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Old 11-06-2002, 05:43 PM
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I have a 69 chevelle with a 327. I want to put a muncie or other reliable 4spd tranny into it. Along with a posi 4.10 gears. I am wondering how much and how hard itd be to convert it from an automatic to a manual??

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It is a good bit of work but not really difficult.

Find a 68 to 72 Chevelle with a manual set up. Get everything. I do mean everything. I would use a Muncie 4 speed, purchase a new shifter and duplicate what Chevrolet did with the pedals, Z bar ect.
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Ok, i was also wondering where my shifter would be located, i dont want it to be against my dash. Also is, the conversion easy enough for a 16yr old and his uncle to do. Do they have books or something on it??
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Another way of doing this job would be to use Howe Pedals and a hydraulic throwout bearing. A whole lot less work than trying to rig a z bar and the linkage out of another vehicle. Pedals and throwout bearing are available through vendors in any circle track magazine.
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Your shifter is going to be bolted to your tranny. It definitely won't be up to the dash.
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what should i look for in gettin a used muncie? close or wide ratio? id like sumtin that i can drag my friends and kick sum *** . i do decent now but i want better. i am thinking of one off of ebay but i dont know if ill be gettin a piece of trash or sumtin that will last.
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If you're gonna run a muncie I would suggest buying one locally. If you have a track close to your house go their and find out who does tranny work. You'll probably have good luck with the circle track guys. You can bet that there is one or two guys that rebuild muncies and saginaw's for their sportsmans or modified's that sell some of their unused or older items. I know that I can usually pick one up that is rebuilt for about $375.00. They probably have a used hydraulic throwout bearing too, and can tell you how to set it up.
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Alright thanks for the help.
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You might also check out ebay for the setup. I've seen a few complete stick shift setups out of cars that were beign changed over to automatic. As far as Muncies go, the average price for a "good used" Muncie is about 300 to 400. There are several GOOD Muncie rebuilders selling their stuff on ebay, check it out. Muncies are pretty easy to rebuild, and there are scads of new parts kits available on ebay too.
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