can you get a manaul transmition into this camaro

Asked by Jul 31, 2007 at 04:59 PM about the 1979 Chevrolet Camaro

Question type: Car Customization

i am looking into getting a 1979 berlinetta camaro and would like to replace to stock automatic transmition with a manual transmition is this possible and if so how hard would it be to accomplish

4 Answers

14,285

Hi bigsarge, It is possible, but unless you have some serious experience working on vehicles I wouldn't recommend that you do it yourself. Contact a trusted professional and find out how much it would be to have them do it. You'll probably even get some sort of warranty out of the deal. Good luck!

205

thats a sound suggestion. i know the Z/28 came with a four speed and 350 motor around that year, find one of those and use it for a donor car, possibly buy the entire car so you get everything you need. its gonna be alot of work though, different steering column(possibly), front seats maybe, lots of wiring, mechanacle stuff to get at in hard to reach places, patience, and money. i read an article about a guy who wanted to convert a 2 wheel drive ford f-150 into a 4 wheel drive, in the end it would cost less and get better results to sell the existing vehicle and buy the one he/they wanted to create. you might be looking at a similar situation.

5

I have a 1979 z28 that I work on all the time and it came w/ a 4 speed borg warner t10. they sell them on ebay, for old camaros and chevelles so you could probably find the right trans there. You'll need to do some serious modding, cutting thru the firewall, replacing the flex plate, possibly fabricating a new cross member support, etc. I'd be a good project, but a handful. best of luck sir!

205

true, and you'r probably gonna need the entire pedal(s) assembly, i don't think GM just added the clutch pedal to the auto equipped ones. this definetaly isn't a week-end job.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Camaro

Looking for a Used Camaro in your area?

CarGurus has 32,742 nationwide Camaro listings starting at $1,729.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Camaro Questions

Chevrolet Camaro Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,720
#2 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,160
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
397 Great Deals out of 47,365 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Challenger
116 Great Deals out of 24,259 listings starting at $8,256
Used Dodge Charger
293 Great Deals out of 27,423 listings starting at $2,250
Used Chevrolet Corvette
98 Great Deals out of 20,444 listings starting at $3,495
Used BMW 3 Series
969 Great Deals out of 33,695 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
542 Great Deals out of 29,827 listings starting at $799
Used Ford F-150
2,264 Great Deals out of 209,447 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chrysler 300
343 Great Deals out of 20,500 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Firebird
6 Great Deals out of 744 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
20,632 listings starting at $18,592
2016 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 1,724 listings starting at $18,800
2015 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 2,402 listings starting at $14,889
2014 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 1,871 listings starting at $9,980
2013 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 1,249 listings starting at $10,800