I think the later cars did not even have the lockout.

    JDP/Maryland
    Even without the "auto" lockout, you soon adjust to disengaging the OD before selecting reverse gear. And, if you forget, you receive a quick reminder from the transmission.

    <h5>Mark
    '57 Transtar Deluxe
    Vancouver Island

    Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
    May 23-25, 2009?
    </h5>

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  • JDP
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    I never had a problem since the OD solenoid does not engage until you are going over 25 MPH. I think the later cars did not even have the lockout.

    JDP/Maryland

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  • StudeRich
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    I wonder if it includes one of Gord's (patent pending) Reverse/Overdrive lockout, lockouts!!!

    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA

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  • JDP
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    Back in the late 50's, I drove out to the plant 8 parts depot in South Bend. with a list of parts to "build" that shifter. The counter guy glanced at my list, walked back to the parts bins and handed me a box with all the parts in it, including a instruction sheet. They had so many requests, they'd boxed up a few kits, ready to go.

    JDP/Maryland

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  • ChampTrucking
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    Please drop me an email @ ChampTrucking@hotmail.com.

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  • 55pres
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    How much? Where?

    Randy Wakefield
    ----------------------
    1955 President sedan

    "For the future that we wait..."

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  • as seen in Gord's"Old School Shifter"posting......

    I just came across the exact same tranny and shifter set up that Gordon is working on for Dick.
    Anyone interested in it??
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