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#983798 Tue Nov 05 2013 04:19 PM
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What 3 speed transmission was used behind the 64 Chevy 230? And is there a floor shift conversion available?


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oldbluetruck #983813 Tue Nov 05 2013 05:12 PM
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Back in that era Fenton shifters were the common swap backed up by Hurst. Sorry, don't know the numerical designation for the tranny.

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oldbluetruck #983828 Tue Nov 05 2013 06:39 PM
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It was common to see them in 1/2 ton pickups.

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oldbluetruck #983893 Tue Nov 05 2013 11:43 PM
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Do you know if this has a brand (ie Muncie or saginaw)?
Or is it a Chevy 3 speed?
Are there identification numbers somewhere on it?

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oldbluetruck #983964 Wed Nov 06 2013 04:18 AM
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Your truck is almost 50 years old. It was also made about the time GM started to switch over to the all synchro 3spd trans Muncie and Saginaw. Here is a quote from this thread at 67-72trucks, :"
IF it's got a 4-bolt side cover, it's a MUNCIE 3-speed, used from 55-65, in basically the same configuration n(X-frame cars used a shorter version, trucks bolted to the bellhousing differently). I don't know why, but a lot of guys refer to them as "Saginaws". The Saginaw however, came out in 66, and has a 7-bolt, flat bottom, side cover (both 3 and 4 speeds). There was a MUNCIE 3-speed used in 69-70 in some GM cars, but they are rare. A Borg-Warner 3-speed was also used in the "mid" 60's in some GM cars; it has a curved bottom side cover, they are rare also. Any manual trans with overdrive will have a solenoid, govenor, and separate shift lever on the extension housing as aprt of the O.D. Now, there was even a FORD Dearborn, top loader-style, 3-speed used in Pontiacs mid to late 60's (I guess to balance things out out the G.M. Hydra-matics used in some Lincolns in the early 50's). Pics are always helpful. Butch/56sedandelivery." Here is the thread at chevytalk;

scroll through it there are pictures and casting numbers.


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oldbluetruck #984089 Wed Nov 06 2013 05:29 PM
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Thank you very much

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