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 Posted: 03-31-2017 08:22 pm
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Rick Willard

Joined: 08-20-2005
Location: Broomfield, Colorado USA
Posts: 48
Hey Don...I literally JUST completed the conversion over to the Toyota W58. I used a tranny from a Lotus Excel. I also used the kit from Lotus Bits, including a lightened flywheel, which I STRONGLY recommend (about $350) and the modified bell housing, also from Lotus Bits, (about $400), which allows you to use your standard clutch cable. I also got the "upgraded" clutch from Lotus Bits (just an extra $125 or so for that) for the future 2.2 that I'll install in my car in the next year or two. I had to get the shifter linkage/housing from Conversion Components (about $350), because I couldn't find it anywhere else. I made the mistake of getting the cross-member from Conversion Components and it didn't fit at all, so I had the original cross-member modified/machined. There's much more to the story, but the long and short of it is that it's a pricey endeavor, but...I believe well worth it. The highway driving is just SUPERB!!