R32 GTST Manual Conversion Help

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  1. Jwizzle

    Jwizzle New Member

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    Hi,

    I am trying to import an R32 GTST from japan. Most of the cars in good condition are autos and I am considering buying one and doing a manual conversion. I have the appropriate tools to be doing it, I just need some guidance on how hard it is (if anyone here has done it) and the parts I would need. I have been looking for an RB20DET trans and they seem to be like hens teeth, would any other boxes work as well with little modification?
    Any help appreciated.
     
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    It's not that hard to do really, from memory you need:
    RB20 gearbox
    Manual spigot bearing for the crank
    Manual flywheel bolts
    Manual sandwich plate for the box
    Clutch and flywheel
    Clutch release/throwout bearing
    Clutch master cylinder
    Clutch slave cylinder
    Clutch line
    Clutch alignment tool
    Manual gearbox to engine bolts
    Manual gearbox cross member
    Clutch pedal
    Manual brake pedal or cut down the auto one
    Potentially a shifter if the box doesn't come with one
    Manual gearstick surround
    Rubber cover and bracket for transmission tunnel shifter hole
    Different rear prop depending on what you have currently
    Potentially different gearbox speed sender unit
    You'll have to wire the reverse switch up
    You can wire neutral switch up or you can loop the wire next to the fuse box in the engine bay
    Can also take out that stupid beepy box

    I might have forgotten something but that's most of it.
     
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    Thanks for the response, appreciate it. If I decide to go down this route would you be okay for me to pm you with some questions as you seem to know your stuff? Also any good places in the UK where I could source parts that you know of?
    Much appreciated.
     
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    Yeah no problem, check my build thread on here as it probably has some useful info on it.
    If you have any questions fire me a DM on here or on Instagram if you have it @ tom59my
     
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    I'll check it out for sure. I'll follow you on insta and drop you a message if I have any questions. Many thanks.
     

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