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 Post subject: ef el manual conversion
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:17 pm 
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hey im looking at doing a manual conversion in my ef futura and havent done one before so i was wondering how hard it is to do and roughly how long its gunna take?

what do i have to take off to get the pedal box out?
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 Post subject: Re: ef el manual conversion
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:55 pm 
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you have to move the dash board back or take it out, ive herd different stories,

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef el manual conversion
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:19 pm 
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Or install a Malwood Clutch Pin, no removal required.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef el manual conversion
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:28 pm 
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Is it the same procedure in the ef as in the ea to take the dash off? If so pretty easy mate, pain in the a** but if you don't want to shell out for the malwood pin then go for it! As far as doing the swap (auto to manual) it's relatively easy, make sure you have enough height! i dragged my auto out on its a** :P

The guides on here in the technical section will give you a really good idea on whats involved.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef el manual conversion
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:49 pm 
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Download the guide and read it carefully:

fordmods-technical-documents-diy-f38/auto-to-manual-conversion-guide-t42420.html

Once finished reading...make sure you are confident in doing it yourself. Also a good assortment of good quality tools is preferred...you don't want to do the job half way through to find a ratchet/spanner/shifter is broken and can't continue on.

In regards to pedal box replacement...it is a pain in the a***. You have to lower the steering column, remove the whole dashboard...either move it back a little so you can reach the 3 bolts, or remove the whole thing completely. This task will be harder if the weather is s**t, you have no large driveway, you're on your own and/or injured.

Easiest solution, which is probably the more expensive solution would be Malwood pin.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef el manual conversion
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:22 pm 
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thanks heaps. iv been told by a couple of people malwood pin would be easier but i dont really know much about them.what does it take to put the malwood pin on?
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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:59 pm 
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Dylanmoore wrote:
thanks heaps. iv been told by a couple of people malwood pin would be easier but i dont really know much about them.what does it take to put the malwood pin on?


A pin, a plate and a nut...that's about it. Much easier than 8-9 bolts, heaving a heavy dash off, lowering steering column, removing pedal box, then doing it all in reverse.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef el manual conversion
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:45 pm 
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Sounds like that might be thE go. Does it just need a hole drilled in the pedal box n bolt the pin straight on?
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 Post subject: Re: ef el manual conversion
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:32 pm 
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Dylanmoore wrote:
Sounds like that might be thE go. Does it just need a hole drilled in the pedal box n bolt the pin straight on?


Pretty sure the auto box already has a hole for the clutch pin. So bolt straight on. Make sure you get the revised clutch pin that comes with a reinforcing plate if you plan on buying second hand. If you buy new, never mind, should have the plate with it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef el manual conversion
Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:51 am 
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just bought this pinkit myself, easy installation, the hole for the pin is already there, no drilling or cutting required and the hole for the clutch cable should be there too.
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