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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:53 am 
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hey guys and girls,

i was wondering if any of u ppl can give me a simple solution to my question

What do u have to get a 5sp into a fairmont or falcon ef

can u please give the parts i need, i have someone to do it i just need help in the stuff i need

i was thinking a gearbox out of a ute of the same modle.
but i dont know really
so help would be much appriciated

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:21 am 
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There was no EF utes. Closest would be XH, which the stuff (bar the ECU) should be compatiable.
You'll need clutch kit, flywheel, gearbox, tailshaft (maybe I don't know, might just need the front yoke or something and swap that on your old or might need full tailshaft as might be different lengths - if that's the case a ute one might not be the right length eather as not sure if utes are LWB like Fairlanes and wagons or SWB like sedans), pedal set up (I assume brake pedals replaced aswell so you don't have the large automatic transmission style brake pedal any more), gear knob and boot, plastic surrounding for the centre console (as the utes interiors are diffferent this won't be compatiable either), clutch cable.
Somebody whose actually done it can probably answer your question better but that should give you a start. Could also do a search as been lots of these conversions in the past.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:13 pm 
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you can use the box and bellhousing out of any e series.
you'll need

clutch kit
new clutch cable
box and bellhousing
rear crossmember
dont need a manual ecu, but its always good.
pedal box.
centre consol manual surround thingy
spigot bearing..
flywheel



thats about all i can think of,
anyone else feel free to add..



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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:08 pm 
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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:19 pm 
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all above plus spiggot bearing (small but necessary)
Think the tailshafts were all the same (other than wagon) as far as length and splines from auto to manual
Have done this conversion on an xf fairmont ghia. Very satisfying but lots of work to get it just right
Obviously the manual ecu will make it drive better but if you keep the auto ecu and couple it with a nice sporty exhaust you get this fantastic crackly burbly sound on downshift.
As an afterthought the gearbox crossmember may be different along with the mount.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:21 pm 
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thanks for the help guys i was just seeing what was envovled hey could u give me a rough price for the whole conversion like parts

 

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