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So I actually have a 76 Omega, and am looking to convert it to a manual, if I can get out of it for pretty cheap. It is my first project car, and am not really looking to have to fabricate a taller/wider tunnel. So, I was wondering what trans I could throw in there, and have the factory tunnel still all clear. Also, and more importantly, I've been reading a little bit, and heard it's pretty hard to try and piece together this conversion. I found a kit, (auto to manual trans conversion kit). Problem is, I can only find one and it is for a 69-74 Nova. I just need to know if that kit would at all possibly work with it being the wrong year, and the wrong model. Only reason I'm asking is because I know Nova and Omega are highly interchangeable and I'm not sure how much changed from 74 to 76 as far as this conversion.

Link to the kit: 1969-1974 Nova Small Block Manual Conversion Kit (with Headers)

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I would think all the X-body car would be close to being the same. Since there was sticks available, the tunnel should be ok. Not sure why you want to switch to a stick? You may have to find a donor car to get all the parts. Trying to find them individually, may be more problem than the assemble. I know there was a problem getting the bell-olds motor to match one year. Are using the original old motor- or chevy combo.
 

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I would think all the X-body car would be close to being the same. Since there was sticks available, the tunnel should be ok. Not sure why you want to switch to a stick? You may have to find a donor car to get all the parts. Trying to find them individually, may be more problem than the assemble. I know there was a problem getting the bell-olds motor to match one year. Are using the original old motor- or chevy combo.
Throwing in Chevy motor. 350

Mainly just wondering if that kit should work. I've checked my local yard, and they didn't have any laying around, and I don't want to search everywhere, because I'd end up spending more on gas then it'd be just to buy the kit. The kit comes with everything (as far as I know) and would therefore keep me from having to piece it together.
 

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Same year Nova, Omega, Apollo, Ventura II clutch linkage is all the same. Finding it in any of those cars may be the problem. Try looking at 4SpeedConversions.Com, or even E-Bay/Craigs List. Trans tunnel is of no problem, nor is the crossmember. junior stocker.
 

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I had actually just found 4speedconversions.com just a second ago. They have it titled as 68-79 Conversion kits, so I'm thinking I'll be good since mines within there. The fact that you got yours out of 76 for your 70 is a good sign too. I appreciate it, thanks
 
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