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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:18 pm 
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thinking about converting the BA's boring slushmatic power sapper to manual.
How hard would it be on the BA?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:38 pm 
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Theres a couple of threads on it from about 4-6 months back. Basically half the people said its easy/cheapish. And the other half said its hard/expensive. From what i remember and the little research i did on it, its gonna set ya back a bit. Lookin at about 3k.. and a fair bit of work. I suppose it depends on who you know and what ya know.
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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:29 pm 
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any idea on where that thread is? i've been searchin for anything about it and can't get any hits.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:29 pm 
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when you're searchin make sure you dont use any 2 letter words (like "BA" for example :lol: ) cause the search function will give you nothing back

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:18 pm 
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when you're searchin make sure you dont use any 2 letter words (like "BA" for example :lol: ) cause the search function will give you nothing back


no not really i put in just that BA trying to help fourl6 out with his conversion etc and come up with sweet f**k all

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:37 pm 
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^^^ ??? i'm confuddled

all i'm saying is if you have a two letter word in your search criteria, you will get no results for your search.

try it

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:10 am 
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T5 conversion is easy, cheap and crappy. T56 conversion is expensive but very tough.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:16 am 
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you will probably see second gear hard to get occasionally as youlll stuff the synchros flat shifting it hehe

my cousin has a BA XT which a few of us converted to a manual :)

although It f**k hoots now with the 5 speed in it.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:14 pm 
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Patience is all thats required with the search function...

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... conversion

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... conversion

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... conversion

Theres a few there... they sall say pretty much the same thing. But it can be done.
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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:19 pm 
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you will probably see second gear hard to get occasionally as youlll stuff the synchros flat shifting it hehe

my cousin has a BA XT which a few of us converted to a manual :)

although It f**k hoots now with the 5 speed in it.


car to share what was done to make it work?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:22 pm 
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DoddEA wrote:
Patience is all thats required with the search function...

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... conversion

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... conversion

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... conversion

Theres a few there... they sall say pretty much the same thing. But it can be done.

would love to know how you made it do that!! thanks doddy

are there any aftermarket ECU solutions for the BA yet?

samftr do you know how it was done?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:24 pm 
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yes, you need the pedal box and manual computer from the right vehicle. We did have some troubles with that as some places said oh yeah we can just flash your auto ecu to a manual. which you cant do.
so we got a computer from an rtv ute. it does however reduce the speed limiter on the car to 180 i think, whereas when we had it as an auto on the dyno it went past 200km/hr not that you are able to use those speeds on the road anyway, but if it was used as a track car that could prove annoying.

once we had the right computer in, and a clutch that wasnt stuffed and a gearbox that didnt have stuffed synchros we got the car into ford through a friend that works there and he said to us that he just did a systems check on it to make sure it was working properly.

I'll double check thats what he did but that was about it.

 

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DoddEA wrote:
Patience is all thats required with the search function...

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... conversion

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... conversion

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... conversion

Theres a few there... they sall say pretty much the same thing. But it can be done.

would love to know how you made it do that!! thanks doddy

are there any aftermarket ECU solutions for the BA yet?

samftr do you know how it was done?


All good mate... Just chucked in manual conversion.. searched the right forum then sifted for the BA threads. 5 mins work.
Good luck with the conversion if you do it... The thought has crossed my mind a couple of times.
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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:22 pm 
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also some pedal boxes seem to be different pedal lenghts away from the accelerator pedal which can make driving them a bit of a pain as your foot will hit the brake pedal when accelerating with a big foot.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:49 pm 
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thats how the auto is for me - i'm always glancing in the RV mirror at night to check for the brake lights...

 

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