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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 07, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone!

Im new to this site and I have a 68 camaro that Im currently building with my dad. Its going to be a SS recreation 396 Big block car.

Only issue I currently have is what type of tranny to put in it...either a turbo 400, or muncie M21 4-speed? Trying to figure out which tranny would make the car worth more once restored.

Its orignially an automtic console car, so the 4-speed conversion with tranny will cost around $800-$900 more over the cost of putting in a Turbo 400.

Any input you guys have would be awesome!
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 07, 03:01 PM
 
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Welcome. You are under estimating the cost tho. The tranny will cost you that the cluch disk, flywheel, and presure plate, cluch pedal and linkage, clutch pedal springs, bellhousing, maybe new length driveline, shifter with plate. I'm sure there are more parts I have left out but looks those up and see were you are. I bet you will be alot more money than you think. But I think it is well worth it.
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Welcome. You are under estimating the cost tho. The tranny will cost you that the cluch disk, flywheel, and presure plate, cluch pedal and linkage, clutch pedal springs, bellhousing, maybe new length driveline, shifter with plate. I'm sure there are more parts I have left out but looks those up and see were you are. I bet you will be alot more money than you think. But I think it is well worth it.

Thanks for the reply. I looked up some prices and most places sell either a new B&M or TCI Turbo 400 for about $1,000. Torque converter around $150 and Flexplate is around $75 or so.

I found a place out here that sells rebuilt muncies for about $1,100.

So, With a centerforce clutch, Hurst shifter, Flywheel, and all the other micelanous 4-speed conversion items from classic industires, it will set me back about $900 more additional over the muncie tranny price itself.

So im looking at about $1200-$1300 for a turbo 400 trans.
OR,
about $2000-$2100 for a muncie M21 with all parts.

*Both these prices dont include if I need to cut the driveshaft.

Im Wondering if it will be worth the extra amount to put in a 4-speed or not.

Thanks again.

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Welcome Joe, from another So. Cal member

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Welcome Joe, from Nor Cal

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its a welcome thing!

Got to give the PEOPLE what they want!

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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!

You guys are awesome!

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Welcome Joe from the PacificNW have fun with the project and above all enjoy your Dad thats one piece of the whole project you can never replace...and always Happy Motoring

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Joe, where are you located in So. Cali?

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Thanks everyone! Glad to be apart of this awesome Camaro community!
Im in Orange County area.

By the way, do any of you know how to make a thread into a pole thread where people can vote?

Thanks guys!

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