Originally Posted by camaroadam73
I've got a 73 Camaro with a muncie M22 and im wondering if there's a cheaper alternative to dropping in my olds 403, so far all the bellhousings i can find are 500$ + still would need a new clutch.
You can buy a used Pontiac bellhousing that will bolt right up to the Olds engine/M22 trans. You couldn't spend $500 on one of those if you tried.
The Muncie M22- if that's for sure
what it is- needs a low rear gear to not slip the clutch a lot on take off (=/> 3.73 or so). They're not my first choice for most street machines. They were brought on line for strength and to keep a peaky engine on the cam, not for everyday driving. Just be sure that's what you have and do not go by the RPO code of the vehicle it came from. It might be best to take the cover off and verify exactly what it is you have; a lot of gears have been changed in a lot of transmissions since these were new....