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    B/U Switch for 3 speed

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/313045744569


    Anyone know if this fits 1st and 2nd gens?
    Mike

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    I have seen these on the 7 bolt cover Saginaws that came in the ~1966+ VCVs. I'm not sure about the earlier 4 bolt cover Muncies. What's missing there is a small piece of linkage that connects the back up switch to the shift arm on the transmission. It's similar in size to carburetor linkage. It shouldn't be too hard to fabricate it. The shift arm would have a hole drilled into it to accept that link. Seems a little spendy at $110 though.
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    1993358 backup switch Fits a 66

    Quote Originally Posted by 108VanGuy View Post
    I have seen these on the 7 bolt cover Saginaws that came in the ~1966+ VCVs. I'm not sure about the earlier 4 bolt cover Muncies. What's missing there is a small piece of linkage that connects the back up switch to the shift arm on the transmission. It's similar in size to carburetor linkage. It shouldn't be too hard to fabricate it. The shift arm would have a hole drilled into it to accept that link. Seems a little spendy at $110 though.
    108VanGuy...
    I have a 66 with 3 on the tree and this is the same part number I used as my switch was frozen and missing the small linkage piece. Like 108VanGuy says its easy enough to make the linkage. I made mine out of some heavier coat hanger wire and painted it with Steelit to prevent rust. I paid $100 for mine and was glad to get it as I looked for a while before it popped up on Epay. I found maybe it was here on VCVC where someone modified a switch to make it work, I was trying to stay OEM so was willing to pay up for the switch. One nice part about an OEM Switch is that it comes with the wire you need and factory connector to just plug it in up in the doghouse where the connection is. Again helps keeps it factory

    If you need a picture to show the switch with linkage connected let me know and I will crawl under there to get it.

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