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I succeeded in fabricating a center shifter for the Muncie tranny

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tano, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Tano
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    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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    Looks like a great job Tano, including your trans cover.
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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.
  4. 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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    Better patient it fast...I want one
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    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.

    [​IMG]

    Pete
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    Nice work Tano!
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    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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    Awsome Ill take two please!!!!!! Great job!!!!
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    looks good
  12. That's a great piece of engineering!!!!
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    I love it! Thanks for sharing the great ideas!
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    well done
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    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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    Damn nice work!

    Is it still Tech Week? We got a contender here!


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    Genius!! wish i had seen this sooner. Now i would have to cut my tunnel back out to pull this off, it would make for a much more comfortable ride though.
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    Wow!

    A lot of engineering went into that.

    Nice job!
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    Great idea and design/build. To the shop.....
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    Holy Cow!!!, them 1-2 3-4 rods are killer. Nice Job :)
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    Very nice! I am sure that the supports at the front of the shift rods make the shifter work much smoother than a stock arrangement.
    I like it! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Alden
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    Great work! thanks for sharing.
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    Wow! That is awesome! More pics please!!
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    There's more engineering, fabrication and metal work in that shifter and tunnel than most belly-button-kit-car-some-assembly-of-catalog-parts entire builds.

    jack vines
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    Wow, really nice engineering! I also need to move my shifter (Hurst Vertigate) and was thinking of using teleflex wires. Might rethink that, and do something like this instead (although it wouldn't be half as nice).
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