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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 8:15 pm 
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Well after attending the sydney dyno day on the weekend, i have decided along wiht some other mods i definetly should get a manual in the lane.

But a lot of mates and family have been telling me dont do it, as it will decrease seling value and other things along the line of manuals dont belong in lanes.

But what do u fellas think? manual or leave it as a auto??

 

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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 8:17 pm 
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get a manual there more fun :)

 

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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 8:19 pm 
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manual for sure, manual in a lane ya dont see that much!

 

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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 8:40 pm 
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yeah do it and once i put one in my car i will know how to do it. im doing mine with VOX and JMC-007

 

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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 8:43 pm 
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ah so u are putting one in hey.... excellent, when ur doing urs, give us a call, and iwill come round and help out, and see how its done, so i got some idea on whats going on.

 

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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 8:45 pm 
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yeah no probs ill prob do it in 6 weeks cause im getting everything reco'd

 

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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 11:23 pm 
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castlegreyskull wrote:
ah so u are putting one in hey.... excellent, when ur doing urs, give us a call, and iwill come round and help out, and see how its done, so i got some idea on whats going on.
leave it stock,buy a dragster,you bought it for what it is,or buy xr-8 manual,and race it. :roll: :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 1:21 am 
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Do it! 8-) . If you leave the transmition cooling lines in place & keep the btr & converter, then you could always change it back if you don't like it or when you decide to sell the car.

 

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Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 2:27 am 
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Make sure it's what you want mate.

I am seriously considering doing the job on my AU Lane... i'm selling my SVO which is a manual and the missus drove it today and doesn't want to get rid of it (Mainly because of the manual lol).

I'm still in 2 minds but if a conversion came along cheap i'd def consider it.
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Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 5:38 pm 
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Yeah go manual ben, seems to be the "in" thing to be doing lately.
Hell if i got the oputunity to buy a manual falcon i would have.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:59 pm 
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i am seriously considering the same thing with my fairlane, i have always driven manuals and when i gots the fairlane i was dissapointed on the responce on the auto box.

is there any way to make the auto put more power down faster without the conversion??

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:04 pm 
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Lower the diff ratio and do a shift kit, they're your other options.
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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:07 pm 
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whats a shift kit worth for a ford 4 speed?

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:25 pm 
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There is a thread on here that tells you how to make one yourself.
I'm sure one of the guys here knows where the thread is, or you can try doing a search on shift kits.
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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:40 pm 
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castlegreyskull, when I move to Kurri, I'll show you my Fairmont V8 thats been manualised. I can give you a run down of the pros and cons and how I did it.

I'd recommend it but only if it's done properly otherwise you will be disapointed. Expect to pay a premium too mate, around $2500 if you do it yourself. Remember, $2500 can get your fairlane going pretty hard with your auto too.

 

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