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304 does v6 5 speed fit v8 auto with mods

Discussion in 'V8 Development and Modification' started by dale radenic, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. dale radenic

    dale radenic New Member

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    i have a '97 VS V6 get-rag manual ute and a '99 304 5litre auto ute, is it possible to swap them over with new bell-housing or some mods, unsure myself, has anyone done anything similar or know how?
     
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    I would think it would be a fair bit of work.

    Wiring and computer.
    Radiator for trans cooler.
    Crossmember.
    Tailshaft.
    Trans lines to radiator.
    Shifter / console.
    Reverse light sensor to wiring.

    Dont quote me on it but they are some things i could think of that may not be compatible.
    Never done one myself so couldnt say.
     
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    Bell housing wont fit and the input shaft is too short.
    Easier to use a V8 T5 or a falcon i6 t5 with a conversion kit from CRS.

    I did the same job on a VR recently, its not to bad if you have all the correct parts to start with. Biggest prick of a job is getting the auto out. I swear they put the gearbox in and built the car around it, you can't get any tools to it, we ended up pulling the whole motor/box out to do it. Getting the manual in and out is easy though.
     
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    WTF? If it's taking more than about an hour to get the auto out, you're doing it wrong...:p
     
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    Soop obviously doesnt have the best shed tool you can buy
     
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    yeah the auto is a prick of a job to get out. i dropped the trans mount to get more access to the bolts, had to remove passenger side exhaust manifold to get to one bolt, and used a rattle gun with about 4 x 1/2" extenders and a 9/16th socket to get the bolts undone.
     
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    Next time just drop the whole k frame on jack while still on the mounts undo box x member and undo bolts etc ! So much easier
     
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    Nice excavation there mate.
    Jokes aside, are you suggesting dropping engine and trans both down as one lot then removing trans? Not a bad idea, obviously would drop water, but electricals could stay connected? Would also need to keep parallel to not smash dissy against firewall.
     
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    Yes that’s correct sorry should have mentioned the obvious yes drop water and remove radiator hoses
     

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