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GM Saginaw transmission fully synchronized?

Does a GM Saginaw transmission come fully synchronized? If so,how can you tell if it is without taking the side plate off.

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It seems a lot of guys refer to the early 4 bolt side cover Muncie 3-speed (55-65) as a "Saginaw"; it's NOT a Saginaw, nor is it fully synchronized. The Saginaw, with a 7 bolt side cover, IS fully synchronized; this trans came into use in 66. There was a very limited number of Muncie 3-speeds (69-74) that were also fully synchronized, AND, then there were the Ford/Dearborn produced for GM 3-speeds that were also fully synchronized.
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Saginaw 7 bolt 3 spd all synchro trans

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It seems a lot of guys refer to the early 4 bolt side cover Muncie 3-speed (55-65) as a "Saginaw"; it's NOT a Saginaw, nor is it fully synchronized. The Saginaw, with a 7 bolt side cover, IS fully synchronized; this trans came into use in 66. There was a very limited number of Muncie 3-speeds (69-74) that were also fully synchronized, AND, then there were the Ford/Dearborn produced for GM 3-speeds that were also fully synchronized.
If I were to be able to find one of these trans, does Hurst make a shifter for it?
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'Hurst' in its many forms did make shifters for just about everything. a brand new 'Hurst' (aka B&M) is not nearly as good as one produced 20yrs ago. It appears they're using the same stamping dies from 30-40yrs ago and they're junk.
Theres a guy on the east coast that does all things Saginaw. If you want a trick shifter for a 3spd Sag or even a T10 or Muncie, he's the guy to call.
Mike Sangermano @ Magnus Racing Products in Danielson CT 860-412-9017
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'Hurst' in its many forms did make shifters for just about everything. a brand new 'Hurst' (aka B&M) is not nearly as good as one produced 20yrs ago. It appears they're using the same stamping dies from 30-40yrs ago and they're junk.
Theres a guy on the east coast that does all things Saginaw. If you want a trick shifter for a 3spd Sag or even a T10 or Muncie, he's the guy to call.
Mike Sangermano @ Magnus Racing Products in Danielson CT 860-412-9017
Thanks, I appreciate it. I'll give them a call.
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Good deal; the catch is you have to follow up and tell us what you ended up with.
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Good deal; the catch is you have to follow up and tell us what you ended up with.
I started this project as an nostalgic trip down memory lane. My brothers 1st car was a 55 belair hdtp with a 301 dual quads .411 and a 3 spd floor with a fenton (I believe) shifter. Ya gotta remember this was back in 1965. Anyway I came across a 57 post 2 dr for the right price and thought it would be neat to build it somewhat like the one he did in 1965 only with a fully synchro 3 spd instead of the original converted 3 on the tree. I'll be sure and check back with you when we get that far down the road.
Thanks for the referral.

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gotta love shoebox chevies with dual quads, 3 pedals and 4.11:1s. Any pictures?
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