Although this car has a factory automatic transmission, I have
decided to put a
rebuilt W58 5 speed transmission
in place of the
quickly failing automatic. I found a parts car that had a W58 and then rebuilt the transmission myself.
It's not really too bad. Finding the parts is the real problem.
Here is what I started with.
After a bit of polish and lots of waiting on parts, here is the inside of the gear box after the rebuild.
Here is what it looks like after it was put together.
And there will be a lot more to come.
Now I'm in the process of building an automotive spit. This will allow me to (after removing the motor and
automatic transmission) roll the car upside down in order to clean the bottom of the car. The front suspension
and front chassis of the car have already been cleaned and temporarily repainted.