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 Post subject: EB1 EECIV to 1968 XT Ute
Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:12 pm 
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just about to start transplant of EECIV auto 302 from EB1 fairmont ghia to 1968 XT ute.

Does anybody know of anywhere that does a modified transmission crossmember.

Or of any little traps in the swap.

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:08 pm 
Getting Side Ways
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maybe castlemain rod shop? they may beable to help out.
Castlemaine Rod Shop Pty Ltd
Pyrenees Hwy Chewton VIC 3451
ph: (03) 5472 2853
 Post subject: xy 5l
Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:33 pm 
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did you ever fit your engine? I am currently fitting same engine but havent yet fitted trans cross member, thought i might pick up a trick



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 Post subject: 5L conversion
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:18 am 
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Dont know about crossmember but, if you use the 5L accesories the Air Con pump hits the LH shock tower on the XA-XC's rotate the bracket as far as the holes allow, counterbore the A/C pump and use an allen headed bolt. This usually gives sufficient clearance.

Oh and the alternator fouls the battery.

Are you using the power steering?
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:52 am 
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i have done this swap in a xg, not sure on how similar the trans mounts are on a xt, but i needed a shortened tail shaft.
the trans computer needs to be wired and i adaptoded the xg 6 cyl 4 speed shifter(works perfect)needs a bracket made and fitted to the body for the shifter.

with the cross member i slotted the two outer holes as far as i could on the flat surface,then the centre rubber mount hole in the opposite direction as far as i could.looks factory

probably dosent help but if you get desperate and think it may help pm me and i will take some photos for you
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:40 am 
Getting Side Ways

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I did the electrical side of a conversion into an XF ute, all they did was weld a 5mm plate to the crossmember and bolt the rear mount to that, pretty much the same way i mounted the C4 into my EA wagon.


Also if the ecu is a smartlock ecu, you will need a bypass module, which i can supply.
Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:40 pm 
Getting Side Ways
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EA 3sp auto crossmembers have a bomerang shape apposed to the straight EB, i done a 4sp auto to 4sp man borgy conversion and the 3sp EA crossmember works a treat, might be worth a look anyways
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