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Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:19 pm 
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Hi all, I am wondering whether to convert my Ghia to manual. I was thinking along the lines of putting a hydaulic BA clutch in it. How hard do you think this would be? Car is currently auto.

Anyone wanna swap a V8 AUTO AND ecu a Manual and ECU??? *LOL* :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Ghia V8 5spd Manual
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:01 am 
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To put a hydraulic clutch in a 5L using a T5 will be near on impossible

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Ghia V8 5spd Manual
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:36 am 
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Bit too late on the swap raff, I posted up an expression of interest to swap my manual and didn't think anyone would be interested. A few days later, I had an auto behind my windsor again. It's a very good mod and well worth doing, it totally changes the way your engine sounds and goes and the acceleration even from a stock windsor is a lot better than that of an auto.

Don't be put off by the clutch cable. I had a heavy duty clutch in mine and never had any dramas with the manual pedal box and firewall (over 4 years) and it wasn't all that heavy either.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Ghia V8 5spd Manual
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:29 pm 
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damn bit late :-(

I have not been on as my daughters been in hospital- ah Im sure another will pop up.

So Barnacus- why did you change her back to to auto??

I am sick of mine being auto- totally over it. I drove a manual EB XR8- stock as,more stock then my ghia *lol* but it was just a fantastic drive- great, same as the 4L with a manual behind it a totally different car. I reckon my other thoughts ie: explorer, throttle body, Headers- will benfit from it being a 5 spd :-) But a have to change it to manual first!!!

What sort of dollars do you think's required Barnacus?? Pedal Box change, box, and clutch setup??
and ecu too I guess....maybe from an ef xr8- manual if anyones got one?? :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Ghia V8 5spd Manual
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:27 pm 
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how much you think frieght would be??

sorry for the shameless self promotion

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Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:35 pm 
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how much you think frieght would be??

correct me if i'm wrong, but if he's in Syd and so are you by the looks freight would be petrol money -yes?

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:26 pm 
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i was assuming he was in melbourne like it says in his avatar.. but if he's in sydney ill deliver for petrol money....



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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:32 am 
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Doh! my bad! :oops:

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:39 pm 
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I changed the wagon back to auto because I'll be using it for towing a boat plus at the time I had a BA2 XR8 with the 6 speed manual. But now, the BA has made way for a little VW. I didn't have a towbar on the XR8 nor do I intend to put one on the Golf, manuals are a bit of pain when it comes to towing boats, boat ramps etc..

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:32 pm 
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mitchg911 wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=290304265041


how much you think frieght would be??

sorry for the shameless self promotion

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Yeah mate I am from melb- :roll:

Not bad self promotion!!

I wish I had that sorta cash, was hoping to get away with it a little cheaper :wink:

Shame it would be just what I need by the looks ok it *lol*

Just out of interest- wrecked Car or sick of the manual??

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:02 am 
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i bought a bf.. & stripped the ghia for parts.. i used to really enjoy driving that car as a manual.. much more fun that a auto with a stall..



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