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Hello Richard Pickering,

Your question category... cars & trucks.

"How hard to convert to manual operation,
heating & running times"...

As the question stands... I does not have sufficient detail or context ...

Just for FUN... I thought about the various VEHICULAR
conversions I have personally experienced...

As far as all cars & most trucks
automatic & manual are USUALLY

So you are merely taking about finding the correct parts and switching everything to a DESIG that already exists...

My opinion... EASY.

(but somehow I think that is not your question... Is it? ).

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