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Can i swap a 90 lx engine w/5spd in an 89 lx auto?.....im wanting to put a standard in it but i want a 5 spd and i think the 89´s were only 4spds?.....am i correct?.....so will i have to upgrade anything or just put it in, run the linkage, and put in a clutch pedal?......
Can someone enlighten me here?
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I´m tellin ya you´re in for a hell of a lot of cursing when you´re tryin to drop that tranny in. it´d be cheaper to go buy that 90 with the 5 sp.
 

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What is so hard about this swap?.......so, it would be better for me to just get the 89 w/5spd. Thanks for that information, i just dont understand where the hard part is?....is it the standard conversion or just the tranny swap?.....either way i also need a new trany, this one is shot. Any help is appreciated, im a new escort fan.
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Your best bet would be to get an 89 or 90 1.9HO GT engine with a 5-speed. They will fit right in and you will have more HP than with an LX motor. But finding an 89 or 90 GT for $1000 and just buying it would probably be cheaper an easier. A rebuilt engine alone will cost you a grand I´m sure. But if you just need the tranny, the 5-speed should bolt right up to the LX motor you already have in there.
 
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