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Old 02-22-2012, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Auto to manual transmission swap 1966 mustang

I am looking to do a auto to manual transmission swap on my 1966 mustang 302. Is this an increadibly difficult job? Is there a kit somewhere that gives everything needed? Any tips are helpful. Thanks
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't need a Kit, you need the parts from a 64-66 Mustang with a std in it... 3 or 4 speed don't matter as long as it's a standard....
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Auto to manual transmission swap 1966 mustang

Are you plannng on going with 5 speed OD? If so lots of things to consider.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Auto to manual transmission swap 1966 mustang

I did the swap and it didn't put me in the poor house, but takes time collecting all the parts. Lot's of restoration pieces out there and I picked up my toploader for a great price. The pedal assembly was used upgraded with a roller kit. The other parts for the linkage I bought new. I used the original belhousing with new flywheel/pressure plate combo. Ball park price $2500. Well worth the time and effort for me. Having the time of my life and this little car was meant to be driven with a standard. Have fun


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Old 02-23-2012, 07:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Auto to manual transmission swap 1966 mustang

If you look in making progress of thread 66 fairlane I posted the swap pics of my 66 pedals from auto to a manual. Should not be too much trouble on yours. Maybe there is something there to help you get an idea. I sure look at others cars doing my 66 fairlane. Thing is on my 66 the spring that pulls the clutch back is already installed on my assy. In some cars I think the spring maybe attached to firewall, maybe not and yours will be already attached to assy when you find a donor car for the swap. In any case be careful that spring is wicked and can hurt you trying to load it.

After the clutch is installed car should be like any other parts to find in a stick car. Good luck
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Auto to manual transmission swap 1966 mustang

And if you re planning for the 5 Speed Swap, have a look here:

Modern Driveline - TREMEC T5 / TKO Transmission Conversion - 5 speed & 6 speed solutions to swap your Ford Mustang, Falcon, Cobra, Hotrod into Overdrive! Performance Parts

There you can get all the Parts...

Can give you also an idea of what you need.....so you can go and search for used stuff that will of course save you a lot of bucks...

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Old 02-26-2012, 05:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Auto to manual transmission swap 1966 mustang

yeah im part searching for my 67 fairlane auto to manual swop and i decided to ditch the zbar and go hydrological. if u look hard enough and wait long enough you find deals on all you need on craigslist, eBay and at swop meets. its been nothing but fun for me.
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Re: Auto to manual transmission swap 1966 mustang

$225 into my swap!(strait traded my aod for a t5)
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