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PostSubject: big block 4 speed conversion   Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:44 am

hey everyone, I know theres quite a few 57/58 Plymouth's out there running 383 or 440 big blocks, but most I have seen are auto's, with very few 4 speed manuals around.
My question is has anyone here done a 440-4 speed conversion? And if so, is it a difficult job to do? Obviously I know I would need a gearbox, pedal assy, etc, what else would I need? Are these gearboxes and pedal assemblies hard to come by? What sort of cost would be involved?
I know im asking a lot, but im just curious as I have always loved 4 speed on the floor over an auto.
Ps. This is not urgent.
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PostSubject: Re: big block 4 speed conversion   Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:11 pm

i believe the biggest problem is getting the pedal assembly, i am in a similar boat except i will be using a 6 speed manual Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: big block 4 speed conversion   Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:57 am

JAG wrote:
i believe the biggest problem is getting the pedal assembly, i am in a similar boat except i will be using a 6 speed manual Very Happy
6 speed.......nice!
yeh I figured the pedal assy would be hard to get
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PostSubject: Re: big block 4 speed conversion   Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:09 pm

I have a 2-door sedan that has been converted to a 440 and four speed, the guy that did the conversion spent $2,000 engineering the pedals and linkage to work it correctly, although the car was updated with a different brake booster as well.

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PostSubject: Re: big block 4 speed conversion   Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:38 pm

I installed a factory manual pedal set in my automatic car...














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PostSubject: Re: big block 4 speed conversion   Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:27 am

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I have a 2-door sedan that has been converted to a 440 and four speed, the guy that did the conversion spent $2,000 engineering the pedals and linkage to work it correctly, although the car was updated with a different brake booster as well.

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WOW! $2000..........that's a lot of moolah!
John, how difficult are the factory pedal assemblies to come by?
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PostSubject: Re: big block 4 speed conversion   Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:28 am

Hey Marc, thanks for the pics they are great, I will save them.
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PostSubject: Re: big block 4 speed conversion   Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:50 am

MoparJoe wrote:
Big M wrote:
I have a 2-door sedan that has been converted to a 440 and four speed, the guy that did the conversion spent $2,000 engineering the pedals and linkage to work it correctly, although the car was updated with a different brake booster as well.

---John
WOW! $2000..........that's a lot of moolah!
John, how difficult are the factory pedal assemblies to come by?

I'm pretty sure I have the factory set up here, Joe. If you're interested, let me know.

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