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crusin60s 04-01-2011 11:37 AM

235 6cyl 1960 pick up manual trans questions
I would like to use a different std tranny on a 235 6cyl 1960 pick now has a granny 4spd. want to keep it a floor shift. any suggestions,please?

va4cqd 04-01-2011 12:59 PM

What are you trying to accomplish?

richard stewart 3rd 04-01-2011 01:46 PM

You could look for a 3speed W/OD or a Saginaw 4 speed.(no granny)
Floor shifter required for the 4 speed(in that vehicle) As for the three speed, Hurst has floor shifters for them. Hurst called them mystery shifters. As it was surely a mystery as to weather you'd get the next gear or not. (the nut at the bottom of the shifter would get loose & you'd loose that race)

AutoGear 04-01-2011 02:55 PM

Indy shifter (made by 'hurst' now B&M) for your 3spd
Change to a different ratio 3spd
Convert to a 5spd T5 trans
Muncie/T10/Saginaw 4spd

crusin60s 04-01-2011 03:06 PM

I do not like the granny 4sp,and I will not be towing a trailer.looking for good milage at highway speeds,and not have a very low 1st gear like the granny.

AutoGear 04-01-2011 03:12 PM

Look for a trans with a 1st gear in something like a 2.98, 2.88 or 2.64 and a rear axle of around 3.23:1. This is assuming NO overdrive

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