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Old 02-08-2019, 10:09 PM
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Nice - the tele/teak wheel and column alone are worth $3K!!
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No I did not lol.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:30 PM
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Don't think it had tilt or tel but the steering wheel looked like the teak one.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:46 PM
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Don't think it had tilt or tel but the steering wheel looked like the teak one.
No tilt wheel in 65.




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Old 02-09-2019, 02:50 PM
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Appears to have a tele column and a teak wheel. It is very hard to read the engine stamped number but I think it might be a CE block. I think it's a very good find a great price.

You mention "If the rear pumpkin gear ratio code and the m-22 casting number check out correctly". What is the correct M22 casting number?
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:23 AM
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Appears to have a tele column and a teak wheel. It is very hard to read the engine stamped number but I think it might be a CE block. I think it's a very good find a great price.

You mention "If the rear pumpkin gear ratio code and the m-22 casting number check out correctly". What is the correct M22 casting number?
the same casting number for the M20 and M21
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:24 AM
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Nice find but definitely not a real big block car. Even if it was a Proto type big black car itís still 7000 to early. They didnít start making big blocks till after 11,000 most were between 12,000 and the end of production. Also real big black cars have the battery on the driver side, and do not use a washer bottle they use a washer bag.
In addition I think the BB cars had 80 psi oil gauges
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:37 PM
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In addition I think the BB cars had 80 psi oil gauges

I think only if it's a high horsepower car 390,400 HP 60 pound gauge.




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Old 02-10-2019, 09:34 PM
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So when finished it will be a beautiful $85,000.00 car with only $115,000.00 invested into it.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:56 PM
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So when finished it will be a beautiful $85,000.00 car with only $115,000.00 invested into it.
So get out the sledge hammer and cutting torch, and scrap it for parts?
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:06 PM
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So get out the sledge hammer and cutting torch, and scrap it for parts?
Didnít say that. Just be aware of investment to make it whole. If itís your desire to have a big block midyear go for it. Having been there I have a realistic view.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:54 AM
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the same casting number for the M20 and M21
You may have missed what I was asking. I asked what a '65 M22 casting number would be.

Yes, '65 option M20 which encompasses the wide and close ratio Muncie known as M20 and M21 both had a 3851325 casting number main case. Only differing in the gear sets and the parts number tag under a side cover bolt they were built with. The '65 option list only listed the 4 speed trans as M20. Chevy determined which trans a car was built with based on the horse power and differential gear ratio. The '66 option list broke out the M21 from the M20 on the option list. In each case Chevy stated which transmission was available with which engine.

That aside the '65s built with an M22 did not have 3851325 on the main case.

The OP alludes to verifying an M22 casting number. I was hoping to learn something.

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Old 02-12-2019, 07:42 AM
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Nice find. Black pw, hardtop convert, you can be driving it for under 30 invested i bet
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:02 PM
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My research and talk with people at the corvette museum in bowling green when i went was that the M-22 was an asked-only option for '65 and had to be ordered with the 375hp fuelie or the 396. The casting number should be the same for the m21 but some had the casting number removed when the particular factory assembled the transmission they didn't want it to be miss represented, some left the casting number. And the only way to tell is the internals and teeth number.

Originally Posted by Rumblegutz View Post
You may have missed what I was asking. I asked what a '65 M22 casting number would be.

Yes, '65 option M20 which encompasses the wide and close ratio Muncie known as M20 and M21 both had a 3851325 casting number main case. Only differing in the gear sets and the parts number tag under a side cover bolt they were built with. The '65 option list only listed the 4 speed trans as M20. Chevy determined which trans a car was built with based on the horse power and differential gear ratio. The '66 option list broke out the M21 from the M20 on the option list. In each case Chevy stated which transmission was available with which engine.

That aside the '65s built with an M22 did not have 3851325 on the main case.

The OP alludes to verifying an M22 casting number. I was hoping to learn something.
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