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converting from automatic to manual

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pulser9, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. pulser9

    pulser9 Registered Member

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    So when I put the rebuilt engine in the 79 c20 I want to put a rebuilt transmision in it to. Right now its automatic, to put in a manual transmision what would it involve me to change and is it very hard?
     
  2. clstolten

    clstolten 1/2 ton status

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    Just hit up the junkyard for the pedal assembly, linkage, and z-bar. The crossmember on my 74 was the same for auto or manual so I just re-used that. The holes in my frame matched up as well. I had a TH350 with NP203 and went to a SM465 with NP205. Driveshafts were different lengths also.
     
  3. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    or hitup a boneyard and find a 1985 or newer hydraulic clutch setup. I had the mechanical and it sucked.. stiff spring so it was hard on the leg to shift.... hydro clutch all you need is the pedal assembly from in the cab, resivour outside, brake master cylinder, bellhousing and stuff... like cluch fork, clutch pressure plate, throwout bearing, etc....

    all in all since you are going to have the tranny and motor out.. id just go this route.. you will never regret it....:wink1:
     
  4. GM Man

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    Do you know if the clutch pedals are different between the hydro and non-hydro clutch linkage? Reason I ask is because I have an old style clutch pedal that I would like to use if possible.
     
  5. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    yes they are different.. I swapped mine out and saw a difference...
     

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