Hi there folks...
I finally finished bolting the M5R2 to the 4.6 on my 94 TBird...
Yes (!!!) ... I knew all along that it wouldn't be as easy as the other manual options out there, but I love challenges and it can definitely be done if you are bent on the idea like I was... (and if you don't mind cutting a non-structural corner off of the block
and making some other mods to make it work mechanically speaking)
I have read Papa John's article (and almost every other thread I've found on the topic of wiring a 5 speed conversion) but now I understand that his setup defeats the safety feature of the neutral switch -by jumping the terminals- and this way the car can be accidentally started in gear (!!).
I would like to retain the safety feature of the neutral switch, but I'm confused as to how to go about it.
The M5R2 has a two-wire neutral switch on it, and I could simply run the two wires from the auto car harness (the ones jumped on Papa John's article) to the switch, but I wonder if that will be enough to enable the safety feature or there's something else to do regarding the clutch safety switch ON THE PEDAL.
Although the 94 was a factory auto car, it has the clutch switch connector under the dash by the pedals (??) but it's currently plugged with a gray plastic plug that I will call a "jumper block". I don't know if it actually "jumps" the terminals or if it's just a plastic plug to prevent unnecessary exposure of the terminals.
Has anybody here connected BOTH a neutral switch on their 5-speeds to a 94 & up harness AND ALSO connected the clutch switch on the pedal?
I have no "Cruise Control" features or circuits to worry about, and I will soon get a tune mailed for the SCT X3, to "delete" the auto tranny from the ECU.
Please comment if you have something to share that might help me finish my conversion as cleanly as possible.
Also, if you want to mate the M5R2 to a 4.6 and have any questions, I can help too
Thanks is advance for your help.