*Gearbox conversion vlog part 1

Right, this has been mind bending and a lot of work – I’m going to try to put it together into some sort of video but please bear with it.  There was SO MUCH to do and I’ve tried to film as much as I can but it’s really taken it’s tole on me.  So tired.  At times I missed bits as I just needed to make progress and didn’t film. Sorry!

So this is me manual converting the Soarer.  I’m using the PMC Motorsport kit.  Others are available such as Collins and ABC, some cost more, some less, make your choice!

Box wise I’ve bought the e46 M3 box, this has good ratios and 6th gear by my calculations is only a touch shorter than 4th in the auto box, so no diff work needed.  Be careful of 5 speed and ZF boxes as they are really short.  Eg. 5th in most is 1:1 ratio – which is the same as 3rd in the auto box – so your top speed will be 125mph and 70mph cruising speed will be really high in the rev range.

Parts I needed:

*Conversion plate

*Conversion flywheel

*is200 master cylinder and pedal assembly

*M3 prop shaft – however my prop manufacturer isn’t even using it, so I’ll be selling mine

*240mm clutch as specified by PMC

*wiring and clamps for box wiring

*GPS speedometer conversion (in video 2) – https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GPS-Speedometer-Sender-Sensor-Intellitronix-with-High-Speed-Recall-MADE-IN-USA/292446068779?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

*PMC gear shift lever – Jamie Kay sells gorgeous ones if you look him up, but I wanted mine to be more factory look

*Civic EK braided clutch cable – https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEL-Braided-Clutch-Line-FOR-HONDA-Civic-EK-RHD/202115623042?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

*Loctite Green label – https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Loctite-2700-OEM-Specified-High-Strength-Thread-Lock-Sealant-Stud-Nutlock/391217705295?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

*Bolts for clutch to conversion plate

*New rear main seal – 90311-90006 – https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-TOYOTA-SUPRA-SOARER-ARISTO-REAR-MAIN-CRANK-SEAL-2JZGTE-2JZ-OEM-1JZ-FREE/202193250552?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

*New gearbox mount as one had broken – https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-BIRTH-REAR-ENGINE-GEAR-BOX-MOUNT-MOUNTING-OE-QUALITY-50126/253045789472?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

*New Toyota clutch pedal pad – 31321-14020 – https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Toyota-Brake-Clutch-Pedal-Pad-31321-14020-Celica-1984-1999/182678872272?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

As always thanks so much for watching – give me a like and a share and sub!

Thanks PKD.


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