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Subject: [oletrucks] manual transmissions
From: "kirk pierce" <kpierce@charter.net>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 20:14:14 -0600
My '57 1/2 ton currently runs a stock muncie manual 3 speed with overdrive
tailshaft along with the stock 3.90 rear.  However, I would like to switch
to a 4 or 5 speed.  I guess that my options are the S10 T5 that has been
mentioned on this list or a muncie 4 speed.

The S10 T5 apparently causes the shifter to be pretty close to the seat.
Some questions:

        Does anyone know if the muncie 4 speed shifter is farther forward on
the transmission?

        Is one transmission shorter than the other?

        Is there a linkage that could position the T5 shifter farther

        Can I bolt my muncie 3 speed overdrive tailshaft on a muncie 4

The 283 that I plan to build will be a revver and shifting the 3 speed would
be a drag during spirited acceleration.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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