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Manual conversion

Postby Chewie1990 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:37 pm

Manual conversion from mu to wizard do I need longer drive shaft
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Re: Manual conversion

Postby turnturn » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:18 pm

You might have an issue with your gearbox mount for the manual.
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Re: Manual conversion

Postby Jimmy » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:48 pm

Might be a little late on this one but YES, you will need longer driveshafts, and the gearbox mount won't bolt straight up sadly, some mods will need to be done :( if it were a MU then it would all be bolt in
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Re: Manual conversion

Postby turnturn » Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:16 pm

I have a suspicion that even in the Mu the chassis and gearbox/transfer mounts are different between manual and automatics?
I've only got manuals and haven't even particularly looked under an auto Mu to check. Can anybody confirm this?
The part numbers for the chassis and mounts are different.
It might be interesting/important information for somebody considering auto/manual conversions in the future.
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Re: Manual conversion

Postby geeves » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:27 pm

That would be my understanding as well. Not sure if a manual conversion ith bolt on parts requires cert but any chassis welding certainly does. Not sure how easy it is to make an adapter from the auto xmember mount to the manual box
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: Manual conversion

Postby Jimmy » Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:50 am

Have recently Manual converted my Mu, You will need a Manual Crossmember to go with the Manual box. But there are two sets of mounting holes on the Mu's (at least there were on my 1997 Auto MU) :)

Apologies I didn't read correctly, you're converting a Wizard so it will be slightly different and you will have to weld the xmember on I'd say
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