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How much to rebuild a muncie 4 speed

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Brickster, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Brickster
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    What would be a fair price for labor to rebuild a munie out of the vehicle? We are currently priced at $355 and I was told we were too high

    Brick
  2. B Lawrence
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    I charge 300.00 labor 200.00 for a rebuild kit, Nothing wrong with 355.00 if its a nice job. Cheap work isn"t good. Good work isn"t cheap.....................
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    agreed!
  4. scottybaccus
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    Look up Kajun Jon. He's reasonable, too. Not cheap, but worthwhile.
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    Sounds alright to me, over here (Australia) we pay $450 just for the kit
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    ...and then you have to go and buy the rest of the parts you need that aren't included in the kit :mad:
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    Sounds correct . I charge $ 350.00 plus parts. Most need a whole lot more than a rebuild kit. Think about the time needed to do a correct quality rebuild ....
  8. Morgan91
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    Yeah I haven't even bought the kit yet. I'm jut going to get it all mounted in the car then when i pull everything down for paint il rebuilt it.
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    Does any one know of a repair shop in the Northeast part?
    Tony
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    Buy the kit and do it your self,theres lots of info out there on it.Just taking it apart and doing the small parts and syncros isnt that bad.Save your self the money or use it to buy the hook sliders and up grade the trans a little.
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    $0 for labour i did it myself,bought a how to video from ecklers,i had 1 or two issues that wernt covered in the video i phoned the guy that made the video and asked him.he was very helpfull bought the parts from him at( 5 speed .com).you need a special spanner to undo a nut 25 bucks i think nobody in my neck of the woods would take it on here they replace things instead of repairing them.
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  12. Smokin' Joe
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    I've been building Muncies since the mid-70's and I charge $325 labor, plus parts.
    A good rebuild kit is just under $200 and a set of Torq-Lock sliders is $75.
    Sounds to me that you're right in line.
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    hotdamn Member

    so can any one explain why you see one muncie thats $600 rebuilt at the swap meet but then you see the exact some one a few isles over for double that?

    also just to satiate my curiosity what exactly is the differences between a 20-21 and a 22, the 22 is a "rock crusher" if I remember correctly and is suppossed to be super strong?

    I have always wondered these things but I dont know too many muscle car guys (and know thats not a four letter word to me!) :D

    thanks!
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    M20=close ratio, 2.20 low gear
    M21=wide ratio, 2.54 or 2.56 low gear
    M22="rock crusher", all close ratio and coarser pitch on the gears (but not "straight cut" like I've heard many say)
    '64-'65 transmissions had a few differences from '66 and up (smaller countershaft)
    All Muncies I've seen from '71 on up had 26 spline input, TH400 size output, and drain plug like the M22s......leading to the unknowing paying big $$$$$$ for an alleged "rock crusher" that really wasn't.
  15. nwbhotrod
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    Your almost correct

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