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Old 09-13-2019, 08:10 PM   #21
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Default Re: Overdrive lockout cable on a '51 Ford

The cable clamp on mine is on the top mounting bolt of the solenoid.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:11 PM   #22
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Well, it looks like I have (or can make) everything I need except except the way the cable attaches to the overdrive lockout lever on the transmission. Emmit, if you are still with your car, could you get a picture of that? The sleeve shown looks like a part of it, but I don't have any idea what goes through the lever itself.

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Greg, That makes a lot of sense, Any chance of getting a close up of that area?
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Mine is a bolt with a cross drilled hole.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:27 PM   #25
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Default Re: Overdrive lockout cable on a '51 Ford

Here is what i could get a photo of. As Greg said, looks like the cable is attached near the top of the solenoid at left in the photo, and the central wire can be seen attached to the lock out level toward the right. Sorry, hard to get a photo above the solenoid when it is in the car
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:31 PM   #26
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That was my problem, I couldn't get under the car. FYI I had to use a ball peen hammer to make clearance for the lever.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:38 PM   #27
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Default Re: Overdrive lockout cable on a '51 Ford

Tubman are you installing a 51 trans? 49 and 50 use the narrow mount and is about 1-1/2" back towards the tail. I have a 51 trans in mine and had to weld to the 51 mount to use it in the 50.
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I would take measurements from the center of the tunnel to the center of the output shaft and output shaft to the frame just to be safe. Once I figured out I had a 51 od trans and needed to make a mount I had to put my stock trans back in to get the measurements.
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:04 AM   #29
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I have two '51 transmissions and one '50 transmission, so I am well aware of the differences. It's pretty obvious when you can see them side by side.
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:48 PM   #30
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Good deal, I just didn’t want you to have to go through what I did, I thought I could simply turn the mount around and it would fit, I was wrong. I had to put the stock 3 speed back in to get the ride height to make the mount for the 51 trans with a 50 cross member.
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