Looking for parts vendors for a conversion to manual

Discussion in 'U-shift em' started by xhp734, May 26, 2016.

  1. xhp734

    xhp734 Hearing the Voices again.

    Has anybody worked with The Wright Connection in Bakersfield, CA before? How were they?

    Besides the usual sources (ebay, Craigslist), who else do you recommend for my parts search?
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Guest

    Put an ad under the "Parts Wanted" section or we can move this one.
  3. PaulGS

    PaulGS Well-Known Member

  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Guest

    Here is a tip about a common mistake from one of those sites:

    Up for bid is a new Auto Gear M-22 Muncie 4-speedthe transmission was never used. When I received it I put Redline synthetic lube in to protect the internals.

    Hoo-boy. I get calls from folks whove added synthetic fluids to these transmissions and I just cringe. Fact is, the tranny described above (and fetching strong bidding on eBay) will have to be completely disassembled, cleaned and reassembled before it will work right.

    You see, the synthetics are just too fine a lubricant. They coat the gears, adding too much slippage for the synchro ring to grip. Once used, everything gets coated and its nasty to remove.
  5. BillA

    BillA Well-Known Member

    Unless you want the original look and feel of a mechanical clutch I'd go hydraulic, even if you go with a factory 4 speed instead of an aftermarket 5 speed. I used American Powertrain for everything including pedals but there are plenty of aftermarket suppliers for all the necessary components.
  6. Bryan Fant

    Bryan Fant Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know if any body or company makes clutch components ,z-bar,fork ,rods etc for a 69 gs 400-4-speed. I keep hearing the bbb is different

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