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Over 3k worth or work/parts...and a slower start than an auto. :gringreen
 

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with the parts you need to convert to a manual, you're better off trading your car in on one, or finding a wrecked manual and buying it so you can swap over the things you need.

"basically" you will need the transmission, flywheel, clutch, clutch pedal and assembly including the micro switches and wiring, clutch master cylinder assembly and the associated hydraulic lines, possibly a different drive-shaft, and you can't forget the tuning. The engine wiring harness you have is meant to control an automatic transmission, so there will be some capping and stowing of wires..... unless you get an entire wiring harness and engine computer out of a manual transmission car.

I don't know if you looked at the gearing for that T-56.... but I assume you have the stock rear end gearing for your v-6 (which is 2.73) but with that transmission you won't be able to shift into 6th gear until nearly 80mph. That T56 transmission is designed for people who run 3.73 or 4.10 rear end gearing. The gearing in the MT82 is significantly "lighter" (shifting through the gears sooner at lower mph) than the T56 transmission which isn't a good match for a V6 that's lacking the torque of it's 5.0 bigger brother.
So for you to do the transmission swap you either have to add a lot more down low power, or go with a much higher number (lighter geared) rear end to match the T56.

Also, that T56 has a bell-housing meant for a 5.0L, not a 3.7L... they are different.

Over 3k worth or work/parts...and a slower start than an auto
slower start then an auto? In what context is this, because that doesn't make sense.
 

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The gearing for the automatics is different ("heavier geared") than the Mt-82. This is sort of a handicap. The torque converter slips in an automatic (unless at lock up which only happens at cruise) so the manual gets more power to the ground since the clutches don't slip. The automatic also has more rotational mass as well.

There is typically 0.2 sec or more difference in the 1/4 mile between the automatic vs. manual debate, the manual being faster. That's a lot of time for two cars making the same power.

If you run a higher stall speed converter and a lighter geared rear end in the automatic to account for the auto's disadvantaged gearing... then that might even things out. Automatics are more consistent, but both cars/drivers equal the manual will always be quicker.

you can try to rationalize your decision to drive an automatic, but there is nothing as satisfying as going through your own gears.
 

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I start to believe in reincarnation when these threads come around.:shigrin
 

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Considering that the auto is an expensive option trade it in for one with the same mileage and options and you could conceivably break even.
 

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The cheapest way to convert a 2011+ automatic Mustang over to a manual is to trade for a different car.
pluss one on this :smartass:
 

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I don't actually have the car. Was considering buying a wrecked one to pull the engine/trans from. They have more automatics than manuals available and was thinking maybe using an automatic would suffice. But it sounds like that option is way too cumbersome.

Thanks Nightmare37 for the detailed info :bigthumbsup
 
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