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Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:25 pm 
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I have an EA Fairmont ghia 5 spd putting an el xr6 engine 5 spd diff and dash in. if anyone has done a dash swap from the ef-el series into the ea-ed series please post any help would be appreciated

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:29 pm 
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one main thing is you will need to move the hand break from under the dash to the floor beside the console or use a foot pedal park break like they had in the ex taxis that had front bench seat.
That’s going to be the only main hurdle you will need to get around

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:36 pm 
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i found this post that might help you
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... light=dash

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:10 am 
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I'm about 99% done now on my ED. Easy job, but not for the faint hearted.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:56 pm 
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i would like to do it but , it looks to be a big job, and im anable to do it on my own and i dont want the car off the road for too long.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:00 pm 
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i have the full xr6 donor car so i think the best way to go would be to just switch everything wiring wise and then just bolt and plug it together and hope it works at the moment i have both cars stripped down except for wiring. before i go any further i want to find out about switching the subframe and suspension for the el stuff this would making bolting the engine in a breeze aswell rather than changing engine mounts etc. thanks for the post on the other links very helpful

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:47 pm 
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EF EL use the same shell as the EB ED other than some changes to it like ras support panel front floor around the console and seats and from the rear of the back door frame to boot.

The front end should be almost the same.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:07 pm 
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banarcus how did you do your conversion did you change the whole wiring loom or just change bits and pieces

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:46 pm 
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I used a 6cyl EF Fairmont dash and engine bay loom and a DL V8 ECU and engine harness that I adapted to the EF 6cyl wiring and the existing ED Fairmont wagon wiring. So you could say that I changed nearly the whole lot and changed a few bits and pieces. An easy job but if you have electrical and mechanical retardation it may take a long long time to do.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:30 pm 
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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:17 am 
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with the dash swap..
are you going to change the cluster?

if so you'd need to get one with similar km's as its all digital.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:51 pm 
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yeh i have the whole donor car so the odometer matches the engine anyway so no worries there its startin to come together but things are gettin out of hand i keep finding more things i want to do im painting the engine bay and theres some welding to do its taking longer than i predicted

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:45 pm 
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haha.
there is always something more you can do.

i'm addicted to it i think.
something like ..

1. weekly paycheck.
2. look at my car.
3. have a think.
4. spend spend spend.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:58 pm 
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im in the middle of doing this as well hve changed the floorplan,diff,and k frame and colum,pedal box
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