2200 Auto to 5speed manual conversion

#1
A buddy of mine who is into cars has come into a 2200 Auto that is in fairly tidy condition. Being an auto 4 cylinder the performance is somewhat lethargic and he is thinking about converting it to a manual. This guy usually is up for a challenge, and I casually commented “4 speed or 5 speed ?” His response was “5 speed” !!
Has anyone here ever tried to do this? I know that some of the V8 5speed conversions retained the 4speed bellhousing and used a spacer/adapter to mount the LT77 gearbox.
Anybody here got any thoughts on this??
 

chrisw

Well-Known Member
#2
I happen to like the 4-pot Auto's, but that's my personal preference.

Why not convert the SC to a TC - give it a bit more pep

As for gearboxes; there are far better modern boxes that the LT77, and the extra width on the auto tunnel gives you the ability to play around a bit.
 
#3
Well, i think his plan, is to convert to a manual box and then upgrade to a TC engine and interior spec. I don't doubt that there are better gearboxes than the LT77 but the LT77 is the most obvious choice.
 

falkor

Active Member
#4
I happen to like the 4-pot Auto's too, I had one for several years, yes any serious hill will be a "challenge" I was defeated by Reigate Hill many a time and the 2200s are a great section of the P6s for sure but changing autos to manuals and going from SC to TC , to me, is a huge mission, would be interested to hear of your progress, a brave plan I think
BTW on getting my V8 one of the first places I went was Reigate Hill just to roar up it, VICTORY!!
 
#5
Both jobs should be pretty straightforward, auto to manual easier because of the larger tunnel. Harvey can give you the changes at the flywheel end of things.

I actually have an LT77 for my four-pot which is already adapted to fit as it was taken out of another one & hopefully the work to fit it will be commencing very soon.
I have some literature that came with it which l can send to you if you PM me an email address.
 
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