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Hey fella's! New to the page. but i've been thinking of doing an Auto to Manual swap in my 69 Laurentian. i know these cars came with either a 3-speed or 4-speed, could anyone help to identify these transmissions? and possibly track down a clutch pedal/linkage assembly.

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The Parisienne/Laurentian were based on a Chevrolet chassis and running gear. So start with looking for a pedal assembly/parts from a '68-70 Impala. Those parts will probably be easier to find than the Laurentitian/Parisienne parts.

Do you know what engine you have? A Chevy small block (327 or 350) or big block (396, 427, 454)? Typically there is an emissions sticker near the radiator that will tell you or on the air cleaner. If not there are numbers cast into the engine. You can readily tell the difference between a SBC and BBC but not necessarily the actual displacement without the casting numbers on the block or heads.

So if you are unsure of you engine, please take some pictures of the engine castings. We can try to figure it out for you.

The manual transmissions were either 3-speed or 4-speed units made by either Saginaw or Muncie (respectively). A Tremec 5-speed might also fit the stock transmission tunnel - especially if you want an overdrive gear.

 

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