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 Post subject: Auto to Manual Conversion Ford EL
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:00 pm 
Oompa Loompa
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hey just wondering how much would it cost for a full manual conversion to be done to a 1997 ford el fairmont sedan? I am starting to get bored driving my auto and am shifting it manually haha..

Will i have to contact vic roads and let them know its now a manual and s**t like that?
thanks..
Also do i have to do another 120hours of bs driving for Auto-> Manual license ? hope not..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto to Manual Conversion Ford EL
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:03 pm 
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If you do the conversion yourself, you can pick up the parts for $400-800.

Yes, you're supposed to notify VicRoads as it's goes in the registration records. They took note of it when I did my motor & gearbox changes. If you got your P plates on an auto licence, you can drive manual or auto when you get off them. I think you're supposed to drive only cars with auto gearboxes if you did your P plate test with one. Check your licence and see if it has an 'A' on it.

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Lic ... itions.htm

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto to Manual Conversion Ford EL
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:11 pm 
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yeah got p plates im on red. Full license in another 3 years -.- cant wait that long.. was wondering if i could just book in another license test for my manual instead of doing 120 hours log book like i did the first time

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto to Manual Conversion Ford EL
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:15 pm 
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im pretty sure you can just book the manual test id contact vicroads about it first though
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 Post subject: Re: Auto to Manual Conversion Ford EL
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:43 pm 
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yeah you just have to redo the actual practical driving test in a manual and they remove the auto condition.

been meaning to do this myself for months
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 Post subject: Re: Auto to Manual Conversion Ford EL
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:27 pm 
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Yeah i never can make it down to vic roads in time cause working hours. Cheers for the info. Got quoted 700$ or so to install a t5 manual conversion kit..i have to buy the kit myself though :shock: lookin at im thinkin 1300-1500 all up?..eBay the t5 kit or somin.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto to Manual Conversion Ford EL
Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:23 pm 
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hey crossedupfairmont were about's are you getting you conversion done cos thats exactly what im going to do if you could tell me it would be a massive favor
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