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 Post subject: Manual Fairmont
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:26 pm 
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Hey Guys<
I have a 95 EF fairmont that i want to convert to manual, ive always liked to have my car a little different and was wondering if anyone had some pictures of some modified manual interiors just for some ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Manual Fairmont
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:45 pm 
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Low EF 18 wrote:
Hey Guys<
I have a 95 EF fairmont that i want to convert to manual, ive always liked to have my car a little different and was wondering if anyone had some pictures of some modified manual interiors just for some ideas?

Cheers :)


Manual Fairmonts are pretty common...so nothing different :P

The interior is still the same...just different shifter having the boot and different gear stick to the manual surround.

Sorry no picture.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual Fairmont
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:39 pm 
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Well thats good to know they arent that uncommon :)
i assume yours is manual? if so hows it go over the auto?
all the blokes i know around my area either have manual wagons or utes!!
so i'd be interested to know how the sedan goes :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual Fairmont
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:05 pm 
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Low EF 18 wrote:
Well thats good to know they arent that uncommon :)
i assume yours is manual? if so hows it go over the auto?
all the blokes i know around my area either have manual wagons or utes!!
so i'd be interested to know how the sedan goes :D


more fun to drive and better for towing with much better launch. However peak hour traffic can be a pain in the a**.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual Fairmont
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:08 pm 
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Haha yeah my mates all say the same thing!!!
Cheers mate appreciate it :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual Fairmont
Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:26 pm 
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stick a BA short shifter in, little different :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual Fairmont
Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:57 pm 
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Low EF 18 wrote:
Well thats good to know they arent that uncommon :)
i assume yours is manual? if so hows it go over the auto?
all the blokes i know around my area either have manual wagons or utes!!
so i'd be interested to know how the sedan goes :D


more fun to drive and better for towing with much better launch. However peak hour traffic can be a pain in the a**.



try doing it with an untuned CMS 3 :P :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual Fairmont
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:00 pm 
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I have a manual Eb Fairmont Ghia, converted it myself and i dunno about it being better for towing with the manual. I have a feeling Ford rate them at 1300kg for the manual & 2300kg for the auto with heavy duty tow pack. With a stock clutch, even when it was really good, i had slip issues when taking off.

I now have a pbr/clutch industries heavy duty clutch in mine, and have found that is really good for towing. Had car trailers on the back with Fairmont's, Xr8's and so on and had no issues at all with clutch slip. I still have the heavy duty tow bar on the car, the ghia was factory spec'd with the heavy duty tow pack.

Interior doesn't look much different, except you don't find the Tbar shifter in it, i have the manual gear boot & console surround.

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 Post subject: Re: Manual Fairmont
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Manual Fairmont
Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:51 pm 
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Yeah the short shifter is what i wanted just to be different :wink:
\Would any one be able to give me some hints as to what ill need to get?
I have a fair idea of what i need but any help would be good :)
and would the auto bell housing hook up to a T5?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual Fairmont
Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:18 pm 
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Auto bell housing - no.

Get a bellhousing with your gearbox.

Parts you will need.

T5 gearbox inc bell housing
Flywheel, clutch & pressure plate to suit flywheel (there are 2 main types, 3 & 6 bolt)
Idealy a new clutch & pressure plate
Clutch cable
Clutch Peddle
New clutch peddle bushes (cheap)
Maybe a new clutch peddle spring
Manual peddle box or a clutch pin like a mal wood pin (or even home made)
Manual gearbox wiring loom (or modified auto loom)
Manual ecu if you using manual gearbox wiring loom (or J3 chipped auto ecu with manual program)
New Spigot bearing
New Thrust / realease bearing
Possibly a new clutch fork if a s/h one isn't in good shape

Easiest way to do the conversion is to get the whole lot from 1 car.

Cheers

ToranaGuy

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual Fairmont
Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:46 pm 
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Thanks mate :D

 

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