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Technical 283 and Muncie 4sp 29 Sedan

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by stowe, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. stowe
    Joined: May 18, 2015
    Posts: 182


    Thinking about putting a Muncie 4 speed behind my 283 in my 29 sedan. It is mocked up with a short tail TH 350. I know they are the same size. Other option is t5 but I would like to stick with the older 4 speed. Has anyone used this set up. Is the shifter position too far back ? Thanks
  2. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 973

    lumpy 63

    I have a Muncie in my 29 roadster . I used a shifter for an early Vette that mounts in the forward holes on the tailshaft. But my car is on a 32 chassis and the firewall is not recessed. maybe if you tried a hurst shifter for a tri 5 chevy with a bench seat it would give you clearance.
  3. triumph 1
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
    Posts: 351

    triumph 1

    I’m running a Muncie in my tudor with a factory Gto hurst shifter. The handle had to be heated up & tweaked a little but it works well.

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  4. 54BOMB
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,090


    F59510CD-8037-4C56-AE38-596C5C2AED70.jpeg Muncie in a 30 coupe , 32 frame . I think this is listed as a shifter for a El Camino . It was ordered new from Summit . I had a curved handle but it hit the seat . This shifter also has a tilt toward the passenger so it’s not under the drivers knee .
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  5. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
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    big duece
    from kansas

    I like the bag of ear plugs in the door panel...
  6. chubbie
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,268


    We've hashed this out many times, mostly the problem is the shifter is under your knee. I set the shifter on top of the trans where it needs to be and then made/ bent linkage to work. mine was easy enough with a " sagi" 4 speed. (reverser is in the side cover) BUT.... another HAMBer (name xcapes me), had the greatest pictures of his comp + shifter set on top of the Muncie and showed how he engineered his linkage. It would be great to see the pictues again
  7. Look at my avatar........M21 behind a SBC in my son's '31 Model A.....I bent the Hurst shifter lever to get it out from under the leg....
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  9. Desoto291Hemi
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 834


    I like the way the pedals go into the floor boards in 54bombs rod,,gas pedal looks cool as well,,,,,,Old School.

    Oh yeah,,,the metal flake steering wheel is one of my favorites too.

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  10. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,342

    from oregon

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  11. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,622


    327 w/muncie in the avatar coupe. Just put in the bench seat (caravan middle seat) with new upholstery by my Wife. I have an Ansen pedal set-up and am fairly short at 5'8". The shift handle is a #4331. IMG_1991.JPG
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    Maybe this larger image will help.......picked up the longest Hurst lever I could find at Hershey one day ($5.00). I made the offset on the shift lever about 4 inches using a hydraulic press.......two 135 degree angles......very slowly so as to not disturb the chrome plating. My son is 6' - 2" and can fit without hitting his leg on the lever. No issue for the grandson either!
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  13. 31aford
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 74

    from az

    hurst_5386900-k-b_2237_thumb.jpg C21010-lrg.jpg hurst_5386900-k-b_2237_thumb.jpg C21010-lrg.jpg this what I used in my 32. The shifter is for a 1970 chevelle with console. It moves the shifter to the center of the car. The handle is what I used by you may need a different one depending on your seating. I had a glide bench with the package tray removed so the seat was all the way back. Sorry I dont have ant pictures.

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