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Username Post: Muncie 4-Speed W/TCS Switch        (Topic#265609)
Sparkywax 
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07-03-11 05:24 AM - Post#2110099    

Hello guys and gals. I have a couple of questions. I'm doing away with the TCS switch, I really didn't even know what it was when I bought the trans. The ? is can I put a different side plate on it from another muncie that doesn't have the TCS switch? This is a 1970 muncie and I have some side plates from some earlier muncies I could switch out, if I can? The other ? is what is the best thing to use to wash out the inside of the trans to get out the years of grime and sluge? Thanks for your help!!
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07-03-11 09:18 AM - Post#2110158    
    In response to Sparkywax

You can use brake cleaner to flush out the transmission. After you do, squirt some oil on the parts to keep it from rusting any steel parts. The cleaner will strip all the oil protection from those parts.

The side covers should interchange. Later side plates use a hex-head male bolt, so you'll have to change over and use plain hex nuts with lockwashers to mount the shifter arms.

Don't pitch the TCS switch (3961567) or side cover. They are pretty hard to come by for a "correct" restoration.
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07-04-11 09:39 AM - Post#2110451    
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  • 427SS65 Said:
You can use brake cleaner to flush out the transmission. After you do, squirt some oil on the parts to keep it from rusting any steel parts. The cleaner will strip all the oil protection from those parts.

The side covers should interchange. Later side plates use a hex-head male bolt, so you'll have to change over and use plain hex nuts with lockwashers to mount the shifter arms.

Don't pitch the TCS switch (3961567) or side cover. They are pretty hard to come by for a "correct" restoration.




Thanks 427SS65, I will hold on to this TCS side plate and swap it out to the other. What do you think about using gas or thinner to clean out the gunk and grime?
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07-04-11 10:08 AM - Post#2110454    
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I wouldn't use gas for any cleaner.

Thinner - that's a big word. You mean lacquer thinner, enamel thinner, paint thinner? Big difference between them.

Lacquer thinner is becoming expensive, but doesn't leave much residue behind. With paint and enamel thinners, you don't know what's in them. Some are like turpentine, some like Pine-Sol.

Are you against using brake cleaner? You can get some large cans pretty cheap at the discount auto joints.
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07-04-11 12:41 PM - Post#2110509    
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  • 427SS65 Said:
I wouldn't use gas for any cleaner.

Thinner - that's a big word. You mean lacquer thinner, enamel thinner, paint thinner? Big difference between them.

Lacquer thinner is becoming expensive, but doesn't leave much residue behind. With paint and enamel thinners, you don't know what's in them. Some are like turpentine, some like Pine-Sol.

Are you against using brake cleaner? You can get some large cans pretty cheap at the discount auto joints.




Nope I'm not a hater of brake cleaner at all! LOL. I have lacquer thinner around but just a small can of brake cleaner. I use lacquer to clean alot of things around here. I will run to NAPA and get a large can of brake cleaner. Thanks for the great advice!!!
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07-04-11 01:54 PM - Post#2110531    
    In response to Sparkywax

Get the non-cloronated type...better product

 
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07-12-11 09:02 AM - Post#2113313    
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I cleaned out the trans and got the side plate changed. I put in/on new seals and gaskets. Everything looks great inside. Thanks for everyones input!
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07-12-11 12:26 PM - Post#2113370    
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Glad it worked out! Hopefully the bearings and synchros are in good shape.
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07-12-11 05:22 PM - Post#2113460    
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  • 427SS65 Said:
Glad it worked out! Hopefully the bearings and synchros are in good shape.



Hope the bearing are good too! The the grears look GREAT w/no wear that I could see and the synchronizers look good as well. Very, very, very little metal flakes on the magnet.
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