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WH LS1 Manual Conversion

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by moocow, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. moocow

    moocow moo_c0w

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    Aug 12, 2012
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    2001 WH Statesman LS1 HBD
    Hi all,

    So I'm looking at converting my LS1 WH Statesman to a manual. I have the opportunity to use a VY SS ute as the donor car, the ute would get my auto in return.
    As far as I understand, I'll need the clutch and brake pedals, the clutch lines, cylinder and reservoir, the flywheel, clutch and obviously the trans. I should be able to use my existing driveshaft. I will need the ecu programmed to manual. Am I right so far?
    What I'm unsure of:
    - Does the manual motor have a different crank?
    - What modifications will need to be done to the loom?
    - Will my original crossmember fit?
    - Would I be better off swapping the engines with the transmissions?
    - Will my auto box work in the VY SS ute?
    - Will my statesman be driveable until I can get the ecu re-programmed?

    Many thanks in advance.

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