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Offline 2ndchildhood

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Automatic to Manual transmission
« on: April 24, 2011, 07:30:13 PM »
I have searched for threads on what it would take to go from an automatic to a manual transmission on a 78 T/A with a 400.  I have found some comments like don't do it, it's a headache.  But does anyone know what's actually involved?  What kind of transmission would be suggested?  What kind of cost are we talking?
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Re: Automatic to Manual transmission
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011, 08:49:33 PM »
Thats alot of typing to do. You would have to decide which tranny you would want. If its a 4 spd or 5 spd and if the linkage is external. And tons more. Theres so many different situations to describe you need to narrow it down.
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Re: Automatic to Manual transmission
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011, 09:21:58 PM »
well if you get a pullout 4spd conversion out of a 2nd gen, then its basically a bolt in swap, aside from cutting the floor for the shifter hump,  if you are doing a 5spd conversion or 6spd, it can either be purchased in a kit form, or you can part it together.... basically anything between the motor and rear will be switched out, flexplate will be swapped for a manual trans flywheel, carb will have to be either tuned, or tweaked a little for the lower idle.... center console will need to be swapped for the manual console. not a big deal, can be done in a fast paced busy weekend.....
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Re: Automatic to Manual transmission
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 11:08:49 PM »
search for T56 on this board...you will find info.
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