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Old 07-12-2017, 10:24 AM   #1
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Default Auto to Manual with little experience

Hello Turbobricks,

I have a 1982 Volvo 244 GLT that has been in my family since the day it came off the lot in ~82, and I would love for it to have a manual transmission instead of it's automatic transmission.

I understand that it would be much cheaper to just buy a Volvo with a manual transmission, but I'm not willing to get rid of this car because of how much it means to me.

I've read a few posts on swapping auto to manual, particularly this one, and the only thing I'm worrying about is my experience.

I took a high school auto shop course, and I've fixed a few things on my car, but I've never taken on a task as daunting as a transmission swap.

Is this a feasible thing to do? Or should I just pay a mechanic to do it for me?
My car - 1982 Volvo 244 GLT
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