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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
    Joined: Nov 23, 2003
    Posts: 1,127


    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

  2. B Lawrence
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 232

    B Lawrence
    from Ham.

    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.....................
  3. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,631

    Jay Tyrrell

  4. scottybaccus
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,111


    Look up Kajun Jon. He's reasonable, too. Not cheap, but worthwhile.
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  5. Morgan91
    Joined: Sep 12, 2010
    Posts: 560

    from Australia

    Sounds alright to me, over here (Australia) we pay $450 just for the kit
  6. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,481


    ...and then you have to go and buy the rest of the parts you need that aren't included in the kit :mad:
  7. 9310alloy
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 72


    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
    Joined: Sep 12, 2010
    Posts: 560

    from Australia

    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.
  9. Does any one know of a repair shop in the Northeast part?
  10. kasselyn29
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 146


    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.
  11. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,079


    $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.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011
  12. Smokin' Joe
    Joined: Jul 4, 2006
    Posts: 993

    Smokin' Joe

    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.
  13. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,986


    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

    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 7,594

    from SIDNEY, NY

    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
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,212

    from wash state

    Your almost correct

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