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Unread 6th October 2015, 07:00 AM
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Looking for hopefully an automatic Brumby. From what I see mostly manuals are for sale. Does anybody know if manual can be converted to auto if we wind up going that road? Thanks in advance for any info.

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Gidday S2

Were Brumbys ever shipped as autos?

The mid-1980s brochure I have only lists a DR manual.

The other question is - why an auto?
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Apparently there was a turbo version that was automatic. I suppose the wonder I had was whether or not an auto transmission would fit a Brumby from a similar aged station wagon.

Personally, I love my manual. But this isn't something for me. I want a new learner with more than his fair share of life challenges to have success and feel confident and good about the experience. If a Brumby is too hard to achieve in an auto, we'll have to try another make.

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^ OK. I forgot about the chickadees. Thought you wanted it for the farm ... doh!
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Yes for the farm for a year or so... I think a ute would be a handy helper for the fencing... But after a year would register it after the learner has had time on the dirt to hit the tar.

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Brumbys didn't come from the factory with an Auto. The ones that you sometimes see come up for sale are conversions.

If you want to convert a brumby to auto you need to find an auto wagon or sedan if possible. A sedan will only be 2wd though.

There's some conflicting info out there about trans tunnels sizes too - apparently the factory auto trans tunnels can be larger to fit the gearbox. If you have a lift kit this wouldn't matter anyway.

Personally the easiest way to go I reckon would be an EJ20 and matching auto. Better auto box to the ancient MY setup, awd too.

You've got some research to do on this one.

Really though, if the learner is physically able to there's no reason why they can't learn in a manual - much better appreciation for vehicle balance and setup into corners etc than the average auto only driver!

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Bennie, thanks so much for your info, very much appreciated. Have done my fair share of manual teaching hours and agree in principal about teaching with a manual. I gave a good manual Liberty away because nobody wanted it (yes my original Scooby is still going strong). Without going into it, there's very specific reasons for an auto. Thanks again for your very helpful info :-)

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