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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 01, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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I really want to get a 4 speed car but I can only find autos that are in my price range.
Does anyone know how hard or how much money it would cost to convert an auto W/ center console to a manual 4-speed
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 01, 07:19 PM
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I am by no means an expert but i thought i heard it cost around $1,000+ to do the conversion. I wanted a 4 speed as well, but went with the automatic, put a b&m shifter it gives a similar effect. It can get tiring shifting through the gears if your doing a lot of in town driving.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 01, 12:47 PM
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Here's what I think I spent to convert mine. It's been about a year so some of the prices may be off. It does get you close to $1,000. I bought used where I could and did all the work myself, including the trans rebuild.

M20 used $90
Muncie rebuild kit $140
Clutch and Pressure plate $250
Bellhousing, pedals with rubber pads, flywheel, clutch linkage, shifter linkage Used $300
Misc console stuff $60
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 01, 01:53 PM
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whoa a M20 for $90 and i thought i did good getting my M20 with Org shifter and linkage for $300.
? Kyle if you swap let me know if yu want to ge rid of the Auto console. Im looking for one.__
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 01, 07:16 PM
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my brother bought a 700-r4 for $150 cant beat that, although the racing rebuilt will cost $1000.
anywho i would expect to pay $2000+ if you need the trans maybe more. their is alot of stuff to put in, like a clutch. well thats not an accurate price, just shooting in the dark here.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 01, 04:44 AM
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I got my muncie for free, plus the linkgage was free. I think the total cost of everything was 3-400 dollars. The swap isn't too bad either, and a clutch is a whole lotta fun on a car like that.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 01, 05:25 AM
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i'm in the same boat as "bigtedards". I installed a staged shift kit and stall converter.. it ain't the real thing but it helps.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 01, 06:47 AM
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Wait until you find the right car at the right price. When I decided to buy my '67 I made a list of what I wanted and what I would not compromise on. It took almost a year to find the car that fit all of my criteria, but now I have exactly what I want. If you do compromise, you'll never be entirely happy with what you have.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 01, 03:46 PM
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I think Scott was very correct :wait until you find the right car & I gaurentee you will not want to pull the tranny out it -For example= if a a correct clean 396 w/ a turbo 400 came your way why would you change the car???? Appreciate the car for what it is. Never compromise on a car-you will regret it later-it will never be the way you want it. I don't believe people are getting less for automatics.
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