I too have a saginaw 4 sp in my 70 elke, the Chevrolet information does'nt even list it as an option/base trans. It is a numbers match for the car 350 2bbl, but information on the shifter ( I need to replace the reverse lock-out detent assy ) seems non-available, the dealer only shows it in the parts manual, but no parts available. If you are going to replace the shifter, let me know as I would like to get it (for parts, ect)Jim
70 El Camino
77 SS El Camino (wife's)
Team Chevelle #284 Gold
Second design Saginaws were used from late 1967 to 1977 in under 300 horsepower applications, so it seems the Sag is a stock application. The second design has larger dogs on the gears and synchros and some revised thrust surfaces.
They were made in Saginaw until late 1969, then all production was moved into the Muncie factory until the Saginaw ceased to be used in '77.
I just bought a Saginaw 4 speed for a 79 El Camino I have. The El Camino has a 3 speed manual tranny in it and I want a 4 speed. I read somewhere that in order to put a 4 speed in it I have to use a Saginaw because of the shifter location. I also read that there was a Saginaw with a real low first gear that is somewhere around 3:50 to 1, does anyone know how to identify the Saginaw 4 speed tranny with the low first gear?
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