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 Post subject: Auto EF to Manual BA conversion
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:22 pm 
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Hey guys,

Only just registered, wanting a little bit of information/advice before I start this project.

I've got an auto '95 EF wagon and plan on doing a conversion, dropping in a stock 6 cylinder BA engine AND changing it over to manual at the same time. I've been doing a bit of research in regards to this and have found that one of the issues people have encountered in the past were the bonnet not closing due to the motor being a bit bigger. Does anyone have any experience at all? I'm getting a mechanic to do all the work, but I'd like to know what possible problems I could run into as soon as I can.

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 Post subject: Re: Auto EF to Manual BA conversion
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:08 pm 
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You'll need to cut a notch out of your k-frame and reinforce it and maybe grind a little bit off the front of the sump.

The bonnet won't shut even if you cut out some of the reinforcing, you'll need to add some sort of scoop or something.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto EF to Manual BA conversion
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:44 pm 
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theres a few done on this forum to look at, ill find a link to one and post it here
http://www.fordmods.com/the-garage-f53/fordman351-s-dohc-turbo-el-fairmont-t60016.html?hilit=fordman351

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto EF to Manual BA conversion
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:08 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Auto EF to Manual BA conversion
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:17 pm 
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f**k you spin me out with your computer s**t lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto EF to Manual BA conversion
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:27 pm 
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Sweet, I'll definitely have a read through the forum. Would changing the bonnet to one with the BA bonnet bulge fix up the problem?
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 Post subject: Re: Auto EF to Manual BA conversion
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:29 pm 
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i thought people just cut a bit of the inner bonnet out, and the bonnet shut no problems,

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto EF to Manual BA conversion
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still wont clear - needs K-Frame mod

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:46 pm 
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i know it needs the k frame mod, but im just talking about the bonnet

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:35 pm 
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Spacer under the KFrame mounts will gain you a bit more clearance.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:20 pm 
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And, don't forget about all the wiring mods to integrate the BA PCM to run the engine, and still provide the needed signals to the EF ECU for the dash etc to function as per normal.

You will also need to get the BA PCM flashed to remove all the security etc, and install the electronic throttle and wire it up etc. Oh, and the BA T5 is longer than the e series one, so the gear stick comes up further back, and you will then need a custom tailshaft.

You will need to do LOTS of research before you decide to go ahead.

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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:16 am 
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He could always run the BA cluster and full BA harness

 

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knowsfords wrote:
He could always run the BA cluster and full BA harness


Would then need to custom fit the dash with the icc also.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:42 am 
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the sam wrote:
knowsfords wrote:
He could always run the BA cluster and full BA harness


Would then need to custom fit the dash with the icc also.


with all that trouble, better off just buying a ba..
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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:37 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
the sam wrote:
knowsfords wrote:
He could always run the BA cluster and full BA harness


Would then need to custom fit the dash with the icc also.


with all that trouble, better off just buying a ba..


Exactly what i was thinking

 

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