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 Post subject: overdrive wiring
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:44 pm 
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Hi this is my first intro into the club, Iam glad there are people out there that have the same interest in these great old cars! would anyone know how to wire a overdrive unit? Do I need a lockout switch? This car has overdrive but it never had a kickdown switch under the gas pedal! I changed it to a 12 volt, but iam having a hard time figuring the wiring from the governor to solenoid! thanks for any help you can give me. prospector Dan..

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 Post subject: Re: overdrive wiring
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:52 pm 
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Welcome aboard Dan.

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 Post subject: Re: overdrive wiring
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:15 am 
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This may be a bit more complicated than it first appears. Here is a schematic of what the wiring looks like (page 7-20).
http://www.studebaker-info.org/tech/tra ... ervice.pdf
There is no lock out switch like one might see on later cars. You really need the kickdown switch to make it work the way it was intended. I suggest a 1952 Shop manual since the 1954 shop manual only references back to the 1952 one.
Is the transmission original?
Since you have gone to 12 volts it now gets more complicated. This site talks about some of the implications.
http://www.fifthaveinternetgarage.com/t ... 2volt.html
(By the way, I was very impressed by the people at “Fifth Avenue Garage”).
I am currently replacing a 3 speed with a 3 speed/OD. I think I may have a 12 volt relay somewhere if you need that; but I have no 12 volt solenoid. I am staying with 6 volt all round.


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 Post subject: Re: overdrive wiring
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:11 am 
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Welcome and glad to have you Dan,,

My knowledge of overdrives is limited,,I don't know anything about them but I did look in my 52-54 manual and found this,,I do hope it helps.

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 Post subject: Re: overdrive wiring
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:48 pm 
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Hey Thanks for the info ! I do have a 6 volt solenoid if you need it. Iam glad to hear that you dont need a lockout switch. I do have a paper from 5th street garage for the wiring diagram but then I found another that had the lockout switch in it, anyway thanks for the info, and the welcomes! Thanks again prospector Dan..

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