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overdrive in '56 Parkview wagon

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    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?

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    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.

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