Author Topic: W111 Automatic to 6 sp. manual transmission kit  (Read 2601 times)


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W111 Automatic to 6 sp. manual transmission kit
« on: November 11, 2021, 20:48:18 »
I am restoring a 1968 280se coupe. It is being converted from an automatic to a Getrag 6 speed that you can buy as a conversion kit. The kit come with everything you need for the conversion. I am having 2 major issues with the install.
1. When properly mounted, it sits too high in the tunnel. ( see pic ).
2. The back end of the transmission sits way too far back in the tunnel. The flex disc is almost hitting the shifter, and the shifter rod cannot be mounted to the transmission from that position.
 It almost appears that this is the wrong transmission for this chassis(vin w11102400122491), but I was told that all of these getrag transmissions are the same length. Maybe I’m missing something, but I don’t see how this transmission can be installed without doing some major modifications to the chassis. ( these kits are supposed to be plug and play with no alterations necessary). Has anyone done one of these conversions with a 69 coupe with the shifter on the floor? Any pics would also be helpful.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2021, 21:02:47 by stewarttt »