Hi everyone, im new here, and i love my old fords...manual ones!
Im looking at an XR wagon at the moment which has an excellent body and paint job with no rust, but its guts aren't too good. It has a duel fuel windsor 302 with an auto transmission in it and although it starts every time no worries on gas it doesnt really perform that well.
I want a manual V8 (dont we all) so im thinking about maybe getting it and paying someone to put a 4 speed top loader in it or something (which i would buy myself separately probably).
Now how much do you guys think this would cost me (melbourne australia) because ive heard its a bit of a job putting a manual in an auto car, and im no mechanic myself although i do little bits on cars, nothing that major because i just dont have the space.
Also, if the engine doesnt perform that well now, do you think it would perform better with a tune up and a good manual trannie?