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Re: [oletrucks] manual transmissions

To: kpierce@charter.net (kirk pierce)
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] manual transmissions
From: Tom3600@webtv.net
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 13:21:25 -0600 (CST)
Kirk ~

I am not sure where you got the idea that a Chevy S10 T5 tranny puts the
shifter too close to the seat.  While it is about 4 inches back of the
stock floor shift position it still allows plenty of room for shifting.
There are some T5 trannys that do have the shifter mounted to the rear
but not the Chevy S10 version.  I have been running my S10 T5 for over
two years with a stock 1949 Chevy seat with no clearance problems.
(not sure about your 1957)  I did have to heat and bend the shifter
slightly foreward of the stock S10 position.  You can see how it looks
in the attached website.
I would be glad to give you more detailed info on the installation of a
T5 if you are interested.


Tom Poterack
Moline, IL.
Z49 Chevy Pickup Retro Rod
Inliner #3511    V8's R not INLINE
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From: "kirk pierce" <kpierce@charter.net>
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Subject: [oletrucks] manual transmissions
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 20:14:14 -0600
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Reply-To: "kirk pierce" <kpierce@charter.net>

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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