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Re: [oletrucks] manual transmissions

To: kpierce@charter.net, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] manual transmissions
From: "chuck clark" <cachomeimp@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 22:25:57 -0500
Take alook at a saginaw 4 speed. Patricks produces a shifter for that 
transmission that puts the stick in the right position but you loose your 
backup light switch.  I am running the saginaw in my 49 panel.  A muncie 4 
speed would be a nice addition but a much more costly transmission.

>From: "kirk pierce" <kpierce@charter.net>
>Reply-To: "kirk pierce" <kpierce@charter.net>
>To: "OleTrucks mailing List" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
>Subject: [oletrucks] manual transmissions
>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 
>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 
>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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