Auto-> Manual swap?

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by VenomStang96, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. VenomStang96

    VenomStang96 New Member

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    I'm looking for a good idea on what I'd be getting into. I know there is an article on AllFordMustangs.com but that is for 5.0 Mustangs. Would it be basically the same steps? I figure it's feasible b/c I know a mechanic who will help me do it. Please leave any info here. Thnaks in advance.
     
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    Yes it should be very similar. Its not hard to do just time consuming or so I have heard.
     
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    Ive thought about this too, what all parts are needed to do the complete swap? I know tranny, clutch, clutch pedals, shifter, different driveshaft, wiring harness for reverse? ANything else?
     
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    I cant remember the name of the company but there is somebody in the mags that offers complete packages for swaps like the auto to t5, look thru your stack and try to find it, I know it is a TOTAL kit with all the parts needed. Ill try to find it and post it up.
     
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    http://www.mpsautosalvage.com/products/index.cfm
    formerly stangparts.com... there updating everything still :(
     
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    The only thing that's "hard" about doing this is you have to cut a hole in the floor. You will need pedals, clutch cable, tranny, clutch, flywheel, bell housing, all bolt, drive shaft, cross member, tranny mount, wiring for the back up lights, shifter, shifter plate. I'm sure I'm missing a few things. All and all not hard to do.
     
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    and just how would I go about cutting a hole in the floor????
     
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    with a stick of dyn-o-mite! :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh:
     
  10. Dalamar

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    "How to cut a hole in the floor?"

    you could:
    use a hole saw
    cutting disk in a grinder
    plasma cutter
    unibit (up to 1 1/8")
    or go around the perimeter - drilling holes really close
    together, then cut the remaining metal out.

    :D

    Another option for the parts associated with the swap is find a doner car.
    junk yard, salvage ect. and take them off that one.

    U also may need a different flywheel, you'd have to look into it.
     
  11. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member SN95 Supporter

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    You want to swap just because of the fun factor? Otherwise stay with the 4R70W...Put some coin into the auto and you'll be just as fast or faster then 5 speeds and they are WAY stronger then fords shitty 5-speeds. If your gonna do a swap to manual atleast go for a Viper Spec 6 sp from D&D.