manual transmission recomendations

Old 01-04-2012, 08:59 AM
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craigs55
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I don't know much about the different manual transmissions. I am building a chevy small block that should put out around 500 h.p. and plan on putting it in my '55 chevy. I have heard muncie was the best 4-speed, then some say borg warner T10 and then there is saginaw.What are the real differences in wide ratio and close ratio? I would really like to go 5-speed, but haven't seen any that are affordable that will work in my car. This car will be mainly street driven. Does anyone have any ideas for me?
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:35 PM
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street car or street strip

close ratio means not as big of a jump between gears so as you shift you can keep your rpm's in the power better
i like the m22 rock crusher internals are dam near unbreakable my old man had a 10.50 nova way back in the day 402 bbc 13.5:1 rectangular port heads box tunnel ram 2 660 center squirters and 5:13 gears he split the cast aluminum case in half then put a super t 10 in
all depends on the use intended

but a t 10 or super t 10 should be fine in your app both 4 sppeds both come in a few different gear sets
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:54 AM
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GO WITH THE M-22 IF YOU CAN STAND THE NOISE.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:41 AM
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You can get an iron midplate (bearing support) which really takes the flex out of a muncie.
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