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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2000, 08:19 AM
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Auto to 5 speed

Has anyone done a Auto to 5 speed conversion? I did one on a 280z once and it worked great! Can this be done on an 85 S-10 blazer with a 87 astro 4.3???

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Re: Auto to 5 speed

The only problem I can see is if you have a column shift. If you have a floor shift it should be much easier. Also, you'll need to either get or make sure the bellhousing lines up. Are you going to use a five speed from the same year truck?

You probably don't want to hear this, but IMHO I think the auto tranny, along with a 3.4 conversion on your truck, would do you much better. The five speed is great for its uses, but in wheeling not much beats an automatic.

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