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    Question Auto to 5 speed swap

    Okay guys, I just picked up an early 1978 280 five speed to put into my 72 with an automatic. The big question is, will the clutch and brake pedals from the 280 fit into the 240? I thought that the supporting structure in the dash looked different. I have no problems modifying parts but I hope I dont have to.
    I am sure I will need the driveshaft out of the 280 as well right?

    thanks in advance for the help.

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    Default Auto to 5-speed swap? Did that twice!

    You will need the clutch pedal and brake pedal from the 280. The reason it looks like it won't fit, is the brake pedal from the automatic is shaped like this [=] and the brake pedal from the manual looks like this [].

    I was told that I would need a new driveshaft as well, but it turns out that's not true. You can use the one from the automatic.

    Good luck on the conversion, feel free to ask me more questions.
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    Thanks Eric! I knew I had to get both pedals but I wasnt sure about the mounting. I'm assuming the location to hang the clutch pedal will be in the car even though it was an auto. I should probably get the pivot pins/return springs as well right?
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    Yeah, the same mounting braket was used for the pedals in all S30's (240's 260's 280's). Definately get the pivot pins and return springs.

    On a side note, I've noticed that, just after 2 years since the installation, my clutch pedal has started to creak. I suggest cleaning the pivot point on the new pedals and load the pin up with grease, so you won't have the same problem in 2 years. It may the ends of the spring where they mount to the pedal frame as well, so I suggest, maybe a rubber sleeve or something.

    I'll probably work on that little job this weekend.
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    i think you better get the PEDAL not the petal
    cheers
    and good luck

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    Razor, I don't know what you are talking about.
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    Originally posted by Razor
    i think you better get the PEDAL not the petal
    cheers
    and good luck
    Yeah, I re-read the thread up the here and I don't get it either!
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    I secretly edited my post and made the spelling corrections before my last post.
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