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 Post subject: converting auto to manual
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:45 pm 
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Hi guys. looking at a new fairmont and i'm gonna convert it to manual. i have everything needed to complete this. can anyone give me a rough price to do so, or any where in bendigo area that would be cheap, even melbourne. cheers guys
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 Post subject: Re: converting auto to manual
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:49 pm 
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So you already have the conversion ready to go in?, ask a transmission or gearbox place near you

 

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 Post subject: Re: converting auto to manual
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:51 pm 
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yeah got it all, isn't really any places near by. a friend of mine got new auto put in and cost $1200 not to keen on that
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 Post subject: Re: converting auto to manual
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:45 am 
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There's a fair bit of work involved & you will find that a workshop will probably want to charge you a full days labor to do the job, maybe even more.

I've converted my Eb Ghia to a 5spd. If your using a factory manual peddle box the dash has to come out, that's a huge job!

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 Post subject: Re: converting auto to manual
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:25 am 
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just swap the pedals over and use the pedal pin

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 Post subject: Re: converting auto to manual
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:53 am 
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Jacksoff wrote:
yeah got it all, isn't really any places near by. a friend of mine got new auto put in and cost $1200 not to keen on that


It is pricey because it is a tedious and long job. You won't find anyone who will do it any cheaper than $600-700 though...at your age, I think that's pretty pricey still. Assuming you want them to do everything...so drive in/out.

 

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 Post subject: Re: converting auto to manual
Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:31 am 
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this may be a stupid question.. but if i buy an engine that had a manual box but im going to use an auto, what will i need to do?

 

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 Post subject: Re: converting auto to manual
Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:50 am 
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Mob Lane wrote:
this may be a stupid question.. but if i buy an engine that had a manual box but im going to use an auto, what will i need to do?


You will need to remove the spigot bearing from the back of the crank & fit an auto flex plate to the engine before you can fit the auto the the engine.

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 Post subject: Re: converting auto to manual
Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:26 am 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
Mob Lane wrote:
this may be a stupid question.. but if i buy an engine that had a manual box but im going to use an auto, what will i need to do?


You will need to remove the spigot bearing from the back of the crank & fit an auto flex plate to the engine before you can fit the auto the the engine.

Cheers

ToranaGuy



to easy. thanks toranaguy

 

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 Post subject: Re: converting auto to manual
Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:24 am 
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Mob Lane wrote:
to easy. thanks toranaguy


Your welcome dude. There is a puller tool for the job, but there are plenty of "back yard" ways to remove it as well if you don't have access to the tool. Google or even a search on here will yield ways to remove it.

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 Post subject: Re: converting auto to manual
Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:25 pm 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
Mob Lane wrote:
to easy. thanks toranaguy


Your welcome dude. There is a puller tool for the job, but there are plenty of "back yard" ways to remove it as well if you don't have access to the tool. Google or even a search on here will yield ways to remove it.

Cheers

ToranaGuy


its ok, i have a mechanic mate whos gona help me out with it.

 

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