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 Post subject: EL V8 Manual Conversion help
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:15 pm 
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hey guys, another annoying question sorry.
anyways, im looking at doing a manual conversion on my EL v8 fairmont.
is there any diffrence in pedel box or anything else from 6cyl to 8cyl?
i know the box is diff, but im wondering if the pedel box and the rest is same between 6cyl an 8cyl?
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 Post subject: Re: EL V8 Manual Conversion help
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:47 pm 
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I think the pedal box will be the only thing that will change between 6 and 8 cyl. Oh and of course the shifter, shifter boot and shifter knob.


do you mean will NOT change?

The pedal box is the same (between a manual 6 and 8). I recently converted my car from a manual 6 to a manual 8. I am still using the same pedal box, gear boot, shifter and gear knob. The rest (gearbox, clutch, bell housing, clutch cable) are different.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL V8 Manual Conversion help
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:35 pm 
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Forgot to mention, there MAY be a difference in the clutch pedal. The one I pulled out of the donor car had 'V8' stamped on it. I was not able too see any difference in the pedal. I am using the 6cyl one in my EL, and it appears to be fine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL V8 Manual Conversion help
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:14 pm 
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Maybe just a ploy to charge more for it because its a V8 part?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL V8 Manual Conversion help
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:48 pm 
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Yeah my clutch pedal said V8 on it too, no idea if it is actually stronger. There is a difference between auto I6 and V8 pedal boxes for your info; there is a bracket for the TCM that you will need to remove for the V8 pedal box.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:13 pm 
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Thanks for all the replies :)
with some luck i can track down every thing soon an start the conversion.
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Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:18 am 
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PM me if your interested in a AU3 T5z from a XR8. Stronger box, will require small modification to fit E Series.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL V8 Manual Conversion help
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:31 pm 
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V8 pedals are supposedly longer somewhere/somehow to provide a tad more leverage for the heavier clutch.
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Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:51 pm 
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PM me if your interested in a AU3 T5z from a XR8. Stronger box, will require small modification to fit E Series.


no thanks mate. cheer for offer tho



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V8 pedals are supposedly longer somewhere/somehow to provide a tad more leverage for the heavier clutch.


if theres diffrence then i best be tracking down a v8 pedal box :)

 

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Lay3d_low wrote:
if theres diffrence then i best be tracking down a v8 pedal box :)


Pedal.. Not pedal box.. Pedal boxes are all the same.
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 Post subject: Re: EL V8 Manual Conversion help
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oh my bad, reading things to quickly.

 

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