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Old 08-05-2002, 07:29 PM
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Hey guys, i need some help. I have a 1969 El Camino. It currently has a factory original automatic transmission, with the column shifter. I want to put a new engine in it, and i need to know if I can put a manual with a stick shift in it. If so, what do i need to do, and can i keep my current bench seat, or will there be a clearance problem with the stick that requires bucket seats?

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Kickinit, you can do it, the problem maybe finding the parts. You'll need the pedal assembly, with clutch linkage, bell housing, clutch assembly, etc. El Cam. were offered with 4-speed and bench seat. Muncie Trans, Shifter was curved to fit around front of seat. You maybe able to find a doner car, not going to be cheap, tho.
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68-72 mid size g.m. should work, or easily adapt, cutlass, lemans, chevelles, etc. friend of mine recently yanked his linkage out of his 72 nova after messing with the 4 speed, a lot of work, he went back to auto. unless you're just dying to shift i wouldn't do it.
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