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Old 09-20-2012, 05:11 AM   #1
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Default I succeeded in fabricating a center shifter for the Muncie tranny

Although I could not find the Speco Thomas center shifter I succeeded in fabricating a center shifter for the Muncie tranny in my garage at last.
It didn't work at the beginning though I found a small photo of a center shifter for Saginaw in web and copied it quite thoroughly.
I guess the Saginaw's shifter didn't function well probably.
However, the linkage tops has been improved to a accurate pendulum type by advice of my friend's race mechanic.
Because the shifter with which it interfered on the back side of my thigh moved, my Hot Rod became comfortable.
Above all, it is quick like a race car, and rather it's working more smoother than an OEM shifter.
And it was also difficult to me to build the tunnel with the metal work because I was amateur fabricator.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: I succeeded in fabricating a center shifter for the Muncie tranny

Looks like a great job Tano, including your trans cover.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:52 AM   #3
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That shifter looks fantastic. I have never seen anything like that before that fit a Muncie. Trans cover also looks nice.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:38 AM   #4
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Default Re: I succeeded in fabricating a center shifter for the Muncie tranny

A lot of thought and fab work went into that. I'm really impressed with the quality of the work. I can see that the shaft and bearing system you designed would make for a smooth shift without any flex. Great work!
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:55 AM   #5
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Default Re: I succeeded in fabricating a center shifter for the Muncie tranny

Better patient it fast...I want one
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:35 AM   #6
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Default Re: I succeeded in fabricating a center shifter for the Muncie tranny

I was disappointed that the Speco Thomas shifter was not available when I built my car. It was still listed as available only 3 or 4 years ago but I couldn't get one. You've done some really nice work there.

For me in a RHD car the Hurst shifter on the left of the gearbox actually works well. Gives me some space.



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Old 09-20-2012, 07:45 AM   #7
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Nice work Tano!
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:51 AM   #8
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Default Re: I succeeded in fabricating a center shifter for the Muncie tranny

Well, I just threw out my previous arangement, thanks!

This is exactly what I was trying to come up with and just didn't have the vision.
Back to the lab!
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:51 AM   #9
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Awsome Ill take two please!!!!!! Great job!!!!
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:52 AM   #10
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Nice!
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:56 AM   #11
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looks good
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:59 AM   #12
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That's a great piece of engineering!!!!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:03 AM   #13
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I love it! Thanks for sharing the great ideas!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:08 AM   #14
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Default Re: I succeeded in fabricating a center shifter for the Muncie tranny

Looks great. I used a T and F shifter in my deuce


http://www.hotrodscustomstuff.com/OL...TFshifter.html
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:11 AM   #15
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Default Re: I succeeded in fabricating a center shifter for the Muncie tranny

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Looks great. I used a T and F shifter in my deuce


http://www.hotrodscustomstuff.com/OL...TFshifter.html
That's a good looking solution too
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:35 AM   #16
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Nice work!
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #17
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Very nice!
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:47 AM   #18
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well done
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:15 AM   #19
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Default Re: I succeeded in fabricating a center shifter for the Muncie tranny

Very nice. It never ceases to amaze me the level of skill and craftsmanship we have here.
I haven't ran a Muncie in years but I do remember dumping the guts out the bottom on a couple M-20s, probably due to the crappy 64 Impala shifters on them at the time.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:21 AM   #20
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Damn nice work!

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