I'm highly considering swapping an Auto into my car...mainly for drag racing purposes but also for the added benefits of giving my wife the ability to drive it and make it a bit easier on commuting, DD, etc..(I don't plan on getting a separate DD for a little while and even if I had one I would probably drive my Mustang more than it anyway because I love driving it). The MAIN reason is drag racing...seems counterintuitive to do this to a DD but no need to comment, I take it to the track as often as I can...the long term goal of the car is drag-race oriented.
A few questions after my initial research:
1) Do I need a radiator made for an Auto car for the trans
cooler lines? Unsure if the radiators in the manual cars are the same but they do not use the cooler lines...I will probably make my own cooler lines...
2) If the answer is yes to Q1, would it be easier to run an aftermarket trans
cooler? I would be inclined to replace my radiator anyway but I'm a "don't fix it if it ain't broke" type of guy so if my current one can work then great!
3) I've read there are slight differences in the tranny wiring harnesses from 99-00, 01-02, 03-04...is this true? Or can I mix and match harnesses with PCMs with trannies? I guess I can get electrically clever but would rather not...
I will plan on piecing it together as I go...slowly...Just doing initial research right now. I will probably have a 3k or 3500 stall down the road...maybe not when I do the initial swap due to funds.
I already know I need an Auto PCM (or stand alone computer for the tranny), a driveshaft, auto pedals, etc...just looking for the answers to the top questions.
As always TIA!