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  • Transmission / Overdrive: '50 Champion Transmission Adjustments

    I'm installing the transmission shifting components and I'm not clear on the operation of the shift control box on the top of the steering column. In a forum search I find information on adjusting the length of the shift rods using Gage No. J-1308. This is not what I'm looking for. Moving the shift lever at the steering wheel doesn't move the control box levers in a correct manner, weather in the lower or upper position. Basically, I'm unable to shift transmission gears from inside the car. Any input would be appreciated.



    Perry
    \'50 Business Champion
    \'50 Starlight Champion
    \'60 Lark Convertible,
    \'63 GT R1,
    \'67 Triumph TR4A

  • #2
    Is it possible that the rods going to the transmission are reversed/swapped?

    How about looking at your starlight coupe and comparing the shifting system to the business coupe you are working on?
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.


    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon

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    • #3
      fpstude, Perry, have you made any progress on this?
      RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.


      10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
      4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
      5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon

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      • #4
        Roy, thanks for following up. I took the device apart to learn how it works. Obviously the dog is out of position. Made the correction and adjusted the rods to the transmission and all is well.

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        Perry
        \'50 Business Champion
        \'50 Starlight Champion
        \'60 Lark Convertible,
        \'63 GT R1,
        \'67 Triumph TR4A

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        • #5
          Excellent. Thanks for the report. That rascally dog!

          That sure is a better system than the 1953 and newer one.
          RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.


          10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
          4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
          5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon

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