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Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:51 am 
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So im thinking about doing a manual conversion because the Falcon auto's suck, there terrible! And i keep hearing this Malwood pin kit conversion? So i ring them and they say its stronger than an actual Manual pedal box! :shock:
Is this true? what is the best option here?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:09 pm 
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well seeing as its not that easy finding a 'perfect' manual box :roll: ya either have ta make do with a well used one or one that has failed & ripped OR use a auto unit which 'should' be in near perfect condition & fit the malwood. the factory units had bugga all reinforcement from new so using either means that you will NEED ta reinforce around the pin area [the factory more so]. and incase ya wanna know .... i have two of the factory units .. so they will be checked ova & used [repaired if needed]

ya can use the auto unit ya got anyway
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Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:11 pm 
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I think the mal wood pin is the easier option as you don't have to pull the dash out to swap it. If you do use the factory pedal box, be sure to strengthen the clutch pedal pin as they are prone to cracking. Check my thread.

I have read that the malwood pin now has the strengthening built in.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Malwood pin kit or Factory pedal box?
Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:21 pm 
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Yea the bloke said it was stronger than factory, but i mean like its not factory so it would wanna be better or why would ya bother ya no!

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:44 pm 
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I have the malwood pin. Its very strong. I use a 4 puck brass button clutch that is quite heavy and there is no sign of bending/warping at all.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:45 pm 
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The Mal Wood pin is stronger than stock. It's 10mm plate!

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:24 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
The Mal Wood pin is stronger than stock. It's 10mm plate!



was talkin about where it mounts to on the 'bracket' ... this is a weak area
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Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:54 pm 
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the plate reinforces that whole side... You arnt going to bend the pedalbox

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:10 pm 
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Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:34 pm 
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So sounds like thats a better plan, get the kit and a malwood! Awsome :mrgreen:

 

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The pin is well engineered. I would suspect that welding it will create structural weakness. Besides - your undoing the whole point of it. it goes in Dash in - no removing. It makes the manual conversion a 30 min job (that part) instead of a 3hr 30 min and lots of swearing job.
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Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:36 pm 
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Nigel wrote:
I would suspect that welding it will create structural weakness.



doubt coz factory job was welded ..
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Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:44 pm 
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i'm converting my EA to manual. Just using a factory pedal box

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:59 pm 
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It's stronger and faster to do. I have one I'll sell cheaper than Mal Wood, brand new, never been used.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:08 pm 
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89.SVO wrote:
i'm converting my EA to manual. Just using a factory pedal box


There is no "just" The redonculas dash has to come out, if its as strong or stronger id gonna Malwood it.... How much use pay for a conversion?

 

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