Autogear M22W "Crunches" w/2-3 Speed Shift

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Autogear M22W "Crunches" w/2-3 Speed Shift

Postby Skeezix » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:08 am

ATTN: NOT a bash from a disgruntled Customer!
Quite the contrary, I boost AG each chance I get.
I'd purchase a M23W in a NY-second if I could.

OK, that said, I ordered my M22W direct in 2004.
I did the install with a fresh H/D pilot bushing,
CF DFX PP & Disc, McLeod T/O bearing, new
Hurst Comp Plus shifter. Followed break-in process
very softly & gently. All went smoothly & precisely.

Motor is a relatively mild 6200-6500 rpm 454. 4.10 gear.
Never revved & dumped the clutch. Usually kick in 2nd,
pop 3rd & 4th, slam-shifting, throttle to floor, just
as in the 60s/70s, with a dozen GM Muncie trans
in multiple GTOs, Chevelle SS, big-block Camaros since,
with zero tranny issues. Lost some GTO ring & pinions!

Car driven about 200 miles a year. Started getting a lil'
scratchy in 3rd about a year later when speed-shifting.
Now notchy (scratchy's big brother) when hit hard, now
scratchy even when shifted gingerly.

Pointing no fingers & "blaming" no one or brand.

What does AGE recommend?
Are the M23Ws better suited for shifting hard?
Are better/improved synchros available since 2004?

Is there any trade-in value of an M22W towards a M23W? ~~~ Thanks!

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Re: Autogear M22W "Crunches" w/2-3 Speed Shift

Postby autogear » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:47 am

I appreciate the boost!
This is Nathan from AG. Back in 04, you probably dealt with my Chief Engineer George, or our Manufacturing Engineer Bill.

Assuming your shifter linkage is still adjusted tight and in good repair; there have been a lot of improvements over the past 13 years. I don't think you *NEED* an M23 series; but you probably could use our tighter fitting hubs and lighter sliding clutches. A new 3rd gear (along with the new slider) should cure your scratch. Slightly less likely would be the cast iron shift forks everyone used back then; we've gone to American-made cast steel ones. Even less likely would be wear in the sidecover assembly.
I'd also mention I hope you changed your oil since you bought this :) If you want the most recent oil recommendations, just say so.

If you don't want to do the work yourself, I'd be glad to go through it here, or try to find you a shop local to you.
I'm glad she's served you well for over a decade!
Contact me privately if you want to talk about service work and prices.
Anything else I can do for you Sir?

Nathan

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Re: Autogear M22W "Crunches" w/2-3 Speed Shift

Postby novadude » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:06 pm

autogear wrote:If you want the most recent oil recommendations, just say so.



Please share. I am using BradPenn GL4 in my Muncie and it seems to work very well.

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Re: Autogear M22W "Crunches" w/2-3 Speed Shift

Postby autogear » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:33 pm

Driven 80w90 Conventional
BradPenn 80w90 GL4 "classic gear oil"
Royal Purple "Max Gear" 75w90


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