: Where to get a Muncie M20
Aug 9th, 00, 12:27 PM
Where is a good place to find a M20 and what should i expect to pay?? E-bay has a couple, but prices are usually higher when you have 20 people bidding on it so i dont want to go that route unless i have to. Can i get one for about $350?? I've seen them that cheap before, but i dont know..Is there anyone here selling one?? Also what should i look for before buying? Thanks for any help. This TH350 has got to go...
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Aug 9th, 00, 02:36 PM
You might get lucky and find a good used one for $350, but they are getting rare. You might want to e-mail Wally Knight Wally@muncie4speed.com and see what he has around. He wont be cheap, but you will get a totally rebuilt unit, and he WILL stand behind it, no questions asked. I figure he will want in the $600 range. By the time you buy one for $350, put a kit in it for another $175...you will be right about at the same price with no warranty.
Hope this helps,
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Aug 9th, 00, 03:56 PM
Ryan, there is a place in Toronto called Muncie Recyclers. They have a website also. They sell rebuilt M-20's for $600 with no core necessary. I looked all over, and the most common price I found was $800-$1000 plus a $250 core charge. I ended up buying one on E-bay for $500, but now I'm putting a $150 rebuild kit in it. I wish I would've gone the rebuilt route!
Aug 9th, 00, 03:59 PM
EXPECT TO PAY A HIGH PRICE. I BOUGHT AN M-20 IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR. THE TRANNY HAD NOT BEEN IN A CAR SINCE 1976. PAID 750.00 FOR IT WITH NEW SHIFTER AND LINKAGE, TRANNY IS LIKE NEW, BUT I PAID TOO MUCH FOR IT. YOUR BETTER OFF IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT TO BUY A BRAND NEW T-10 FROM JEG'S. YOU CAN BUY A BRAND SPANKIN' NEW 4 SPD. FOR 1310.00, WITH A WARRANTY. I LOVE MY MUNCIE, BUT I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT A BRAND NEW TRANNY, JUST BECAUSE PARTS ARE GETTING HARDER TO FIND FOR MUNCIES, AND IF YOU DO FIND THEM, YOUR GONNA PAY OUT THE BUTT. IF YOU LOOK AT A MUNCIE, LOOK AT THE FRONT OF THE TRANNY FOR SOME LITTLE TABS AROUND THE INPUT SHAFT, IF THEY ARE NOT THERE, THE TRANNY HAS BEEN TAKEN APART AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. ALSO TAKE THE SIDE COVER OFF THE TRANNY AND LOOK AT THE GEARS, LOOK FOR ANY BROKEN GEARS AND DISCOLORATION THAT LOOKS LIKE THE GEARS MAY HAVE BEEN RUN LOW ON GREASE AND GOT HOT. HOPE THIS HELPS AND I DIDN'T MEAN TO TAKE UP SO MUCH SPACE. GOOD LUCK
Aug 9th, 00, 04:04 PM
Ryan, I don't know if this guy will ship it to you or not - but this guy rebuilds Muncie's and has been a staple at the swap meets in the mid-west for years. I believe he does excellent work (I just put an M21 in my '68 he rebuilt) and his prices are much better then anything I've seen on E-bay or on here. His name is Mike Kline and he's out of Laporte Indiana 219-326-8730. Good luck.
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Aug 9th, 00, 06:39 PM
I have a M20 that you can have for $400. I paid that for it and am going to use a th400. It comes with an almost new clutch, pressure plate ,fork arm ,throw out bearing and a bell housing. The housing doesn't look that great, it was cut for a different starter. The tranny had 69 written on it, whether it is or not, I don't know. The internals looked really well. Shipping would probably kill ya, though.
Aug 10th, 00, 06:47 AM
I would suggest avoiding the mucncie and going with a new Super T10 from Richmond gear. These are brad new trannys with warrantys (and several places have them in stock with plenty of parts available) not to mention that they bolt in place of the muncie (save for a driveshaft shortening). Sorry if I have offended any of you purists out there
Aug 10th, 00, 08:22 AM
As for the super T-10 being new, and with a warranty, how strong is the trans?? I am planning on putting Nitrous and full slicks on this car, so i was planning on probably rebuilding the muncie to hold some massive abuse. 69er, I'll check into shipping and se how much it will be. I think that would kill me.
Aug 10th, 00, 04:51 PM
Try Speed-O-Motive, they advertise used rebuilt Muncies for sale. They've been around since "Christ was a kid" (with all respect) so they should be reputeable to deal with. The freight will probably be by truck and "stiff". pdq67
Aug 11th, 00, 02:20 PM
I have a 68 M-20 that came out of a camaro. I would sell it between 350.00 and 500.00, depending on what all you want. Like transmission, bell housing, shifter etc.
If you want more information e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 11th, 00, 03:22 PM
I'm sorry the M-20 is a 64 or 65. I pulled it out of a 68 camaro.
Aug 12th, 00, 10:19 AM
If you are in San Diego, I'd keep my eye pealed on www.recycler.com (http://www.recycler.com) in the auto parts section. I picked one up last year for $375 that came with a worn-out Hurst shifter by subscribing for a month to their Early viewing feature. I put a gasket set in it, did the best visual inspection I could, and she is nice tight shifting '68 M-20. Of course the guy swore someone told him it was an M-21. So take your number books with you.