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I will be doing the same thing soon-81turbo engine out of a coupe into my 83 2+2 nonturbo. From what I've come across, I'm planning on changing my current flywheel(83) onto the turbo engine & everything should bolt up fine-I get to keep my 5-speed manual tranny.

> I started pulling the engine out of my 81 ZX
> Turbo parts car today for transplant into my
> 83 non turbo when it dawned on me, this car
> is an automatic and my 83 is a 5 speed.

> I allready know there's lots of components
> to change out between the two cars as they
> relate to the turbo, but what about the
> difference in transmissions?

> Automatic isn't even in my vocabulary
> anymore, haven't messed with them in years,
> so didn't even think about it.

> Can anyone enlighten me as to what changes
> need to be done to the turbo motor to mate
> it with my 5 speed?

> Don't mean to sound too ignorant, but
> there's got to be more to it than just
> one has a clutch, the other
> doesn't. duuuh!

> Appreciate any help in this area.
 

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> Thanks Doug, I'll add it the list.

Hey, wait a minute. If you put a turbo engine in a non-turbo car, don't you have to worry about the wiring harness being different? At the very least it must use the brain from the donor car, right?
 

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>I have an 83 turbo, 5 speed that I have come to know and love. Besides all of the computer things related to the motor, likea zillion sensors, air flow, air temp etc. the only thing I have found in the shop manualabout an auto vs 5 speed is that t the 5 speed has a neutral position switch that feeds a signal to the computer. Maybe it's the same off / on signal from an auto in park. Also there are starter relays on the passenger kickwell that should be considered as different turbo vs non turbo.( they seem to be part of the input to the turbo computer as well.)

good luck
 
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