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Converting Manual gearbox to Auto?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:25 pm
by Gracep143
Hi,
I was wondering if anyone knew where or how to convert a manual gearbox of an MGB GT to an automatic one? Or how much this would cost?

Thanks.

Re: Converting Manual gearbox to Auto?

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:18 pm
by Not_Anumber
Converting a manual box to work like an automatic can be done but needs an ecu and a complex array of solenoids. It has been used on a number of cars including by Ford and Vauxhall. It could be possible to modify this setup for an MGB but it would require quite a bit of time and skill.

It might just be easier to get an auto box. If you cant find an MGB one I would suggest an automatic box from a 1.8 Morris Marina would be a straight fit given this had the same B series engine. You may need to make some minor changes to the top of the transmission tunnel for the selector & check in case you may need to swap or modify the propshaft, not sure if the lengths are the same..

Re: Converting Manual gearbox to Auto?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:30 pm
by steve00136
There's also linkages to the carb / throttle cable and pedal box etc