you did not say if the clutch is adj ,how is the free play, like some one stated on here if clutch is not adj it will be hard to go into first gear:thumbsup:I have an 70 Chevelle with a 4 sp M22. It is pretty hard to get it into first gear. Where is a good place to get transmissions worked on? A chain place or just try to find a local mechanic?
I didn't know that guy was still going. Back when I was in Pittsburgh, I recall my friend of mine (who lived in Mt Lebanon) driving out there back around 1992 or so to have him fix an M20 he blew.On the other side of the country from you but this guy is an expert in Muncies. It is called Hoss' Gear Shop in Mt Pleasnt ,PA 15666. 724-423-6502 His name is Keith. He is a one man shop. Very knowledgable and will have every part you need even when no one else does. I have had him do a Muncie for me and a few rear end gear swaps.
If you want to also change the ratios, you should also consider a completely new "Muncie"... These can be built with many different ratios, and are stronger by design ( AutoGear Supercase, iron mid-plate, etc), plus not 45+ year old metal, not to mention most M22's were probably driven hard... IF your M22 is not original to your car, you may consider selling it outright, and possibly have the complete new trans for around the cost of the gear change and rebuild of your current trans...Can Hoss widen out the ratios?