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automatic to 5 speed convention?


Deutschman

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how hard would it be to put a 5 speed manual into a 1975 automatic? there is a car i am looking at buying and it is super cheap and needs work, and is an automatic so i just wanted to know if this is possible. im not new to cars and have owned a 2002. i currently have an e30, but really want a 2002 again! anyways any info on this would be great! thanks guys!

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I would say it would be fairly straight forward. Auto's have bigger tranny tunnels, so trans fitment would be easy. All you would need is to source a pedal box and the hydraulics for a manual trans set-up, plus the normal conversion bits. It has been done many times before, I'm sure a veteren will pipe up. Hope that helps.

Larry

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is there a write up or anything i can read? i want to know all the details. is there any welding required? if so how much? all that stuff. i know this has been done before and i have read threads on this faq about people doing this, but it was so long ago!

i have seen the right up on the 5 speed conversion (http://www.bmw2002faq.com/content/view/20/32/) but i still need info on how to put one in a former automatic.

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a clutch assembly (with throwout bearing) and manual tranny flywheel. Since you're gonna replace the existing one on your automatic, I'd get a 228mm flywheel (as fitted to roundies and all tii's) and matching clutch assy as they're considerably more long lived than the 215mm variety fitted to squarelights...

When you source a 5 speed, be sure and get at least the front half of the 5 speed driveshaft so you'll have the proper guibo flange to weld onto your shortened 2002 driveshaft.

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