63 belvedere

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    I am going to look at a 63 belvy. He says it has a 4 speed.What year did they start putting the 4 speed in them? They had 3 speeds,correct?
     
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    4 speeds were available in 1963. What engine is in the car?
     
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      The T-10 4 speed trans were in 63's. The 833 could have come in Late 63's.
       
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      I ALWAYS listen to the "Kid"
      however I did read where the 63 Max Wedge dodge and Plymouths came with a 3-speed due to the fact that allegedly the 4-speed was not ROBUST enough
      So, perhaps the 4-speed was better in 64?
      But yeah, khryslerkid knows best...
       
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      There is no engine in the car he says.When I get to look at it I will get some pictures. He did say the shifter says Hurst.I am anxious to see the car. Thanks for the replies!!
       
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      There were factory four-speeds in 61' Chevies. Roomers of dealer-installed four-speed as far as back to 57', but no proof the last I read. One seller on eBay claimed his was a dealer installed one. Which originally what started the discussion on Trifive.com.
       
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      Oh jeesh Ski, trying to give me a fat head!

      They had the three speeds for quite awhile. In '63 they were offering the 4 speed for the first time that I know of. I look at the '62 through '65 as being transition years. I wouldn't have believed it if I didn’t see it for myself but I saw a '65 with a trunion joint driveshaft the other day!
       
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      Back in those golden days you probably could get just about anything in a car if you knew the right dealer. Those days are gone. I am still hopeful to find that sweet "barn find".
       
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