In Reply to: Re: 5xxiT posted by Steve on March 24, 1999 at 15:51:21:
: I guess a lot of us have thought about this. Here is a link from a guy who converted a 635CSi - http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/modify.html
: When planning for the parts, don't forget a 530i manual flywheel (dealer?) as well as the gearbox, drive shaft, pedal box, cross member etc. Do you find many E34 530i in wreckers in the US? My main concern was sourcing a manual box that would bolt up to the engine flange - does a 535i box fit?
There were enough 530i models sold in the US that it shouldn't be too hard to find a manual transmission for one.
I drove a 525iT over the weekend. It was a nice car (with automatic transmission). Maybe I'll just resign myself to driving the slushbox, and save shifting time for when I'm in my M3!
I don't know whether a 535i transmission will bolt up to a 3.0L V8. I would guess not.