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    Any know-how or tips for converting from auto to standard???

    Hey im converting my jeep from auto to a T5 tranny(standard), if anyone has some tips or know-how from doing the same project or one similar i would love to pick your brain. Thanks.

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    a cj i am assuming? its quite easy, remove auto, install standard with proper spline count on input and output. the auto tcases usually had a longer input shaft so engagement shouldn't be an issue on its end. there really isnt much else to it.
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    ^ yep, need to know cj or yj.....

    BTW if it's a yj and a t5, you'll need to flip the transfercase

    YJ you'll need the pedals, master, line, slave cylinder.

    CJ you'll need the pedals and all the linkage for the clutch.

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    I've done several automatic to manual swaps in my life (although never on jeeps) Its all pretty straight forward. The only piece of advice i have is DO NOT FORGET TO INSTALL THE PILOT BEARING! I had a old dodge that the previous owner neglected to install the pilot bearing during a engine swap. It ended up tearing the clutch disc to shit, and it always had a drivetrain vibration. Installing a pilot bearing and new disc solved the problem. DON'T FORGET THE PILOT BEARING! Otherwise have fun, manual transmissions are the best.
    currently building a toyota. i'm sorry.

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    buckinbullock. Thats what i was going to say
    And you will also have to change the flywheel aswell for the clutch.

    Hey Pav1
    Would he not be able to use a NP 231 instead of flipping the t15 or d300
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    i mite still have an extra flywheel if needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWG View Post
    Hey Pav1
    Would he not be able to use a NP 231 instead of flipping the t15 or d300
    Good point....not sure it would work, never bolted a np231 to a t5, I figured if he had a t5 already, maybe he had access to the d300.

    Probably would need a clocking ring for the 231 though.....but in his profile, he says he's running a d300....guess we need more info.

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    Ya not sure either just thought I would that option out there.

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    Hey guys sorry been away for couple days, yea Im running a D300. And the swap is going into a YJ not that it matters much theres no stock YJ left on it but the body lol. The real thing im confused about is how to set up the actual clutch pedal and everything from the firewall down to the tranny so that it all works smooth and properly. May as well add this is too im having a friend come from out of town to help me put the motor and tranny together, I want to make sure I have all the parts and everything I need before I call him for help. If you guys can throw me together a good check list so I can gather all my parts up I would really appreciate it.

    Heres what I got so far, the motor preped and ready for the tranny along with its flywheel and pressure plate. I know I need to get a clutch plate still for the t5, what else am I missing here? Also I have NO clue what a PILOT BEARING is lol???

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    I'm assuming the t5 is from a cj.

    You'll need the pedals and clutch linkage out of a cj.

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    unless somebody out there knows how to hook a slave cylinder to the t5 bellhousing to run hydraulic??
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    go on www.novak-adapt.com/ and do some reading .. great for the info you need and i've got some parts kicking around for your swap ..

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    Pilot bearing goes in the back of the crank helps suport the main shaft for the tranny

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    Pilot bearing goes in the back of the crank helps suport the main shaft for the tranny

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    go hydraulic very easy mod to do. if i remember correctly it cost me about $60 in parts.
    il try to find the part #'s i used

    ---------- Post added at 05:47 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:39 PM ----------

    11956 Duralast/Clutch Slave Cylinder
    11958 Duralast/Clutch Master Cylinder
    search auto zone its the stock set up for a 1980 4 cly cj7

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    Well im thinking of going with the mechanical route, if anyone out theres got a CJ at home or a spare mechanical clutch assembly out of one shoot me a PM thanks.

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