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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:06 am 
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I have scored an ea T5 in perfect condition, along with a genuine ford V8 T5 bellhousing for a very small fee, Now I need to work out what other goodies I will require to have a smooth box change without having to chase up parts on the day
So far I know I need
an extension pilot bush
3 bolt starter
thrust race/carrier
clutch cable
console surround for manual trans
Now for the things I am not sure about, The ecu, I hear you can use a resistor to fool the ecu to "think" it is always in gear.
I have a clevo steel flywheel and 11" clutch to suit the same spline ,will this fit or does the efi 5L use a "special" flywheel.
and finally will the auto crossmember fit, or does it need to be modified?
anyone who has done the conversion, tips will be greatly appreciated
thanks: kenny

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:49 am 
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The 6 Cyl (EA) T5 has a different length input shaft. You might need to change it, or or change your bellhousing. You could also consider selling your new box, and purchasing the v8 item?

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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:58 pm 
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I'd hate to tell you mate, but I cant see that box lasting very long, unless you're going to be really nice to it. Or its been rebuilt and heavily strengthened.

Plus they had a very short 1st gear (3.5:1) compared to a V8 box (2.95:1).

Not trying to ruin your day, but just letting you know the pitfalls if you havent thought of them.

You will also need for your list:

Clutch pedal pin (or whole pedal box). There is no where to hang a clutch pedal from the auto pedal box.
Clutch pedals (V8's have a special pedal).
Brake Pedal.
Shifter boot (you dont need a special surround, its the same for auto and manual. Just the boot is obviously different).
V8 flywheels are very hard to find. I cant tell you if the clutch will suit (I've only dont I6 T5 changes). But you can buy them from Ford, pretty cheaply.
You dont need a starter, they are the same for an auto and manual.

You will have some fun with the resistor trick on a V8. Do a search on here to learn exactly what to do. There are various tricks with the V8 ECU's that dont apply to an I6.

I know on an I6, the crossmember is the same for auto and manual. I can only assume this applies with the V8.
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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:26 pm 
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forgot to mention - i already have the pedal box,gear box has been reconditioned & i am just about to send the shaft away for mods...thanks for the info.

 

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