This wiring diagram of the Cord gearshift was redrawn from a factory original by Reg Taverner in 1956. Reg was then the Cord Technician for the ACD Club.
(The original prints, provided by manufacturer Bendix, actually contained errors.) An additional error was later discovered in Reg's 1956 print, and he corrected it in 1960.
There are over 100 feet of wire, four multi-pole switches, four solenoids and two vacuum devices in the Cord's pre-selective
gearshift. This drawing, now in the public domain, is vital for trouble-shooting. This new version uses color to identify the wires according to the original color scheme. Feel free to print
out the PDF file. Feel equally free to print color copies for your friends. Please do not make copies for sale.
Enjoy the diagram. Now you can see where all those frayed, faded wires are supposed to go. If you don't own a Cord, just
look at the drawing and marvel that the thing shifts at all!