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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,863

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Two of mine are the IMG_2035.JPG '39 and '71
  2. I have a friend who has had a T10 in his SBC model A rod since the '70's. About ten years ago he adapted the O/D from a Borg Warner three speed to it. Four speeds with overdrive!

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  3. deuceman32
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 312


    68 M20 Muncie with comp plus shifter for the 61 Laurentian bubbletop. Using this handle to clear the bench.
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  4. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,039


    Most of mine have had T-10's but my '36 3w is going to have a N.V.G. A833.
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  5. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,995

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    017.JPG I only had 3speeds. Stuck in the 50s n early 60s,wow, a 4 speed was amazing an very hard to find or get back then. Here we are asking if anyone is still using a 4speed any more,feeling old.
    Even more so,I just blow first gear out of my old 57 Ford 3speed,an putting my last spair in this coming week. Always looking for y-block parts an 3s tran's.
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  6. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
    Posts: 2,953

    gas pumper

    3.50 first Sag with a comp plus in my 54 Chevy 6 cylinder. Had the shifter since 1968, it's been in the Chevy since 1990.
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  7. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 3,138

    Runnin shine

    I have come to my senses in an effort to keep my 32 PU builds truly traditional. Out with the t5 and in with the 60s t10!
    Can't wait.

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  8. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,798

    T&A Flathead

    Not using one yet, but a toploader 4spd is going in my next 32 5w build. It will be mated up to a wicked Y-Block.
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  9. Todd's Rod's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2010
    Posts: 165

    Todd's Rod's
    from MInnesota

    I have several for sale 4 I think would have to look and I think one shifter, maybe some other stuff as well if interested send a message thanks
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  11. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 3,138

    Runnin shine

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  12. Koz
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,253


    Running a '57 Vette Saginaw 3 spd. behind a 283 of the same source in my new roadster. Pretty oldtimey setup and actually pretty nice on the street. '55 rear with an Eaton posi in it. In a super light car it should be fairly decent.
  13. oneratfink57
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 639

    from Wisconsin

  14. lucky13
    Joined: Feb 7, 2003
    Posts: 109


    A833 here behind a blown 331 hemi. I grew up thinking hot rods have 3 pedals and 4 speeds. So its only natural I chose to run one in my Model A project
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  15. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,379

    phat rat

    An A833 in this with a Hurst and home brew stick

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  16. Always felt that sticks and hot rods went hand in hand. My 36 has a M20 behind the small block with 3:55 cogs, comes out of the hole real strong and is tons of fun to drive.
  17. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,035


    I have a 66 mustang top loader 4 speed converted to Jeep top shifter behind my 50 Ford flathead! Fits perfect in my 31 roadster. What else can you do when someone gives it to you!:D
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  18. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 1,079


    When I got my '55 in 1970 it had a 327 with a Muncie. It still does. I thought five speeds came in farm implements.
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  19. I've got a wide ratio top loader in my 56 vicky
  20. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 989


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  21. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,480


    Only my vintage motorcycle has 4-gears.

    Everything else I have on the road has six.
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  22. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,894


    My Nomad, which I bought in January of '91, has had a M20 Muncie with Hurst Competition Plus shifter for 17 years this month. Sometimes I wish I had another gear (overdrive) but most of the time I just have fun.
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  23. jesse.storey2
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 4

    from new jersey

    In the beginning of building a 427, 4 speed, 4:11 Chevy II. Old school hot rod.

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  24. goldys.garage
    Joined: Nov 15, 2016
    Posts: 5


    4 speed toploader behind my 351C in my 66 mustang. A Mr. Gasket shifter. A gear vendors overdrive is an option for better mileage - but they're pricey

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  25. flux capacitor
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
    Posts: 666

    flux capacitor

    Sag 4 speed with Warner overdrive in 53 Chevy
    Freewheels under 35 , typically 4 shifts & let off the gas for highway mode & passing gear is a hoot when floored. Neat thread HRP. Flux
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  26. FlyHiFlyLo
    Joined: Dec 5, 2016
    Posts: 107


    I run a Tex T-101. Flipped the 3/4 shift arm making 3rd 1:1 and 3rd is now 4th@ .82:1 overdrive.

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  27. nvrenuff
    Joined: Mar 27, 2011
    Posts: 30

    from new jersey

    1966 belvedere a833 daily driver. It just feels right. 3.23 but 3.55s coming soon. Starting from scratch....I would do a 5speed for "more fun" gearing and overdrive for road trips.

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  28. Depends. I have T10 Muncie and Saginaw on hand if I should have any problems.
  29. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 1,808


    I've run a Muncie 4spd behind my 327 in my daily driver 57 for years. Every now and again I get the over drive itch, put the 3spd OD back in, get tired of non synchro 1st gear in traffic and switch back to Muncie.

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