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Old 08-07-2018, 08:45 PM   #51
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Just today, i parked next to a sqaure body K20 sitting on 35's and I peeked inside and saw the granny 4spd and I loved the truck even more! On my short/step C10, no I wouldn't want a granny 4spd, I really like to have a passenger car 4spd, as opposed to the 3 spd in it now. Better yet, make it a TKO 5speed!
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:41 PM   #52
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The transmission would not stop me. The non-stock intake/carburetor/air cleaner combo and open PCV system would be more of a turn off for me. That is a nice truck from what I can see, a lot prettier than mine. I'll bet they get and accept an offer since they have the make offer button enabled.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:19 AM   #53
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I have an SM465 4 speed in my 69 one ton dually and I love driving that truck.
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Wouldn't stop me as long as it was a New Process 435 Close Ratio 4spd. He doesn't say in the ad that it is a SM465. -BA
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Well as you can see the overwhelming majority of you that posted on here would not let the 4 speed deter them from buying the truck although a lot feel it is priced too high. Thanks everyone for posting as there were 54 posts in just 3 days. Just as foot note I was reading an article yesterday and it says only 18 % of Americans know how to drive a manual trans vehicle and only 3% of vehicles sold new these days have a manual trans.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:29 AM   #56
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A manual trans is a theft deterrent. ..
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I go out of my way for a manual trans... as long as I have a left knee that works....i get disappointed to find automatics in trucks I like 😁.... I have an nv4500 and np241 in my shed waiting for the right project
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:56 PM   #58
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A c20 would be more appealing to me with a manual than an automatic, especially on the tree.. $0.02
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:06 PM   #59
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Well as you can see the overwhelming majority of you that posted on here would not let the 4 speed deter them from buying the truck although a lot feel it is priced too high. Thanks everyone for posting as there were 54 posts in just 3 days. Just as foot note I was reading an article yesterday and it says only 18 % of Americans know how to drive a manual trans vehicle and only 3% of vehicles sold new these days have a manual trans.
Its not my money, yet if I had it and that thing passed my inspection I would not let anything hold me back.

You cant take the Greenbacks with you when you have to leave your truck, so why not make yourself happy. I miss my old metallic green Stump pulling coil rear end 1/2 ton. I was on my way when marriage hit and she got the old rusty thing. haha, i wonder whose junk yard it sits in now.
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I like my four speed. You feel like you are driving a real truck. The granny gear is handy once and awhile.
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A manual trans is a theft deterrent. ..
So is a leaky Q-jet and a bad starter
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:02 AM   #62
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One thing about a manual trans....is that is 'delivers' more hp to the wheels than an automatic.....no torque converter slip at all, as long as your clutch is in good shape.

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Old 08-10-2018, 06:13 AM   #63
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Don't forget all the benefits of the lowly manual trans

Your a driver using both arms and both legs to drive one
Your health will increase with the physical work out compared to an auto
Your man card gets an extra star
You save money by canceling your gym membership
You can push start your truck with a dead battery
You could see a decrease in that beer belly from the activity
You can have a bit of the Nascar shifting experience even if it only takes you to 50 MPH in 2 blocks in 69 seconds
Your right hand has a good spot to rest on your girls knee while she's sitting next to you on that bench seat
Your manual will throw you back in the seat harder than any auto
You'll save money on insurance because you can't drive a manual in traffic and text at the same time
You'll save money by not buying an expensive stereo ,The real music is under the hood listening to that engine run thru the gears !

