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Re: [oletrucks] manual transmissions

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] manual transmissions
From: Blond Runner <blndrnnr@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 16:23:22 -0800 (PST)
Gracious...I get to actually add some value once

My 1955 2nd Series runs an early 70's 350 block with a
Borg/Warner 5-speed tucked into an S10 T5 box.  If
this is the type of thing you're looking for I can get
ahold of the mad scientists who built it and get some
information on it.  I do know I had to find the
original style bell housing to make it all work (it
had an automatic transmission when I bought it as a
basket case.)  The gear shift comes up in a very nice
location ahead of the stock bench seat.  They used a
40's era Mercury gearshift lever which has a slight
bend to it.  It works perfectly.

Let me know if you need more information on this type
of setup.


Most un-stock 1955 Chevy Pickup on the list...


--- Tom3600@webtv.net wrote:
> 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
> Tom Poterack
> Moline, IL.
> Z49 Chevy Pickup Retro Rod
> Inliner #3511    V8's R not INLINE

> **snip snip snip** <

> 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
> forward?
>         Can I bolt my muncie 3 speed overdrive
> tailshaft on a muncie 4
> speed?
> 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!
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built
> between 1941 and 1959
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