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    Auto to Man

    i think i may be complety bonkers but i have had an idea instead of scrapping my mk3 auto i strip it down and slowly rebuild it with manual redtop and try (with plenty hope) convert to 4WD.

    what does eveybody think?

    should i do or not?

    PS: is anyone going to offer me partsand help??

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    Really depends how skilled you are tbh. Converting to manual wont be that big a job, more fiddley than anything else. Converting to 4x4 however is another kettle of fish, unless your good at welding, cutting shortening etc. then its not something to even attempt.

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    maybe leave it a FWD

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    Auto to manual used to be really easy years ago before they invented ECU,s and controlled everything electronically..
    To do it now you,ll need donor engine and box,pedal box and wiring loom and ECU...ideally a donor car would be good

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan geh View Post
    Auto to manual used to be really easy years ago before they invented ECU,s and controlled everything electronically..
    To do it now you,ll need donor engine and box,pedal box and wiring loom and ECU...ideally a donor car would be good
    Given he;s already said in his first post that he is changing his car to a redtop, engine swap becomes irrelevant. However if he wasnt your advise it at best bad. Conveting a MK3 Astra from Auto to manual is not that difficult. You certainly wouldnt require an engine swap to do it.

    as for converting to 4x4 this thread should give you an idea of whats involved:

    http://www.migweb.co.uk/forums/proje...4-project.html

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