Wasn't quite sure where I should put this post so figured I should begin here....
I first had a dolomite at the age of 15, 21 years ago, and it was my first car, the car I learned to drive in round the farm yard and fields. She was an Inca Yellow 1300, and sadly she was eventually scrapped.
Years have gone by, cars have come and gone, I have tried to grow up.. and I have turned a little nostalgic.
I have recently bought a 1500HL auto in white, with a view to restoring her.
I bought her as a non-runner, and I have got her running, more or less, (needs a good set up, but not yet), and I am starting to source parts, and get ready for the body fab bits I need to do, such as both rear door bottoms, and a few other bits.
In getting her running, it is pretty clear that whoever fitted the recent engine change, (another 1500 after the original one let go), seems to have damaged the flywheel as the ring gear sounds to be making contact with the starter pinion.
I already have a clutch and flywheel in the spares kit, and spotted a manual box is available locally,but I was wondering if anyone is likely to scream sacrilege if I converted her?
If I do, which is probable, has anyone else converted the 1500 from auto to manual?
If so, does anyone know if the clutch pedal is separate or do I need a complete pedal assy?
is the prop the same?
Thanks in advance!