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Old 08-01-2015, 09:57 PM
Grant W Grant W is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Joplin Mo
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W111 transmission swap

So I have a 1964 220b with an automatic transmission, and am considering options to replace it with a manual. I'm planning a resto-mod due to cost and limited value of the completed project. I'm simply looking to make it into a more engaging car to drive.

In switching, I understand that what is obviously needed is the tranny, clutch and linkage assemblies. However, what else would be needed? would I need a complete rear end to have the proper ratios, and would i need to replace/modify the driveshaft to fit up?

And which transmissions would be compatible? I would love a floor shifter option, and am not opposed to cutting the hole in the transmission well to accommodate the shifter. But the standard column shifter would be fine too.

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!
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