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Jim's Packard powered "Indy" car
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Re-posting the below from the Chat Room(Top of page, right), will let the original poster know what I've done.

"jimjr51 Hello: Does anyone know which shifting arms on a 1954 Packard manual transmission is for the reverse and low gear ? Thanks, Jim"

Posted on: 2016/5/24 18:01
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Re: Which shifting arm on a 1954 Packard manual trans is for reverse/low gear
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On the transmission the rear lever is first and reverse. On the steering column the bottom lever is first and reverse.

Posted on: 2016/5/24 18:14
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Re: Which shifting arm on a 1954 Packard manual trans is for reverse/low gear
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Thanks Howard, this helps,
Jim

Posted on: 2016/5/28 0:59
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Re: Which shifting arm on a 1954 Packard manual trans is for reverse/low gear
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G'day jimjr51,
to PackardInfo, I invite you to include your '54 Packard in the Packard Owner's Registry.

Posted on: 2016/5/28 1:10
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Re: Which shifting arm on a 1954 Packard manual trans is for reverse/low gear
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Hello:
No car to show, I apologize, for all I have is a 1954, 327 cid flat head straight 8 Packard engine and 3 speed tranny with over drive that was removed from the original Packard car 25 some years ago. It was told that the engine had been rebuilt before that and that is why the Packard drive train was removed in order to save it. The drive train will be kept all stock other than installing a 4 bbl intake manifold from another 327 Packard motor. It will not be going back into another Packard, but will instead be used in an 1920's to 30's hand built Indy Car that I'm building from scratch, body and all. That is why I needed info on the shifting forks.

Posted on: 2016/5/29 8:00
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Re: Which shifting arm on a 1954 Packard manual trans is for reverse/low gear
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G'day Jim,

Sounds like quite a project and, although "technically" not a Packard, it'll have the heart of one! Instead of including it in the Packard Owner's Registry why not start a Blog in the Project Blogs Forum? There are many of us here who'd like to follow your progress on this Project and any Packard related engine/driveline queries you may have could be posted there.

Posted on: 2016/5/29 22:22
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Re: Which shifting arm on a 1954 Packard manual trans is for reverse/low gear
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Hi Mal:
I tried to send pictures of my Packard powered Indy Car build but it wouldn't go through to the post, sorry.

Posted on: 2016/5/30 7:40
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Re: Which shifting arm on a 1954 Packard manual trans is for reverse/low gear
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G'day Jim,

Pics could probably be too big, or there are characters in the names the Site won't accept and must be a jpg file format. Try 1) putting them into an acceptable format, 2) reducing the size of the pic's and/or 3) renaming them using plain characters ie alpha/numerics only. Or, if all that fails, email the pic's to me and I'll add them here.

Posted on: 2016/5/30 18:57
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Re: Which shifting arm on a 1954 Packard manual trans is for reverse/low gear
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Thanks Mal, I'll give it another try,
Jim

Posted on: 2016/6/1 2:37
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Re: Which shifting arm on a 1954 Packard manual trans is for reverse/low gear
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Jim advises further efforts haven't worked. He's sent me lots of photos and some info which I'll post here tomorrow!

Posted on: 2016/6/1 6:38
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