SVX 5 Speed Instructions Digest

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Note: These are not complete instructions.
  1. Remove the exhaust system, catalytic converters, and driveline. 
  2. Remove automatic transmission and rear differential. 
  3. Remove pedal assembly, master cylinder and brake booster. 
  4. Disconnect and remove the transmission control unit. 
  5. Remove complete shifter assembly. 
  6. Remove original brake switch from the stock pedal assembly. 
  7. Shorten the brake master cylinder pushrod. 
  8. Four wires need to be separated from the harness that used to go to the automatic transmission. 
  9. Complete wiring per diagrams and instructions. 
  10. Using template, drill two ½" holes and grind, saw, or drill the center hole for clutch master cylinder. 
  11. Fit accelerator pedal adaptor plate to the floorboard using 8mm flat head bolts. 
  12. Install brake/clutch pedal assembly. 
  13. Fit the firewall plate onto the engine side of the firewall over clutch master cylinder mounting studs. 
  14. Weld plate to firewall in at least four places. Keep a fire extinguisher handy. 
  15. Paint the firewall plate as desired. The supplied grommet can be installed in the firewall plate. 
  16. Adjust pushrods for brake and clutch. 
  17. Install shifter adaptor plate using six original screws. 
  18. Install 5 speed shifter assembly. The rubber boot sandwiches between the shifter adaptor plate and the upper plate. Use supplied screws for upper plate. 
  19. Remove torque plate from engine, replace flywheel seal and install flywheel. Use locktite and torque. 
  20. Install clutch disc, pressure plate, and release bearing. 
  21. Install clutch slave cylinder onto the transmission. 
  22. Install transmission, starter and mounts. 
  23. Install shifter adaptor plate using six original screws. 
  24. Install 5 speed shifter assembly. The rubber boot sandwiches between the shifter adaptor plate and the upper plate. Use supplied screws for upper plate. 
  25. Install differential and driveline. 
  26. Remove the upper part of the left exhaust pipe hanger bracket at arrow and material from shields around pipes and converters as needed to achieve ½" to ¾" clearance to mounts and brackets. Bend shields rather than cutting where possible to maintain structural integrity. 
  27. Install catalytic convertor assembly and use supplied bracket to attach exhaust to transmission hanger. 
  28. The front transmission cross member can now have the support tabs welded to the chassis. 
  29. Install exhaust system. 
  30. Using supplied template and a scroll saw or coping saw, enlarge opening in wood grained shifter trim plate. 
  31. Place shift boot into trim plate. 
  32. Install trim plate with boot and shift knob. 
  33. Bleed clutch. 
  34. Add transmission and differential fluids.

Happy SVX-ing

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