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Hot Rods How many are running a stick?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JimSibley, Jun 6, 2022.

  1. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    3 speed on the column. IMG_0010.jpg OT 5 speed
    KK
     
  2. Rickybop
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    Whenever I make engine sounds and air-shift, it's a 4-speed.
     
  3. Stick in my OT daily.
    Auto in my HAMB-friendly truck.
    I bought the truck with the 'wrong' color paint, the 'wrong' color interior, the 'wrong' wheels and tires, and the 'wrong' transmission. :eek:
    It's exactly what I wanted........ ........ other than that. :cool:
     
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  4. Johnny Gee
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  5. Still running a 3 on the column for mine, as an original Fordomatic wouldn't be a nice thing to find parts for with a 50s car...


    (not changing to auto ever, I didn't mean to make it sound like that)
     
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  6. 41rodderz
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    059FA421-872E-4EF8-AD21-AF02574E2894.jpeg Chevy 6 cylinder , M20 Muncie 4 speed and a Chevy car 12 bolt rear end. Reassembling now.
     
  7. BDUB77
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    My roadster has a 3 speed with a custom mount and linkage to move the shifter to the center. 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg
     
  8. @scotty t beat me to it. Autogear makes a strong unit based on the Muncie configuration.

     
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  9. Johnny Gee
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  10. 41rodderz
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  11. BDUB77
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    I used a Hotheads kit. I did need to press in the pilot bushing slightly for clearance.
     
  12. Johnny Gee
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    Are we on the same page? See the large ring.
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  13. lcfman
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    My 32 Ford 5 window has a Muncie 4 speed , my 59 Impala has a BW 4 speed and my 57 vette has a BW 4 speed. All real hot rods have 3 pedals.
     
  14. BDUB77
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    I guess not. I didn't need any spacer like that. I used the stock bellhousing and a hydraulic throw out bearing
     
  15. gimpyshotrods
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    That's truck bell housing. It has the larger register hole in it.

    If you're using a passenger car transmission, it will fit but there will be a gap, as would be filled by the aforementioned ring.

    If you have a car transmission in there and you have the gap, with no ring to fill it I can pretty much guarantee you that your input shaft is not running concentric with your crankshaft.

    You might get lucky, or you might kill your transmission or damage the rear main bearing, and or wipe out the pilot bushing.
     
  16. BDUB77
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    That makes sense. I got the bellhousing and transmission out of a van.
     
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  17. ironandsteele
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    ironandsteele.com​
     
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  18. dana barlow
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    That's some clever nice work,looks well done too.! :cool:
    It's lot fancyer then how I did my own back in 1959,as a teen just banging away!.
    I got lowest cost floor shifter at the time, "Indy" was Hurst bottom of the line for my Ford 3speed,,that didn't seem to be junky.
    Too get the shifter into the center of my hotrod "28A" floor, I heated the lever red hot in two spots,one low ,little above the 3speed tranny case at floor level bent 90* to right horizontal,and then #2spot @ 4in, higher on lever to make it 90* up ,straight up*{ an now it was close to center}.
    Kind of simple,but has worked well from 1959 tell now.
    Doing that did make shift lever shorter by about 4in.,but I've always used a beer-tap handle as a shiftnob, adding a foot more hight. The "Z" in lever is fully covered by the homemade shift boot:D Schlitz_beer_tap.jpg
    Just a pic of same lever nob,off the net.
     
  19. Flatrod17
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    I am converting my Track T from a auto to a stick, 5 speed going in. chassis.jpg
     
  20. lumpy 63
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    Stick in all my cars except the blown 57, It has a full manual turbo 400:D
     
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  21. Primered Forever
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  22. 52HardTop
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  23. The '50 is a three on the tree, and the '64 is a 4 spd.
     

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  24. JimSibley
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    Man, that is awesome. I thought everyone had went to automatics. I, myself like all hotrods, but i smile a little brighter at a car with three pedals.
     
  25. gimpyshotrods
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    The ring is cheaper than the fallout from not having it (if it needs it).
     
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  26. Fordors
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    T-10 with a Super Shifter and mechanical clutch linkage in my ‘32 5W. 93D2F11A-A340-4012-8F34-91AD905CFB04.jpeg 3557BB47-56CC-41D7-AA4E-E79C856C90CB.jpeg
     
  27. rusty valley
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    The only automatic in the fleet is the wife's car, and it creeps me out every time I drive it.
     
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  28. sounds kinda girly:p
     
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  29. Johnny Gee
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    Then your trans "most likely" has the larger bearing retainer which is another way around it when it comes to Saginaw's.
     
  30. gimpyshotrods
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    My Falcon has a 6-speed manual.

    My A has a 3-speed automatic, as it is the only transmission that fit the bill

    The dailies have 6-speed, dual-clutch (no torque converter) direct shift automatic gear boxes, with paddle shifters.
     

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