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Old 10-14-2002, 11:22 AM
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I am new to working on cars and have the following questions: 1. I have a 3:55 rear end and a Muncie M20 4 speed in my 65 vette. When I'm going 40mph the tach reads about 1730rpm but the car sounds like I need to shift again but I'm already in forth gear. Most of my driving will be between 40-50 with some highway driving at 65. I can't do 65 now because it sounds like the tranny or something is wound out. I also have side pipes for exhaust which doesn't help the noise factor. Do you think the gearing is to low on either the rear end ot the tranny? Also is anyone familiar with a video put out by Gearzone that tells you step by step how to rebuild a Muncie. I would like the challange of rebuilding the tranny myself but only if the video is user friendly for green horns like me. Thanks, Mark

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you will need some special tools to rebuild that muncie, a press to remove 2nd gear, a big thin wrench to remove the front bearing nut, large external snap ring pliars, dial indicator, if you have these you probably have enough gear head ability to rebuild this trans, but there are some tricks to assemble it, get a shop manual and go for it.
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remember that when you are in high gear that the trans is 1-to-1 internally whatever the lower gear spread is, you probably should run some taller rear tires, change tha rear ratio to a 3.08 and go cruising!!! p.s. from an old guy i used to run a big 468 cube 70 Nova on the street with 4:56 rear used to drive it 135 miles home on the weekends then back to the big city for the week talk about r.p.m. and all the buttheads with 3.08 chargers and mustangs want to run top end....
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