What is the Getrag's Natural Enviroment?
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    What is the Getrag's Natural Enviroment?

    I found in wiki that the getrag in the BMW 21 1980 to 82 is the same as in the manta. How much work will it be to put this 5 speed on my gt? The car it is coming out of has 82k miles on it.

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    To slip the beemer engine and trans into a GT?
    Or a Opel getrag?

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    The BMW Getrag and the Opel Getrag 240 have the same guts. That's where the similarity ends. The transmission cases are entirely different, and the bellhousings are integral. So you can't unbolt the bellhousing to swap them over.

    The BMW also uses a guibo joint, while Opel uses a typical splined output shaft with a regular driveshaft.
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    Pop. There goes my balloon. The BMW tranz was only $250.

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    A little side track.
    We get a few ZF automatics (5 and 6)speeds roll trough the shop.
    Is it even possible to mate one of the close ratio buggers to a CIH?

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    Just to expand on RB's post, the Getrag you want has never been available in any model ever sold new in North America so you will either have to buy it from someone like OGTS or get it from some private individual in the Opel community

    *If* you should happen to come across a grey market import Opel the ones to look for are Manta and Rekord from around 82 or later but even in those it was an optional extra depending on the model
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    They show up on German Ebay regularly. Go to ebay.de. In the search box enter Opel Getrag and see what is available. Bill
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    ...makes you wonder how much work it would be to come up with a conversion kit for those BMW boxes or a similarly sized 5 speed
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    FYI, anyone can go to a place like Kennedy Engineering and have a conversion plate to adapt a transmission to an engine.
    In short, you can get any 5 speed transmission you want to bolt up to your Opel engine.
    Then, of course you have to worry about getting it in the trans tunnel, a cross member, shift linkage, driveline spline, driveline length and speedometer cable adapter.
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