Still working on getting my 65 shipped to me, should be early Nov(whoot!) ....but while I'm waiting, I'm doing some research and looking for any steals as far as parts go.
This leads me to the tranny. My 65 Inline 6 200 was originally a 3 speed but the folks before me at some point swapped it to a automatic. The Clutch pedal assembly is still in there. Beyond the firewall I'm not sure.....
So I have been roaming here and there looking for deals and I found a super clean 3-Speed Toploader for $150. Bargain! I talked to the owner of it and apparently not all 3-speeds are alike. He was doing the same thing and apparently this one didnt fit. 3.03 Transmission - Dantley's Photos | SmugMug
So I guess I'm asking ...what should I be looking for? I would love to have a 3 speed...4 speed even better but would it work? I'm still getting my feet wet with all this but now I'm confused because I was under the wrong impression that for the most part these were pretty easy to swap in and out. Ultimately of course I'm looking at cost as well. while a full t-5 conversion would be nice i wouldn't mind at least getting it back to stock without breaking my bank.
Thanks for any suggestions!