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Username Post: Muncie vs Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed Transmissions        (Topic#49657)
Vern's_57 
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11-12-03 03:21 AM - Post#334997    

I'm thinking about replacing the transmission in my 57.I have a muncie 4 speed in it now and I was wondering if any of you guys ever put a Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed trans in your cars ? my concern is the space around the trans tunnel. Will the shifter linkage clear the floor without taking a hammer to the tunnel and will the shifter come up through the same hole ?? Positive / negitive feedback on those 2 trannys

 
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Re: Muncie vs Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed Transmissions
11-12-03 03:33 AM - Post#334998    
    In response to Vern's_57

I think "fiftysixbowtie" has done this recently.

Try a search on this screen name and you should find lots of info on this.

... or maybe he was running another 5-speed.

........ Anyway, there is lots of info on 5-spds and 6-spds in the last 6-months so a search should give you great results
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Re: Muncie vs Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed Transmiss
11-12-03 05:06 AM - Post#334999    
    In response to Vern's_57

I've got a Richmond 6-speed. No hammering required.
5-speed should be the same.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/208734


 
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Re: Muncie vs Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed Transmissions
11-12-03 07:01 AM - Post#335000    
    In response to Vern's_57

I have the Richmond 5 speed and as mentioned no mods needed. You will have to buy a special shifter for it (about $300). You will also have a big difference in your first gear so it might require you to change the gears in your rear. I had to go with a 3.25 gearset because 1st gear is so low you'll be able to pull stumps. I started with a 3.73 and it was so low, I could chirp the tires in 5th gear and 1st gear would red line in about 30 feet.
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Vern's_57 
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Re: Muncie vs Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed Transmissions
11-12-03 07:31 AM - Post#335001    
    In response to awsum55

I have a 12 bolt with 3:55, you also mentioned a special shifter ?

 
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Re: Muncie vs Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed Transmissions
11-12-03 07:51 AM - Post#335002    
    In response to Vern's_57

I have a the Richmond 6 and it really is my favorite part of the car. No tunnel mods as mentioned above. Richmond was a good company to deal with after the sale. Look into the T-56 also....lots of folks running those. Must be a good reason.


 
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Re: Muncie vs Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed Transmissions
11-12-03 10:03 AM - Post#335003    
    In response to Vern's_57

Vern,
The Richmond 5-speed is not a overdrive trans. if thats what your looking for, its 1 to 1 final drive. Good Luck.

Bob

 
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Re: Muncie vs Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed Transmiss
11-12-03 01:34 PM - Post#335004    
    In response to ZZ430

ZZ430, Does your shifter come up through the left side of the tunnel where my muncie would go through, and is The 6 spd the same as the 5 spd but with overdrive ?

 
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Re: Muncie vs Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed Transmissions
11-12-03 02:19 PM - Post#335005    
    In response to Vern's_57

Just thought I'd add my 2 cents (more info). I have a new Richmond 5-speed and because of the gear ratios, I'm running a 3.08 posi unit behind it (as per advice from Richmond). I, also, think they are good to work with (good tech support). I called around for a shifter. I wanted one that wrapped around my bench seat and Longs was the only one that offered it (pricey at $400.00).
'57 210 2dr. Sedan, 355, 5-speed, 3.08 Posi 12-bolt, custom paint, Bel-Aire sedan interior, front disc's, air.


 
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Re: Muncie vs Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed Transmissions
11-12-03 02:25 PM - Post#335006    
    In response to Danscool57

Dan - I got the 6 speed for the overdrive but at $2900 the shifter was included. I'm running a 3.0:1 rear gear. I had many converstaions with Dean in Tech Support. One of the only companies to actually call you back if you left a voice message. American Autowire was very good on that also.


 
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Re: Muncie vs Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed Transmiss
11-12-03 06:46 PM - Post#335007    
    In response to Vern's_57

Vern's_57
Sorry it took awhile to respond but I had to take my son to hockey practice. The shifter comes up through the floor where a bench seat would go. It comes up to the left of center but back a few inches. Yes, the 6-speed is the same as the 5-speed with an added overdrive gear.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/208734


 
Vern's_57 
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Re: Muncie vs Doug Nash/Richmond 5 speed Transmiss
11-13-03 03:28 AM - Post#335008    
    In response to ZZ430

Thanks for all of the info, Vern

 
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