View Full Version : Convert to manual?

03-28-2005, 08:33 AM
I was toying with the idea of converting my 87 3.8L to a manual, how much work would be involved, if i found a manual out of another year tbird or cougar what year should i look for? anyone done this?? was it worth the time just wonderen

03-28-2005, 08:42 AM

03-28-2005, 01:52 PM
As you can see in the above thread some research is involved. Just curious, I know you were asking about performance improvement for your current motor and were also asking about potentail swaps....Did you come up with a final idea as to what way you wanted to go?

03-30-2005, 05:19 PM
i decided that keeping the 3.8 and trying to up that would be the most origanal (even if i cant outrun yall) and i like tellin the ricers that i have a 6 and not tellin them i have about 1.2 liters on em.

03-30-2005, 11:33 PM
i originally planned on building my V6 up, i did years of research, and still research the things, but it all comes down to money, it costs way too much to get power out of a V6

the 500rwhp mark has been broken, i believe the guy got 587rwhp out of a 3.8L, a split port 2000, with a big turbo, and a lot of money, where as with a 5.0, its not *as* hard, and it is cheaper in all reality