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Join Date: Mar 2003
Re: Manual to auto conversion?
A shop would probably not leave you much change from $3k for labour from what I've seen. Ridiculous? Yes.
In reality it usually takes me about two days to go from auto to manual, that does not involve changing the wiring much however.
Probably allow another 2 days for that. Shouldn't take that long, but hey. You could do it in 2 weekends - wiring first, then leave the box swap until next weekend.
It's all easy work, only special tool required will be a torque wrench for the flywheel bolts, and the Torx bits for the interior.
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Pacemaker headers + 2.5" exhaust
EF Fairmont interior
Lowered King springs
5 speed manual
Newest mod: EF Ghia wiring loom and dash