Re: TX5 manual conversion
I'd speak to wreckers who might be willing to do it for you, but if you are mechanically minded, the best thing would be sourcing a wrecked manual example from the damaged auctions. Should only cost a few hundred and will have most of the parts you need, though a new clutch etc would be advisable.
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
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