Converting from manuel to automatic on 68 mustang


Asked by Mar 26, 2016 at 02:34 PM about the 1968 Ford Mustang Base

Question type: Car Customization

I bought a 68 mustang.   Not very mechanical but the
engine is a 5.0  5 speed.   Want to convert it to automatic
so my wife can drive it.   Just wondering what the cost of
converting to  automatic if I took it to a auto shop.   At least
ball park.   Thanks

4 Answers


So someone has already altered it with a five speed, so it is going to be a tough one, plus you need decide on what kind of automatic you want too put in there, 3 speed, 4 speed or go full blown electronic. Just to many unknowns.

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Tom Demyan

You'll need all the parts for the transmission, pedal, linkage, etc, and then the cost of removing the old, installing the new and setup. Is it a new transmission? Like tennis shoes says, too many unknowns, get a couple quotes from local shops who can perform the work for you. Figure a few grand at least.

Very costly, get an estimate from a transmittion shop for $ ideas. You'll need an auto trans, stall speed convertor, cables & linkage & a new radiator with trans fluid cooling section in the botom & trans fluid tubing lines & auto trans shifter. I'm sure its easier to teach your wife how to drive manual.

* auto trans cross member mount too.

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