West can take a '65 case and put in later model stuff. We would like to thank everyone that has contributed to the data provided on this site. The 1965 M22 also had the drain plug boss drilled and tapped for a magnetic drain plug. They are for economy and street drivability and just cruising. If you mix and match randomly, the length and shape of the bends will changes and affect the shifting geometry.
The magic of the Muncie is in the synchro assemblies. Check the owner's manual for instructions on adding the correct transmission fluid for your vehicle. Little did I realize that at that time I had found the proof needed to validate the 1965 M22 transmission. Of course, rodders get a little creative. This isn't universally true, however, so you should look in your owner's manual or for labels around and on the dipstick to see which one it is.
Another indication it needs changing is if there are particles or other debris in the fluid. Hard use — such as frequent stop-and-go city driving, hauling heavy loads, trailer towing — will accelerate the deterioration. These 4 speeds sound like a blower drive whining. To speak to a Drive Train Expert or to place an order call toll free! Alan is very articulate and has the perfect mindset for an editor - He is also well known within the industry for his work with unique automotive knowledge. This car took 86 days to build on a rush order. To the left, note P0415 build date. With the leverage and the gears combined with a lever action, you increase the power an engine makes.
Next, press down on the brake and run through each gear to circulate the fluid. How can you tell if the transmission in your car is the one the car was originally built with? Close up of P0415 build date. The status marker has the latest blueprint change number on one side of the circle, and a deviation notice letter on the other side if the part change letter is active. Jay Safford is an automotive consultant and project manager in Lake Worth, Florida. This transmission was also released for the 1965 passenger car with the L78 engine.
They were used in many muscle cars and Corvettes. He can bore the cluster pin and put in a one-inch pin. A lot of people call him looking for a correct transmission. Some manufactures do not want fluid changed at all. The speed gears are independent of the main shaft. So, West recommends being safe rather than sorry.
I like to have hands on with my customers and be a part of that whole bond. Since the Muncie transmission plant did most of their own prototype work, they had a special assembly line set up in which all prototype transmissions were run. He's a pleasure to work with and has always been very creative. The later 1966-1974 units had a 2. The later 1966-1974 units had a 2.
West says all Muncies work on the same basic principle: The input shaft goes to the cluster gear. The input shaft goes to the cluster gear. I would at any time have him part of my team! This will allow the temperature of the fluid to normalize the operating condition. It was primarily designed as a road race transmission. The main difference between a Muncie and a Borg-Warner is that the Muncie has a 7-bolt side cover two less bolts than a Borg-Warner unit has. Darrell gave me the name of this gentleman and I gave him a call. Remember to set the parking brake, especially if you're leaving the car in neutral.
One thing that must be kept in mind here is that this document does not prove that any M22 transmissions made it to production vehicles. Grit that gets into the grease in the shifter mechanism can cause real problems. Thanks Filling the case to the bottom of the fill hole is the proper way. One circle is called the date marker, the other the status marker. Also I've read a lot about gl-5 oils ruining the brass synchros, so what weight should I use? The top row shows a synchro ring on left and a cleaned up reverse gear on the right. Select this link to see what. The M22 continued to use the same tailhousing, side cover and front bearing retainer as all other Muncie transmissions.
Due to the values of these cars, the owners usually want an original appearance. This photo shows the 1965 M22 with the side cover off as it was removed from the unrestored Corvette. His technical ability is obvious with the series of books he has written on the auto industry. We offer both new and used as well as parts that are hard to find. Close up where original casting has been milled off case. Passenger side of the unrestored M22 transmission.