So, I have a 1996 Legacy Postal Wagon in my possession. I would like to make it a five speed versus the standard 4EAT that, to the best of my knowledge, ALL of these cars were. The body is a little rough on this car, so the current plan is to lift it and use an EA D/R 5 speed transmission, unless I happen to fall into a smoking deal on an AWD D/R box.
However, my biggest hurdle at this point in time is that the pedal sets for RHD five speeds are incredibly difficult to come by, and are rather cost prohibitive when/if I could get my hands on one.
Soooo, with that being said I think I might be able to craft a hand operated clutch lever, similar to that used on motorcycles, but with much more leverage required, as well as a longer throw, that could be mounted on the shifter, and allow me to use a 5 speed transmission in my AT equipped car.
I haven't yet started designing or sketching yet, but the idea popped into my head this afternoon, and i thought I'd propose it here. What do you guys think?