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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:32 pm 
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just wondering how much and if it can be done at home or is a workshop required

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:01 am 
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You can do it at home. Out with the auto, converter & flexplate, in with the flywheel, clutch & T5 is pretty straight forward. Get someone to help with the lifting though, they are really heavy when you are lying down. And make sure the 50oz counter weight is lined up in exactly the same position.

Swapping pedal boxes is a big PITA however :evil: If I did it again, I'd contact Mal Wood in QLD & just pay for a clutch pedal pin to fit into the auto's pedal box.

& don't try to fit a 6 cyl box without an expensive custom lengthened input shaft & custom bellhousing either.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:17 am 
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thanks for that will do. so how come the 8 box is the same as the 6.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:59 am 
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It's not. They are the same basic design, but the input shafts are different lengths, the bellhousing, ratios, synchro material, bearings & load ratings are all different. With enough money the 6 cyl box can be modified to fit, but it's not cheap.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:00 am 
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sam12h wrote:
It's not. They are the same basic design, but the input shafts are different lengths, the bellhousing, ratios, synchro material, bearings & load ratings are all different. With enough money the 6 cyl box can be modified to fit, but it's not cheap.


WTF :shock: :shock: :shock: I got a 6 box behind my clevo,fitted straight in...

Walker sent me a box from a 6 cylinder to bolt up behind me Clevo,so they must fit

vik...as if he could be wrong :P :P :P

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:22 am 
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WTF :shock: :shock: :shock: I got a 6 box behind my clevo,fitted straight in...

Walker sent me a box from a 6 cylinder to bolt up behind me Clevo,so they must fit

vik...as if he could be wrong :P :P :P


Thats because the input lengths of the 6cyl T5 & a top loader (& other 4 speeds in X series) are almost the same. To do it your way in an E series body, you then need a longer tailshaft, a V8 4 speed bell housing, a modified console & a go go gadget arm to reach the shift lever.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:59 am 
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to get it done through a workshop trus me they will charge you a arm and a fkn leg

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:28 pm 
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I got my input shaft lenghtened and it cost me $160. That was the only mod that my 6 CYL box needed to fit behind my windsor.
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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:55 am 
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DanXR8 wrote:
I got my input shaft lenghtened and it cost me $160. That was the only mod that my 6 CYL box needed to fit behind my windsor.


Where did you go to get it done?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:05 pm 
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vik351 wrote:
sam12h wrote:
It's not. They are the same basic design, but the input shafts are different lengths, the bellhousing, ratios, synchro material, bearings & load ratings are all different. With enough money the 6 cyl box can be modified to fit, but it's not cheap.


WTF :shock: :shock: :shock: I got a 6 box behind my clevo,fitted straight in...

Walker sent me a box from a 6 cylinder to bolt up behind me Clevo,so they must fit

vik...as if he could be wrong :P :P :P


Usually conversions like this have the different in shafts taken care of by the bell housing and clutch plate changes.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:25 pm 
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sam12h wrote:
DanXR8 wrote:
I got my input shaft lenghtened and it cost me $160. That was the only mod that my 6 CYL box needed to fit behind my windsor.


Where did you go to get it done?


I got it done at a place called The Gearbox Factory, also known as The Gear Repair Company. They are located at Greenacre in Sydney.
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