The four-speed manual transmission transformed the mighty cars go the early 1960s from slip sliding automatic equipped beasts to the straight line missiles that we all still admire and love. They came in close and wide ratios, different spline counts depending on application, and helped to create the iconic scenes and visions we all have to slamming a chrome shifter through all four cogs. Well, those same transmissions are still awesome today and this video from Hagerty of a Chrysler A-833 being reassembled for a project gives us the reasons why. Simple in their construction and operation, they’re marvels of automotive engineering from an era that valued strength and the ability to service everything.
Davin is going to be using this transmission in a cool vintage stock car project they are brining back so he rally goes the extra mile here to make sure this thing is ready for some severe duty on circa tracks when the bring the machine out after it is completed. The process of rebuilding the transmission is not overly complicated but it’s a job that requires an attention to detail and an understanding of exactly how this sucker works.
If you have never rebuilt a four speed or even if you have, we think you’ll enjoy this look into putting the guts back in Chrysler’s most awesome family of muscle car BangShift boxes.