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Old 02-12-2006, 09:02 AM
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manual or auto??

I am wondering how much trouble it would be to change my powerglide out for a manual trans. I am restoring my first car (67camaro) and I want to set it up more for the twisty roads rather than the straights. I have the stock powerglide but I am wondering if a manual trans would be better.

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I am wondering how much trouble it would be to change my powerglide out for a manual trans. I am restoring my first car (67camaro) and I want to set it up more for the twisty roads rather than the straights. I have the stock powerglide but I am wondering if a manual trans would be better.
Why not just slip in a 350TH or 400Th, less work involved since it's
an auto trans already...... I myself like the 400th over the 350th .
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Or a 700 or 200R4...pretty much the same as a TH350 but has overdrive!
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Hey thank you for your input. I guess Iím not really sure how an auto will perform all the ones Iíve ever driven have shifted at the wrong times.
Can I modify a th400 to act like a manual Trans?
Would you have any recommendations for rear end ratios?
I donít know much but I really appreciate peopleís opinion that do.
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Whoa, hold on. If you want a manual you can have it. Just look around, there are enough companies making parts that you can build a complete first gen camaro from scratch. Surely you can find the pieces necessary to convert, just do some research. Do a google search.

With my last project I put a bunch of money into a 2004R. And I was bored as hell with the auto. They do nothing for me. Go with something modern, check this link out and go to the bottom of the page. http://pro-touring.com/
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Hey thank you for your input. I guess Iím not really sure how an auto will perform all the ones Iíve ever driven have shifted at the wrong times.
Can I modify a th400 to act like a manual Trans?
Would you have any recommendations for rear end ratios?
I donít know much but I really appreciate peopleís opinion that do.
Look into B&M. I bought a transkit from them that lets the car shift harder and I can now manually shift it from first, to second, to third, and then overdrive. Or, if I'm lazy, I can just put it in Drive and off I go. Most sports cars built from the 70's through today already have that feature in them, so if you find a transmission from say, a mid 80's Camaro or Trans Am, I think you'll find what your looking for.
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