Gold Lifetime Member
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Yorkville, Illinois USA
Sure, you can do it, and if it's the original trans in an original car, it even makes sense. If you get lucky and the rebuild kit for $120 does, it makes sense no matter what.
A few years ago, I won a (supposedly rebuilt) muncie on ebay for $380. It popped out of first at 3000 rpm from day one. Last winter I got enough sick of it to fix it, and rebuilt it myself. the kit was $150, then I found the 1-2 syncro hub was bad, causing it to pop out of gear. Needed a press to get it off. Got lucky, after 6 calls I found a shop willing to touch a trans in pieces, brought em the mainshaft and watched while they pressed the hub off, pressed on a good used one they had, and swapped the wrong synchro rings in the kit for right new ones they had. Asked me for $50...paid em happilly while thank youing all over the place, and I took it home and put it back together, AND IT WORKS!. so yes, you can.