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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-30-2003, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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auto to manual

ok i know somone has posted this before but id like to know what ill need . is there anything special so far the parts i need are driveshaft, trans, clutch pedal, flywheel, clutch, crossmember, ....
which trans is the best to use or which is the only to use?
is it cable clutch or hydrolic (spelling) ?
is the brake pedal changed in the manual cars to smaller pedal?
anything i got confused or missing...
also how do i get the saftey switch wired ?

thanks for any info... i hope to take pics and have all info on a site. any info will be greatly helpful.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-30-2003, 09:54 PM
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Sniff around the tech articles for a while, papajohn wrote a huge article on how to.

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Find a super coupe 5speed donor car. Since your car is a 3.8, you can bolt up the SCs M5R2 tranny, use the driveshaft, pedals and lutch hydraulics. Basically a bolt in swap.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-02-2003, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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ahhhhh M5R2 thats what i was looking for. does ford make this trans or is it another company. and another question is do these break easily . i herd th t5s can break . is there another tranny aftermarket or from another car that would work.


hmmm.... 6 spd. ..............
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The M5R2 will nearly be a completely bolt in swap. The M5R2 is actually a Mazda piece and I'm pretty sure it has a higher torque rating than the T-5.

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dou know if the crossmembers are different? between the auto and manual.
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Unless I'm mistaken they're the same, although the tranny mount may be different. I'd ask over on www.sccoa.com

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So the M5R2 and T45 are different trannies? I've heard the T45 is hell to get in (and expensive). So if I bought a dead Supercoupe with a good tranny, I'd have pretty much everything I need?

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If you bought the complete car, yes. What you need consists of the tranny, driveshaft, flywheel/clutch assembly, and the clutch hydraulics along with the pedal. The center console is a good thing to snatch as well.

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the M5R2 is a ford made transmission ford made mazda's transmissions
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So the M5R2 and T45 are different trannies? I've heard the T45 is hell to get in (and expensive). So if I bought a dead Supercoupe with a good tranny, I'd have pretty much everything I need?
In my opinion, the T45 wasn't that bad to get in, and I only spent $1500 on my swap including a rebuilt cobra trans, but it only bolts up to a 4.6L, not the 3.8.

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the M5R2 is a ford made transmission ford made mazda's transmissions

Interesting. I always read that the M5R2 was a Mazda transmission.


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The cross members are not the same. The stick cross member hooks onto the exhaust more forward. Some one has to have some pics as my car is away for the winter and pics can not be had until spring.

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