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Username Post: Need Advice On Installing 409 & Muncie 4-Speed Into 67 Chevy Shortbed Truck        (Topic#373959)
msmit62 
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10-30-23 09:22 AM - Post#2863745    

My dad and I have a 67 Chevy truck (2WD, shortbed, 283, Powerglide automatic trans) and he wants to put his 409 in it and convert it to a manual transmission (preferably a Muncie four-speed). Has anyone out there gone this route before? What trans should he use to get the shifter in the stock location? He is a retired Chevy mechanic and has rebuilt many Muncie 4-speeds during his career. Thanks in advance for any advice!



 


msmit62 
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11-03-23 04:57 AM - Post#2863837    
    In response to msmit62

Bump



 
fritz1990 
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fritz1990
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Loc: Kansas
Reg: 02-16-03
02-02-24 06:58 PM - Post#2866527    
    In response to msmit62

Had a 348 in my 64. Exhaust hit motor mount perches and firewall had to be massaged for exh manifolds or the heads can’t remember. I know this is different but might have same issues?

Regards, Jeff

1998 K1500 6.5 Coal burner
1965 C10 with 498 BBC AFR Heads
1964 C10 Ran 348W for 6 years, now SBC.

Corvettes owned: '74 '77 '78 L82 Silver Anniversary, 2002 LS1, 2007 C6 Love this one! Now have 2014 C7

Don't have a nervous come together!



 
msmit62 
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02-05-24 08:20 AM - Post#2866605    
    In response to fritz1990

Jeff, thanks for your reply. Did you stick with the stock exhaust manifolds or switch to regular headers or shortie headers to make it work?



 
fritz1990 
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fritz1990
Age: 62
Loc: Kansas
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02-16-24 07:21 PM - Post#2866959    
    In response to msmit62

I just nicked the perches with a torch. They hit the raised portion right behind the mount if I remember right. These were with factory 64 mounts. Might be better if you swapped xmembers and use 73-80’s style mounts?

Thought I was the only one to put a W in a 64.

Regards, Jeff

1998 K1500 6.5 Coal burner
1965 C10 with 498 BBC AFR Heads
1964 C10 Ran 348W for 6 years, now SBC.

Corvettes owned: '74 '77 '78 L82 Silver Anniversary, 2002 LS1, 2007 C6 Love this one! Now have 2014 C7

Don't have a nervous come together!



 
msmit62 
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Posts: 163

Reg: 08-26-03
02-21-24 05:14 AM - Post#2867088    
    In response to fritz1990

Jeff, thanks for getting back to me. Nope, you're not the only one...my dad did this years ago with a 409. He was building a 36 Ford street rod (it was before I was born so probably late 60's or early 70's) and ended up selling the car but keeping the engine. So he bought a short bed 64, installed the 409 and that was his daily driver that he drove to work everyday. I wish my daily driver was that cool!



 
fritz1990 
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fritz1990
Age: 62
Loc: Kansas
Reg: 02-16-03
02-21-24 05:59 PM - Post#2867113    
    In response to msmit62

I had the complete engine out of my dads 64 Impala SS.. It was a 409/425 complete from air cleaner to pan, cast iron headers too. It was a QB block. It was our family car when I was a kid. Dad took out the W and put a 327 in.

I had it set in my 72 SS Nova but life got in the way and ended up selling it. That was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. Always had a soft spot for the W!

Regards, Jeff

1998 K1500 6.5 Coal burner
1965 C10 with 498 BBC AFR Heads
1964 C10 Ran 348W for 6 years, now SBC.

Corvettes owned: '74 '77 '78 L82 Silver Anniversary, 2002 LS1, 2007 C6 Love this one! Now have 2014 C7

Don't have a nervous come together!



 


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