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which 6 cyl is in my 64 american wagon?

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frank...where would the fuse be located?
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On the fuse panel of a 64. Feeds off the ACC fuse, which is in the corner above the blower fuse. 
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thanks frank....i had a plastic fuel tank from a tractor ..ii bungeed it in the back and later when the traffic clears up i'm going to take it around the block....the reason why the car wouldn't move when i let the clutch out is because the o/d cable was stuck..and it was stuck halfway between in and out...i replaced the cable and it works now...i do have a silly question...i read that if you try to take off in first or reverse while in overdrive very bad things will happen......is that only when the electric solenoid is engaged or even when the cable is pushed in?...what i mean is can i use reverse only when the cable is pulled ?....i just dont want to shred something due to my ignoranceWink
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You've just enabled the car to go into overdrive by pushing the lever forward,  but it doesn't go into overdrive until it gets above the engagement speed of 25-30 mph.

You can start out in first,  or engage reverse with the lever forward,  because it isn't actually in overdrive until you're above that engagement speed.

The owner's manual does advise if you park it with the lever forward, that you put the shifter in reverse.
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i took the old sled out on her maiden voyage today...i did notice the clutch slipping..the clutch pedal is very tight with no free play..i'm going to give it some free play tomorrow and see if it helps...but more than likely it will need a clutch...rock auto doesn't list them and neither does orielys....i found a couple places but they are pretty high priced....i'm guessing the spline count is the same as ford...has anyone tried to use a ford clutch on their rambler?
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As tyrodtom says, if you're using the factory electrics you can't engage OD until over 25-30 mph -- assuming the governor is working. It can stick "off", but not likely in the "on" position -- it is centrifugal and moves "up" when spun fast enough to engage OD. Springs hold it "in", so even if in a "down" position on the trans (I seem to recall it is) it's not likely to stick "on".   If you're straight wiring it then you don't want to engage OD unless moving forward. Won't hurt to engage it in first, but it shouldn't engage in reverse. When you put the trans in reverse there is an internal OD lock-out. Even if you're backing up and flip the switch it shouldn't engage OD... but to be safe I wouldn't try it! The only danger I can see of engaging in first is there might be a hard pull on the car. I did it a few times when I was running a straight wired OD (over 30 years ago as a teen!), and no harm from split-shifting first. No good either, so I only did it a few times to see what happened... no discernible difference between 1+OD and 2nd, very little between 2+OD and 3rd. In reverse it's a different story! The freewheel clutch could be damaged -- I think it could jam in the housing, would have to look at it again to see. You can use reverse without moving the OD cable due to the internal lock-out.
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