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 Post subject: AUTO TO MANUAL CONVERSION
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:54 pm 
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Does anyone know how easy and whether its worth converting an ef futura to manual. Will i get better performance or will it turn to s**t?
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Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:56 pm 
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the choice is yours basicly
as i have just recently done this conversion to MY EL Futura .

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:05 pm 
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the conversion is not difficult, and I think it is WELL worth it. You won't regret it.


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 Post subject: MMM,
Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:07 am 
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Yeah, Does anyone know the rough costs involved. I would imagine theres a doco here as well. Im not very engine literate, would it be better to get someone else to put it in? Do i get the parts from Ford Spare Parts? Thanks
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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:28 pm 
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have a read :
http://www.ford-tech.com/articles.php?articleId=47

And you can get the parts from Ford Spare parts if you are willing to take a loan this size of a new car.

Get the parts second hand.. search around.
Ebay is your friend.

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:35 pm 
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it is very worth while doing.
I done the conversion on my EF on monday it only took two hours to change the gear boxs and computers over. It should only take two to three houors to change the pedal box to a manual one.
The cost can be up to $1500.00 it just depends on what you are buying and how good it is.

Mine only cost me $350.00 but I had to buy a new clutch and pedal box ($245.00 new from ford). You can even use your auto tail shaft, I did, but I picked up a manual one this morning for free so will be using it.


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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:44 pm 
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oh ok, thanks for that. i might hold off. i dont really want to pay that much im a student an all. ill save for it. thanks guys
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 Post subject: Im gonna do it
Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 11:57 pm 
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Yeah im gonna do it now. I dont know anything about engines, im good with electrics but engines im no good. Having said that, how easy is it to do it yourself? and how long will it take
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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 12:55 pm 
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by yourself, a VERY long time, and you need to know the basics... but I guess if you follow some guides the people have posted up there was one on ford-tech, you should be alright.



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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 3:24 pm 
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rather than doing it yourself, you can find 3 top blokes to give you a hand (basically do it all) and pay way less than what a mechanic charges. check out your local wreckers, i picked my full conversion up for 1000 bucks :D :D :D

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 3:57 pm 
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Yeah ive been quoted 1100 from FTG Salvage
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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 4:03 pm 
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lol, we are more than happy to help people with conversions, just driving to melbourne isn't very appealing.



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