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 Post subject: Converting manual to auto
Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:39 pm 
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I want to convert a EF manual to auto
i have a wrecked EF xr6 which is auto that i will put the whole drive line in
what do I need to do

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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:13 pm 
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well you'd have to be the first person in the history of fordmods to convert a 4.0L falcon from manual to auto, its unheard of!

if it hasnt been an auto before, i'd think it will be harder to change than auto->manual. Im not sure but you may have to run cooling lines for the auto. Things you will need:

gbox obviously
auto ECU
auto loom
flex plate
torque convertor
shifter and shifter surround
auto crossmembers

if you wanted to you could leave the manual pedal box in there and just leave the clutch cable tied up?

thats all i can think of

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:17 pm 
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leave the manual in itll be more fun . !!!
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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:47 am 
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mate, while the rest of us would love to do the auto to manual, you're looking to do the opposite, question is, WHY!?!?
Manual is so much more fun, I have the BA sequential shift, and while its sort of like manual, I would much prefer the manual, way more fun to drive and you get a much better feel of and more control of the car.
Leave the manual in for sure!!

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:14 pm 
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Not being disrespectful to peter but he is abit older and maybe just wants 2 sit back and enjoy driving without changing gears... ne how there might be a Manual conversion up 4 sale :D

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:46 pm 
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i agree that the tranny cooler lines may pose to be a prob

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:50 pm 
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trans cooler shouldnt be too much of a problem.

probably just need a rew radiator. other than that i think it was all covered in the first reply.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:37 pm 
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buy a auto falcon would be alot easyer as converting to manual u hyst dont use half the lume anymore but a manual wouldnt have them there so it would be alot of work so i would leave the manual there

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:48 pm 
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Sanity has prevailed I will be sticking with the manual
But the Tikford motor goes in over Xmas

Cheers
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Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:03 am 
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good to see !

good luck with the work .

ill be doing a el hybrid conversion in my eb over xmas.
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Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:00 am 
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Having a daily driver as a manual is fun, but is also a big pain in the a***.

 

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