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Old 06-05-2002, 07:42 PM
Jim Weeks Jim Weeks is offline
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I have a Muncie 4 speed in my 30 Model A and I think you would be better off staying with your automatic transmission. In order to be able to shift the transmission I had to heat up the shift rod with a torch and make it almost completely straight. This was done so the shifter would clear the bench seat. That shifter comes right up between your legs and takes a lot of getting used to when you drive the car. Its not comfortable. I had a terrible time installing the clutch linkage and I can bearly adjust the throw out bearing so it does not ride on the pressure plate all the time. You might want to consider a hydrolic clutch because of space problems. If you push the clutch and the brake pedal in at the same time the pedals interfear with each other. All things considered you are better off with the automatic. If you think it slips too much you might consider a rebuild or shift kit. If you go with the 5 speed manual you are constantly shifting gears in city traffic. Its alot of effort just to drive the car. My 2 cents.
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