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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 19, 9:44 AM Thread Starter
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Muncie Specialist in NY? Need Recommendations!

Hey Everyone -

Hope everyone is doing well!

Question - any muncie specialists in NY? I know about D&L Transmission, however I called him 4x and he seems either really busy or is terrible at answering his phone, his wife took my # and name 3 days ago and I haven't heard back from him yet - i've tried calling up to 10 minutes ago and it keeps going to voicemail.

Any other recommendations?

I've just pulled my trans and its sitting besides my car in my garage :-(


or - is it worth just waiting around for Larry at D&L to be free?
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Is there a particular problem or concern with this transmission?

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I used Larry back in the 90's when I lived in NY, he always did great work.

I have heard that Jody in PA. does great work, I have not used him. Here is a link to his website. Home Page
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Is there a particular problem or concern with this transmission?

Hey Rich - i'm grinding in 2-3 & 3-4.

other than that, no issues getting into 1st or reverse.

I'm pretty mechanically inclined however, I've never dared to rebuild a transmission.


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I used Larry back in the 90's when I lived in NY, he always did great work.

I have heard that Jody in PA. does great work, I have not used him. Here is a link to his website. Home Page

Thank you much Bob - I'll definitely check Jody's website out, I really appreciate your feedback.

Regarding Larry, I actually just got off the phone with him - he is pretty busy right now, but said I should call him back on Monday evening - since he's pretty local to me (1/2 hr drive from where I live) I would rather go with him.

How was your experience with his work back then? Seems like a nice guy... from what I can tell over the phone.


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Thank you much Bob - I'll definitely check Jody's website out, I really appreciate your feedback.

Regarding Larry, I actually just got off the phone with him - he is pretty busy right now, but said I should call him back on Monday evening - since he's pretty local to me (1/2 hr drive from where I live) I would rather go with him.

How was your experience with his work back then? Seems like a nice guy... from what I can tell over the phone.

Vinny, glad you got to talk to Larry. I would wait for him. He rebuild two T-10's 62 and 63 Corvettes and a Muncie for a 67 Vette. I also bought a T-10 for a 62 Impala I restored. His work was great, and I liked dealing with him. He was a NY fireman back then if I remember correctly. He's got to be retired now. Is he still in Huntington Station?
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Vinny, glad you got to talk to Larry. I would wait for him. He rebuild two T-10's 62 and 63 Corvettes and a Muncie for a 67 Vette. I also bought a T-10 for a 62 Impala I restored. His work was great, and I liked dealing with him. He was a NY fireman back then if I remember correctly. He's got to be retired now. Is he still in Huntington Station?


Yep still at Huntington Station - glad to hear this Bob - looks like Iíll be waiting it out for Larry,... Iím sure my 71 will be happier, and so will I.


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My M22 and rear wear both done by D&L originally. I ended up doing my tranny over using gears and a kit I bought from someone here many years ago. I bought a VHS tape Munci Basics and watched and took my time. Came out awesome. I do remember D&L and SK Speed used to be the go to guys on the Island.


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If your mechanically inclined why not take a stab at it yourself? Paul from
5 Speeds has a lot of great videos on You Tube,a great book available and answers his phone. I've purchased several Muncie rebuild kits from him,he uses top quality stuff and if you have any questions he'll be more than happy to answer them.Might have to purchase a few tools,good snap ring pliers ect.
You'll need a press,but if your into cars and don't have one I'm sure you must know someone who does.Plus you'll save some $$$
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Muncies are not really hard to rebuild especially if it just needs a syncro's. Funny you say 2-3 and 3-4 . Syncros assemblies are 1-2, 3-4. Does it grind going down from 3rd to second? If not then it's just your 3-4 syncro assembly that cost about 75 bucks for a good Italian synco assembly. Obviously I would at least change all brass syncros rings but the whole assembly is best to change. Unless you have to take apart the cluster gear to change the spacers or needle bearings they really aren't hard to do and not that hard to do to change everything. Also its a good time to check your pilot bearing. They love to make you jump out of 4th... You will need a couple of cheap tools like a snap ring and the custom wrench to loosen the front bearing retainer. Take off the side cover and see how it looks inside....
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If your mechanically inclined why not take a stab at it yourself? Paul from
5 Speeds has a lot of great videos on You Tube,a great book available and answers his phone. I've purchased several Muncie rebuild kits from him,he uses top quality stuff and if you have any questions he'll be more than happy to answer them.Might have to purchase a few tools,good snap ring pliers ect.
You'll need a press,but if your into cars and don't have one I'm sure you must know someone who does.Plus you'll save some $$$


Iíve looked at all of Paulís videos and he is a great resource, however - itís a bit of a pain for me putting the car in the air without a lift - I rather just get it done right the first time than potentially having to play trial and error.


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Muncies are not really hard to rebuild especially if it just needs a syncro's. Funny you say 2-3 and 3-4 . Syncros assemblies are 1-2, 3-4. Does it grind going down from 3rd to second? If not then it's just your 3-4 syncro assembly that cost about 75 bucks for a good Italian synco assembly. Obviously I would at least change all brass syncros rings but the whole assembly is best to change. Unless you have to take apart the cluster gear to change the spacers or needle bearings they really aren't hard to do and not that hard to do to change everything. Also its a good time to check your pilot bearing. They love to make you jump out of 4th... You will need a couple of cheap tools like a snap ring and the custom wrench to loosen the front bearing retainer. Take off the side cover and see how it looks inside....


3-2 and 3-4 - you are right.


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If you are on long island i know a guy who rebuilds the entire thing in front of you while you wait. Makes it look real easy too and has all parts in stock. He is in the Huntington area
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If you are on long island i know a guy who rebuilds the entire thing in front of you while you wait. Makes it look real easy too and has all parts in stock. He is in the Huntington area


Is his name Larry?


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Sometimes it cant be done while you wait. Its somewhat rare, but one of mine needed the main shaft bore bushed. This brought the mainshaft back into spec.

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