Last but not least Auto's are for girls !
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:20 AM   #64
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With a manual you use the gear appropriate for the speed. You don't go driving across a parking lot in 4th the way you see idiots flying through in Drive, if not Overdrive. The people today drive like the peddle is an on/off switch. Hit the peddle and go hard till you run up on something slower. It's mindless and compulsive behavior. The person in a manual vehicle has to think about what gear they are in or they aren't driving. Each shift is a decision the driver makes, not the car. The world would be a better and safer place to drive and be a pedestrian if there were no automatics. Might not have ever been so many cars and drivers on the road if automatics never came along. The driving world opened up to all with the advent of the automatic transmission. There have always been those who can not drive a manual, even back when that's all there was.
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With a manual you use the gear appropriate for the speed. You don't go driving across a parking lot in 4th the way you see idiots flying through in Drive, if not Overdrive. The people today drive like the peddle is an on/off switch. Hit the peddle and go hard till you run up on something slower. It's mindless and compulsive behavior. The person in a manual vehicle has to think about what gear they are in or they aren't driving. Each shift is a decision the driver makes, not the car. The world would be a better and safer place to drive and be a pedestrian if there were no automatics. Might not have ever been so many cars and drivers on the road if automatics never came along. The driving world opened up to all with the advent of the automatic transmission. There have always been those who can not drive a manual, even back when that's all there was.
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My great uncle would not drive an automatic when they came out. He said that anyone that was that lazy was shiftless.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:15 PM   #67
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I have had many granny 4 speeds for work trucks. I still have a 91 chevy ton truck that I've owned for several years although it doesn't see a lot of miles other than work. Good all around trucks and I have never seen that transmission fail. Loose and sloppy but not fail.
I would not want one for my daily driver as I'm spoiled and prefer the autos for ease. However, better fuel economy while working them harder is hard to dismiss. A new clutch once in awhile and go and that is only if your using it past its intention. Which is easy to do when you have a low hole to make her move way overloaded.
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:52 AM   #68
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silly question...

move on or buy it and switch it over to an NP4500.

dont ask us because right away; your into this hobby based how others make you feel and thats not a hobby thats a pychological need. When you get board with us you and your psychological need will move on. You will be for ever seeking the approval of others rather than the satisfaction of simply owning , in this case a really nice truck.

not trying to be a chit or anything but we all ought to evaluate our selves every once in a while to make sure this is a health relaxing hobby. buying a truck just to do the cruise night or cars and coffee thing will get boring by the end of summer. Its not about acceptance or approval. People will manipulate you through that vulnerability if you let them. Healthy people brag about it, (BS'er's aside) Nurotic types seek the approval of others. This is a Hobby not 6th grade.

I like a four speed and would keep it so if the truck were origonal but otherwise put a 4500 in it.

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The OP knows he does not want this truck based on it having a 4spd. A decision he made entirely on his own. I gather he really liked it and was really disappointed to find the 4spd, which got him to wondering if others feel as strongly as him. All just a matter of a poll to satisfy his curiosity. It's been interesting to see the different responses.

But I hear you on the what kind of wheels is everyone buying, Should I leave it long, etc questions ................................. <
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But I hear you on the what kind of wheels is everyone buying, Should I leave it long, etc questions ................................. <
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Hey gang! New guy here! First post! Look forward to being here for a long time! By the way, what’s my truck worth that I just bought this morning so I can flip it tonight?
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The OP knows he does not want this truck based on it having a 4spd. A decision he made entirely on his own. I gather he really liked it and was really disappointed to find the 4spd, which got him to wondering if others feel as strongly as him. All just a matter of a poll to satisfy his curiosity. It's been interesting to see the different responses.

But I hear you on the what kind of wheels is everyone buying, Should I leave it long, etc questions ................................. <
Thank you Tim. Yes your thoughts are exactly what I was thinking when i stared this thread/poll and i agree its has had some interesting responses..
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silly question...

move on or buy it and switch it over to an NP4500.

dont ask us because right away; your into this hobby based how others make you feel and thats not a hobby thats a pychological need. When you get board with us you and your psychological need will move on. You will be for ever seeking the approval of others rather than the satisfaction of simply owning , in this case a really nice truck.

not trying to be a chit or anything but we all ought to evaluate our selves every once in a while to make sure this is a health relaxing hobby. buying a truck just to do the cruise night or cars and coffee thing will get boring by the end of summer. Its not about acceptance or approval. People will manipulate you through that vulnerability if you let them. Healthy people brag about it, (BS'er's aside) Nurotic types seek the approval of others. This is a Hobby not 6th grade.

I like a four speed and would keep it so if the truck were origonal but otherwise put a 4500 in it.

I was never wanting to buy this truck and I don't need anyones opinion or approval to make a decision on what Ii want to buy. If you read Special K's response right under your original post he has it figured out. I do agree that sometimes people post threads looking for opinions on things to help them make up their mind.
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I don't remember asking for opinions before I bought my truck. I do remember getting help from Shawn as he took the truck for a roadtrip checkup before I arrived to pick it up..

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