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Offline DeclanSweeney

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1982 Celica GT A43d Swap?
« on: Feb 28, 2021, 08:41:24 pm »
Does anyone know if the A43d is a viable drop in transmission? Mine has an A40D and the overdrive & kick down doesn't work. The gearing isn't the best so I don't feel like fixing it is even worth the time.
1982 Celica GT: 20/22r Hybrid, LCE Racing Camshaft, Weber 32/36 Carburetor, Offenhauser Intake Manifold
1999 Camaro SS: LS1, T-Tops, T56 Manual Transmission, Hawks Motorsports Short Throw Shifter

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Re: 1982 Celica GT A43d Swap?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 28, 2021, 08:58:26 pm »
Hello! At first glance it seems viable, especially since the A43D went behind a 22R as well, but not sure what other differences as far as the load cable, shift linkages and governors are concerned. When my A40D went bad, I replaced it with a W58. :)
Celica the '84 Two-tone RA64 - Phase 2 In Progress! (159k); 1UZ-FE V8 Swap, W58 5-speed swap, Koni x Swift x T3 suspension, 6G Celica seat belts, TRD 2-way LSD, Corolla tape deck
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Re: 1982 Celica GT A43d Swap?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 28, 2021, 09:10:26 pm »
I had a 1999 Camaro SS 6 speed, couldn't drive stick. Not the best first car to learn on! The manual swap really is the way to go.. That A40D trans is pretty booty, just trying to figure the best option to save up for.
Love the channel & gram btw! I've been following the 1uz swap for a while!
1982 Celica GT: 20/22r Hybrid, LCE Racing Camshaft, Weber 32/36 Carburetor, Offenhauser Intake Manifold
1999 Camaro SS: LS1, T-Tops, T56 Manual Transmission, Hawks Motorsports Short Throw Shifter

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Re: 1982 Celica GT A43d Swap?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 02, 2021, 04:38:59 pm »
Aren't big V8 cars sometimes better for learning stick since their own torque can carry the car forward and you can learn the clutch friction zone better without having to touch the gas? ;) Manual swap is the way, but man are parts getting harder to find...

And thank you very much!! That reminds me, I need to post another written update to my thread here.
Celica the '84 Two-tone RA64 - Phase 2 In Progress! (159k); 1UZ-FE V8 Swap, W58 5-speed swap, Koni x Swift x T3 suspension, 6G Celica seat belts, TRD 2-way LSD, Corolla tape deck
Mia the '91 Miata - Revived Twice! (264k); BP-5A 1.8L swap, an NB in NA clothes
Lude the '95 Prelude Si - The Tweaker Queen (237k)
Lilith the '94 Legend GS - Blown HG (152k)

 

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