This is a real joy to do by yourself. Mine being a stock 3 speed ss it came with no shift insert only the console so it gives me freedom of shifter choice robert p. Be sure to replace the distributor cap before attempting to start the car. Has coarse spline for drive shaft. Lower floor jack enough to reach the transmission cooling lines at the transmission. It shows a tremendous amount of work and effort and is really appreciated.
I only planned to use the clutch, pressure plate, and release bearing to match up to new ones. Watch the distributor to firewall clearance. Louis, Missouri J Janesville, Wisconsin T Tarrytown, New York K Kansas City, Missouri W Willow Run, Michigan Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence Started at 100001 Transmission Codes Transmission Location 3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner 4-Speed Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover. My guess it's that damn pilot bearing so it looks like I'm back to square one. I found a 1963 Muncie 3831704 wide ratio with the smaller front bearing retainer at a swap meet. Note: I bought a pilot bearing for a Chevrolet with manual trans only one listed, one size fits all. Now at 74 I want one to fix up just to make it look like new.
With the floor jack still in place and hopefully some extra hands holding the transmission, remove the pilot bolts from the bellhousing and install the transmission bolts. This became a real headache. I did the entire project by myself, but it would have helped to have a good friend or two to assist with the swap. I disconnected the wiring harness from under the dash and removed it. Install the shifter handle and speedometer cable before the rear of the transmission is raised back into place. It didn't fit in the end of the crankshaft; the outside diameter of the bearing was too large.
But 4 speed cars have a higher trans hump so the measurement was way off. The General Motors Transmissions are also called Muncie by many folks. Fill out your contact information and your transmission request will get distributed instantly to a nationwide network of auto recyclers, salvage yards, wrecking yards, junkyards and parts brokers across the country. The Saginaw reverse shift lever is on the cover, and the cover has 7 bolts. Corvette paint code plate is not shown on car.
It had the 6-cylinder and 3-speed trans still intact. Looks just like a factory 4- speed!! I called around and visited several parts stores and all had the same part, all too large. Regardless, as soon as I saw this car, I knew I was going to buy it. The problem is this shift linkgage that comes out of the transmission hits my floor board. I used to own a 1962 that I put together and worked on in the dark.
Carefully lower the transmission all the way down. I even took the , pressure plate, and. Muncie 4 speed spline, groove and tooth count characteristics. I will have more on transmissions and bellhousings later in the article. Refer to photo 14 again.
Here are photos of one of the two Adapter set ups I have seen. In this case, the pressure plate diaphragm springs extended further out to make up for the shorter release bearing. I totaled it in a car accident. Chevrolet says they never had a automatic console shift. Bottom line - if I really wanted to use this bellhousing, I would have to find a 1963 4-speed. It will go two ways, both look correct, but it has to be installed correctly for it to fit in the hole in the console.
. I ended up picking up a worn out Powerglide drive shaft from a swap meet and completely disassembled it. The additional letter codes as follows: Muncie 3 speed Manual Muncie 4 speed manual transmissions Suffix 1st gear ratio A 3. Shortly after, you will receive price quotes directly from the sellers that stock the transmission. The lower set of holes are for Powerglide and 4-speed transmissions, the upper set of holes are for 3-speed transmissions.
They do not have to be major articles like this one, but maybe a page with 3 or 4 photos. You may need to put the transmission in gear and turn the output shaft to help mesh the input shaft splines with the clutch disk splines. Nice to know about the shift boot though. When converting an early Impala from a Powerglide or 3-speed to a 4- speed, the driveshaft will have to be shortened. While it outsold the Corvair in it's debut, it still couldn't beat Ford's popular Falcon.