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Old 10-14-2017, 11:14 AM   #31
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saginaws are VERY EASY to rebuild...I had NEVEr done one.....tore mine apart 15 years ago,and rebuilt it in less then 3 hours,and that included cleaning the case too!!!

I`ve had a 2 ringed saginaw behind a decent running 350, with a nova 3.08 rear end for the better part of 10 years with NO problem (1955 wagon)....granted...I have never abused it.....I have no reason to......
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yep, 3:11 but that input shaft looks pretty used up. The front bearing retainer is also shot, at lease in my opinion. Too much rust. You should be able to find replacements easy enough if, the inside gears are good. You should clean up the outside of the case with a wire brush just to get the loose crud out of the way and pull the side cover. If that trans has been sitting the way I think its been siting, it may not be a suitable candidate. What you want to see if a box gull of gear oil, and everything shinny.
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After thinking it over heavily I'm going to be spending the current budget on getting a good BW st-10 and what other bits I need to get the 283 in instead of getting it painted. It'll still get painted just not for awhile, plus the 283 is a fresh rebuild while the 235 is going to need one eventually.

The main reason to go with the Saginaw was so that I'd have enough to get a decent four speed but also get the paint sorted. But from what I'm seeing price wise for any other Saginaw I'm finding I'm just better off getting the good trans and waiting on paint till the father in law finishes up his 70 nova.
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