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1982 244GLE B21a Manual Conversion

Mr_JayMr_Jay @Mr_Jay Auckland, New Zealand

Hi all

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction...

As per the subject line I'm looking to carry out a manual conversion on my 82 244GLE B21a BUT I'm in New Zealand and it's near impossible to find parts and/or donor cars.

Can anyone suggest a wrecker in Australia that would be able to put together the complete parts list required for the conversion.

Any help or suggestions appreciated.



IG: @xiiimrthomson


  • I will have a complete kit available soon with an M47 five speed, the catch is that M47's don't have a speedo drive, but I could also supply a rear end with electronic speedo sender.

    Strapping it all to a pallet and dropping it at a depot for freight to NZ wouldn't be a big deal.

  • Mr_JayMr_Jay @Mr_Jay Auckland, New Zealand

    Hey Angus!

    Thanks for the reply.

    I'm trying to avoid messing with the rear end due the airbag setup which has been a lot of work and is certified so I'm guessing M45/M46 will be my best option...

  • Ex850RSnoopy @Ex850R Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    Get that and do a modern Speedo option that's bandied about on every conversion thread?

  • jamesincJames @jamesinc Oz Volvo Ice Fortress

    Could potentially find someone in Vic who can send an M46 to Angus then he could combine it with everything else and send it on.

  • Would also need the tailshaft and speedo cable to go with the M46, but it might be an option.

  • RoinikIan @Roinik Mount Gambier, SA.
    edited November 2019

    I have a front half shaft for a M46.

  • Mr_JayMr_Jay @Mr_Jay Auckland, New Zealand
    edited November 2019

    So... just after I mention I can NEVER find parts a running 1977 244DL with 4 speed manual pops up for sale in the south island!

    I'll try win this auction first as it's a complete donor car.

    If I don't win i'll post on this thread again to try find some help.

    Thank you for all the replies.


  • You should leave that car to someone who will not wreck it.

    There are plenty of people here who will be happy to sell you whatever parts you need

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