Brought to you in part by:

.

Shop Eastwood for your Auto Restoration Needs!


  Mustangsandmore Forums
  '64 1/2 to '73 -- The Classic Mustang
  Need Help converting auto to a manuel

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Need Help converting auto to a manuel
Red_69Mach1
Journeyman

Posts: 28
From: Northridge, CA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 01-17-2002 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Red_69Mach1   Click Here to Email Red_69Mach1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi-

I got a 1969 Mach 1 with a FMX transmission. Is it possible for me to convert to a 5 or 4 speed? IF so what parts do I need and how much will it all cost. Thanks in advance.

------------------
1969 Mach 1 with a 351 Windsor, Holley Street Avenger(670cfm), Edelbrock 351W intake, mallory ignition, MSD blaster ignition coil, headers, flowmasters,

IP: Logged

Dave Gibson
Moderator

Posts: 7549
From: Norfolk, Virginia, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
Registered: Aug 99

posted 01-17-2002 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Red,
Welcome to Mustangsandmore.com. Glad to have you here with us. Enjoy all the Forums and be aware that this site is very addictive.
Yes, you can instal either a four speed or five speed tranny. I do not know what all will be required for the conversion off the top of my head, but we have plenty of members that have done these conversions. I'm sure one of them will be along to help you out shortly. Again, welcome to the extended M&M family.

Dave & Terri

------------------
Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
Blue Belle (Terri's)
'66 Coupe, Silver Blue Metallic, 351W 2-V, 4 speed, A/C, future sleeper.

IP: Logged

Red_69Mach1
Journeyman

Posts: 28
From: Northridge, CA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 01-17-2002 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Red_69Mach1   Click Here to Email Red_69Mach1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave & Terri,

Thanks for the greetings, I'm sure I gonna love this site.

--------Al

------------------
1969 Mach 1 with a 351 Windsor, FMX tranny with cooler, Holley Street Avenger(670cfm), Edelbrock 351W intake, mallory ignition, MSD blaster ignition coil, headers, flowmasters,

IP: Logged

Rory McNeil
Gearhead

Posts: 1235
From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 01-18-2002 03:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The best way to do the swap, is if you can find a fairly complete doner car. That way everything is there, & you can take all the needed pieces out, & see how they fit into your car. Back in the mid 70`s, I had a 70 Fastback with a 351C 4v & FMX, I got all the pieces from a wreckers, but not too likely to find a complete stick Mustang there these days. For the clutch/brake pedal assembly, that can come out of any stick 69-70 Mustang regardless of engine.(other years MAY work, I`m not certain though)The cross shaft will need to be 302 or 351(WorC)The holes for the cross shafts frame mounted pivot bracket were already in place on my car, everything bolted right in. You could probably get everything from Perogie Enterprises, but it certainly won`t be cheap. An alternative to trying to scrounge up 30+ year old mechanical linkage, would be to go to a cable clutch system. I have a T5 in my 302 Fairmont, & I just love it. It has a low first gear, for strong accelaration, plus a nice overdriven 5th. Plus they are light, fairly cheap, & easy to find.

------------------
78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2003, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [Mustangsandmore.com T-Shirts][Tech Articles]